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 5, 2015

Exhibition focuses on Kashmiris’ right to self-determination

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a seminar and photographic exhibition here Monday to highlight the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. The event was held in cooperation with the Kashmir Committee Jeddah and the Pakistan consulate. The

Finland seeks long-term partnerships with KSA

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka said that her country is very keen to have long-term partnerships with the Saudis in the sectors of education, health and clean-tech. The minister arrived here Monday, leading a high-level business

Eyeing the Dark Continent

Rajeev Sharma

By : Rajeev Sharma Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have been found wanting in a host of areas relating to domestic politics and economy. However, his track record in foreign policy has been far better, though his detractors would

Iran’s hardliners to Obama: Our house, our rules

Joyce Karam

By : Joyce Karam Following the nuclear deal with Iran last July, there was a sense of hope in Washington and Western capitals that the three-decades-old animosity between Tehran and the United States would dissipate, and that the moderate camp

The Syrian conflict, ISIS and Russian Muslims

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova More than 20 million Muslims live in Russia, representing some 15 percent of the population. Several regions of the country are predominantly Muslim, such as the Caucasus republics, whose population is over 90 percent Muslim. Islam

There can be no peace without justice in Syria

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim The United States, European countries, Russia, Iran and Arab states met in Vienna last week to try to resolve the Syrian conflict. Predictably they failed to reach an agreement, but the meeting was reportedly not

Canada’s PM Trudeau reveals diverse gender-equal cabinet

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau named a young, ethnically diverse and gender-equal Cabinet on Wednesday as he was sworn into office as Canada’s 23rd prime minister, marking the end of nearly a decade of Conservative rule. Trudeau, 43, kicked off his

U.S. officials: Israel wants up to $5 billion in annual military aid

Israel has made an initial request for its annual U.S. defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017, U.S. congressional sources said on

Russia reportedly sends missile systems to Syria

Ukraine Plane Missile

Russia has sent missile systems to Syria to protect its military forces there, the head of Russia’s air force said on Thursday. Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to attack

Saudi woman elected as UN urbanization adviser

Lama Al-Ghalib Alsharif

A Saudi woman has been elected onto the United Nations Habitat Youth Advisory Board for two years as an adviser on the Future Saudi Cities Program. Lama Al-Ghalib Alsharif is the only representative from the Gulf on the board, according

‘Operational intifada leadership’ urged by Hamas

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on all Palestinian groups to form a unified leadership of the current wave of violence against Israel, which he called an intifada, or uprising. Speaking by video-link from Qatar, the head of the Islamist

Neutral venue agreed

The timely intervention of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman helped move the venue of a crucial World Cup qualifying match between Saudi Arabia and Palestine to a neutral venue. The deputy crown prince called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and

Saudi U.N. envoy optimistic about Yemen talks

The Saudi ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday he was optimistic that a new round of peace talks for Yemen will get off the ground this month after many weeks of preparation. U.N. envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

Wife, lover executed for husband’s murder

A Syrian woman and her lover, a fellow national, have been executed for the murder of her Saudi husband, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said Amani Abdul Rahman Khaled Al-Dhaheek, the wife, and

Pentagon welcomes advance by ISIS-fighting allies in Syria

A coalition including Syrian Arab groups regained a swath of territory in northeastern Syria from ISIS militants, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday, calling it an encouraging success. The fighters, who are from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its

Cultural Personality of the Year Award presented to Prince Khaled

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and emir of Makkah province, was presented the Cultural Personality of the Year award during the inauguration of the 34th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair on Wednesday,

Evidence point to ‘ISIS bomb’ in Russian plane crash

Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the likely cause of Saturday’s crash of a Russian Metrojet airliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, U.S. and European security sources said on Wednesday.

Israel frees former hunger strike Palestinian

Israeli authorities said late on Wednesday they had freed a Palestinian detainee who survived a two-month hunger strike, after holding him for a year without trial in a case that sharpened tensions in the West Bank. “Mohammed Allan has just

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