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

:: 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’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 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 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 7, 2014

Haia denies staff called IS members

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) has denied reports that Haia members were branded “Islamic State (IS) members” when they had approached a girl at a shopping mall in Riyadh, online paper said

Mideast retailers expect ‘hysteria’ over iPhone 6

Middle East retailers expect “hysteria” over the iPhone 6, with warnings of inflated prices and supply shortages when the smartphone first hits the shelves. Apple is rumored to be unveiling the phone on Sept. 9, and some retailers expect the

UK Embassy welcomes pilgrims

The British Embassy in Riyadh welcomed their pilgrims traveling to the Kingdom to perform Haj this year with the British Haj consular team ready to assist the guests of God. “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office know how deeply important the

ISIS ‘meets’ Qatari mission over Lebanon hostages

A Qatari delegation is engaged in mediation with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to end Lebanon’s most recent hostage crisis, the militant group has claimed, in what analysts and commentators said was part of Doha’s ambitious plans

‘Don’t publish marital problems online’

The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, who is also president of Council of Senior Scholars, has warned couples against publicizing their marital problems on social networking sites, saying such publicity could complicate court cases and create scandal. “Marriage is

Apple bans use of two chemicals in iPhone assembly

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision announced Wednesday comes

Civil Defense hero honored; floods wreak havoc

Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif has promoted a Civil Defense official for rescuing several people in the flash floods that hit Al-Baha over the weekend. Corp. Said Al-Zahrani, who had been on vacation but had reported for duty when

Monsoon rains kill 128 in Pakistan, 108 in India

Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas. The

New strategy worked out to nab illegals

The Labor Ministry in coordination with the Public Security Directorate decided recently to intensify its efforts to apprehend illegal workers who are still evading the long arm of the law. The decision was made at a joint forum co-chaired by

Helicopters bomb Islamists’ sites in Libya’s Benghazi

Government forces and helicopters belonging to a Libyan renegade general bombed ammunition sites of suspected Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, a military commander and residents said. Islamist forces have been trying to take the civilian and military

Five gamblers caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province

Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province have caned five men for gambling. Saabaruddin, chief of security guards in the Pidie district capital of Sigli, said Saturday that the men were caught playing dominos for money at a coffee stall in

Pakistani Taliban faction welcomes new al-Qaeda branch

A new breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday welcomed al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri’s announcement of the launch of a South Asian branch of the terror network. Zawahiri announced the new “al-Qaeda in the subcontinent” operation in a video

Flight plan dispute puts jet with 110 Americans on ground in Iran

DUBAI: Iran ordered a commercial aircraft chartered by the US-led military coalition in Afghanistan to land in the Islamic Republic so it could pay expenses and complete paperwork, an official there said Saturday. The comments by Mansour Haghighatpour, a member

Past Libya parliament swears in new government

Libya’s former, Islamist-dominated parliament swore in a new government Saturday, a day before the country’s recently elected parliament is due to swear in a new Cabinet. The two parallel assemblies, each loosely allied with rival militias battling in Tripoli and

Free medicine through pharmacies for citizens

Saudi Arabia is studying the possibility of dispensing medication to its citizens free of charge through private pharmacies. The Council of Ministers issued a direction to the Ministry of Health to take care of five articles that are related to

London murder sparks spike in threats to Muslims

A monitoring group has reported a surge in threats against Muslims and mosques following the gruesome beheading of an elderly woman in north London Thursday. As detectives Friday tried to establish just what drove Nicholas Salvador, 25, to allegedly decapitate

Riyadh agriculture show set to explore investment strategies

Saudi Agriculture 2014, the 33rd international agriculture, water and agro-industry trade show, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture for international and local companies to showcase new products and technologies, opens at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) on

Turkish government wins vote of confidence

The government of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu won a vote of confidence in parliament on Saturday, little over a week after the former chief diplomat was crowned to take over from long-time premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s ruling Justice

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