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 2, 2017

Houston mosques open doors to Harvey victims on Muslim holiday

:: The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls. On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, one of Islam’s holiest days, it’s become the temporary

Russia accuses US of ‘direct threat’ to diplomats’ immunity

:: Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday accused the US authorities of threatening the “security” of Russian citizens and violating its diplomats’ immunity with a planned FBI search of the San Francisco consulate. “The demands of the US authorities create a

Nearly 40,000 Rohingya fled escalating Myanmar fighting

:: Around 38,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar, United Nations sources working in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar said on Friday. The estimate comes a week after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base

Two more Germans arrested in Turkey ‘for political reasons’: Berlin

:: Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey “for political reasons”, Berlin said Friday, bringing the total number of German political prisoners in Turkish custody to 12. “On August 31, two German nationals were detained in Turkey for

UN sees ISIS defeats in Syria by October, elections possible in a year

:: ISIS’s remaining Syrian strongholds are likely to fall by the end of October, which must be the trigger for the international community to push for free and fair elections, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday. “What

US-backed Syria force says its seized Raqqa’s old city from ISIS

:: US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on Friday ousted ISIS from Raqqa’s Old City, a spokesman told AFP, bringing them closer than ever to the militants’ most well-defended positions. “Our forces today seized full control of the Old City in

Coalition airstrike destroys Houthi ballistic missile platform

:: An Arab Coalition airstrike has destroyed a ballistic missile platform in northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja on Friday. A military source stated that the coalition strike targeted the missile platform after it was spotted in a rural area between

Saudi plans for Hajj rituals are hailed a success

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki

:: Plans for nearly two million pilgrims to ascend Mount Arafat and its surroundings, stay the night in Muzdalifa and return to Mina valley to spend the post-Hajj days were declared a success on Friday. The security spokesman for the

Syria’s Assad performs Eid prayers near seized ISIS pocket

:: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad performed prayers on Friday for Islam’s Eid al-Adha festival in the town of Qara, near an enclave surrendered on Monday by ISIS. Confined to Damascus for long periods in the early part of Syria’s six-year

‘We will continue to provide security, tranquility and comfort to pilgrims’, says Saudi king in Eid message

King Salman

:: Saudi King Salman congratulated Hajj pilgrims and the Islamic nation on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha on Friday and paid tribute to members of security forces, who lost their lives protecting the Kingdom. King Salman received at Mina Palace

Yemen’s Hadi says his country ‘won’t be used as tool to harm Saudi Arabia’

Abed Rabbo Mansour Had

:: Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi said Yemen will not be a breeding ground for Iran and will not be used as a tool to harm Saudi Arabia. Hadi’s statements came during an address to the Yemeni people on

ISIS convoy heading back deep into Syria

:: A convoy loaded with ISIS fighters released by Lebanon was headed back into deep Syria on Thursday after being blocked at the Iraq border, a top US general said. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the counter-ISIS coalition in

Next round of Syria talks set for Sept. 14-15: Kazakhstan

:: A new round of talks on the conflict in Syria will be held in Astana on September 14-15, Kazakhstan announced on Friday, with key powers looking to shore up safe zones on the ground. Russia and Iran, which back

ISIS’s Baghdadi is ‘probably still alive’ despite Russian reports of his death

:: ISIS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears to be still alive, a top US military commander said Thursday, contradicting Russia’s claims that it probably killed the top counterterror target months ago. “Do I believe he’s alive? Yes,” said Army

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha as Hajj draws to a close

:: Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Marking the willingness of Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son on God’s command, Muslims mark the

Top Indian court to hear Rohingya deportation case amid Myanmar violence

:: India’s top court has agreed to hear a plea challenging a government decision to deport all of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country after fleeing persecution in Myanmar, a lawyer involved in the case said on

Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for Hajj’s final stages

:: The General Statistics Authority announced a total of more than two million three hundred and fifty-two thousand pilgrims (2,352,122) are performing Hajj this year, including one million seven hundred and fifty-two thousand (1,752,014) pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia. The

Saab picks Adani as partner for India fighter jets contract

:: Sweden’s Saab will tie up with India’s Adani Group to bid for a contract to make fighter aircraft in India, an aerospace consultant aware of the proposed partnership told Reuters on Thursday. The partnership will compete with US defence

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