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 30, 2015

Israel convicts two in murder of Palestinian teen

An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a third man pending a psychological review, Israeli broadcasters said. Mohammed Abu Khdeir was

Shelling from Yemen rocks Saudi border

Shelling from Yemen has killed a border guard trooper and two residents in Saudi Arabia’s border region, officials said, in the deadliest barrages in weeks along the frontier. The border guard died on Sunday after “heavy firing from inside Yemeni

U.S. senators want 100,000 foreign troops to fight ISIS in Syria

U.S. senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham called Sunday for 100,000 foreign soldiers, most from Sunni regional states but also including Americans, to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria. Both McCain, the chair of the

16 dead in fighting for south Yemen province

Yemeni loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition battled Sunday to oust Iran-backed militia group from a southern province where they have made gains in recent weeks, with at least 16 reported dead. Ground fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led

Army chief: Germany planning to deploy 1,200 troops for ISIS fighting

From a military point of view, around 1,200 soldiers would be necessary to run the planes and ship,” army chief of staff General Volker Wieker told Bild am Sonntag newspaper, adding that the mission would begin “very quickly once a

Assad: enemies are boosting support for ‘terrorists’

Bashar Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that his enemies abroad had increased support for the regime’s armed opponents since the start of a major offensive to win back lost territory. Meeting with a senior Iranian official in Damascus, Assad highlighted

Monitor: ISIS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring ‘caliphate’

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its ‘caliphate’ in June last year, a monitor said Sunday. In the last month alone ISIS executed 53

Iran demands closure of U.N. nuclear watchdog probe

Reza Najafi

Iran said Sunday there would be no final implementation of a nuclear deal with world powers unless a probe into allegations of past weapons research is closed. The declaration, by a top security official, comes after the head of the

Brother of Houthi militia chief killed near Yemen border

An airstrike has killed Ibrahim Badr Al-Houthi – the brother of Abdulmalik al-Houthi, near a Yemeni border area, Al Arabiya News channel reported on Sunday. The airstrike targeted the Houthi leader in Al-Saifi area in the northwestern city of Saada.

Minister: Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria

A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon’s comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which

Iran condemns West’s ‘double standards’ in letter to youth

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Sunday condemned the West’s “double standards” in a letter to the youth of America and Europe following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. “Anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity is

Iraqis find three more mass graves in formerly ISIS-held Sinjar

Iraqi officials say three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month. Qasim Simo, the head of security in Sinjar, said

ISIS claims bombing in northern Iraq that killed seven

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said it was responsible for a suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu on Saturday which left seven people dead and 17 others wounded.

Civilians killed in suspected Russian strikes on Syrian

The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday. “The pilot who

Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow

The body of a Russian pilot killed when his plane was shot down by Turkey last week will be handed over to a Russian representative after being retrieved from Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday. “The pilot who

Al-Qaeda ‘frees’ Lebanese soldiers in prisoner swap

A prisoner exchange has gone underway for the release of Lebanese soldiers held by Al-Nusra Front, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday. It is not yet clear which prisoners have been exchanged for the troops. Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian

Coptic pope in landmark visit to Jerusalem

Pope Tawadros II, the first head of Egypt’s Coptic church to travel to Jerusalem in decades, presided Saturday at the funeral of Jerusalem Archbishop Abraham. Israel and Egypt fought four wars from the Jewish state’s foundation in 1948 but signed

U.N. warns Mali attack could be war crime

Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations Security Council condemned a rocket attack that killed two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor Saturday in northeast Mali, warning it could be a war crime. In a unanimous declaration, the council’s 15 member countries urged the Malian

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