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 18, 2017

What Aung San Suu Kyi needs to do now

Syed Munir Khasru

By : Syed Munir Khasru :: Myanmar is in crisis. Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state are under attack by the military and Buddhist militants, and many have fled for their lives. This escalating conflict is threatening to undermine Myanmar’s democratic

A little trouble in ‘le workers’ paradise’

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: Paris was rocked by disturbances last week. Masked protesters throwing stones clashed with police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon, in 4,000 demonstrations called by the biggest public sector trade union, the

British police arrest second man over homemade bomb on London tube

:: A second man has been arrested by police investigating Friday’s bomb attack on a London underground train, police said. The 21-year-old man was arrested in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police

Tillerson, Russia’s Lavrov to meet on Sunday: US State Dept.

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the US State Department said in a brief statement. The State

France: Acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

:: Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged

Iran’s nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny at United Nations talks

:: The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as Europeans try to persuade a skeptical Trump administration to keep it, while Israel lobbies to turn up the pressure

“We will kill you all“: Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage

:: Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food. “We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

UN chief: Northern Iraq vote would detract from ISIS fight

:: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that a planned Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region “would detract from the need to defeat” ISIS and to reconstruct regained territories. “The Secretary-General respects the sovereignty, territorial

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali calls for meeting to discuss Qatar crisis

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani tweeted a message to the people of Qatar requesting them to unite to “be the messengers of peace”. “To my family, the children, the businessmen, and all the people of Qatar. I invite you

Rival Libya govt seeks international recognition

:: The head of Libya’s rival government in the east has called on the international community to recognize his administration which he says controls most of the North African country. Libya, which plunged into chaos after the ouster and killing

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence means end to border deals

:: Iran warned on Sunday that independence for Iraqi Kurdistan would mean an end to all border and security arrangements with the regional government. “Border agreements stand only with the central government of Iraq, and secession of Kurdistan region from

Heads of OIC states among world leaders flocking to New York for UNGA

:: World leaders, including heads of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Sunday began arriving in New York to attend the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The sessions are scheduled to begin on

Yemeni minister tours Taiz defying Houthi siege

:: Yemen’s Minister of Water and Environment Ezzi Shuraim defied the rebels’ siege of Taiz, southwest of the country, and visited the city and toured its streets on Saturday. This is the first visit of its kind in Taiz which

Al-Murrah tribe warns Qatar against harming relatives

Sheikh Taleb

:: Leaders of the Al-Murrah tribe in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have warned Doha against harming their relatives in Qatar. The warning came after Qatar stripped Al-Murrah tribal chief Sheikh Taleb and 54 family members of their citizenship,

Russia rejects allegation it bombed US-backed fighters in Syria

:: Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sunday rejected allegations it had bombed US-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted ISIS militants and that it had warned the United States well in advance of its operational plans. US-backed militias said

Move to get private sector on board for Jeddah transport projects

:: A consulting company is being appointed to study private sector involvement in three public transport projects in the Jeddah area. King Salman approved the contract, which will be formed with the public transport operator. It centers on three projects:

Iran’s Khamenei warns against US ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

:: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by the United States on Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers, days after President Donald Trump said Iran violated the agreement’s “spirit”. “The

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