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 20, 2015

Global efforts needed to combat corruption – Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil

Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil

There is a pressing need for global efforts to combat corruption that would allow for sustainable development, the head of Saudi Arabia’s trade delegation said here after returning from the G-20 meeting in Turkey. Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, president of the

Obama says Assad must go to end Syria civil war

US President Barack Obama on Thursday said Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar Al-Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections. “I do not foresee a situation in which we can

U.S. set to release Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel

Former spy Jonathan Pollard is set to be released from a federal prison in North Carolina on Friday, 30 years after he was caught selling American intelligence secrets to Israel. But he’ll be on a short leash as he rebuilds

FBI director says no credible threat of Paris-type attack in U.S.

FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday there was no credible threat of an attack on U.S. soil similar to the ones last week in Paris and that his agency had taken terrorism investigations “up a notch.” Comey and Attorney

France warns EU to ‘take responsibility’

Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe’s migrant crisis to “slip in” unnoticed, the French premier said on Thursday, warning the EU needed to “take responsibility” over border controls. Manuel Valls said the EU’s cherished

Three killed in Mali hotel attack, 170 taken hostage

Mali Attack

At least three people have been killed after Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel packed with foreigners in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday, taking 170 hostages, a military official told the Associated Press. Three of seven Turkish Airlines staff members

Israeli cop who beat U.S.-Palestinian teen gets community service

The United States said on Thursday it was “disappointed” that an Israeli riot policeman was sentenced to community service, and not prison, for beating an American teenager of Palestinian descent last year, saying there was clear evidence excessive force was

U.N. committee condemns Iranian intervention in Syria war

The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee on Thursday adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution condemning Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria, a decision that the Syrian and Iranian delegations rejected as unhelpful and unjustified. The non-binding resolution, authored by Saudi Arabia

Moroccan King to visit France’s Hollande for security talks

French President Francois Hollande is set to receive Morocco’s King Mohammed VI of on Friday afternoon in Pairs, the French Presidency said in a statement on Thursday according to Morocco World News. The meeting is set to take place in

U.N. votes to condemn Syria over rights violations

A U.N. General Assembly committee strongly condemned human rights violations in Syria’s nearly five-year war on Thursday and said perpetrators of war crimes should face trial. A resolution presented by Saudi Arabia was adopted by a vote of 115 to

No Mercy for the School Carnage Convicts in Pakistan

Pakistan’s prime minister rejected appeals by four militants sentenced to death in the Peshawar school massacre, saying Thursday that those behind the country’s deadliest-ever terror attack deserved “no mercy.” With the anniversary of the Dec. 16, 2014 attack approaching, Prime

Home of female suicide bomber ‘who didn’t the read Quran’ raided

French police investigating the Paris attacks on Thursday raided the home of the mother of a woman believed to have blown herself up during a massive police operation this week. Two people died in Wednesday’s seven-hour police siege targeting a

Nigeria’s Boko Haram kills 49 in suicide bombings

The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy sugar cane. At least 34 people were killed and another 80 wounded in Yola, a town packed with refugees from

Kuwait busts cell working to back, finance ISIS

Kuwait has captured a cell working to finance and promote ISIS, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Thursday. KUNA said the cell planned to transfer arms – purchased in Ukraine, through Turkey. The arms included rockets. It also

French U.N. draft calls for ‘all necessary measures’ to fight ISIS

France urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to authorize countries to “take all necessary measures” to fight ISIS after the jihadists claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. A draft resolution presented to the 15-member council called on U.N. member

Meeting scheduled to unite Syria opposition in Saudi

A meeting has been scheduled in Saudi Arabia to bring together moderate Syrian opposition groups, in an attempt to present them as a united front in future negotiations, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported on Thursday. The correspondent learned from

Serbia, Macedonia limit entry of refugees by nationality: UNHCR

Serbia and Macedonia, which lie on the main migrant route to northern Europe, have begun restricting the entry of refugees to just those from certain countries, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. “Since yesterday afternoon Serbian authorities allow into the

Rain disaster: King seeks urgent report

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has directed the authorities concerned to prepare a detailed and urgent report on the rain-related destruction in Jeddah. This was revealed by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Wednesday. He said he

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