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 6, 2014

Indonesian warships visit Jeddah port

Two Indonesian Navy ships — KRI John Lie 358 and KRI Usman Harun 359 — docked at Jeddah seaport on Wednesday. A reception hosted on board one of the ships was attended by Saudi Royal Navy Western Command officials with

World-class safety measures in place at Grand Mosque expansion projects

A technical committee tasked with ensuring safety inside the Grand Mosque held a meeting with the Ministry of Higher Education to discuss health and safety measures during the expansion project. The meeting, which was also attended by officials from the

Syrian war planes hit ISIS-run bakery, training camp

Syrian war planes hit a bakery run by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the city of Raqqa, killing at least 17 people, in air raids on Saturday that also hit a major training camp used by the

Ukraine signs ceasefire deal with rebels

Ukraine has signed an initial truce deal with pro-Russian separatist rebels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said on Friday. Representatives of the warring parties have signed a protocol declaring ceasefire at 1500

Australia, India sign civil nuclear deal

NEW DELHI : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he will sign a long-awaited uranium nuclear deal with his Indian counterpart Friday, expressing hope for a “bright and golden” relationship between the two countries. Abbott said he wanted first-rank relations

Mursi charged with passing state secrets to Qatar

CAIRO : Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and several other people on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, dealing a further blow to his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between Qata and

Monsoon rains toll rise to 110 in Pakistan, 86 in India

ISLAMABAD : Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 110 people in Pakistan and 86 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from deluged

Israeli spy device blast kills Hezbollah member in Lebanon

A member of Lebanon’s Hezbollah was killed when an Israeli listening device exploded in the south of the country, the Shiite group said on Saturday. On Friday, the army said that a “suspicious device” had been found near the town

Saudi king launches first phase of border security project

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, in the presence of Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa, inaugurated on Friday the first phase of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ project for border security. The border security project includes 3,397 trainees, 60

Shabiha network busted with arrest of 48 Syrians

Several Syrian terror suspects who have been detained by Saudi authorities in recent months may have been employed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Forty-eight people — Shabiha — were arrested during a nine-month period for plotting to

Saudi grand mufti warns youth against extremist ideology

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh urged citizens, especially young men, not to listen to ‘instigators of sedition.’ He addressed Saudi youth by saying: “Any human being who incites you to hate or harm your country and your leaders does

Miscommunication blamed for deadly US military mistake

WASHINGTON : Avoidable miscommunication between US air and ground forces led to a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed five US soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report. The incident was one of the

US seeks global coalition to ‘destroy’ IS

NEWPORT : The US on Friday called for the creation of a broad international coalition against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by the time of the UN General Assembly this month. “There is no time to waste in building

Journalists’ killings: Video fabricated to justify future war?

DOHA : A report by Al Jazeera News channel has called the executions of two US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff as “Hollywood” casting, saying they could be used as a pretext for a Western intervention in Syria. The

Oil spill fallout — New fines could prompt BP to cut Russia exposure

LONDON : The prospect of up to $18 billion in new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could encourage BP to sell off some of its Russian interests, which already look at risk of being dragged into

Hamas leader snubs disarmament demand

A senior Hamas leader Friday rejected Israel’s demand that the group be disarmed as a condition for ending the long-running blockade of the Gaza Strip and permitting the opening of an airport and harbor there. Ismail Haniyeh told a gathering

Root spares England blushes in consolation victory

LEEDS, England: Joe Root’s fine century saved England from the ignominy of a series whitewash on home soil as they beat India by 41 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer at Headingley on Friday. After taking an unbeatable 3-0

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