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 25, 2015

Moscow Moves Warship Off Syria Coast

Moscow Moves Warship Off Syria Coast To ‘Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes’ Moscow plans to suspend military cooperation with Ankara after the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish air forces, Russian General Staff representatives said on Tuesday. Further

Oil prices turn higher as diplomats seek to ease Middle East tensions

Oil prices have turned higher in Asia on Wednesday as diplomats tried to ease geopolitical tensions sparked by Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border. But the global crude supply glut capped gains ahead of

Qatar and Mexico sign aviation deal during emir’s visit

Mexico and Qatar signed an agreement on Tuesday to establish commercial flights between their capitals as the Gulf monarchy’s ruler visited the Latin American nation. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hosted Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at

Rebels kill Russian pilot, down chopper in Syria

One Russian pilot of a warplane downed by Turkey over Syria on Tuesday was killed by rebels and the second is missing after they both parachuted, rebel and opposition sources said. A Russian helicopter was also blown up by rebels

Partnership program helps disabled children

The King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Center for Disabled Children in Jeddah has recently signed a new agreement with Marriott Hotels across Saudi Arabia. The agreement is part of a partnership program between the center and the accommodation sector enterprises

Iran says US has plan to divide Iraq, pleads with Iraqis to resist

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the US of trying to divide Iraq along sectarian and ethnic lines and urged Iraqis to withstand any such plans. It was not clear if Khamenei was referring to a specific

Committee to speed up transport projects

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has ordered the formation of a committee comprising government representatives to speed up public transport projects. Prince Faisal unveiled the monthly report on Monday related to Jeddah transport and to follow up on the work

Saudi municipal elections sees withdrawal of 120 women candidates

At least 120 female candidates out of a total 1,019 running for Saudi Arabian municipal council elections have withdrawn their candidatures, according to the spokesman for the National Committee for Municipal Elections Jidai al-Qahtani who was quoted on Tuesday in

Israel extends military exemption for ultra-orthodox Jews

Israeli lawmakers passed a law extending to six years the long-existing automatic exemption from conscription given by Israel to ultra-Orthodox men, the parliament said Tuesday. The legislation, which was approved by a vote of 49-36 out of the Knesset’s 120

Man who lent flat to Paris attacks ringleader hit with terror charges

The man who lent his Paris suburb apartment to the suspected ringleader of the attacks on the city was charged with terror offences on Tuesday, prosecutors said. Jawad Bendaoud was arrested soon after last week”s massive police raid on the

‘No specific, credible threat’ to U.S. from ISIS

President Barack Obama’s national security team believes there is “no specific, credible threat” to the United States from ISIS, the White House said Tuesday, amid stepped up coalition strikes on the extremist group. Obama convened his National Security Council to

Safety measures strictly enforced in high-rise buildings, says official

Maj. Gen. Ayesh Bin Ahmed Al-Talhi

The Civil Defense Department in Riyadh has achieved 95 percent success in its campaign to ensure safety of people living in high-rise buildings in the capital city, said Maj. Gen. Ayesh Bin Ahmed Al-Talhi, director of the department in the

U.N. accuses Yemen’s Houthis of blocking aid

The U.N. aid chief on Tuesday accused Yemen’s Houthi militias of blocking and diverting deliveries of aid to the country’s third city of Taez where some 200,000 people are living under siege. Government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have

MOI has a proactive policy to counter rumors: Al-Turki

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry, has highlighted the ministry’s proactive policy to confront rumors targeting security agencies and activities. “We deal with these rumors and allegations by speaking to the media and divulging the real facts,”

Russian jet downed by Turkey was ‘inside Syria’

The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said that

French jets strike ISIS command center in Iraq

French warplanes “destroyed” an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group command center and a training camp near the key northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the defense ministry said Tuesday. “The target was hit” in the nearby city of

Winter rains in Riyadh

Various parts of the Kingdom, including Riyadh, Qassim, Hofuf and the Eastern Province, experienced rainfall throughout the day on Tuesday. In view of the inclement weather forecast, all schools in the Riyadh and Qassim will remain closed on Wednesday also,

French anti-terror police descend on ‘White Emir’ village

French anti-terrorist police accompanied by helicopters descended on a small southwestern French village on Tuesday searching for a Salafist preacher suspected of mentoring young jihadists, a source close to the case said. The operation, one of dozens that police have

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