Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

Why the UAE celebrates Saudi national day

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

By : Abdullah bin Bijad al-Otaibi :: The UAE joined Saudi Arabia in celebrating the 87th Saudi national day this year. It has done so for years amid a celebratory atmosphere that includes official and popular events. The UAE celebrates

Abbas, Netanyahu and the annual UN dialogue of the deaf

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: For various and rather different reasons, the annual addresses to the UN General Assembly by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders have become torture to listen to. The hall is usually full of delegates from around

Confronting North Korea and Iran

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: The weak Iranian nuclear deal, which the former American administration agreed upon, is partially responsible for North Korea’s surge in developing its nuclear program. Iran was rewarded with a sum of $150 billion as per

What happens when Qatar stops funding terror

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: There has been a marked decline in the activities of terrorist organizations on several fronts in recent months. Legitimate forces have begun to advance in some countries experiencing conflicts, terrorist operations and civil war, such

King expresses pride in Saudi development, security, prosperity

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday expressed pride in the Kingdom’s development in all areas as it celebrates its 87th National Day this year, with citizens and residents enjoying security and prosperity. Addressing a regular Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in

Trump welcomes Saudi driving decree as positive step for women’s rights

:: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday commended Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to drive. The change came in a royal order that takes effect next June. The statement from the White House press secretary’s office says Trump viewed

UN chief Guterres welcomes Saudi Arabia’s lifted ban on women drivers

:: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the ban on women drivers, calling it a positive move. Guterres made this statement on Twitter after Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a historic royal decree granting driving

Iraqi Kurd leader Barzani: Majority of Kurdistan voted ‘yes’ for independence

:: Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani Tuesday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to begin talks on the issues dividing them a day after the Kurdish autonomous community held a referendum in which he said a majority voted in favor of

Ivanka Trump applauds driving decree: ‘A historic day for Saudi women’

:: US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has congratulated Saudi women on their government’s decision to lift the ban on women drivers. In a tweet on her official twitter handle, the advocate for the education and empowerment of women

American who made Yemen home abducted in Houthi-held Sanaa

:: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a 63-year-old American, who has lived in Yemen for more than two decades, in the Houthi-held capital Sanaa over the weekend, his family said on Tuesday. Texas native Danny Burch was seized as he was walking

First spokeswoman appointed at Saudi embassy in Washington

Fatimah Baeshen

:: Fatimah Baeshen has been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC. Baeshan announced her new posting in a tweet on Wednesday morning. Baeshan was a director at the Washington based think tank Arabia

Saleh says he ‘does not recognize’ UN resolution on Yemen

Ali Abdullah Saleh

:: Ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has repeatedly rebuffed UN resolutions regarding Yemen, saying he does not recognize UN resolution 2216. Saleh referred to the resolve as an act of “war”, thus destroying what was considered the only “gesture

Firebrand jurist Moore wins GOP primary runoff in Alabama

Roy Moore

:: Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for US Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. In an upset likely to rock the GOP establishment,

Lebanon civil servants on strike amid wage hike crisis

:: Lebanon’s civil servants are on strike to pressure the government to pay them recently approved wage hikes amid a new crisis over how to finance them. The Cabinet is meeting on Tuesday to discuss new ways to finance the

Minister of Culture: Historic decree to allow women to drive was welcomed by everyone

:: The Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr Awwad bin Saleh al-Awwad praised King Salman Bin Abdelaziz’s decree granting women driving licenses calling it a historic one. He added in a statement that women can now take their proper

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against

Italian interior minister lauds Muslim World League’s role in fighting extremism

:: Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa and his accompanying delegation in Rome on Tuesday. They explored a number of topics of common interest including citizenship and positive integration with the promotion of

Al-Ghofran tribe files UN complaint against ‘crimes committed by Qatar’

:: The UN headquarters in Geneva on Monday received a complaint against Qatari authorities for committing a series of crimes, including stripping the nationalities of members of the al-Ghofran tribe and expelling them from the country, demanding urgent intervention to

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