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 4, 2014

Iraq: ISIS leader’s top aide killed in air strike

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has lost his aide after a strike on the ISIS-held city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, the Iraqi defense ministry said Thursday. Another ISIS figure was also declared dead,

UK: Syria strikes possible without Assad invite

Strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inside Syria could be launched without an invitation from the Syrian government, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday, raising one of the first justifications for foreign military action in

Steven Sotloff, U.S. Prisoner Slain by ISIS, Was Also a Citizen of Israel

The beheading of Steven J. Sotloff, the American journalist from Miami who had been held hostage by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, suddenly loomed larger for many Israelis on Wednesday when it emerged that he held Israeli citizenship

ISIS barks louder, but it’s no Al-Qaeda: expert

An imminent large-scale attack on the United States by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants is not likely, and the group is not comparable to pre- Sept. 11 al-Qaeda, a leading U.S. counterterrorism expert said Wednesday. Speaking at

Massive blackout hits Cairo rush hour

A huge power outage blacked out most of Cairo on Thursday causing major disruption across the city of some 20 million people at the height of the morning rush hour. Services were completely suspended on one of the city’s three

ISIS is bruised and desperate for American targets

Joyce Karam

By: Joyce Karam The beheading of the second U.S. citizen Stephen Sotloff at the hands of the terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a sign of desperation and political impotence and not strength or resilience. ISIS

At least 12 killed after Taliban hit Afghan government HQ in east

The Taliban struck a government compound in eastern Afghanistan early on Thursday in an attack that included two suicide truck bombings and left at least 12 people dead, including eight off duty policemen asleep in their quarters nearby, officials said.

French mom reunited with girl taken by ‘jihadi’ father

A young French mother whose daughter had been smuggled out of the country by her father arrived home with the two-year-old girl on Wednesday after they were reunited earlier in Turkey. Meriam Rhaiem, 25, made headlines in March with an

Sotloff’s family challenges ISIS for debate on Islam

The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, said on Wednesday he was “a gentle soul,” and challenged the group’s leader to a debate on the peaceful teachings of the

Samsung unveils new phablets, virtual headset at Berlin show

BERLIN: South Korean giant Samsung unveiled the next generation of its pioneering “phablet” and “smartwatch” gadgets at the IFA consumer electronics fair Wednesday in a bid to keep ahead of arch-rival Apple. It also surprised technophiles with a virtual reality

HRW: more ISIS execution sites found in Iraq

New evidence unveiled three more mass execution sites, bringing the total number of those killed to at least 770 people mainly captured Iraqi army soldiers by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria when it seized Tikrit city, a leading

Sudais launches blood donation drive

The employees of the Grand Mosque in Makkah kicked off a blood donation campaign on Tuesday with Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs, officially opening the campaign by donating his blood. The

New conflicts have put the whole of MENA into turmoil

Harun Yahya

By: Harun Yahya Turkey has risen to the occasion and has been playing a proactive role in stabilising the situation which is fast running out of control. The fleeing Yazidis, Chaldaneans and Kurds have been offered safe sanctuary The Middle

Low-cost Haj: More slots made available

The Haj Ministry will expand low-cost services to more than 41,000 pilgrims this year by allocating some of the vacant tents for the service, a senior official announced Wednesday. “Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar has instructed authorities to allocate the tents

iPhone 6 4.7-Inch Model With Working Display Leaked in Images: Report

Apple’s long-rumoured 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model has been leaked in a couple of fresh images, ahead of the company’s expected launch of the device at its September 9 event next week. The first of the leaked images purportedly shows the

Mobile wallet rebrands as Softcard

US mobile payments firm Isis changes its name to Softcard. WASHINGTON : US mobile payments firm Isis has officially changed its name to Softcard, completing the process of distancing itself from a militant Islamic group sometime known by the same

Google working on super-fast ‘quantum’ computer chip

Google’s artificial intelligence lab partnered with NASA on quantum computing research. SAN FRANCISCO : Google on Tuesday said it is working on a super-fast “quantum” computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans. The

General denies Fiji Muslims face U.N. hostage backlash

Fiji’s army chief on Thursday dismissed as “sick” a suggestion the Pacific nation’s Muslim minority will face a backlash if 45 U.N. peacekeepers taken hostage by Islamic rebels in the Golan Heights are harmed, Agence France-Presse reported. Brigadier General Mosese

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