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: November 2, 2015

Water crisis hits 5 Jeddah districts

NWC: Pumping stopped due to technical glitch Five neighborhoods in Jeddah have been suffering from an acute shortage of water for the past three days due to technical glitches at the pumping station, Makkah daily reported on Sunday. Bandar Al-Musfir,

3 stranded workers struggling to obtain exit visas

Three Indian workers who got stranded in the Kingdom after fleeing their employer in the Eastern Province are still struggling to obtain exit visas to return home. The workers said they stopped work at the factory and fled after being

Saher cameras not to be hidden any more: Police

The Saher cameras will not be concealed any more, an official of the directorate general of traffic said. Saher cameras are an automated system for the management of traffic and it covers major cities in the Kingdom. The official, who

What brought down the Russian jet in Egypt?

Dr. Theodore Karasik

By : Dr. Theodore Karasik The tragic crash of Russian airliner Kolavia/Metrojet’s Flight 9268, an Airbus A321-200, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in southern Arish killing 224 people illuminates key security and economic issues. The site is spread over nearly 20

Only fifty U.S. military personnel in Syria!

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and similar groups have an army of more than 30,000 fighters in Syria. The Iranians say they are managing 100,000 fighters of different nationalities, while the Russians have

Behind a politician’s lust for power

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi

By : Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi There are key moments that determine the path of a politician and the future of a state. Once a politician sees one of these moments, he is guaranteed not only a place in history but

British base coming up in Bahrain

Construction work has begun in Bahrain to build Britain’s first permanent military base in the Middle East since 1971, amid security threats in the region, Bahrain’s state media reported Sunday. “The ground-breaking ceremony for the establishment of the marine facilities

Slouching towards the abyss

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem “The best lack all conviction, while the worst. Are full of passionate intensity” – William Butler Yeats The decision by President Obama to deploy less than fifty American Special Operation forces to Kurdish controlled Northern Syria

Iraq parliament bars govt from passing reforms

Iraq’s parliament voted on Monday to bar the government from passing key reforms without its approval in an effort to restrict Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, parliamentarians said. The chamber took the step after Abadi unilaterally passed reforms in August it

Palestinian killed after ‘attack on Israeli soldier’

A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a border crossing in the northern West Bank on Monday and was shot dead by the army, Israeli police said. A second Palestinian, allegedly an accomplice, was arrested, according to police.

ISIS claims murders of Syrian activists in Turkey

The ISIS militant group on Sunday posted a video claiming responsibility for the brutal murders of a Syrian anti-ISIS activist and his friend in southern Turkey last week. The video posted online said ISIS “slaughtered” Ibrahim Abdul Qader, 20, and

Prince Charles tours down under amid union flag debate

Britain’s Prince Charles Wednesday launches a potentially awkward tour Down Under, where New Zealand’s premier is pushing to drop the Union Jack from the flag and Australia’s new leader is a staunch republican. Charles and wife Camilla arrive in Wellington

Doha opens Labor City for 70,000

Qatar officially opened the country’s biggest workers’ accommodation camp on Sunday, with enough space to house almost 70,000 laborers. “Labor City” which also contains two police stations, Qatar’s second largest mosque and cost some $825 million to build, will house

U.N. body calls detention of Malaysia’s Anwar ‘arbitrary’

Anwar Ibrahim

A U.N. body has determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed illegally and called for his immediate release, according to a copy of the opinion released Monday by his family. Anwar, 68, was jailed in February

Erdogan says election win ‘was vote for stability’

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday’s election result, in which the AK Party he founded regained its majority, showed that the nation had chosen to protect an environment of stability and confidence. The conservative Islamic-rooted party gained 49.4 percent of

Egypt plane crash victims flown back to Russia

A plane carrying the remains of scores of people killed when a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt landed in Saint-Petersburg early on Monday, an Agence France-Presse correspondent at the scene said. The plane, the first to bring back the bodies

Al-Qaeda urges fight against West and Russia

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on supporters to band together to confront the threat from the West and Russia in Syria and Iraq, the latest recording suggesting greater unity between al-Qaeda and ISIS. “The Americans, Russians, Iranians, Alawites, and Hezbollah

Jawazat wraps up Haj services; bids farewell to 1,377,708 pilgrims

The department of passports (Jawazat) announced on Sunday that it has wrapped up its Haj services which focused on serving the pilgrims on arrival and departure through the Kingdom’s airports, seaports and land border points. A local daily quoted the

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