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 29, 2015

Paris airport traffic down after attacks, security tighter

Paris airports have seen a reduction in traffic since the attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital this month, while security has been expanded, a senior executive said. “We are seeing an impact on traffic today, but it

Repercussions of Paris attacks

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh

By : Rasheed Abou-Alsamh The terrorist attacks in Paris is having a backlash on Muslims around the world and a lot of questions have been raised about ways to fight this perversion of a religion that does not endorse attack

Why is ISIS so resilient?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim When I visited Syria in 2013 for a report for the U.S. Army War College on the Resurgence of al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, ISIS was one of the new insignificant groups. My main focus

Defeating ISIS requires a shift in international policy

Lina Khatib

By : Lina Khatib The Paris attacks were the most audacious act in Europe by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), signaling the dawn of a new era in which nowhere is immune from terrorist threats. However, they

Keep saying no to violence against women

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany Discrimination and violence against women and girls continues to be a topic of global concern. On Nov. 25 the world celebrated the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The U.N.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan EC in Kabul

Afghan security forces

A senior member of Afghanistan’s election commission survived an assassination attempt Saturday when a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in Kabul, killing one of his employees and wounding two others, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. Macedonia, along

Rocket attack on UN base in Mali kills 3, injures 20

Two UN peacekeepers and a civilian contractor were killed in a rocket attack Saturday on a UN base in northeast Mali, a week after a deadly siege at a Bamako hotel claimed by jihadists. “Our camp in Kidal was attacked

Obama says US has to “do something” about guns after Colorado shooting

Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to “do something” to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people

Egypt: 90 percent chance of hidden chamber in Tut tomb

Scans in King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings point to a hidden chamber, the country’s antiquities minister said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s resting place. “We can now say that we have to find

Construction of King Salman towers to begin soon in Makkah

Construction of the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz investment towers in Makkah is expected to begin soon, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Saturday. The two 12-storey hotel towers are charity projects belonging to the Disabled Children

Trump: Muslims worldwide ‘went wild’ after 9/11

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ramped up his incendiary rhetoric on Saturday, claiming that Muslims around the world were “going wild” to cheer the September 11, 2001 attacks. Earlier this month, the real-estate tycoon invited scrutiny after saying that

Jeddah International Book Fair

Prince Mishal Bin Majed, governor of Jeddah and chairman of the supreme committee for Jeddah International Book Fair 2015, paid an inspection visit Saturday to check on the preparations for holding the book fair. It is scheduled to be launched

Morocco arrests Turks suspected of ISIS links

Moroccan police have arrested three people on suspicion of hacking telecommunications equipment, including two Turkish nationals who are suspected of having ties to ISIS, the Interior Ministry said. Authorities say they have uncovered a series of Islamist militant cells in

Turkey warns against Russia travel in tit-for-tat move

Turkey on Saturday warned its citizens off non-urgent travel to Russia in the latest tit-for-tat move as the two nations square off over Ankara’s downing of one of Moscow’s warplanes. The foreign ministry in Ankara said travel to Russia should

U.S., allies launch 20 strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria

The United States and its allies targeted ISIS with 17 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria on Friday, the U.S. military said. Seven of the strikes in Iraq hit two ISIS tactical units, buildings and a fighting position

Erodogan wishes warplane downing had not happened

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday voiced regret over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the incident and wished it hadn’t occurred. It was the first expression of regret by the strongman

Bahrain summons Iranian envoy in protest of supreme leader’s statements

Bahrain on Saturday summoned Iran’s acting charge d’affaires in protest over Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei statements, which were violating the Gulf state’s sovereignty, the state-owned Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported. The foreign ministry said Khamenei’s statements were in clear

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