Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

Blast in Egypt’s Sinai kills 11 policemen

Eleven Egyptian policemen were killed when a roadside bomb blast struck their armored vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security officials said. Islamist militants have claimed a string of attacks that have killed scores of policemen and soldiers,

Record 4.1 million in Syria recieve food aid

A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday. “We are reaching

Saudi Arabia: Fine for flying in female pilgrim with no male guardian

The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) warned airlines against transporting female pilgrims under the age of 45 without a legal guardian. GACA said that violating airlines will be fined SR50,000 ($13,331), according to a report published in a

UK-born private school girl joins Syria militants

A Scottish-born private schoolgirl who travelled to Syria has joined Islamist militants there and urged Muslims in Britain to bring the “battlefield” home, the British Daily Mail newspaper reported Monday. The case of Glasgow-born Aqsa Mahmood, 20, surfaced as Prime

Saudi court jails 17 on terrorism charges

The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced on Monday 16 Saudis and a Senegalese national convicted of terrorism charges to prison terms ranging from two-and-a-half to 26 years, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The court also ordered the 16 Saudis

Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country’s defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to “shoot down any

Saudi Arabia: Over 60,000 security officers to be deployed in holy sites

More than 60,000 security officers will be deployed in Saudi Atrabia’s holy sites during this year’s Hajj season to ensure the pilgrims are able to perform their rituals in peace and comfort, Maj. Gen. Osman Al-Mahraj, director of general security,

Libya parliament asks ex-premier to form Cabinet

Libya’s elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias. The official news agency said the parliament convening in Tobruk

Saudi Arabia announces Eid al-Adha holiday begins on Sept. 26

The Saudi Ministry of Civil Service said the Eid al-Adha holiday for government employees will start on Friday, Sept. 26. Abdulaziz Al-Khunain, the ministry’s spokesman, dismissed rumors that the holiday will start from Tuesday, Sept. 23, which is the National

10 things we remember about MSN Messenger

IT’S the end of an era. Microsoft’s MSN Messenger is finally being switched off after 15 years. The chat application will strike nostalgic chords with our teen selves as we spent hours typing away in text boxes chatting to mates

Egypt slams Israel plan to seize Palestinian land

Egypt denounced on Monday Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement. “This is not a positive step — it contradicts international law and

Al-Qaeda in Yemen executes three ‘spies’ for guiding drone strikes

Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen executed three local men in the easterly Hadramout province on Monday whom they suspected of assisting U.S. drone strikes, security sources told Reuters. In a statement posted online, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) acknowledged the

Patient’s relatives beat up nurse at Makkah hospital

Nurse Jumeah Mishal Al-Otaibi

A Saudi nurse at Hera General Hospital had her leg broken by six women, Makkah daily reported. The women were related to a patient she was looking after, hospital sources told the newspaper. Jumeah Mishal Al-Otaibi, the nurse, said she

First Indonesian Haj flights arrive in Jeddah, Madinah

The first official Haj flight from Indonesia, carrying 455 pilgrims, arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah Monday afternoon. Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia A.M. Fachir welcomed the pilgrims who arrived on board flight GA-1101, which came from Ujung

Work with sincerity, says Indonesian Ambassador

The Indonesian Hajj Affairs Office here organized a three-day orientation program for Haj service personnel. The program is a hands-on training to acquaint the selected personnel with particular tasks required to be accomplished on the ground. The program included introduction

India, Japan will shape 21st century, says Modi

TOKYO : Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe declared on Monday ties between India and Japan were moving to a “new level,” during a summit pregnant with promise for a relationship they hope will offer a counterweight to China.

Malaysia marks 57th Independence Day

The Consul General of Malaysia, Mohammed Khalid Abbasi Abdul Razak and his spouse, Aniza Khalid, hosted the flag hoisting ceremony to commemorate the 57th Independence Day of Malaysia at the consulate. All Consulate officers, staffs and families including agencies based

Ukraine govt warns of ‘great war’ with Russia

KIEV/MOSCOW : Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukraine’s defense minister

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