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 2015

UK takes steps to mend crucial ties

Days after Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, the Saudi ambassador to Britain, wrote a powerful piece in The Telegraph voicing concern at the way Saudi Arabia was being lectured and treated in Britain, David Cameron’s government has taken several measures to

U.N. staff fired over child porn, death threats and transporting drugs

Four U.N. employees have been fired for storing child pornography on their U.N. computers, while another was sacked for transporting marijuana in a U.N. vehicle and another for threatening to kill a U.N. mission head, according to a U.N. management

George Bush says Jeb should ‘stop defending’ him

Former President George W. Bush believes his brother Jeb should stop defending the White House decisions the elder Bush made, and he is seeking to reassure jittery supporters about the health of Jeb’s campaign, according to sources. Some of Jeb

Riyadh hopes Iran quits ‘aggressive policies’

Saudi Arabia hopes Iran will use the financial proceeds it secures after sanctions are lifted after its nuclear deal with world powers to develop its economy rather than for “aggressive policies,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a security conference

U.S. recognizes dangers in Syria ground operation

The decision to send U.S. special forces to Syria is part of a strategy to enable local forces to defeat ISIS but it will put U.S. forces in harm’s way, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday. “Our role

Libya U.N. envoy to be replaced by German official

The United Nations Security Council on Friday approved the appointment of German U.N. official Martin Kobler as the new U.N. special envoy to Libya, said diplomats, though it was unclear when he would take over mediating stalled peace talks. U.N.

ISIS beheads four Iraqi Kurds in ‘revenge’ video

ISIS beheaded four Iraqi Kurdish fighters following a joint raid with American special forces against the militants, according to a video posted online. The U.S.-Kurdish operation last week, which freed some 70 people from an ISIS prison, deepened American involvement

Modern radicalism has ‘no boundaries,’ says Tunisian foreign minister

The foreign minister of Tunisia – which has seen thousands of its youth join extremist groups in Syria and elsewhere – said on Friday that unlike the past, modern terrorism has “no boundaries.” “We did not overcome the threat because

Australia reportedly mulls sending refugees to Kyrgyzstan

Australia’s government refused to comment on a report Saturday that said it was considering resettling refugees it currently houses on two Pacific islands in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan. Canberra has made no secret of the fact it is

Turkey has ‘killed 2,000 militants’ at home and abroad

Turkey has killed around 2,000 militants in recent operations inside and outside its borders and the operations will continue, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “Now 2,000 terrorists have been killed inside and outside of the country,” Erdogan said in

Egypt turnout 21.7% in first round run-off

The first round run-off in Egypt’s parliamentary election produced a turnout of 21.7 percent, officials announced Friday, reflecting disinterest in a vote held in the absence of any strong opposition. The tally for voting Tuesday and Wednesday, announced by the

Palestinian baby dies from Israeli army tear gas

An eight-month-old Palestinian boy died Friday after being exposed to tear gas fired by the Israeli army near his West Bank home, a spokesman for the Palestinian health ministry told AFP. He said the baby, Ramadan Thawabteh, died after the

Obama to send ground troops to Syria

President Barack Obama has authorized the first sustained deployment of special forces to Syria, the White House said Friday, relenting on a long-standing refusal to put US boots on the ground. Obama okayed a deployment of “fewer than 50” special

Iran confirms death penalty for Sunni preacher

Iran’s supreme court this week confirmed the death penalty of a Sunni preacher arrested in 2009, according to Al Arabiya News Channel. The court issued the final verdict for Shahram Ahmadi, who was first charged in 2012, on Oct. 25.

No deal on Assad’s fate at Vienna talks

The US, Russia and more than a dozen other nations directed the UN to start a new diplomatic process between Syria’s government and opposition groups with the goal of reaching a nationwide cease-fire and political transition — but without an

U.N. warns of dire food situation in Yemen’s Taiz

The U.N. World Food Program on Friday appealed for safe access to the Yemeni city of Taiz, saying that fighting between warring factions had blocked food supplies and left thousands of people in extreme hunger. The last U.N. food aid

Baghdad probing deadly attack on Iran opposition camp

Iraqi security forces are investigating a rocket attack on a camp housing a dissident Iranian organization which the exiled group said killed more than 20 people, a spokesman said Friday. “The investigation is under way,” joint operations command spokesman Yahya

Missing Russian plane ‘crashes’ in Egypt’s Sinai

A Russian civilian plane carrying 224 people crashed in Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian Prime Minister said, amid earlier conflicting reports that the plane was safely continuing its journey. Egyptian air traffic control lost contact with the Airbus A-321, operated

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