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 8, 2015

Berlin protesters, police clash near anti-migrant march

Police clashed Saturday with activists who took to the streets of Berlin to shout down thousands of anti-migrant demonstrators protesting against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy. More than 40 people were arrested and one officer was lightly wounded, police

Boko Haram suicide bombing kills two in Chad

A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad on Sunday killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N’Djamena said. “The two women suicide bombers and two civilians

Knife, car attacks in west bank wound 5, attackers shot

A car-ramming attack and a stabbing wounded five Israelis in the West Bank on Sunday while the two alleged assailants were shot, authorities said, the latest in a weeks-long wave of violence. In the first incident, a Palestinian rammed a

Iran plans to be ‘actively present’ in next Syria peace talks

Iran will attend the next round of Syria peace talks, a top advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, a week after Tehran threatened to withdraw from the process. World and regional powers including

Lufthansa strike grounds over 500 flights

German airline Lufthansa said it canceled 520 flights on Saturday, leaving 58,000 passengers grounded as cabin staff kept up a strike in a long-running battle over cost cuts. While all domestic and European flights from Frankfurt and Duesseldorf were scrapped,

Why don’t Saudi graduates have the skills necessary for employment?

Khaled Almaeena

By : Khaled Almaeena A knowledge-based society is pivotal for the sustainable growth of our economy. Dr. Asmaa Al-Fadala Director of Research at the Qatar-based World Innovation Summit for Education stressed the role that education plays in economic development. According

No one falls on his sword anymore: The ghosts of Iraq, again

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem ‘Finally, he [Brutus] spoke to Volumnius himself in Greek, reminding him of their student life, and begged him to grasp his sword with him and help him drive home the blow. And when Volumnius refused, and

VW action plan

Adel Murad

By : Adel Murad Volkswagen Group (VW) posted a third quarter operating loss of 3.84 billion euros ($3.84 billion) compared to 3.3 billion euros profit for same period a year ago. The rigging of diesel emission tests accounted for 6.7

Reviving interfaith and intercultural dialogue

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany The Saudi Council of Ministers recently directed its National Committee to follow up on King Abdullah’s initiatives for dialogue among followers of various religions and cultures. It is heartening to finally hear about a positive contribution

Preserving Jeddah’s history

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh

By : Rasheed Abou-Alsamh I was alarmed by the news item that this newspaper carried on Thursday saying that 30 buildings in the old part of Jeddah are on the verge of collapse. What were even more worrying were the

The fog of opinion polls

M.J. Akbar

By : M.J. Akbar May I make a fervent plea to the Indian Election Commission for some immediate electoral reform? This prayer is placed before the Commission rather than Parliament because it is within their remit to make this change.

Achieving development goals

Yukiya Amano

By : Yukiya Amano The just-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and foster prosperity for all by 2030 — are certainly ambitious. If they are to be realized, the world’s poorest countries

The Stability of Iraqi Kurdistan is Pivotal for Regional Security

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya It is clear that the main reason behind the current instability in Iraq is the 2003 US occupation that happened in the aftermath of 9/11. It marked the beginning of a new era for the people

IISR girls shine at educational exhibition

Girls of International Indian School-Riyadh (IISR) organized a business exhibition at their campus with great enthusiasm to enable themselves under school guidance to produce work as entrepreneurs and collaborate with industry. The event, titled “IISR Girls Business Expo,” was inaugurated

Berlin protesters, police clash near anti-migrant march

Police clashed on Saturday with activists who took to the streets of Berlin to shout down anti-migrant marchers of the populist-nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD). At least 10 supporters of the migrants were arrested, an AFP journalist at the scene

80% private schools face the stick over Saudization

Around 80 percent of private schools in the Kingdom face the threat of being shut down during the next 18 months for not meeting the Saudization criteria, an official was quoted as saying by local media on Saturday. “Schools are

Iran-Europe relations ‘enter determining stage’

Relations between Iran and the European Union are at a “determining stage” after Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers in July, European Parliament chief Martin Schulz said on Saturday. “We are now at the implementation stage of this agreement

Warner, Burns set records

It took one Test for David Warner and Joe Burns to be confirmed as Australia’s opening combination, as the pair set a record with two century partnerships in the first Test against New Zealand to change the complexion of the

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