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 27, 2015

Gunmen attack mosque, kill 1 in Bangladesh

Gunmen opened fire on Shiite devotees during evening prayers at a mosque in northern Bangladesh, killing one person and leaving three others injured, police said. There were at least five assailants, who fled after the attack Thursday evening in Haripur

The Times eats crow over claiming every fifth British Muslim extremist

The Times on Thursday corrected a “misleading” headline that claimed a fifth of British Muslims had sympathy for the Daesh, amid accusations Muslims have been demonized after the Paris attacks. The newspaper said its headline this week “One in five

JMI Foundation Day event Celeberated

Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni Association (Western Region) conducted a children’s program here earlier this month to commemorate the 95th Foundation Day of the New Delhi-based university. The sole idea and theme of the program was to enhance the oratory skills

Tackling climate change while fighting hunger

José Graziano da Silva

By : José Graziano da Silva The COP 21 climate conference, to be held in Paris in the aftermath of the recent barbarian acts of terrorism, is a fresh opportunity for the international community to come together and show its

Don’t fall into Daesh trap

Aylin Kocaman

By : Aylin Kocaman The feeling that binds together people who are associated with radical terror organizations is hatred. Feelings of revenge motivate organization members and produce communities that have no compunctions about dying and killing. These are angry people

Why Turkey’s downing of the Russian jet is justified

Ceylan Ozbudak

By : Ceylan Ozbudak When the news about Turkey downing a Russian jet started emerging in the media, the first reaction of the Turkish public was neither celebration nor condemnation. An overwhelming majority of the public was asking, “What caused

Isn’t preserving EU values the best answer to terrorism?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg Tragedies can either tear societies apart or bring them closer together. At times when divinity is employed to justify heinous crimes against innocent people, the choice is left to mortals. Should the response be vengeful, or

Turkey’s gift to Assad

By : Abdullah Hamidaddin From the moment the news came out, political analysts knew that it did not matter whether the Russian plane had violated Turkey’s airspace. Moscow said it had not, while Ankara and its NATO allies said it

Behind Putin and Khamenei’s courtship

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei rarely meets with world leaders, but this week he hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin, who made his first visit to Iran since 2007. Putin held talks with Khamenei and his

Shooting the messenger in India

Syed Aijaz Zaka

By : Syed Aijaz Zaka In Bertolt Brecht’s poem Die Lösung (“The Solution”), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins informing the people that they have cost themselves the trust of the government.

A sensitive time both Turkey and Russia to act with reason

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya Turkey has been living among the ring of fire for a long time given its geographic position. No doubt, the on-going conflict in Syria has been escalating at a great pace as new players have entered

Tweeting on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie goes social

With her page-turning detective mysteries and murder whodunnits, Agatha Christie’s novels have won over generations of fans since they were first published 95 years ago. Now, in a world of smartphones and tablets, her work is being targeted at digital

Qatar prosecutes woman for sending WhatsApp insults

A female resident in Qatar has been prosecuted for sending insults via the mobile app WhatsApp, in the first case under the country’s controversial cybercrime law. The law prosecutes and targets crimes across digital platforms, from online fraud to social

Google gets 348,085 ‘forget’ requests in Europe

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it has received 348,085 requests for select search results to be “forgotten” in Europe, with users in France and Germany leading the way. Since a European Court of Justice ruling in May 2014 recognizing the

Traffic offenders to lose driver license

Violators of traffic regulations will soon have their licenses withdrawn and be sent back to driving school, according to the Traffic Department. Brig. Gen. Ali Al-Rashidi, the department’s spokesman, said the new regulations would come into force after procedures are

New domestic airlines’ in Saudi Arabia take-off delayed

New domestic airlines — Al-Maha Airways and Saudi Gulf Airlines — have been further delayed due to technical reasons as the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) asked them to complete safety procedures in order to start operation next year.

Syria military option still viable: Riyadh

Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday that a military option in Syria was still viable and support for the opposition fighting to oust President Bashar Assad would continue. Speaking at a news conference with visiting Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian

SAGIA upbeat on Moscow investment talks

Abdullatif Al-Othman, governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), will patronize the Saudi-Russian Business Forum in Moscow Friday. SAGIA is organizing the forum in collaboration with the Council of Saudi Chambers and the Saudi-Russian Joint Council. Top officials from

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