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 11, 2015

Oil price drop wakeup call for producers, says IMF chief

The global slump in oil prices should be considered as a “splendid wakeup call” by energy-producing countries for restructuring their economies, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The price of oil has dropped by more than half

El Nino threatens 11 million children in Africa with hunger, disease: UN

Some 11 million children in eastern and southern Africa face hunger, disease and water shortages as a result of the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in decades, the United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Food and water shortages

Homeless out, world leaders in: Manila readies for APEC summit

The Philippines has swept 20,000 homeless from the streets, canceled hundreds of flights and declared public holidays in Manila to ensure a safe and efficient summit of 21 world leaders next week, officials say. Major streets in the usually chaotic

Massive protests to greet Modi in London

Human rights activists and several socioreligious forums are ready to stage huge protests at Downing Street and Wembley to mar the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A massive projection of Narendra Modi holding a sword in one hand

Oil giant Saudi Arabia submits carbon-curbing pledge

Oil export giant Saudi Arabia submitted its pledge on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a move observers hailed as a step in the right direction. In an action plan filed with the U.N. three weeks before a crucial climate

Syria’s swimming sisters find new home in German waters

Sarah and Ysra Mardini pull bathing caps over their long, black hair and slide into the water, disappearing among the throng of swimmers with powerful, practiced strokes. Two months ago the sisters were swimming for their lives, after jumping off

Iryani – The chemist the Yemenis lost

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The two most famous men in the history of modern Yemen are Ali Abdullah Saleh, the uneducated former president who attained governance via military power, and Dr Abdulkarim al-Iryani, the cultured diplomat who holds a PhD

Hysteria, conspiracy and blame – the politics of air disasters

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle If, as it now increasingly appears, a bomb took down the Russian airliner over Sinai, serious steps must be taken at a security, political and economic level. Overreaction is almost just as dangerous as doing nothing.

The revolving door of politics

Mahir Ali

By : Mahir Ali One of the questions Australian paramedics traditionally ask to check the mental acuity of patients who have suffered some kind of trauma is: “Who is the prime minister of Australia?” Many of them, according to a

A triumphant Erdogan should be careful what he wishes for

Dr. John C. Hulsman

By : Dr. John C. Hulsman Regular readers of this column know that I have never questioned the political skills of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. What he lacks in scruples at times, he tends to make up for

Make hay while the sun shines

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

By : Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg US President John F. Kennedy once said about timing economic reforms, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” In his 1962 address to the Congress when the United States was

Britain’s Emirati visitors deserve better treatment

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor I have always had great respect for British people. Ever since I bought a home in the serenely beautiful English countryside as a young man struggling to build my business, I have considered England

Saudi Arabia says will diversify oil economy to slow climate change

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude oil exporter, plans to diversify its economy to help combat climate change in a move that could reduce expected output of up to 130 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year by 2030, the

Libya army says 13 security personnel killed by ‘terrorists’

At least 13 members of Libya’s army were killed by “terrorist” violence on Tuesday in the east of the war-torn country, an army spokesman said. “Most of the soldiers were killed by landmines planted by terrorist organisations,” spokesman Miloud al-Zawi

Saudi Arabia sets new conditions for operating tower cranes

Construction companies that use tower cranes must get ground soil tested from a specialized laboratory before operating the heavy machinery, Saudi’s Civil Defense Department (CDD) said in a statement. “The companies should produce a certificate for soil test from an

Saudi King: Latin America shares Arab concerns on many issues

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has said on Tuesday that the opportunities for further strengthening economic ties among Arab and South American countries are promising. Inaugurating the 4th Arab and South American Summit at the King Abdulaziz International Conference

Degrees of 43 officials under scrutiny

The university degrees of some 43 senior government officials are being verified after the government departments refused to accept them without the attestation of the Ministry of Education. According to an informed source at the Ministry of Civil Service, the

More multistory buildings planned in Mina

The Shuaibain region of Mina has been selected to construct, on an experimental basis, multistory buildings to accommodate more pilgrims in the tent valley, where they stay at least four days during the peak Haj season, said Makkah Mayor Osama

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