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 11, 2014

Iran, European countries hold nuclear talks

Officials from Iran and Britain, France and Germany were due Thursday to hold nuclear talks in Vienna towards reaching a potentially historic accord by November. The three European countries form part of a six-nation group including the United States, Russia

Libya’s embattled premier seeks support from UAE

The Libyan prime minister was in the United Arab Emirates Wednesday meeting with its rulers to shore up critical support against Islamist-allied militias that forced him and his allies out of the capital over the summer. Abdullah Al-Thinni and the

Shoura passes law on collection and distribution of donations

The Shoura Council passed on Tuesday a draft law for the collection and distribution of donations inside the Kingdom in its bid to prevent charitable funds from reaching terrorist organizations. “The new law, with 15 articles, explains the conditions for

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh passes away

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh

Renowned Saudi physician Dr. Soliman Fakeeh, founder of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, passed away on Wednesday evening. He was 83. Faqeeh’s body will be buried in Makkah after funeral prayers at the Grand Mosque on Thursday. Condolences will be received

India ruling party chief charged with causing religious tensions

Amit Shah

LUCKNOW, India — Police Wednesday charged the president of India’s ruling political party, Amit Shah, over a speech that allegedly inflamed religious tensions during the national election campaign, an officer said. Shah, leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party

KSA wins Chemistry Olympiad

Saudi Arabia won first place in the Seventh Arab Chemistry Olympiad with Egypt bagging the second place and Lebanon third. There was much praise for Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman and Education Minister Prince Khaled Al-Faisal for their support

Syrian rebel group names new leaders

BEIRUT : An ultraconservative Syrian rebel group named a new leader and military chief on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an explosion killed nearly a dozen of its senior figures in a devastating blow to one of the most

E-monitoring: Unpunctual teachers face deductions

Prince Khalid Al Faisal.

The Education Ministry is installing a state-of-the-art electronic system to monitor the performance of its 525,000 teachers at 34,000 public schools across the country. IT firms are in the process of setting up a giant modernized system which would allow

6 killed, 5 hurt in Makkah wall collapse

Civil Defense teams at Jabal Kaaba district in Makkah used heavy machinery to clear the debris of a 15-meter-high and approximately 100-meter-long concrete wall which collapsed early Wednesday, killing six construction workers and injuring five others. Lt. Col. Saleh Al-Olayani,

Fiji peacekeeper thanks Nusra for ‘keeping us alive’

While al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has said it will free 45 Fijian U.N. peacekeepers, it released a video late Wednesday showing a Fijian peacekeeper thanking the militant group for keeping him and his colleagues alive, Agence France-Presse reported. In

Haramain Railway chugs along

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman visited the Haramain Railway headquarters in Madinah on Wednesday and praised officials and contractors for the significant progress of the multibillion-riyal project. Transport Minister Jabara Al-Seraisry and other officials joined the prince at the

Saudi Arabia mobilizes 5,000 personnel for hajj

More than 15,000 personnel have been mobilized to start implementing the hajj plan of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques from Thursday. Sheikh Abdurahman al-Sudais, head of the presidency, said the plan which will be in

Brig. Al-Adwani new Jeddah police chief

Brig. Al-Adwani

Brig. Gen. Masud Al-Adwani has been appointed Jeddah’s new police chief effective Wednesday. Lt. Aati Al-Qurashi, Makkah police spokesman, told Arab News that Brig. Adwani was appointed by Maj. Gen. Osman Al-Mahrajj, director-general of public security in the Kingdom. The

Iran questions ‘sincerity’ of anti-ISIS coalition

Iran on Thursday cast doubt on the “seriousness and sincerity” of an international coalition the United States is building against the militaitn Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. “There are uncertainties about the so-called international coalition against (ISIS) that was

Hostaged UN peacekeepers released in Golan — Al Jazeera

DUBAI : Al Jazeera television said on Thursday the Al-Qaeda-backed Nusra Front group released UN peacekeepers it seized two weeks ago on the Golan Heights. On Wednesday the group posted a video on its Twitter and YouTube accounts in which

France insists on new name for Mideast extremists

France’s foreign minister says people should stop referring to extremists in Iraq and Syria as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), arguing that they do not represent Islam or a state. France has urged international action against the

Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian

Saudi King praised By King Hamad for causeway

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday paid tribute to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for naming the new causeway (King Hamad Causeway) which will link Bahrain to Saudi Arabia after him. He

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