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 9, 2014

Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader, cleric to 20 years

An Egyptian court sentenced a leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and an Islamist cleric to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for attempting to kill two policemen, part of a government crackdown that has severely weakened the group. Mohammad

UK female jihadist wants PM’s ‘head on spike’

A female British militant believed to be in ISIS-controlled Syrian territory has slammed Prime Minister David Cameron for “waging wars” against Muslims and said she wants to see his “head on a spike,” reported the Mail Online on Tuesday. “In

Riyadh inmate claims he is ISIS’ leader’s ‘caliph’

One of the inmates at the Hayer Correction Facility near Riyadh claimed that he is a ‘caliph’ of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) outfit. “In the event of getting released from

Kabul court sentenced seven men to death for gang rape

Afghanistan handed the death penalty to seven men on Sunday for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding in a rare case of sexual assault that has shaken the capital and raised concerns over public security

Gunmen kill senior Pakistani military official amid sectarian strife

Gunmen have killed three people, including a senior military official, at a mosque frequented by minority Shiite worshippers in the Pakistani city of Sargodha, police said on Monday. Sectarian strife has been worsening in Pakistan, where Shiite Muslims make up

Ryanair orders 100 Boeing 737 planes for $11 bn

NEW YORK : Irish budget airline Ryanair agreed to buy 100 aircraft from Boeing for $11 billion, with an option to purchase another 100 planes from the aerospace giant, the companies announced Monday. The order covers the 737 Boeing MAX

Indonesian Naval ship hosts cultural get-together

Two sophisticated UK built Indonesian navy ships left Jeddah Islamic port Thursday morning after a three-day transit. KRI JOHN LIE 358 and KRI USMAN HARUN 359 naval ships were on goodwill and friendly visit with the aim to engage extensively

Oil falls under $100 but OPEC says price still within acceptable range

LONDON : Brent crude slid below $100 a barrel on Monday for the first time in more than a year as Chinese and US data pointed to slower-than-expected growth in the world’s top oil consumers. Weak economic growth combined with

Accord with France on health cooperation

The Cabinet on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation between health ministries of the Kingdom and France signed last December. The MoU envisages boosting cooperation in various fields of health, including prevention and treatment of infectious and

Iraqi parliament approves Abadi’s Cabinet

Iraq’s parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi the country’s new prime minister late Monday and approved most of the candidates put forward for his cabinet amid mounting pressure to form an inclusive government that can collectively cap the advance of Sunni

Ambassador Rao inaugurates Indian Pavilion at Saudi Agro Food expo

Ambassador of India Hamid Ali Rao inaugurated the Indian Pavilion at the Saudi Agro Food Exhibition at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center with Deputy Chief of Mission Hemant H.Kotalwar. The four-day event showcased a wide range of raw food

Electronic device to check Haj permits

Saudi authorities have developed a new electronic system to track down people with fake Haj permits during the upcoming pilgrimage, a source at the Interior Ministry said on Monday. “Security officers will carry the newly developed electronic readers to check

IIS-Jubail principal receives Indian national award

JUBAIL : Dr. Syed Hameed, the Principal of International Indian School – Jubail (IIS-Juabil), has been awarded with the”Rashtrapathi Puraskar,” a National Award for Excellence in Services as a teacher. The award was conferred to him in New Delhi by

Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabaab at risk of splintering

The killing of Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab’s leader by a U.S. airstrike earlier this week could foment in the movement internal conflicts and eventual fragmentation, experts say. But despite the White House hailing Ahmed Godane’s killing as “a major symbolic

50 barrels of liquor destroyed in Jeddah

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) destroyed huge quantities of liquor in a villa in Jeddah on Sunday evening and apprehended three persons in this regard. “After closely monitoring the movement of numerous vehicles

IS fighters ‘using US arms in Syria’

LONDON : Islamic State (IS) jihadis appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria, according to a report published Monday. The study by the London-based small-arms research organization Conflict Armament Research

India, Pakistan extend helping hand as floods ravage Kashmir

SRINAGAR/MUZAFFARABAD : The prime ministers of India and Pakistan have offered to help each other in efforts to alleviate flood havoc in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, lowering tension between the rival nations after weeks of army clashes and

Iran’s Khamenei undergoes surgery for prostate cancer

Iran’s supreme leader underwent prostate surgery on Monday at a government hospital in Tehran, state media said in a rare report on the state of health of the country’s top cleric. The 75-year-old Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say

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