Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Monthly Archives: September 2014

Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army

Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran’s national security council said on Tuesday, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Lebanese Army has been

No Haj without permit: Checkpoints net 98,000

Security forces have barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The authorities did not allow 25,216 vehicles to enter the holy sites because they were

Around 100 hajj pilgrims evacuated after fire in Makkah hotel

Three pilgrims were rushed to the hospital suffering from suffocation after a fire erupted at the upper floor of a 10-storey hotel in Makkah occupied by Asian pilgrims coming from Britain, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The fire

KSA to host 1.4m Hajis from abroad

More than 1.4 million foreign pilgrims are expected to perform Haj this year, said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar. “About 1.36 million pilgrims already arrived from different countries by Sunday night and we expect their number to cross the 1.4-million mark,”

Kurdish forces attack ISIS on three fronts

Kurdish troops launched offensives against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, senior officers told Agence France-Presse. Troops struck before dawn against a town on the Syrian border, north

Thousands of U.S. sorties flown in ISIS war

U.S. aircraft have flown roughly 4,100 sorties in the air war against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria since August, including surveillance flights, refueling runs and bombing raids, a military officer said Monday. The

Thousands of Syrian Kurds deal with displacement

All that separates Mohamad Muslim from his village in Syria is a barbed wire fence running along the Turkish border, but the dull thud of artillery and the rattle of machinegun fire suggest he will not be going home any

Belgium begins its biggest Islamist extremist trial

Belgian prosecutors accused 46 members of Islamist group Sharia4Belgium on Monday of belonging to a terrorist organization and brainwashing young men in Belgium into fighting a holy war in Syria. Only eight of those charged were present in the heavily

Australia charges man over funding ‘terrorist organization’

A man was arrested in counterterror raids in Australia on Tuesday, with police alleging he was sending money to a U.S. militants fighting with a militant group in Syria. The arrest comes days after a terror suspect was shot dead

Arabs must ramp up anti-ISIS fight, says European Commission chief

The world must see more Arab rejection of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants to quell terrorism, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said at a World Economic Forum discussion in Istanbul on Monday. Barroso, speaking

Ghani takes oath as new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated as the new president of Afghanistan on Monday at a ceremony in the presidential palace marking the end of Hamid Karzai’s 13-year rule since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. “I will abide by

Wary of air strikes, ISIS militants change tactics

Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are changing tactics in the face of U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq, ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian homes, tribal sources

Death row Indian leaves for home after 9 years in jail

Abdul Rahman Punnoth

An Indian expatriate, who spent almost nine years in prison in connection with the murder case of a Pakistani worker, was deported to India on board an Air India flight on Sunday after a Riyadh court acquitted him of the

40 arrested after religious clashes in India’s Gujarat

AHMEDABAD, India: Police in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat have arrested 40 people after clashes between Hindus and Muslims and suspended mobile Internet and text messaging services, an official said Sunday. The two groups pelted each

Kingdom joins World Tourism Day celebration to foster awareness

Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in observing the World Tourism Day on Saturday in order to foster awareness among citizens and expatriates on the importance of tourism. Started in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization

India’s spacecraft beams back first Mars photos

BANGALORE, India: India’s spacecraft has beamed back its first photos of Mars, showing its crater-marked surface, as the country glowed with pride Thursday after winning Asia’s race to the Red Planet. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) uploaded one of

Erupting Japan volcano injures several, leaves 250 stranded

A Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, injuring at least eight people, leaving more than 250 people stranded near the peak and forcing aircraft to divert their routes, officials and media said. A thick, grey cloud of ash rose into the

Obama admits: We ‘underestimated’ ISIS threat

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday in that the United States underestimated the opportunity a war-torn Syria would provide for the comeback of extremist militant groups. In an interview with CBS News taped Friday, Obama branded Iraq and Syria as “ground

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