Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Daily Archives: November 16, 2015

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli troops demolishing homes

Two Palestinians were killed on Monday by Israeli soldiers who came to destroy the home of another Palestinian at Qalandiya in the West Bank, Palestinian hospital officials said. The Israeli army had reported that troops had “hit” three Palestinians in

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: Coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead

Myanmar president vows smooth handover after Suu Kyi poll win

Myanmar’s President Thein Sein on Sunday said historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party were the consequence of his government’s reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power. The former junta general, who shed

French Embassy: Schengen visa processing continues

Schengen visa application process continues as normal, an official from the Consulate General of France in Jeddah told Saudi Gazette on Sunday, allaying concerns that the French authorities will suspend visa processing in the wake of the Paris attacks. The

The Vienna plan for Syria: Fighting terrorism with politics

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham Momentum is the theme chosen for the second Vienna meeting to address the Syrian crisis. With the participation of the five U.N. Security Council permanent member states, major regional powers, and with Russian-American leadership that the

Friday 13th: the price France had to pay for doing what’s right!

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas Paris will never be the same after last night, and as the French mourn their dead – and we all mourn with them – the reality is that Friday 13 November will inevitably leave a

Shocking, senseless and cowardly Paris attacks

Grand Mufti Shawki Allam

By : Grand Mufti Shawki Allam I was as shocked as any sensible human being would have been when I learned about the senseless, heinous, appalling and cowardly act that took place in Paris this week. This attack is shocking,

Is ISIS now stronger than ever?

Brooklyn Middleton

By : Brooklyn Middleton The highly sophisticated terrorist attacks, which saw multiple suicide bombers armed with AK47s strike six sites in Paris and indiscriminately massacre over 100 civilians, likely will trigger concerns that ISIS militant group is stronger than ever.

Beirut-Paris double standard?

Facebook has been criticized for its decision to introduce its “safety check” feature for the attacks in Paris, but not after bomb blasts in Beirut a day earlier. Critics of the site accused it of valuing the lives of Western

ISIS-linked Syrian commander killed by rival faction

The leader of a militant Syrian faction that had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group was killed on Sunday in a suicide attack by rival extremists, a monitoring group said. “Abu Ali al-Baridi, head

Libya groups clash with ISIS in eastern city

Gunmen including militant fighters battled extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on Sunday south of Libya’s eastern coastal city of Derna, media and ISIS said. Reports of the clashes come a day after the Pentagon

Saudi king at G20: World must get rid of terrorist evil

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s address at the G20 summit discussed the urgency to “rid the world of its evil” in the fight against terrorism, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. Head of the Saudi delegation to the summit that

Paris identifies second ISIS suicide bomber

The body of a second suicide bomber involved in the Paris attacks has been identified, sources close to the investigation said Sunday, although it was unclear whether he was French or Belgian. Both sources said he was one of three

Israel approves ‘last’ round of Ethiopian immigration

The Israeli government on Sunday approved a proposal to allow the immigration of thousands of Ethiopians claiming Jewish descent, two years after saying that none remained there. “Today we’ve made an important decision, to bring here the last descendants of

French jets pound ISIS stronghold in Syria

French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stronghold in Raqqa just two days after the group claimed coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people,

U.S. delivers ammunition to Syrian Arab fighters battling ISIS

The United States has carried out a fresh delivery of ammunition to fighters from the Syrian Arab Coalition battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Syria, pushing ahead with a strategy that initially unnerved ally Turkey, a

Paris attacks: an international joint venture in violence

Early leads in the investigation into the deadly Paris attacks point to the likelihood of a team led by French nationals, based in Belgium, and which may have used a refugee route from Syria via Greece to link up for

Scenes of panic in false alarm in central Paris after attacks

Hundreds of people were ordered by armed police to evacuate a gathering at Paris’ Place de la Republique, an Al Arabiya News correspondent reported. Witnesses at the scene said a suspicious package prompted the evacuation but Al Arabiya News Channel

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