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 10, 2014

5 workers killed in Makkah as wall collapses

Five construction workers were killed on Wednesday when a retaining wall at the Jebel Kaaba project in the holy city of Makkah collapsed, the Civil Defense Department said. Civil Defense rescuers and other workers used heavy equipment to dig up

Austria stops school girls going to Syria

Austrian police prevented two schoolgirls aged 14 and 15 from travelling to Syria, officials said Wednesday with press reports saying they wanted to join Islamist guerrillas. European countries have tightened controls to stop people travelling to join Islamic State (IS)

Kerry arrives in Baghdad on anti-ISIS tour

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad Wednesday for talks with Iraq’s new premier, in an unannounced stop on a regional tour aimed at building support for an anti-militant campaign. Kerry was to meet Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi,

30 containers of rotting chicken seized in Jeddah

Jeddah Islamic Port officials have found 30 containers loaded with rotting chicken at pier 51. The imported chicken has caused a predicament for officials because there are lengthy procedures involved in destroying the shipment. Meanwhile the foul smell is permeating

‘22,000 die a year from diabetes’

A total of 22,000 people die every year in the Kingdom from complications caused by diabetes, a leading local doctor said here on Tuesday. Inaugurating the seventh Diabetes Mellitus and Endocrinology Conference, Director of Health Sami Badawood said this was

Delay in tobacco tax hike irks GCC health ministers

The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) health ministers have expressed concern at the delay in raising taxes on all imported and locally produced tobacco products, which is aimed at reducing consumption and attendant health costs for local economies. Tawfiq Khoja, director

1,197 held for trying to smuggle SR2bn drugs into KSA

Security agencies have arrested 1,197 people, including 456 Saudis, for allegedly smuggling drugs worth SR2 billion into the Kingdom over the past five months, said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, Interior Ministry spokesman, on Tuesday. “The smugglers had tried to bring

Qatar Airways domestic flight operation soon

Qatar Airways is expected to launch domestic flights within the Kingdom shortly. According to Al-Sharq, a local daily based in Doha, the new service will be operating under the brand, Al-Maha Airways, in the Kingdom. Although the date of the

Doubts over release of captive U.N. peacekeepers

Fiji on Wednesday retracted a claim that 45 U.N. peacekeepers being held hostage in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels were about to be released, blaming a communications mix-up. “I don’t think so… someone has misinterpreted,” government spokesman

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without a formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat Islamic State in Iraq

French Muslim leaders denounce ISIS brutality

France’s leading Muslim leaders have joined together to condemn the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) horrific acts of mass killing, torture and displacement of people. The leaders, in a “Paris Appeal” issued Tuesday, at the Grand Mosque in

King to host 1,400 pilgrims from 70 countries for Hajj

Saudi King Abdallah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud will host 1,400 visitors from 70 different countries to the Hajj pilgrimage this year, the kingdom’s minister for Islamic affairs, endowment, calls and guidance said Tuesday on behalf of the monarch. Saleh bin Abdul

All systems go for Haj

Saudi Arabia has launched a major media campaign ahead of the annual pilgrimage to educate Saudis and expatriate workers on the importance of obtaining Haj permits in order to help organize the largest gathering of Muslims in a better way.

Apple unveils larger iPhones and smartwatch

iPhone 6

For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since

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