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 21, 2017

Iraq launches offensive on Hawija, an ISIS-held region near Kirkuk

:: Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge ISIS from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk. The offensive, announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, comes four days before a referendum on Kurdish independence due

British police make sixth arrest in London Tube bomb probe

:: British detectives have arrested a 17-year-old youth in connection with a bomb attack on an underground train in London last week that injured 30 people, bringing the total number of arrests to six, police said on Thursday. The young

Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

:: Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters threw petrol bombs before police dispersed

US ‘strongly opposes’ planned Iraq Kurdish referendum

:: The United States says it “strongly opposes” the planned referendum for independence by Iraqi Kurds, a statement from the State Department said. According to the Iraqi constitution, the Kurds have a right to hold the referendum, Iraq’s Kurdish leader

Abbas at UN calls for end to ‘apartheid’ for Palestinians

:: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an “apartheid” regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories. “We are entrusted and you are entrusted to end apartheid in Palestine,” Abbas

Solution to Qatar crisis will be from the Gulf, says Saudi FM

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that the solution to the ongoing Qatari crisis would be a Gulf one. Jubeir also said that Qatar should stop its support for terrorism and extremism, pointing out that Doha must

Anti-ISIS coalition taking different approaches in Iraq, Syria

:: The Combined Joint Task Force to defeat ISIS has trained 116,000 forces to secure Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group while only 1,500 are present in liberated areas in Syria, according to a senior officer. According to

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

:: Pope Francis received the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is currently visiting the Vatican. During the meeting, both exchanged views on a number of issues of common interest, which are

Rouhani: We will respond decisively to any violation of the nuclear agreement

:: Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on Wednesday that Tehran would respond “decisively and forcefully to any violation by any party to the nuclear agreement,” stressing that “Iran will not be the first to violate the nuclear agreement.” “The nuclear

A UN official refuses to Qatar’s use of his name at a seminar on terrorism

:: Jahangir Khan, Director of the United Nations Center for Counter-Terrorism, rejected the participation of the Qatari delegation in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly at a seminar on combating terrorism without his knowledge or consent. The

Abbas says Middle East peace closer with Trump engaged

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday attested to the US president’s seriousness about reaching a Middle East peace deal soon. Abbas thanked Trump for hosting him at the meeting on the sidelines of

Russia’s air force killed 850 militants in Syria in last 24 hours

:: Russia’s air force has killed about 850 militants in Syria’s zone of de-escalation in Idlib in the last 24 hours, Interfax news agency quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying on Wednesday. Related articles across the web UN probe says

Raqqa campaign in final stages, SDF says

:: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from ISIS was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city. In its fight against a separate operation waged

Bloomberg: Trump confronted Qatar over terrorism-related activity

:: Bloomberg’s white house correspondent Jennifer Jacobs tweeted on Wednesday that “after Trump praised the emir Tues., he privately confronted him with evidence Qatar still engaged in terrorism-related activity, I’m told.” She then tweeted that “Trump has changed his thinking

Trump says he has made decision on Iran deal, declines to say what it is

:: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made a decision on whether or not to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, but he declined to say what

US-backed force takes 90 percent of Syria’s Raqqa from ISIS

:: US-backed fighters have captured 90 percent of the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS after overrunning five strategic neighborhoods, a monitor said on Wednesday. “Because of the heavy (US-led) coalition air strikes, ISIS withdrew from at least five key

Saudi sovereign wealth fund to launch entertainment investment company

:: The Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, has announced it is in the process of developing a new company to act as its investment arm in the Kingdom’s growing entertainment sector. The company, which will have

Swiss shut down ‘fake’ E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

:: Switzerland’s financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. The move by

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