Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie sentenced to life in jail

Mohammad Badie, top leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year. The session had been summoned for

Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

About 700 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday. The group of migrant workers was undertaking a

Torturers of animals to be punished: NCWCD

The cases of torturing wild animals are on the rise, such that there were two cases in less than 10 days, the Dammam-based Alsharq newspaper reported on Sunday. In the first incident, a young man caught a fox and tortured

French jets begin spy flights over Iraq

France has joined Britain in carrying out reconnaissance flights in support of the U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, the defense minister said on Monday. “This very morning, the first reconnaissance flights

Security Council condemns ‘heinous’ murder of British aid worker

The U.N. Security Council on Sunday condemned the “heinous and cowardly murder” of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant. “This crime is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers humanitarian personnel

Motorist held for writing slogans on vehicle

The Taif governorate police referred on Saturday night a motorist to the concerned authorities for brandishing slogans supporting a militant group on his vehicle. The authorities have seized the vehicle with slogans about the so-called Daish (Islamic State of Iraq

Al-Qaeda denies decline, acknowledges ‘mistakes’ by its branches

Al-Qaeda dismissed as “lies” a U.S. assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group widely seen as its

Fire safety conference to kick off today

The Saudi Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) will hold its fifth international conference today (Monday) in Al-Khobar that will discuss the latest methods of protection against fires. Global fire protection experts will present intensive lectures and talks at the

Iraqi PM Abadi renounces UK citizenship

Iraq’s new Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has renounced his British citizenship since assuming office last week, three government officials close to the premier said Sunday. According to the officials, who declined to be identified because they are not authorized to

Municipality closes down cafeteria, 30 scrap shops

Briman branch municipality has closed down a well-known cafeteria during a field tour of health facilities in the area. Fahd Al-Mutairi, chairman of the branch municipality, said the local authority’s field inspectors detected a number of violations in the cafeteria

Drugs smugglers from Lebanon to Kingdom foiled

Lebanese security forces on Saturday foiled two attempts to smuggle 39,000 amphetamine tablets into the Kingdom. Officers at Rafiq Al-Hariri International Airport foiled the attempts, which occurred within 15 minutes of each other, to smuggle 6.75 kilograms of the drugs

Riyadh Police arrest copper cables gang

Police arrested eight Bangladeshi men who were allegedly involved in 30 thefts of copper cables from electricity distribution chambers. The region’s police said police stations in Al-Malaz and Al-Batha received two separate reports from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) claiming

Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

DONETSK : Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a precarious nine-day-old truce between the government and separatist fighters. Large clouds of thick black smoke billowed over the industrial

Scholar: Haj can be funded by loan

Pilgrims can borrow money from the government and banks to perform Haj, said Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars. “Debt that will be paid back in monthly installments through salary deductions does not hinder

UAE Mars 2021 probe will benefit humanity, says Dubai ruler

The UAE’s historic bid to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 will result in new scientific contributions to humanity, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, said Saturday. The

Madinah governor to launch landmark endowment project

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman will launch a major endowment project on Monday during a ceremony at Taibah University. The project is expected to play a significant role in boosting the region’s economic and social development in the coming

FIFA officials ‘caught receiving $25,000 watches’

Upon their arrival to attend the Brazil World Cup in June, members of FIFA’s executive committee received gifts that violated the organization’s code of ethics, the Sunday Times reported. Out of the 26 executives, only three refused to accept a

Woman ‘beaten up by municipality employees’ being probed

Hasinah Al-Fahmi

A Saudi woman in Makkah was forced to stop selling goods near the Grand Mosque, her family’s only source of income, after she was beaten up by members of Makkah Municipality. Hasinah Al-Fahmi was treated for more than a week

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