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 »


Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fire ravages iconic French radio building

A fire broke out on Friday on the seventh floor of the “Maison de la radio” (“Radio house”), a vast circular building in Paris housing several media operations. Firefighters said the blaze started on the seventh floor, which is currently

‘Qaeda’ gunmen kill Yemen police officer, soldier

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed a Yemeni police officer and a soldier in two separate attacks in the south of the strife-torn country, security sources said Friday. “Two Al-Qaeda gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed commander Fadl al-Majidi on Thursday

Iraq’s Sistani calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after ISIS killings

Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric called on the government on Friday to rush to the aid of Sunni tribes battling Islamic State, after the militant group executed at least 220 tribesmen west of Baghdad this week. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s

One in seven young Brits have ‘warm feelings’ towards ISIS: poll

One in seven young adults in the UK have “warm feelings” towards the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, a poll quoted by London-based newspaper The Times reported on Friday. The pro-extremist leanings suggested by the poll

Growing number of foreigners in terror groups: U.N.

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone. The report by a panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida and

Too much focus on Kobane in anti-ISIS campaign: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he believed that the coalition combatting Islamic State militants was focusing too much on the Syrian town of Kobani near the Turkish border and should turn its attention to other areas “Why Kobani

Iraqi trio held by Swiss over suspected ISIS attack plot

Swiss authorities confirmed on Friday that three Iraqis arrested in March are suspected of having planned a terrorist attack in Europe on behalf of the Islamic State group. At the end of March, authorities “arrested three Iraqi citizens suspected of

Why NaMo is making a mess of it?

Bikram Vohra

By : Bikram Vohra Other Side of the Mirror: Why NaMo is making a mess of it After deep and introspective study I have finally figured out why Modi bashers are so frightfully busy bashing. He is not playing the

Thank you Sweden

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed Even when the Swedish foreign minister promised that his country will recognize the State of Palestine, we weren’t sure it would. We knew that such kind of decisions would be subject to serious pressures. The

Shell: Oil drop yet to have full impact on profits

Ben van Beurden

AMSTERDAM: Shell, Europe’s largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the full impact of the recent slide in oil prices. As the company reported a 4.5 percent dip

US:1,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria each month

More than 1,000 foreign jihadists are streaming into Syria and Iraq each month despite the ongoing international aerial military campaign there, the United States has warned. U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials have said the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic

SEC official: ‘Solar energy is a must, not a choice’

RIYADH: Sun-blessed Saudi Arabia has no choice but to invest in solar energy, a senior official of the national electricity provider said. “Solar energy is a must, not a choice,” Hamed Al-Saggaf, an executive director with the Saudi Electricity Company,

Group accused of aiming to set up North Lebanon ‘emirate’

Eighteen suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group were indicted Thursday on charges of aiming to set up an “emirate” in northern Lebanon, national news agency NNA reported. It did not identify all of

Jaguar Land Rover opens $800m factory in Britain

LONDON: British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has opened a $800 million engine manufacturing center in western England, creating 1,400 jobs. The business, owned by Indian giant Tata Motors, will now manufacture in-house engines for new Jaguar Land Rover

Halloween is ‘haram,’ declares Malaysia fatwa council

A Malaysian Islamic authority has banned Halloween celebration in a fatwa (religious edict), according to a local media report on Wednesday. The country’s National Fatwa Council slammed the spooky tradition as “Western,” deviating away from the teachings of Islam. “The

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which climbed from

Pakistan’s Malala donates $50,000 to Gaza schools

Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai has donated the entire sum she received from the World’s Children’s Prize to the reconstruction of schools in Gaza, UK’s The Guardian reported Wednsday. The Nobel peace prize winner made the $50,000 donation after receiving the prize

Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google

WASHINGTON: Lenovo has announced it has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a move strengthening the Chinese giant’s position in the smartphone market. The $2.9 billion deal, announced in January, ends Google’s brief ownership of the onetime mobile

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