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 11, 2017

Is Britain negotiating itself into a corner over Brexit?

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: Even during the bitterest of negotiations, it is usually expected that the opposing parties should incrementally move closer together. Yet in the Brexit talks, Britain and the EU seem to be edging further apart. EU

The harsh truth about India’s charlatans

Shashi Tharoor

By : Shashi Tharoor :: When two Indian states and the national capital were held to ransom last month by rioting mobs protesting against their spiritual leader’s conviction on two charges of rape, many Indians found themselves confronting several painful

Philippines says some rebels ready to surrender as troops advance in Marawi

:: Some Daesh-linked militants besieging the southern Philippines city of Marawi have sent “feelers” they are prepared to surrender after three and a half months of fighting, the military said on Monday. Philippine forces have used loudspeakers urging militants to

UN warns Myanmar situation ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

:: The UN human rights chief on Monday slammed Myanmar’s apparent “systematic attack” on the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, warning that “ethnic cleansing” seemed to be underway. “Because Myanmar has refused access to human rights investigators the current situation cannot

Malay set to be Singapore’s first woman president-Straits Times

Halimah Yacob

:: A former speaker of Singapore’s parliament, Halimah Yacob, was set to become the city-state’s first woman president after other candidates did not qualify for the contest, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Monday. The largely ceremonial post had been

Erdogan and Trump reaffirm strategic partnership

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Amid bilateral tensions over various issues, US President Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Saturday and according to the announcement made by the Turkish presidential office, they agreed to promote regional stability and to

Report: Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ sectarian activity rises in Sunni areas

:: The Iranian repressive and sectarian regime against Sunnis in the country warns of an upcoming civil war, according to a recent reformist opposition report. First published on amadnews site, which is allied with the opposition, the report reflects the

Merkel: Germany open to Iran-style North Korea talks

:: Germany would lend its weight to a diplomatic push to end North Korean nuclear weapons and missile development along the lines of a past deal with Iran, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “I would say yes immediately if we

Syrian rebels say US allies push for retreat from southeast Syria

:: Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat into Jordan, rebels and diplomatic sources said

Bahrain: We stand with Saudi Arabia against ‘advocates of terrorism’

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that his country stands with Saudi Arabia against “advocates of terrorism.” In a statement posted to his official Twitter account, the diplomat said: “We stand with Saudi

Syrian army controls entire Damascus-Deir Ezzor highway

:: Syrian government forces seized a final stretch of highway linking the eastern city of Deir al-Zor to the capital Damascus on Sunday in further advances against ISIS, a Hezbollah-run media unit reported. Troops moving in from the west linked

Summer festival showcasing 250 different activities in KSA’s Eastern Province

Prince Saud bin Naif

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will patronize the 15-day 38th Summer Festival which will showcase 250 activities at King Abdullah Park in Dammam. The activities are geared toward families, children and the youth in a manner different

Eight militants killed in shootout with police in Giza

:: Eight militants affiliated with the Brotherhood Hasm movement and other extremist groups were killed in a shootout with police in the area of Ard al-Liwa in Giza, south of Cairo. A security source and eyewitnesses told Al Arabiya that

Saudi King Salman receives Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in his office at Salam Palace in Jeddah. Lavrov conveyed greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin to King Salman, as well discussed bilateral relations and means

Barzani rejects Arab League’s request to postpone independence referendum

:: Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani rejected Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit’s request to postpone the independence referendum scheduled for September 25. The Arab League also requested the Kurds to hold dialogue with Baghdad before the referendum is held

King Salman: Islamic countries need knowledge revival

:: King Salman said that the first Islamic Summit of Science, Technology, Innovation and Modernization in the Islamic World, being held in Astana, Kazakhstan, emanates from the noble values ​​of Islam and the principles of the Charter of the Organization

Rohingya rebels declare truce as desperation hits camps

:: Rohingya insurgents, whose attack on Myanmar security forces last month triggered savage military reprisals, declared a monthlong truce Sunday as refugees continued to flood across the border into Bangladesh only to face scant basic resources, hunger and illness. The

Israel mulls expansion of settlement in east Jerusalem

:: Israeli authorities were set Sunday to discuss granting building permits that would create the largest Israeli settlement inside a Palestinian neighborhood, a watchdog group said. Jerusalem city council’s planning and construction committee was to examine issuing building permits for

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