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 13, 2015

Protests erupt as Modi visits Britain

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a visit to Britain on Thursday expected to yield trade deals worth billions of dollars, but his arrival was overshadowed by protests over a perceived rise in intolerance back home. Bruised by his Hindu

Suicide bomber kills 12 at funeral in Baghdad

A suicide bomber killed at least 12 people at a Shiite funeral in a mosque in the Iraqi capital on Friday, security and medical officials said. The attack in the Al-Ashara al-Mubashareen mosque in the Amil area of south Baghdad

Syrian army captures village in Aleppo province

Syrian government forces captured the village of Tel Hadya in the northern province of Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group and state media said, in the latest territorial gains against insurgents in the area. Syrian state TV reported the capture

Kerry in Tunis to show ‘support for its democracy’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tunis on Friday to take part in a strategic dialogue aimed at bolstering political and economic ties with the North African nation. Kerry will be meeting members of the National Dialogue Quartet,

Turkish forces clash with Kurdish militants in southeast, 12 killed

Turkish security forces killed 11 Kurdish militants in clashes near the borders with Syria and Iraq, while one soldier was killed in a firefight elsewhere in southeast Turkey, state authorities said on Friday. Violence has wracked the mainly Kurdish region

Palestinian dies of wounds in Hebron clash

A Palestinian teenager shot by troops during clashes on Thursday in the West Bank city of Hebron died of his injuries on Friday, a Palestinian hospital official said. Mahmud Shalaldeh, 18, was shot and wounded after the funeral of a

Obama calls Myanmar president, endorses election as Suu Kyi eyes majority

U.S. President Barack Obama called Myanmar leader Thein Sein to congratulate him on Thursday on the staging of a historic general election, in which democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi trounced the ruling camp. Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for

Money will buy Israel weapons but not security

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg If proof was required that personal antipathies are secondary to political interests in the world of diplomacy, it was amply provided in the meeting on Monday between U.S. President Barak Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

Trudeau provides hope, dignity and warmth to Canadians

Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan

By : Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan The federal election of October brought a new government to Canada in November. It also provided new hope to Canadians who had been disillusioned by the Conservative government’s 10 years in power. Desperate for

Baghdad is the secret to ISIS victory

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has controlled the city of Ramadi since May. It seized the city center after Iraqi troops fled. The assault included suicide bombings – 18 suicide car bombs reportedly

Saving Europe

Kemal Derviş

By : Kemal Derviş Informal discussions on the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union are now underway. With a referendum on the UK’s continued EU membership set to take place before the end of 2017, the talks are the

Rewriting Mideast history and geography at Republican debate

Joyce Karam

By : Joyce Karam “Russia flies in that zone at the invitation of Iraq…so, when you think it’s going to be a good idea to have a no fly zone over Iraq, realize that means you are saying we are

KSA fascinates Brazilians

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh

By : Rasheed Abou-Alsamh Invited to cover the ASPA Summit here in Riyadh by the Saudi Embassy in Brasilia, I managed to invite a team from Rede Globo, the largest television network in Brazil, to accompany me to the Kingdom.

Is Sisi’s approach to governance helping Egypt?

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seems to believe he has been authorized by Egyptians to rule exclusively, and that we must keep out of politics until he has accomplished his mission. Egypt is facing numerous challenges, but

Cameras in cockpits

Abdulateef Al-Mulhim

By : Abdulateef Al-Mulhim We all are still reeling from the impact of the tragedy of the Russian airliner, which crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh killing all 224 people

Is it Modi’s Waterloo?

Rajeev Sharma

By : Rajeev Sharma So, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has just faced a humiliating defeat in the crucial elections to the Bihar assembly. But then why the post-Bihar political narrative in India has been focused on

EU leaders agree to hold summit with Turkey

EU leaders have agreed to hold a summit with Turkey before the end of this year, officials said Thursday, clearing the way for fresh talks aimed at securing Ankara’s help to resolve the migration crisis. “It was decided that there

Attempt to smuggle alcohol disguised as softdrink foiled

Customs officials at Al-Batha border entry point foiled an attempt to smuggle alcohol into the country in Pepsi cans. A smuggler tried to carry nearly 48,000 cans of beers disguised as Pepsi cans into Saudi Arabia over the Al-Batha border

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