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 22, 2014

Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

It’s a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president’s U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel. The talks about Gaza’s future

Children killed as air strikes pound Syria’s Idlib

Syrian government air strikes killed at least 42 people, including 16 children, in Idlib province in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. The air raids on Sunday afternoon and evening killed 19 people, including six

Going to war for peace won’t help

Harun Yahya

By: Harun Yahya The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a strategic alliance of global powers to defend member states against foreign aggression, thus in a way a partnership working for peace. It is, indeed, heartening to see countries uniting

Is ISIS’s global growth unstoppable?

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By: Dr. Theodore Karasik Ever since discussion began of a coalition effort led by the United States to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, al-Qaeda groups from Africa to Southeast Asia seem to be showing various types of support to

Saudi women break the barriers

Khaled Almaeena

By: Khaled Almaeena Forbes Middle East in its 2014 ranking of the 200 most powerful Arab women has included 27 Saudi women. The impressive lineup included inspirational and accomplished women from family business and government as well as C-level top

Charity needs caution

Saad Al-Dosari

By: Saad Dosari Haj is drawing near and along with it comes yet another season of “charity hunts.” Hundreds of messages and invitations about charity opportunities have stated to appear everywhere — SR10 for food, SR5 for water, SR500 for

Preparing young minds for challenges

Alaa Alghamdi

By: Alaa Alghamdi As we have just reached the 13th anniversary of 9/11, and as news reports unveil renewed US action targeting radical groups, it is time for another introspective and comprehensive look at this phenomenon. Just a few days

Celebrating the National day

Abdullah Sayel

By: Abdullah Sayel Expats should know that celebrating our national day was not officially authorized until a few years ago. The issue, at first, was raised in the local media through questioning the ‘Haram’ behind it. From then onward, the

Field teams to clean Jabal Al-Noor

The municipality of the holy city has deployed a number of field teams to clean the Jabal (mountain) Al-Noor, which is one of the religious and historic areas pilgrims usually prefer to visit when they come to do Haj. Assistant

The best way to celebrate Sept. 23

By: Abdulateef Al-Mulhim September 23 marks a proud moment for Saudis. The same day in 1932 King Abdulaziz Al-Saud laid the foundations of the modern-day Saudi Arabia. For the past few years, Saudis — men, women and the youths —

Cisco launches industry’s first threat-focused NGFW in KSA

Cisco is changing the way organizations protect against sophisticated threats with the introduction of the industry’s first threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services provides the full contextual awareness and dynamic controls needed to automatically assess threats, correlate

Albaik’s ‘Please Park It Right’ plan wins international awards

ALBAIK’s innovative community awareness program “Please Park It Right” has won two highly prestigious Stevie International Business Awards for 2014 in the categories Communications Program of the Year and Community Relations and Communications Program of the Year in Public Service.

Solar energy plants in five regions

Saudi Arabia will build solar power stations in five regions by the end 2015. To be built by the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), the new plants aim to find alternatives and environment-friendly electricity resources. The

iOS 8: 13 important features

Apple showed off iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile OS at the WWDC conference in June. As expected, Apple unveiled iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile operating system at the WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) in

‘Friends of Yemen’ to hold crucial meeting

 The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including Saudi Arabia, will attend a high-profile ministerial conference held by the “Friends of Yemen” group in New York on Sept. 24. The meeting will renew calls for donors to raise contributions and

ISIS calls for more attacks on Egyptian security forces

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) called on insurgents in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday to press ahead with attacks against Egyptian security forces and continue beheadings, an announcement likely to deepen concerns over ties between the militant

Four Saudi militants to die for terrorism

Four suspected Saudi terrorists have been sentenced to death while 16 others were given jail terms ranging between two and 23 years and banned from traveling abroad, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. The defendants, who belonged to a

U.S. too late on Syria, ex-Pentagon chief warns

The rise of the brutal Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama’s failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta. It comes after the

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