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 »


Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mexico: 7 killed in Acapulco amid ongoing wave of violence

:: Mexican authorities say seven people have been murdered in the beach resort of Acapulco as the city continues to grapple with a violent crime wave. The killings on Tuesday include the slaying of two men and a woman at

Macron’s reputation on the line with flagship reform

:: French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is set to unveil Thursday what is intended to be one of his signature economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and underlining his business-friendly credentials. Before his election in May, the 39-year-old centrist vowed

British PM says no plans to quit

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted she would lead the Conservative Party into the next general election, in interviews broadcast Thursday. Her announcement followed reports that she was preparing to stand down when Britain leaves the European Union in

Tropical storm Irma strengthening over far eastern Atlantic

:: Tropical storm Irma is steadily intensifying over the far eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Wednesday. The storm is located

Lavrov: Gulf States’ cooperation is the most appropriate solution to Qatar crisis

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that his country does not play the role of the mediator between Qatar and the four boycotting countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt), and that the solution of the crisis must

UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon as US warns of war

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year amid pressure from the United States for the UN force to take action against Hezbollah militants. The council unanimously backed a French-drafted resolution after

US President discusses Qatar with King Salman

:: King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and US President Donald Trump discussed the need to defeat terrorism, cut off terrorist funding, and combat extremist ideology in a phone call on Wednesday. The US President urged a diplomatic resolution to the Qatar

De Mistura commends Saudi efforts to unify Syrian opposition

:: Staffan de Mistura Special Envoy for Syria, praised Saudi efforts to unify the Syrian opposition, on Wednesday. The UN envoy said, although the violence continues in Syria, efforts are also made to reduce it, pointing out to a significant

Call for enquiry into Syria war missing and mass graves

:: Human Rights Watch called Wednesday for an independent enquiry to probe the fate of thousands of people who have disappeared in Syria’s war and to identify mass graves. The Syrian war began in March 2011 when waves of peaceful

Major London conference to discuss Qatar democracy, press freedom and counter-terrorism

:: Hundreds of political figures, policy makers, academics, commentators and Qataris are to convene on the September 14 in London to discuss democracy, human rights, press freedom and counter-terrorism in Qatar. The Qatar, Global Security & Stability Conference takes place

Lawyer of Yemen’s Saleh attacked by Houthis despite truce

:: News Agency sources in Yemen on Tuesday evening said unidentified gunmen attacked the lawyer of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the center of the capital Sanaa, causing severe injuries. The legal department of the Saleh’s party denounced the

Emir of Mecca: Number of pilgrims from Qatar greater than last year

:: Prince Khalid al-Faisal, the governor of the Mecca region and chairman of the Hajj Central Committee, said that the number of pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia is 1,752,014 pilgrims, an increase of 426,263 from last year. Prince Khalid

UN chief calls for lifting of Gaza blockade in face of humanitarian crisis

:: UN chief Antonio Guterres called for the blockade of the Gaza Strip to be lifted on Wednesday as he visited the Palestinian enclave enduring “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” he had seen. “I am deeply moved to

Pedestrian route from Arafat to Mina ready to receive pilgrims

:: The Secretariat of the Holy City has completed the preparation of pedestrian routes that extend from Mount Arafat towards Minsa passing through Muzdalifah. The project was designed according to the latest technical and engineering methods, according to the Director

Heavy rains kill five in India’s financial hub

:: At least five people were killed as heavy monsoon rain deluged India’s financial capital Mumbai, causing transport chaos and forcing schools and many offices to close on Wednesday. The coastal city of more than 20 million people is the

Jordan border crossing with Iraq to reopen Wednesday

:: Jordan will open its main border crossing with Iraq on Wednesday for the first time since 2015 now that Iraqi forces have gained control of the main highway to Baghdad from ISIS militants, officials said on Tuesday. Al Arabiya

Security Council condemns ‘outrageous’ North Korea missile launch

:: The United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday as an “outrageous” act and demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons and programs. In a

Egyptian Minister: King Salman Bridge is the largest project in the world

:: The construction of the King Salman Bridge between Saudi Arabia and Egypt has been described as the largest project in the world by Egyptian transport minister Hashim Arafat. The minister told Al Arabiya TV that the Suez Canal Bridge,

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