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 25, 2014

SR70bn pilgrimage bonanza forecast

Economists predict more than SR70 billion in revenues from this year’s Haj and Umrah seasons, according to experts. Abdullah Al-Marzoouq, a professor of Haj economy at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, told Arab News there are positive indicators for enhanced

Pilgrims offered best health services

The Ministry of Health has assigned Ajyad Hospital in Makkah to attend to emergency cases among Haj pilgrims in and around the Grand Mosque. “As in the past, we have been tasked with handling all emergency cases that occur inside

Haj traffic plan unveiled

The Traffic Department has sought the assistance of Tawafa organizations for the success of its plan for the Haj season this year. “Tawafa organizations are an important partner for the success of the Haj traffic plan,” said Maj. Gen. Abdul

Turks leave for ‘family-friendly’ IS

ISTANBUL : Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn’t share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn’t scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center in Syria. As far as she’s concerned,

Arafat Day on Oct. 3

Arafat Day, when Hajis stand in prayer on the plains of Arafat near Makkah at the peak of the annual pilgrimage, will be on Friday, Oct. 3, with Eid Al-Adha the following day, the Supreme Court announced after several people

KSA sets world record with tallest flagpole

The giant flagpole, with a Saudi flag fluttering from it in Jeddah, has been recognized as a world record by the Guinness Book of Records. Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed presided over the unfurling of the national flag on

Belgium to offer fighter jets for ISIS strikes

Belgium plans to send six F-16 fighter jets to join the US-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group but will limit their use to Iraq, the government said. The Belgian parliament must still approve the move, which follows a

Samsung launches Note 4 ‘phablet’ ahead of schedule

SEOUL : South Korea’s Samsung launched the latest version of its oversized Galaxy Note smartphone earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6. Samsung said the Galaxy Note 4 — initially scheduled

Does your iPhone 6 Plus bend? Apple fans report odd phenomenon

Apple fans are reporting that their new iPhone 6 Plus are bending in their pockets, prompting a “bend test” video to be released on Youtube. Just from carrying the phone in their pockets, some people have noticed a small dent

Apple sells more than 10 mln new iPhones in first three days

Apple Inc. said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have

BlackBerry launches ‘Passport’ device

Blackberry Ltd launched on Wednesday its unconventional new smartphone dubbed “Passport,” boasting a large square touch display and a new audio experience. The company said Passport is available now in Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the United States and

ISIS destroys shrine in Iraq amid U.S. strikes

Security sources said Wednesday that ISIS extremists have destroyed the Arbaeen Wali shrine in the militant-held city of Tikrit. According to Al Arabiya News Channel correspondent Jawad al-Hatab, ISIS bombed the Arabeen shrine, which houses the tombs of 40 “martyrs”

Israel says Iran tested nuclear weapons in military complex

Israel said on Wednesday that Iran has used its Parchin military base as the site for secret tests of technology that could be used only for detonating a nuclear weapon. Israel has been a severe critic of six big powers’

Saudi releases pictures of pilots who took part in strikes against ISIS

Saudi Arabia has released photographs of pilots it said conducted airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria as part of a U.S.-led campaign against the militant group. In of the pictures, carried by the official

Venezuela leader calls ISIS a Western ‘Frankenstein’

Venezuela’s leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday accused Western powers of helping create the jihadist crisis in the Middle East and said that the only solution involved respecting regional governments. In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly since

German police raid flats, mosque over suspected ISIS ties

German authorities raided a mosque, an Islamic community center and radical Islamists’ flats in cities across Germany on Tuesday on suspicion of having connections to militants in Syria. The suspects, belonging to the ultra-conservative Salafist movement, are aged between 23

Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

NEW DELHI : India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. In scenes broadcast live on Indian TV, scientists broke into

UK-Iran meeting first since 1979 revolution

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the first such meeting since the Iranian revolution in 1979. A Cameron spokesman said the two leaders agreed to

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