Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

US State Department says Russia must close consulate within two days

:: The United States is requiring Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two annex buildings in Washington, DC and New York City, the State Department said on Thursday, in response to the Kremlin’s decision to shrink the

Two explosions reported at Texas chemical plant

:: Local emergency officials on Thursday reported two explosions at a flooded chemical plant in the Texas town of Crosby, its operators Arkema Inc said. “At approximately 2 am CDT (0700 GMT), we were notified by the Harris County Emergency

Russia detains two over suspected ‘terror’ plot

:: Russia’s FSB intelligence agency said Thursday that it had detained two men from ex-Soviet Central Asia who were plotting to carry out stabbing and suicide bomb attacks in Moscow. The FSB said the men were looking to strike “mass

ISIS claims responsibility for Algeria suicide attack

:: A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and police said on Thursday. ISIS claimed responsibility

Iraq announce Tal Afar and surrounding areas liberated from ISIS

:: Iraq declared on Thursday that its forces had retaken the northern city of Tal Afar and the surrounding region in another major victory over ISIS militants “Our happiness ISIS complete, victory has arrived and the province of Nineveh is

Hezbollah leader says he met Assad in Syria over ISIS evacuation

:: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday he travelled to Damascus to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to request the evacuation of ISIS fighters from their enclave on the Syria-Lebanon border. The evacuation convoy left the border area

Kuwait emir announces state visit to Washington, talks with Trump

:: Kuwait’s ruler will travel to Washington on Friday and hold talks with US President Donald Trump, the state news agency KUNA announced on Thursday. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah will meet Trump on Sept. 7, according to the KUNA

King Salman arrives in Mina to oversee services for pilgrims

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Mina on Thursday evening to oversee services that have been put in place for pilgrims during Hajj. Around two million pilgrims gathered in Mina to follow in the footsteps of noble Prophet Mohamed

US takes aim at Iran over ties to Hamas

:: The United States on Thursday described remarks by a Palestinian Hamas leader boasting of strong military ties with Iran as a “stunning admission” that showed Tehran was violating a UN ban on arms exports. Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar, who

Royal Saudi Navy Chief: Bab al-Mandeb and Red Sea security paramount

:: The commander of the Saudi Royal Navy stressed the importance of maritime security in the southern Red Sea, strait of Bab al-Mandab and the Gulf of Aden. Vice Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan al-Sultan commended the role and efforts exerted

Iraq’s Maliki welcomes Hezbollah-negotiated deal with ISIS

Nouri al-Maliki

:: Iraqi Vice President and leader of the State of Law coalition Nouri al-Maliki welcomed the recent Hezbollah-negotiated deal with ISIS and said the decision to transfer hundreds of ISIS fighters from Lebanese borders to the Syrian city of Deir

Yemen’s Saleh makes first public appearance since clashes with Houthis

Ali Abdullah Saleh

:: Ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a public appearance in Sanaa and participated in the funeral of Khaled al-Razi whom Houthis killed in Saturday’s clashes. Saleh called for investigating the murder and arresting the perpetrators. Meanwhile, Adel al-Shojaa, a

Iran arrests dozens of Ahwazi Arabs ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations

:: Iranian security forces arrested dozens of Arab activists and citizens in Ahwaz to prevent marches and celebrations during Eid al-Adha, the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization (AHRO) said in a statement which received a copy of. AHRO, which published

Pakistan court acquits five in Benazir Bhutto murder case

:: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday acquitted five people in the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf an “absconder”, state Pakistan Television reported. Bhutto died in a suicide and gun attack in

86,000 Iranian pilgrims at Hajj, while Qatari pilgrims up 30%

:: A Saudi official said that the number of Iranian pilgrims this year exceeded 86,000. Journalists from Iranian state television IRIB mentioned in their reports the smooth and high-quality facilities set up for pilgrims in the holy city. Meanwhile, the

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