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

:: 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’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 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 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 »


Monthly Archives: January 2018

Arab coalition: Humanitarian efforts in Yemen will continue

:: The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said on Monday that the humanitarian support in Yemen will continue to reach everyone without distinction. He pointed out that the coalition appealed to the political and social sides

Iran grants US citizen Baquer Namazi four-day release from prison

:: Iranian authorities granted a four-day leave on humanitarian grounds Sunday to Baquer Namazi, the oldest of a group of American citizens known to be held in the Islamic Republic. His lawyer Jared Genser said that Namazi, an 81-year-old former

Egypt Islamist Al-Nour party backs Sisi’s re-election bid

:: Egypt’s ultra-conservative Islamist Al-Nour party has decided to support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his bid to be re-elected in March, the party said on Sunday. Sisi, who has been in power since 2014, appears set to run unopposed

Jordan gets US Black Hawk helicopters to bolster defenses

:: The United States delivered eight Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan on Thursday to help its regional ally defend itself against the threat of ISIS militants, Jordanian and US officials said. They said another eight Black Hawks would begin arriving

Saudi Arabia to witness partial lunar eclipse on Jan. 31

:: Saudi Arabia’s sky will witness on Wednesday the first phenomenon of partial lunar eclipse in 2018 in conjunction with the presence of the moon at a very close distance from the Earth. The moon will appear larger than normal.

Iraqi parliament votes to lift sanctions on Kurdistan region banks

:: The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to lift sanctions imposed on banks in the Kurdistan region over an independence referendum, two main Iraqi TV channels reported. Lawmakers in Baghdad approved that sanctions be lifted after they had “fulfilled their

Iran judiciary criticized after acquitting top reciter of raping 19 children

:: The Iranian judiciary has issued a ruling dismissing the case against Saeed Toosi, a favored Quran reciter of the country’s supreme leader, accused of raping 19 children many of whom were his students. An official Iranian media published on

Yemen president orders his forces to cease fire, as Aden clashes claim 15 lives

:: Yemen President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Sunday ordered his forces to cease fire immediately in interim capital Aden after fierce clashes with southern separatists. The call came in a communique issued by Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher to the

Top Houthi leader killed in Sanaa by unknown individuals

:: Unknown armed individuals have killed Houthi leader Dr. Raji Hamid al-Deen on Saturday. Sources said that the armed men fired at the Houthi leader, a member of the political desk, at Cairo Street in the center of the capital

Egypt’s Sisi meets with Sudan’s Bashir amid Nile dam tensions

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met on Saturday with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the sidelines of the African Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The meeting comes amid tensions between the two countries due to talks on

Saudi professionals give priority to skills, experience over personal strengths: Study

:: Professionals in Saudi Arabia are highlighting skills and experience over personal strengths, according to new data. LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, analyzed the most popular words in member profiles worldwide in 2017 and revealed the words “successful,” “dynamic”

Saudi billionaire’s daughter tweets joy after his release

:: The daughter of Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal on Sunday tweeted a picture of her father, expressing happiness at his release from detention, in the first reaction from a family member. “You’ve lit up the world, you are

OIC workshop to focus on fighting radicalism

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has underlined the significance of a workshop titled “The role of education in preventing extremism and radicalism” to be held in Niamey, Niger, on Monday. The workshop will be held in cooperation with

Kid Zone – Organize Kids Event on 69th India Republic Day

:: Kid zone – Art and cultural Academy is an academy with the vision to tap, nurture, develop and motivate the artistic talent of the future generation through organization of distinguish Art competitions. The most recent stupendous organization of arrays

Police say Indian army shooting kills two in Kashmir

:: Police say two young men have been killed after Indian soldiers shot at protesters in the disputed region of Kashmir. Police say the protesters threw stones at the soldiers as their convoy was passing through a village in southern

Saudi prince reaffirms loyalty to King Salman after leaving Ritz Carlton

:: In his first statement after leaving the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, where he was among several officials in discussions related to business activities, Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz stressed his absolute loyalty to the Saudi King Salman

Turkey says US needs to withdraw from Syria’s Manbij region immediately

:: The United States needs to withdraw from northern Syria’s Manbij region immediately, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday. President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push

UN will send Syria envoy to Russia peace conference

:: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has decided to send his envoy Staffan de Mistura to a peace conference in Russia next week, a UN spokesman said on Saturday, despite an opposition boycott. Guterres “is confident that the congress in Sochi

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