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 19, 2014

Report: Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21

Apple Inc is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct. 21, a Daily Dot report said, citing sources familiar with the matter. The company plans

Airlines suspend flights to Yemeni capital

International airlines have suspended flights to the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the coming 24 hours, amid a worsening security situation, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday, according to Agence France-Presse. “Arab and foreign airlines have decided to

South Sudan bans all foreign workers despite looming famine

War-torn South Sudan has banned all foreign workers — including aid workers — and ordered they be replaced by locals, an official notice said on Tuesday. “All non-governmental organizations, private companies, banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, petroleum companies, hotels and

Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Two Americans were among those killed in a Taliban suicide bombing Tuesday that targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul near the U.S. embassy, a defense official told AFP. The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not specify

Labor visa limitations pose challenge for contractors

The limited number of labor visas for foreign workers owing to the Kingdom’s nationalization program has led construction companies to look for alternative solutions to deal with the acute shortage of skilled labor required for the completion of the massive

Police arrest 15,000 illegal expats in Jeddah

Security forces have arrested more than 15,000 foreign workers during the past few months for allegedly violating the Kingdom’s residency and labor regulations, said Lt. Col. Aati bin Attiyah Al-Qurashi, spokesman for Makkah police. He said the arrested individuals included

Jeddah skyscraper on target for planned 2018 completion

Kingdom Tower, the world’s tallest tower, located in northern Jeddah, has reached an important milestone in the project that will set another new world record — the world’s tallest construction crane. The singularly soaring skyscraper that will ultimately earn the

$500m KSA aid to spur Gaza Strip’s rebuilding

Saudi Arabia has pledged $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah said on Thursday, with the full cost of post-war reconstruction expected to be around $4 billion over three years. Saudi Arabia’s commitment comes ahead of

Philippines pulls Golan peacekeepers early as security worsens

The Philippines has pulled its peacekeepers from the Golan Heights ahead of schedule amid worsening security there, a military spokesman said Friday. A total of 244 of the 344 Filipino soldiers and staff will arrive back in Manila later Friday,

King funds renovation of Al-Azhar

Saudi intelligence chief Prince Khaled bin Bandar said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has given instructions for the renovation of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo at the Kingdom’s expense. “I have handed over a message from King Abdullah

Australian PM warns of attacks on government

Intelligence “chatter” has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings, the prime minister said on Friday, a day after hundreds of police carried out a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had ordered

1,743-room Makkah hotel is largest in the Middle East

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), and Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, jointly opened the 1,743-room Anjum Hotel-Makkah, the largest in the Middle East, to provide world-class services to the guests

Obama praises France for joining airstrikes in Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday praised France for its decision to join American forces in conducting air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Iraq. “Today the United States continues to build a broad

Mega TV campaign kicks off to highlight evils of Islamic State

A hard-hitting TV campaign focusing on the human cost of terrorism, with special reference to the so-called Islamic State (IS), premiered on Thursday night as part of a major week-long private initiative to raise awareness about the evils of the

Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence

Scotland has chosen to remain part of the United Kingdom, ruling out independence as official results showed on Friday, by a margin of almost 10 percentage points, Agence France-Presse reported. With 31 out of 32 regions declared, 55.42 percent had

Lights, camera, action: Kingdom opens up to cinema industry

Good news for film lovers. The Labor Ministry has reportedly allowed film production entrepreneurs to recruit personnel to kickstart the cinema industry, which has hitherto been considered taboo in the Kingdom. Information on how to register for cinema licenses is

Anchors refuse to take heavy makeup criticism lightly

Arafat Al-Majid

Several Saudi female TV anchors have reacted angrily to a recent statement by a Shoura Council member in which she criticized the anchors as being too “extravagant and wearing too much makeup.” They said Nora Al-Adwan’s criticism is unacceptable and

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