Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Daily Archives: September 7, 2014

34 coal miners trapped underground in Bosnia

ZENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina : Thirty-four miners were trapped Friday deep inside a coal mine that collapsed in central Bosnia, officials said. They confirmed the miners were alive and had air for now. The union leader at the Zenica coal mine, Mehmed

Henry Kissinger calls Iran a ‘bigger problem than ISIS’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has said that Iran “is a bigger problem that ISIS,” in an interview with Washington-based National Public Radio. “There has come into being a kind of a Shia belt from Tehran through Baghdad

North Korea test-fires more tactical missiles

North Korea test-fired three missiles into the sea on Saturday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The launch occurred at a site in the North’s border town of Wonsan, it said. The missiles were presumed to have landed about

Anbar’s governor hurt after Iraqi troops retake town

After the United States launched its first air strikes in Iraq’s Sunni Arab heartland against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, a mortar round seriously wounded Anbar province’s governor Ahmed al-Dulaimi, Agence France-Presse reported. Al-Dulaimi was wounded in the

Saudi Special Criminal Court to investigate five female ‘terrorists’

The Special Criminal Court is looking into the case of five female alleged terrorists (four Saudis and one Yemeni) who formed a group and tried to recruit and lure a number of women. One of them was preparing to send

Yemen police tear-gas protesters to open road

Yemen police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse Shiite rebels and activists who had blocked the road to Sanaa airport in an attempt to widen their anti-government protest campaign. Police hurled tear gas canisters and deployed water cannon against

Squad of policewomen in UAE capital console women drivers after crashes

A team of policewomen in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi now console female drivers in severe accidents and may even delay the investigation to a later time, local newspaper Gulf News reported on Saturday. The initiative, launched last month, tasks

PM: Palestinians face boycott threats over Hamas wages

The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza, prime minister Rami Hamdallah told AFP on Sunday. In an exclusive interview, Hamdallah said he had been warned he

Jordan’s Abu Qatada slams beheading of U.S. journalists

Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who is being tried in Jordan on terror charges, on Sunday denounced the beheading of U.S. journalists by Islamic State jihadists, calling IS a “killing machine”. Abu Qatada was once described by a Spanish judge as

Abbas threatens to end unity with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip. His remarks came on the eve of talks in Cairo

SIMAH prepares to host 9th World Consumer Credit Reporting Conference

Nabil Al-Mubarak

As consumer credit becomes part of daily life in the GCC economy, the implementation of a sound credit system is vital to reduce the vast number of bounced checks issued in the region, according to the CEO of the Saudi

Arab League to adopt resolution to confront ISIS

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday called for a comprehensive military and political confrontation with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and other jihadists. “What is needed is a clear decision for a comprehensive confrontation, militarily and

More deaths, homes lost in India and Pakistan as floods persist

SRINAGAR, India: Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday. Five days of incessant rain in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed at least 120

Kerry discusses militants with Arab League chief

Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Saturday the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threat with the head of the Arab League, ahead of the group’s next round of discussions. The Arab League is due to hold a ministerial

Gold prices dive to 2.5-month low

LONDON : Commodities mostly fell last week on the back of the strong dollar, which surged following news of a surprise package of deflation-fighting stimulus measures in the euro zone. “Weakness across the commodity space resumed this week,” said Saxo

Jordan delays terror verdict on radical cleric

The judge in the trial of a radical Jordanian cleric accused of a 2000 plot to attack Israelis, Americans and other Westerners said Sunday he was delaying his verdict pending further examination of the case. A decision on the charges

Jeddah facelift: Illegal slums being cleared

Authorities are gearing up to give southern Jeddah a massive revamp. Random neighborhoods are being demolished as proper residential quarters, equipped with extensive infrastructure, will come up in their places. The Jeddah Municipality began razing several such illegal neighborhoods last

U.S. airstrikes hit Haditha Dam in western Iraq

The United States launched its first air strikes in Iraq’s Sunni Arab heartland, bombing militants near a key dam on the Euphrates River, the U.S. military said on Sunday. “At the request of the government of Iraq, US military forces

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