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 22, 2015

Turkish flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey from New York was diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday. The plane landed safely and police were searching it using dogs trained in explosives, the Nova

Kerry to meet Israeli, Palestinian leaders on ending violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet next week with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the region to try to stop ongoing violence, although senior U.S. official insisted it was not a renewed effort to broker a peace accord.

Egyptians head to polls again to elect new parliament

Egyptians began voting Sunday across 13 of the country’s 27 provinces in the second phase of parliamentary elections after a low turnout marred the first stage in the absence of any strong opposition. The election is expected to elect lawmakers

Iran Guard simulates capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Thousands of paramilitary forces from the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Iran’s state media reported Saturday that the forces stormed and “liberated” a replica of the mosque

Appeal launched over deadly Qatar mall blaze

Qatar’s attorney general is to appeal against a court ruling to acquit several people, including a diplomat, over a shopping mall fire which left 19 dead, state media reported. Ali bin Fetais al-Marri is seeking a review of last month’s

Republican rivals blast Trump for Muslim database comments

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew criticism from White House rivals on Friday for saying he would implement a database to keep track of Muslims in the United States and require them to register in response to the attacks in

Palestinian man and woman shot dead by Israeli forces

A Palestinian man and woman were shot dead by Israeli forces in the West Bank on Sunday. A military statement said the woman had allegedly tried to stab an Israeli. It added that the attack occurred at a junction south

Six Russians killed in Mali hotel attack

Six Russians were killed in the hotel attack in Mali, the foreign ministry in Moscow said Saturday, saying that they worked for a cargo airline. “Among those who died were six citizens of our country,” the ministry said in a

Taliban hold minority Hazaras hostage for ‘stealing sheep’

Afghan Taliban militants on Saturday kidnapped at least seven members of the minority Shiite Hazara community after a dispute over sheep, local authorities said. Gunmen stopped three buses at dawn between Shah Joy and Qalat in the volatile Zabul province,

Turkish nationalists direct anti-Russia ire at wrong consulate

Dozens of Turkish nationalists staged an angry protest in Istanbul against Russia’s air campaign in Syria in Istanbul, chanting anti-Moscow slogans and throwing eggs in fury. The only problem was, they had picked the wrong consulate for their demonstration late

Muslim-majority Malaysia, Obama vow no safe haven for ISIS

President Barack Obama and his Malaysian host vowed Saturday to fight the “evil” and “hateful” ideology unleashed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, whose self-claimed attacks recently in France, Lebanon and Egypt have cast a grim

Putin says wants global anti-terrorism fight after 19 killed in Mali attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday global cooperation was need to confront terrorism in the wake of an extremist militant attack targeting foreigners in a luxury hotel in Mali that killed 19 people, six of which were Russian. Friday’s

Brussels manhunt for Paris fugitive continues

A Brussels manhunt continued on Sunday in search of suspected Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam, who was thought to be armed with a suicide belt. Belgium raised its terror alert on Saturday amid reports that Abdeslam was in the Brussels

KSA committed to Islamic education

Azzam Al-Dakhil

Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has reiterated his commitment to widen the scope of Islamic education. “We need to exert concerted efforts to review and discuss Islamic awareness which will help us in guiding our children onto the correct path for

Egypt’s top Muslim cleric says terrorism uses religion as front

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb

Egypt’s top Muslim cleric said on Saturday that terrorism was a disease that used religion as a front and it was wrong to blame Islam for crimes committed in its name like last week’s Paris attacks. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the

Turkey launches air strikes on PKK in Iraq and southeast Turkey

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant targets in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey on Friday night, the latest raids in a military campaign against the rebel group. The Turkish army said it hit 23 PKK targets, including shelters

Turkey-backed Syria rebels take two border villages from ISIS: report

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey and the United States have seized two villages from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants close to the Turkish border after fierce fighting, Turkish official media said on Sunday. The state-run Anatolia news

Britain’s Cameron sees U.N. resolution on Syria action as key moment

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the United Nations Security Council’s resolution to redouble action against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria was an important moment, strengthening his bid to start air strikes against the militant group

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