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 6, 2017

Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s eastern desert

:: Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt. The bodies were found about 310 kilometers southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said

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

Jubeir: There is no harm if Qatar crisis continues for two more years

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that “it is not harmful if the Qatar crisis continues for two more years,” stressing that “the people of Qatar are the ones who decides who governs.” Meanwhile, with regards to

Israel evicts Arab family from Jerusalem home Jews claimed

:: Israeli officials have evicted a Palestinian family from their home in east Jerusalem to make way for new Jewish tenants. Municipality officials backed by security guards enforced a court order Tuesday to remove the six-member Shamasneh family from a

France appoints envoy to mediate between Qatar, Arab states

:: France’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it picked its former ambassador to Saudi Arabia as a special envoy to see how Paris could support mediation efforts in the rift between Qatar and several of its neighbors. Kuwait’s Emir

Egypt to host war games with US after eight-year-hiatus

:: Egypt’s military says it will host war games with US troops later this month for the first time in eight years. Col. Tamer el-Rifai, a military spokesman, said Tuesday that the 10-day military exercises, known as “Bright Star,” would

Qatari Emir who made Hajj happen for his fellow citizens

:: Many Gulf citizens and residents were quick to thank Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani after his mediation helped the Qatari pilgrims following the ban imposed by their country’s authorities preventing them from performing Hajj. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani congratulated the

Syria’s Assad congratulates army on breaking ISIS Deir al-Zour siege

:: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday congratulated government troops who broke a years-long ISIS group siege on the government enclave of Deir al-Zour city, his office said. “Today you stood side-by-side with your comrades who came to your rescue

Yemen cholera epidemic hits over half a million with ‘sharp rises’ in new cases

:: Yemen’s cholera outbreak has infected 612,703 people and killed 2,048 since it began in April, and some districts are still reporting sharp rises in new cases, data from the World Health Organization and Yemen’s health ministry showed on Tuesday.

Churches condemn attempts to ‘weaken’ Christians in Jerusalem

:: The leading churches in Jerusalem issued a rare joint statement Tuesday condemning what they called “systematic” Israeli attempts to “weaken the Christian presence” in the city. The statement, signed by the heads of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Lutheran

Myanmar leader under pressure as 125,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violence

:: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly 125,000 of them fled to Bangladesh. Indonesian foreign minister met

Yemen’s Houthi militias fear ‘coup,’ says ousted president Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh

:: Yemen’s ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh said the country’s Houthi militias feared a “coup” but that there were no longer any tensions with them, despite strains in the past fortnight. “There is no crisis and conflict at the moment,”

Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at ISIS targets near Syria’s Deir Ezzor

:: The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The strike, which was

Saudi minister denounces Lebanon’s Hezbollah as ‘Party of Satan’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Arab Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan slammed Lebanon’s Hezbollah and warned of the consequences of the party’s crimes. “The inhumane crimes which the Party of Satan is committing in our nation will inevitably have consequences on Lebanon,”

India arrests British man for alleged sexual abuse of blind boys

:: A 54-year-old British man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three blind students at a school in the Indian capital, police said Tuesday. Murray Dennis Ward had been associated for nine years with the New Delhi school run

Two Russian soldiers killed by shelling in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province

:: Two Russian servicemen have been killed in Deir al-Zor province after ISIS militants shelled a convoy they were escorting, the Russian Defence Ministry was cited as saying on Monday by the Interfax news agency. The convoy was transporting Russian

Saudi app makes waves worldwide

:: Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his “honesty” app has shone a spotlight on the kingdom’s nascent tech scene. Tawfiq catapulted to fame when he took

Doha Bank CEO: In talks with foreign lenders to raise debt

:: Doha Bank is talking to foreign lenders about the possibility of raising long-term funding either through a private placement or public debt sale, according to Bloomberg. In an interview with the channel Monday, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Raghavan

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