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 17, 2017

Assad’s ‘victory’ — a disarmed, declawed Syria

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: The time has come to share spheres of influence and interests in Syria. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has emerged as a shrewd tactician now in possession of the keys to Syria’s new map. Lavrov’s,

Saudi Arabia, Iran and distancing hajj from politics

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hassan AlMustafa :: During the press conference which Makkah’ governor Khaled al-Faisal held at the emirates’ headquarters in Mina, he talked about the pilgrims coming from Iran and said: “Iranian pilgrims are our brothers in Islam. We’ve received

Intelligence cell in Saudi Arabia

Salman al-Dossary

By : Salman Aldosary :: The year 2010 was a turning point in Saudi Arabia. That year saw the spark of the so-called “Arab Spring”, the riots in Awamiya, which later turned into terrorist acts before they too faded and

Abdel Malek threatens us with ‘fresh’ missiles

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: Every day passes on the ‘Decisive Storm’ operation launching proves that it was the most important foreign military political decision taken by Saudi Arabia and its most influential Gulf partner, the UAE. Some had doubts,

US attends meeting on Paris climate accord, still plans to withdraw

:: The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of

Hamas dissolves Gaza government and agrees to national unity talks with Fatah

:: Hamas said on Sunday it would do away with a body seen as an alternative government in the Gaza Strip in a step towards reconciliation with rival Fatah following discussions with Egypt. Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that runs

North Korea says its nuclear capability is nearly complete

:: North Korea said on Saturday it was seeking military “equilibrium” with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang’s nuclear program, which he said had “nearly reached the terminal”. North Korea successfully fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range

Russian strike wounds US-backed Syria fighters: Coalition

:: Russian forces bombed US-backed fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor early Saturday, the US-led coalition said after Moscow denied the claim. “At approximately 12:30 am GMT (3:30 am local time) September 16, Russian forces struck a target

Tropical storm Norma becomes another hurricane in the Pacific

:: Tropical Storm Norma surged to hurricane strength late Friday off Mexico’s Pacific coast which was pounded just hours earlier by Tropical Storm Max. Norma looked likely to churn toward the Los Cabos resort area, according to the US National

Car bomb kills three in Iraq’s Kirkuk

:: A car bomb explosion targeting shops selling alcohol in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk on Saturday killed three civilians and wounded nine, a security official said. He said the blast damaged the shops and sparked a fire in three

Libyan coastguards turn back more than 1,000 migrants

:: Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said. There has been a sharp drop in migrant crossings between Libya and Italy since July, largely attributed

Iraq ‘could use force’ if Kurdish referendum leads to violence

:: Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region’s planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi population is “threatened by the use of

Hospital overwhelmed by Rohingya with lost limbs and bullet wounds

:: Dozens of Rohingya refugees are being treated in a Bangladesh hospital for bullet wounds and blast injuries suffered in their flight from persecution in Rakhine state in Myanmar. Many have lost limbs and eyes in land mine explosions, and

Society for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia denies Qatari Human Rights Commission allegations

:: While it firmly denies them, the society wishes to recall and affirm that it had already verified that authorities in the Kingdom are implementing the royal orders to enable visitors and others of the Qatari citizenship who need to

Barzani meets with Saudi minister ahead of Kurdish referendum

:: Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani recieved Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan on Saturday as part of a Saudi offer of mediation between Erbil and Baghdad. Tensions between both sides have recently erupted in the wake of

Egyptian court reaffirms Mohamed Mursi’s life sentence

:: A top Egyptian court upheld on Saturday a life sentence for ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in a case revolving around state documents leaked to Qatar, a judicial official said. The Court of Cassation ruling, which is final, overthrew

Turkey says northern Iraqi referendum an issue of national security

Binali Yildirim

:: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that the planned independence referendum in northern Iraq is an issue of national security, and Turkey will take any necessary steps. On Friday, Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said the vote

Saudi Arabia’s MiSK foundation, UNDP organize one-day youth forum in New York

:: Saudi Arabia’s MiSK Foundation held a one-day youth forum on tolerance in New York on Friday in partnership with the United Nations Development Program. MiSK is a philanthropic foundation founded by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Deputy

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