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 9, 2015

Al-Assaf: Arab, South America hold huge trade potential

Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said here on Sunday that there is a strong need to intensify trade cooperation between the Arab and South American countries in view of the promising opportunities available in these countries. The minister was addressing more

China’s trade surplus rises 36% to record $61.64bn

China recorded its highest trade surplus on record last month, official data showed Sunday, as plunging imports highlighted the country’s continued struggle to boost domestic demand and prop up sagging growth. The disappointing figures show how Beijing is struggling to

Saudi doctor performs complex heart surgery live on air in Dubai

A Saudi doctor has successfully performed a complex open-heart surgery live on air, while it was being broadcast live from the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The surgery was performed on a 60-year-old patient whose

KSA plans center modeled on Korea’s creative economy concept

Koh, Kyeongmo

It looks like a modern-day library with people glued to their laptop screens in a big hall. There are glass cubicles where groups of people are engaged in animated discussions. The first floor looks more occupied but not even a

Makkah’s minibus drivers hit hard by transport ban

More than 200 Saudi minibus drivers in Makkah have called on the authorities to lift a decision banning them from transporting passengers, including pilgrims, considering their poor financial condition. They said the ban has hit them hard because they have

Doctors, accountants among 7,500 stopped while fleeing kingdom

Around 7,566 people including doctors and accountants were arrested for trying to escape the Kingdom across borders during 1436H, after not being able to settle debts or due to criminal cases against them or problems with their sponsors. They are

‘Lady Al-Qaeda’ says she was brainwashed

A woman terror convict is repenting that she made the wrong decision of joining the Al-Qaeda terror group, which, she said, always misled and brainwashed her with false propaganda. “The Saudi judicial authorities actually showed leniency in my case. I

Largest residential project in Jubail set to be launched

Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY), will open on Saturday the housing ownership program 2015 for the staff of Jubail Industrial City. The ceremony, to be held at the

Rwanda president warns of genocide in crisis-hit Burundi

Rwandan President Paul Kagame implored neighboring Burundi to avoid the ethnic violence that ended in genocide in his country in 1994, in an emotional speech that was shared on social media on Sunday. Regional and world powers have grown increasingly

Apple defeats U.S. class action lawsuit over bag searches

Apple Inc defeated a U.S. class action lawsuit brought by Apple retail workers over bag search practices at the company’s California brick and mortar outlets, according to a court ruling on Saturday. The decision, from U.S. District Judge William Alsup

NATO ponders future of Afghan mission as fatigue, frustration mount

NATO partners are considering ways of beefing up their training and assistance mission in Afghanistan as concern grows over the ability of local forces to fight an escalating insurgency by Taliban militants, according to officials in Brussels and Kabul. The

Emirates reviewing airport procedures in Egypt

The Mideast’s biggest airline says it is reviewing security procedures in Egypt but remains committed to flying there as suspicions grow that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula. Emirates airline President Tim Clark told reporters

Two dead, 28 missing as recovery proceeds near burst Brazil dams

Brazilian authorities early on Sunday confirmed a second death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. As many as 28 people are still missing after

Berlusconi lashes out against EU at Northern League protest

Italy’s billionaire former leader Silvio Berlusconi lashed out at the European Union on Sunday as he appealed to the populist right and called for “less Europe” at a Northern League demonstration. The 79-year-old controversial politician — whose Forza Italia party

Western countries haven’t helped in terror war: Egypt

Egypt’s foreign minister complained on Saturday that Western governments had not sufficiently helped Egypt in its war on terrorism and had not shared relevant intelligence with Cairo regarding the Russian airplane that crashed last week in the Sinai, killing all

Communal forces shown the door in key India elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ruling Hindu nationalist party bit the dust in the bitterly fought Bihar elections. As the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad duo led the Grand Alliance on Sunday to a historic, thumping two-thirds majority, even reviving its junior

Crane crash probe enters final stage

Investigators of the Grand Mosque crane crash have achieved a major breakthrough and those responsible for the incident will be put on trial, local media reported on Sunday. Among those questioned were engineers and project managers. The engineering department of

KSA signs tourism pact with Serbia

The Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Serbia for cooperation in cultural heritage promotion as well as tourism. The MoU was signed in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, by Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the

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