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 »

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »


Daily Archives: September 29, 2014

Ghani takes oath as new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated as the new president of Afghanistan on Monday at a ceremony in the presidential palace marking the end of Hamid Karzai’s 13-year rule since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. “I will abide by

Wary of air strikes, ISIS militants change tactics

Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are changing tactics in the face of U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq, ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian homes, tribal sources

Death row Indian leaves for home after 9 years in jail

Abdul Rahman Punnoth

An Indian expatriate, who spent almost nine years in prison in connection with the murder case of a Pakistani worker, was deported to India on board an Air India flight on Sunday after a Riyadh court acquitted him of the

40 arrested after religious clashes in India’s Gujarat

AHMEDABAD, India: Police in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat have arrested 40 people after clashes between Hindus and Muslims and suspended mobile Internet and text messaging services, an official said Sunday. The two groups pelted each

Kingdom joins World Tourism Day celebration to foster awareness

Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in observing the World Tourism Day on Saturday in order to foster awareness among citizens and expatriates on the importance of tourism. Started in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization

India’s spacecraft beams back first Mars photos

BANGALORE, India: India’s spacecraft has beamed back its first photos of Mars, showing its crater-marked surface, as the country glowed with pride Thursday after winning Asia’s race to the Red Planet. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) uploaded one of

Erupting Japan volcano injures several, leaves 250 stranded

A Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, injuring at least eight people, leaving more than 250 people stranded near the peak and forcing aircraft to divert their routes, officials and media said. A thick, grey cloud of ash rose into the

Obama admits: We ‘underestimated’ ISIS threat

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday in that the United States underestimated the opportunity a war-torn Syria would provide for the comeback of extremist militant groups. In an interview with CBS News taped Friday, Obama branded Iraq and Syria as “ground

Be modern, but don’t shun Islamic values: King

The glittering Islamic culture and civilization is a unifying force for millions of Muslims all over the world, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, urging Muslims to stand united in upholding the teachings of Islam. In his

Yemen violence could threaten global security, warns Kingdom

Saudi Arabia has said “unprecedented challenges” facing Yemen since Shiite rebels took over the capital could threaten international security, and called for swift action to deal with instability in its southern neighbor. The Kingdom welcomed an agreement signed in Sanaa

Erdogan: Turkey ‘can’t stay out’ of anti-ISIS fight

Turkey cannot stay out of the international coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, as Ankara prepares in the coming week to define its military involvement. Turkey has for months frustrated

OIC chief to visit Sri Lanka

Iyad Madani.

The head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will visit Sri Lanka on an invitation from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, according to a senior official from the Sri Lankan Embassy. Iyad Madani, OIC secretary-general, is due to visit

Zero tolerance for subversive activity in Haj

Prince Mohammed.

Saudi Arabia will not allow any activity that could undermine the security and safety of pilgrims and violate the sanctity of Haj, said Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Naif. Saudi security forces are capable of confronting any terrorist group or

Frenchman’s murder puts Algeria back on the militant map

When a little-known group of Algerian militants beheaded a French tourist last week, they were not only lashing out at the West, but also staking an unmistakable claim in the shifting ground of militant power politics. Herve Gourdel’s murder by

U.S. greenlights $2.5 bln to upgrade used military vehicles for UAE

The U.S. government on Friday said it has approved $2.5 billion in modifications and upgrades of used U.S. military vehicles that are to be sold separately to the United Arab Emirates as “excess” equipment. If finalized, the work would be

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