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: September 5, 2017

The new city of Mecca

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: There are about one and a half billion Muslims around the world. If we assume that one billion of them would like to perform Hajj once in his life – which is a core tenet

How Egypt could turn its nightmares into dreams

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Apparently, countries can have nightmares just as human beings do — but unlike human beings, they are blessed with the ability to escape these nightmares, or at least mitigate their effects. The Egyptian state is

A ‘China First’ strategy for North Korea

Bill Emmott

By : Bill Emmott :: Most pundits agree that the least bad way to deal with North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling is a continued combination of tight containment and aggressive diplomacy. But fewer have recognized that the least bad military option

French foreign minister in Libya to push peace deal

Jean Yves Le Drian

:: French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian met Libyan officials in Tripoli on Monday to offer support for a deal between political rivals signed in Paris aimed at stabilizing the North African country. Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj and

Serbia charges five for wartime killing of Muslims

:: Serbian prosecutors said on Monday they had charged five people with torturing and killing 20 civilians, mostly Serbian Muslims, during the 1990s war in neighboring Bosnia. A group of Serb paramilitaries on February 27, 1993, stopped a train in

Egypt-Russia agreement to build first nuclear plant

:: Russian media say Egypt has finalized a deal to build a nuclear power plant with funding from Moscow after nearly two years of negotiations. The reports Monday came after Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Trump, Moon agree to end limits on payload of South Korean missiles

:: US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s leader Moon Jae-In agreed Monday to remove limits on the payload of the South’s missiles, Seoul’s presidential office said, as the UN Security Council met to discuss a response to Pyongyang’s sixth

Saudi teen promotes passion for cycling outdoors

Nadima Abulaynain

:: Nadima Abulaynain, 18, is setting the scene for women who are keen to cycle the streets of Jeddah. “I’ve liked riding a bicycle since I was a child,” the high school student told Arab News. “Why not spread interest

Will Jordan normalize relations with Syria?

:: Jordan has expressed optimism over the reopening of its border crossing in southern Syria, with government spokesman Mohammed Momani affirming that relations between the two sides were “heading in the right direction”. Expressing satisfaction at increased ‘stability’ in southern

Hajj metro operated smoothly this year, says transport chief

:: The “Hajj metro” train service between the holy sites operated smoothly this year, according to Public Transport Authority (PTA) President Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The Al-Mashaaer Al-Mugaddassah Metro, as the transport service is known, successfully transported pilgrims between the holy sites

Houthis bomb house of leader from Saleh’s party

:: Houthis militias bombed the home of a leader of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s political party, the first of its kind as tensions group between the two allies. According to local sources, Houthi militias bombed on Monday the house of one

OIC condemns abuses against Rohingya in Myanmar

:: The Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, Myanmar. The IPHRC called on all OIC member states, especially neighboring countries, to urge

ISIS convoy of 113 militants join forces with Syrian regime army

:: Syrian sources announced that 113 members of ISIS militants staying in the Syrian desert between Reif-Homs and Deir al-Zour, joined forces of the Syrian regime. The sources said on Monday that these militants insisted on not fighting in Deir

Russia says Syrian troops advance towards IS strongholds

:: The Syrian government forces supported by Russian warplanes have scored new victories in an offensive against one of the last IS strongholds in the city of Deir al-Zour, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The Syrian troops operating in the

London conference may end up increasing pressure on Qatar

:: British parliamentarians and experts have suggested that the conference, which Qatar is preparing to organize in London, would magnify pressure on Doha rather than alleviate it. Members of the British parliament have said that the conference would be a

Taiwan’s unpopular premier resigns

:: Taiwan’s Premier Lin Chuan resigned on Monday in a move aimed at reviving dwindling public support for the government of President Tsai Ing-wen. Tsai’s office announced in a statement that Lin offered his resignation on Sunday, saying that he

Syrian army thrusts east to break siege of Deir al-Zor city

:: With a sudden lunge through militants’ lines, the Syrian military and its allies on Monday came to within three kilometers of relieving the Euphrates city of Deir al-Zor, where ISIS has besieged an army garrison and 93,000 civilians for

Stop this bloodshed: Chechen leader

Ramzan Kadyrov

:: Thousands gathered in Russia’s Chechnya region Monday for an officially staged rally over the plight of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority that placed local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov at odds with the Kremlin. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have

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