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 10, 2015

India’s PM urged to engage rivals after state poll drubbing

Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to reverse course and engage with opposition leaders if he is to salvage his economic reform program, senior aides said on Monday, after he suffered a humiliating state election defeat. Modi’s nationalist Bharatiya

Maggi back on Indian shelves after five months

Nestle’s hugely popular Maggi noodles returned to shelves in India on Monday five months after the government banned them saying lead levels were too high. “We are delighted to announce that your beloved Maggi noodles is back. The roll out

Sri Lanka minister quits over arms scandal

Tilak Marapana

Sri Lanka’s police minister resigned on Monday following allegations he tried to shield a private security firm under investigation for gun running and money laundering. Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana said he quit to protect the government of Prime

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army said on Tuesday. The raids targeted a suspected Hamas network in Qalqilya, a town just over the Green

Iran judiciary chief hits back at Rowhani

Iran’s judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani reacted sharply on Monday to comments by President Hassan Rowhani in which he appeared to criticise both the judiciary and some local media. The media benefits from “a permanent security margin… so that not

SAMA chief: Saudi banks have plenty of cash

Fahad Al-Mubarak

Saudi commercial banks have plenty of cash, Saudi central bank governor Fahad Al-Mubarak said on Monday. Mubarak told Saudi-owned Ekhbariya Television that the increase in money rates, which he described as “slight”, was due to expectations for higher US interest

Moditva — India’s bane

Seema Sengupta

By : Seema Sengupta Even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sermonized African heads of state, gathered in New Delhi for the third India-Africa Forum Summit, on the urgent necessity of shaping 21st century by harmonizing the sociocultural mosaic and

Is a new Syria chemical weapons massacre looming?

Brooklyn Middleton

By : Brooklyn Middleton Reports that ISIS used mustard gas in a recent attack underscores the looming threat of another major chemical weapon massacre in Syria. Since the U.S. and Russia-backed chemical weapons deal with the Syrian government – that

Save Egypt

Jamal Khashoggi

By : Jamal Khashoggi It is out of love for Egypt that we call for an end to restrictions on the only influential Arab media – Saudi or Saudi-backed outlets – when covering developments there. I do not expect an

Resolving the Russian plane crisis

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed A campaign by Egyptian officials and media figures in response to recent precautionary measures taken by western countries, including the suspension of flights and evacuating tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh, won’t impact any official government decisions made

Turkey: A junction of conflicts

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya Turkey went to the ballot boxes again on Nov. 1 following to the government’s failure to form a coalition following the June elections. Even though a very short amount of time had passed since the last

A much-needed defeat

Bikram Vohra

By : Bikram Vohra The trouble with the Grand Alliance is that when the hurly-burly is done and the garlands binned, it is as strong as its weakest link, and really not that grand. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is

Egypt can’t blame everyone else

H.A. Hellyer

By : H.A. Hellyer Cairo has not had the best of weeks. It was supposed to be a showcase week – Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, had his official visit scheduled to the UK. It was supposed to be a

India: Say it isn’t so!

Hussein Shobokshi

By : Hussein Shobokshi WHAT is going on in India? Has the land of acceptance and diversity become intolerant? It sure seems that way from reading the aggressive comments in response to the Bollywood film megastar Shah Rukh Khan when

Maldives foreign minister says state of emergency may be lifted early

The foreign minister of the Maldives said Monday that a monthlong state of emergency declared by the president last week may be lifted early. Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon said by phone from the Maldives’ capital, Male, that the emergency was

Saudi King meets with Italian PM Matteo Renzi

Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud helds talks with Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Renzi underscored his

Rapprochement with Latin America ‘isolates Iran’

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab countries’ rapprochement with South American countries will increase Iran’s isolation in the world ahead of a Latin America-Arab world summit in Riyadh on Tuesday. Prior to the Summit of the Arab and South

Saudi Arabia sees drastic drop in illegal Hajj pilgrims

The percentage of illegal pilgrims has dropped to 10 percent this year from 78 percent last year, according to Emir of Makkah region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is the chairman of the Central Hajj Committee. The emir attributed this huge

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