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 28, 2017

Erdogan: Kurds don’t know how to rule

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: Iraqi Kurds, led by Masoud Barzani, have insisted on going through with the independence referendum which seeks to establish a separate Kurdish state. A state, which according to Barzani, is full of freedom, responsibility and

Much more than just allowing women to drive

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: These are happy and historic days in Saudi Arabia. Unexpected positive changes prevail after an overwhelming feeling of despair. For decades, every obstacle that was removed witnessed a social and political battle, from education to

Resist the steamroller of illiberal liberalism

Zaid M. Belbagi

By : Zaid M. Belbagi :: The most illiberal feature of liberals can be their attitude to those who do not share their views. Between 40 percent and 50 percent of people in the US and UK identify themselves as

British people’s frustrations lie with their government

Anthony Harris

By : Anthony Harris :: Britain may have lost its way when it gave up its empire 60-70 years ago, but it seemed to have found a role in Europe in the 1970s. Now Britain is very unsure of itself

A 1988 massacre and the truth about ‘moderate’ Rouhani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani is making a tactical shift once again. This time he is appeasing the hard-liners publicly and revealing the actual agenda of his administration after achieving the Supreme Leader’s economic objectives.

Another milestone on Saudi women’s road to empowerment

Maha Akeel

By : Maha Akeel :: The royal decree to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia is a historic decision that has been long in the waiting. Sept. 26, 2017, will be remembered as the day Saudi women’s right to

Women driving: A huge leap forward for Saudi Arabia

Faisal J. Abbas

By : Faisal J. Abbas :: The royal decree to finally allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia will definitely be remembered as a landmark, positive moment in the Kingdom’s history. This courageous decision will single-handedly end what was regarded

Saudi Airlines lives up to its pledge

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

By : Tariq A. Al-Maeena :: At the World Airline Awards held at the Paris Air Show on June 20, Skytrax announced the world’s Top 100 Airlines in 2017, as voted by airline customers around the world. The awards, described

Government will take over burned Myanmar land — minister

:: Myanmar’s government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was reported on Wednesday as saying. The plan for the redevelopment

UN plans food aid for up to 700,000 Rohingya

:: The UN has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after some 480,000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue. A senior official from the UN’s World Food

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine over Israeli objections

:: Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing. Dealt a diplomatic blow, Israel said Interpol, which is dedicated to fostering cross-border cooperation

Iraq’s Kurds vote ‘yes’ to independent state in referendum

:: Almost 93 percent of Iraq’s Kurds voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran. Voters were asked

Director of Saud Islamic University: Decision to allow woman to drive ‘wise’

:: The director of the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University and member of the Supreme Scholars’ Council, Dr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Aba al-Khail, confirmed that the royal decree granting driving license for women in the kingdom was “wise, correct,

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

:: The EU unveiled plans on Wednesday (Sept 27) to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing. The proposal involves admitting refugees to European

Qatari officials give conflicting statements over Gulf boycott

:: Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, Qatari Minister of State for Defense, said Tuesday that what he refered to as a “siege” imposed on his country by the four countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt) since June has made Qatar

King Salman’s decision a real milestone improving women’s rights: NSHR chief

:: The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC) have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to allow women to drive. “I must say that this royal decree is a historical one by all means and

Iraqi PM calls on Kurds to cancel independence referendum result

:: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded on Wednesday that Kurdish authorities “cancel” the outcome of the independence referendum in northern Iraq, as a condition for dialogue to resolve an escalating crisis. In a speech to parliament, Abadi renewed his

King Salman seeks to protect, achieve the national interest: KSU

:: Male and female scholars endorsed the royal decree to issue driving licenses to both Saudi men and women, in an attempt to put an end to the criticism over Saudi Arabia’s repression of women’s rights. The Saudi Press Agency

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