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 23, 2017

The Kurdish referendum imbroglio

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: What is the first thing you should do when you have dug yourself into a hole? Stop digging, obviously. Those involved in the imbroglio over the so-called independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, due to be

Why Arabs’ relationship with the US is complicated

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: “It’s complicated” is probably the best definition of the relationship between the US and the Arab world. Most Arab governments have a solid and evolving relationship with America, yet the country is often extremely unpopular

Teaching 50 million pupils by video

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: It is no surprise that the best students in science and maths come from the fastest-developing countries, such as South Korea, Singapore and Japan. Nor is it a secret that there is a relationship between

The Middle East’s costly wrong bets

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: As uncertainty engulfs a bleeding Middle East, besieged by regional and global powers each pursuing their own agenda, dormant ambitions and sensitivities are waking up and finding the current situation suitable to express themselves.

Moscow clashes with EU over aid to Syria

Christos Stylianjdes

:: Russia on Thursday clashed with the EU over Syria, accusing the bloc of politicizing aid by linking reconstruction funds to a political transition that would end the war. The EU in April secured pledges of $6 billion in aid

UN: At least three killed in Sudan clashes over Bashir visit to south Darfur

:: At least three people were killed and more than 20 wounded when Sudanese troops clashed at a South Darfur refugee camp with displaced people protesting against a visit by President Omar Al-Bashir, the United Nations mission said on Friday.

Christianity waning in EU states accepting migrants: Hungary

:: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said Christianity was waning in EU countries taking in migrants and defended countries like his which have refused to take them in. Orban spoke during a visit to Poland, which is also

Houthi rockets fired from Yemen land on Saudi mountain village

:: An official source at the Coalition Command said that rockets fired from Yemen on Thursday landed on an elementary school in a mountain village at Al-Arda Governorate in the Jazan province. In the statement the coalition said that the

Tiny Dominica calls for help after Hurricane Maria

:: The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica appealed for desperately-needed aid and helicopters following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, which left the country struggling to survive without water or electricity. The island largely lost communications with the outside world

Turkey calls on Barzani to cancel northern Iraq referendum

:: Turkey made a directly appeal to the president of the northern Iraqi Kurdish region on Friday, calling on him to cancel an independence referendum planned for Sept. 25, warning that Ankara viewed the vote as illegal and unacceptable. In

Barzani: We are ready for dialogue, but after Kurdish referendum

:: Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq announced on Friday that the disputed independence referendum will go ahead on September 25. Barzani, who has been under international pressure to delay the vote, defiantly told his supporters that

Yemen’s FM calls for identifying party obstructing resolution

:: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said during his speech at the UN General Assembly session on Yemen, that the the government is ready to cooperate in all fields in order to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis. However, he blamed

Erdogan-Trump talks: Regional cooperation high on agenda

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his US counterpart Donald Trump in New York on Thursday. Ankara said the leaders “agreed to enhance cooperation to resolve regional issues and continue the fight against all terror groups with determination.”

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mahdi Akef dies in hospital

:: Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef has died in hospital aged 89. His last spell in jail began in July 2013, after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and jailed his supporters and fellow Brotherhood members. Akef

Kenyan president says election ruling was ‘coup’

:: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the

Jordan’s young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech

:: Just a year out of college, Jordan’s crown prince has made his debut on the world’s biggest stage, addressing the UN General Assembly – the clearest sign yet that he is on a fast track to a prominent public

King Salman lends new dimension to unification

King Salman

:: Saudi Arabia’s National Day, celebrated every year on Sept. 23, has come a long way in broadening the concept of unification over the years. The vision and the mission, as well as the enthusiasm for building the Saudi nation

Saudi cleric suspended for making controversial remarks about women

:: A Saudi cleric has been suspended after he made derogatory remarks about women in a public lecture. Sheikh Saad al-Hijri, member of the Asir province religious jurisprudence committee, said during a lecture in the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait

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