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 15, 2017

Diplomats: US, Iran set for first meeting on nuclear deal at UN

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold a first meeting on the Iran nuclear deal with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other parties to the agreement next week at the United Nations, diplomats said Thursday.

Pentagon: US citizen fighting for ISIS surrenders in Syria

:: An American citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrendered to US-backed fighters earlier this week and has been handed over to US forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The American surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or

Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch

:: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday concerning North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan, the council presidency announced. The United States and Japan requested the meeting, which will be held at 3 pm (1900 GMT),

North Korea fires missile eastwards over Japan

:: North Korea fired an unidentified missile eastwards over Japan on Friday, Seoul and Tokyo said. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations Security Council imposed an eighth set of sanctions on the country over its banned

Gargash to Houthis: Your goals are despicable, your threat reveals despair

:: UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Friday that the Houthi statements threatening to target the UAE and its capital proves why the Operation Decisive Storm was needed. “The Iranian-backed militias are really dangerous and have vile

Anti-terror States: Measure taken against Qatar is ‘boycott’ not ‘blockade’

:: The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt have affirmed that the measures they have taken against Qatar are legitimate decisions that are by no means a “blockade.” The countries affirmed

Trump says Iran breaking ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal

:: Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Iran for violating “the spirit” of a deal curbing its nuclear program, weeks before the US president must decide whether to stick by the agreement. “The Iran deal is one of the worst deals

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum will ‘have a cost’

:: Turkey on Thursday warned Iraqi Kurdish leaders that a planned independence referendum would “have a cost” as Ankara welcomed a vote by Iraq’s parliament against the poll. The non-binding referendum set for September 25 has faced strong opposition from

UK police investigate reports of blast on London underground train

:: Heavily armed police rushed to an incident at a London underground station on Friday with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a train. A Reuters witness could see six ambulances, fire engines and a helicopter at

Iraq dismissal of Kirkuk governor “effectively ends cooperation with Baghdad”

:: Kirkuk – Iraq’s parliament on Thursday voted to dismiss the Kurdish governor of the ethnically mixed Kirkuk province, in a move that could escalate tensions ahead of a planned Kurdish referendum on independence. Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani responded

Qatar emir meets ally Erdogan in first foreign trip since crisis

:: Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday held talks in Turkey with the emirate’s chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his first visit abroad since the start of the crisis. Erdogan hosted the Emir of Qatar

Saudi Shoura appreciates leadership’s support for Armed Forces

:: The Shoura Council on Wednesday thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support to the Armed Forces in maintaining the security of Saudi Arabia and its citizens. In their 51st ordinary session, Shoura members expressed

74 killed 93 wounded by twin bombings in Iraq

:: Gunmen and suicide car bombers killed at least 74 people, including seven Iranians, near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya on Thursday, an official said, giving an updated toll. “There are now 74 deaths and 93 wounded,” Abdel Hussein

Tillerson: US must consider broader Iran threats when formulating new strategy

:: The United States must consider the full threat it says Iran poses to the Middle East when formulating its new policy toward Tehran, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, adding that Iran had breached the spirit

Pakistan court rejects ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s petition against removal

:: A defense lawyer says Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s request for a review of a ruling disqualifying him from holding office for concealing his assets. Salman Akram Raja said a five-judge panel of the

Houthi leader threatens to attack Gulf States

Abdel-Malek al-Houthi.

:: Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said on Thursday his group could target Saudi oil tankers should Saudi Arabia attack Yemen’s main port at Hodeidah. “We could target Saudi oil tankers and we could do anything,” he said. In a televised

Saudi royal court adviser: ‘Qatar has hammered final nail in the coffin’

:: Saud al-Qahtani, adviser to Saudi Arabia’s royal court, said on Thursday that Doha’s move to revoke the citizenship of the leader of the al-Murrah tribe in Qatar and dozens of his relatives was the beginning of a wave of

Iraqi parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor from office

:: Iraq’s parliament voted on Thursday to remove the governor of Kirkuk from office following a request from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to several lawmakers who attended the vote. The decision to remove the governor, Najmaddin Kareem, comes after

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