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 13, 2017

Minister: 12 terror attacks foiled in France this years

:: Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains “strong”. Among the previously unpublicized cases was a planned attack, foiled in May, on

US government waives reviews for border wall in California

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:: Critics say the Trump administration’s waiving of environmental laws to replace a stretch of wall along the US-Mexico border is overreach and a threat to ecology. The administration on Tuesday waived the laws and other reviews on Tuesday to

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

:: Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman said

Rights group blasts Israeli banks for settlement expansion

:: Israeli banks are contributing to the proliferation of West Bank settlements by providing loans and mortgages for construction there, violating their human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report Wednesday. The report said that Israeli law does

Yemen VP: Houthis getting ready to eliminate Saleh

:: Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said on Tuesday that the Houthis, whom ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh helped stage their coup, are getting ready to pay him back by eliminating him. “The Houthis are now preparing to pay

Netanyahu says Israel endorses independence for Kurds

:: Israel’s leader says the country supports Kurdish independence ahead of a key referendum on the matter. In an announcement early Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says Israel rejects the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and considers it a

UNWTO to honor Prince Sultan for innovative tourism initiatives in Saudi Arabia

:: President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) Prince Sultan bin Salman will lead the Saudi delegation at the 106th session of the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in China. The UNWTO

Trump, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed discuss efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

:: US President, Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar, the White House said in a statement. “The President underscored

Saudi Arabia has eased Yemenis’ sufferings, says Saudi ambassador

:: Saudi Arabia said it will continue its efforts to enhance and protect human rights emanating from the principles of Islamic Shariah. Addressing the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Saudi envoy at the UN in Geneva,

Barzani: Kurdish independence referendum on schedule


:: The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani pledged to press ahead with a referendum on the independence of the region on September 25, despite a nay-vote by the Iraqi parliament. Barzani said that Erbil considered the decision

Saudi Passport Department: Yemenis with visitor IDs to get iqamas from Oct. 5

:: The General Directorate of Passports in Saudi Arabia has announced that, acting on the instructions of Minister of the Interior Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, and starting from Oct. 5, regular residency permits (iqama) will be offered

Oman secures release of Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen

:: Muscat has secured the release of an Indian priest who was abducted last year during a deadly attack by militants in Yemen, Oman’s official news agency said on Tuesday. Thomas Uzhunnalil had been held captive since March 2016, when

Egypt says controversial cleric al-Qaradawi still under Interpol’s red list

:: The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has denied that controversial Qatar-based preacher Yousef al-Qaradawi’s name was removed from the Interpol wanted lists, confirming that his name is still listed in the international red alert issued to prosecute the convicts. A

Halimah Yacob formally elected Singapore’s first woman president

:: Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore’s first woman president on Wednesday, after the returning officer announced she was the sole candidate to qualify for the contest. Aiming to strengthen a sense of inclusivity

ISIS says it used suicide car bomb against Egyptian police

:: The extremist ISIS group says it used a suicide car bomb in its deadly attack on a police convoy in the turbulent north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The account given by Egypt’s Interior Ministry of Monday’s attack says that

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

:: Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis. The

Russian, US-led strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Separate Russian and US-led coalition air strikes on Tuesday killed 28 civilians in Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zor province, where rival offensives against the ISIS group are under way, a monitor said. The province lies along Syria’s border with Iraq

Iraq MPs vote against Kurdish independence referendum

:: The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose an independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdish leaders for later this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to

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