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 »


Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify

:: Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported Friday. Those arrested were accused of public order

No. 3 US diplomat quits in latest departure under Trump

:: The US State Department’s third-ranking official, Tom Shannon, said on Thursday he was stepping down, the latest senior career diplomat to exit since President Donald Trump took office a year ago. Shannon, who serves as undersecretary of state for

New protests erupt across cities and towns in Iran

:: Protests have erupted once again in scores of Iranian cities and towns on Thursday, according to the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK). According to the MEK Young people chanted “death to the dictator” and “death

Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide

:: The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. Castro Diaz-Balart, also known as “Fidelito”, or Little Fidel,

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fired

:: Israeli forces struck a Hamas position in Gaza early Friday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave. “An aircraft targeted a Hamas observation post in the Gaza Strip,” an army statement said. The raid hit near Beit

Gargash: Arab coalition’s action on Aden crisis has prevented strife

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that the Arab coalition’s prudent action on Aden’s crisis avoided strife which is due to absence of wisdom among different parties. “The priority is defeating the Houthis

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya

:: At least 90 people were feared dead on Friday in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said. “At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a

Saudi Crown Prince meets Chief of Pakistan army in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, met Chief of Pakistani Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. During the meeting, the two discussed bilateral military

Palestinian leader Abbas to address UN Security Council

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during the body’s monthly meeting on the Middle East amid tensions over the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Since President Donald

King Salman patronizes historic camel festival

:: King Salman has visited the closing ceremony on Thursday of the 28-day King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival at the Saudi Camel Village, 120 km northeast of Riyadh. The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin

Project to employ 10,000 young men, women launched in Riyadh

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar launched a project on Wednesday to provide 10,000 jobs for young men and women in the capital and give self-help loans totaling SR11 million ($2.9 million) to unemployed youths. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman

KSRelief signs 12 contracts to help displaced Syrians

:: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed 12 contracts to help displaced Syrians in places such as Ghouta and Daraa. The agreements were inked by the royal court adviser and supervisor general of the KSRelief Center, Abdullah

Khamenei advisor: We will continue to support Hezbollah and Palestinian factions

:: A high-ranking advisor to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei said that the country’s leaders do not intend on reducing their influence in the Middle East despite US pressure, the Fars News Agency reported. The advisor, Ali Akbar Velayati, said “Iran’s influence

Saudi Justice Ministry launches legal issue fairs for women and families

:: The Ministry of Justice on Thursday launched its first legal culture exhibition titled “Knowledge and Enrichment,” part of a series aimed at families and women in the Kingdom. The fairs aim to introduce judicial procedures and services, and raise

Nikki Haley: UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements a ‘waste of time’

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday slammed a UN report on 206 companies with ties to Israeli settlements as “a waste of time and resources” that showed an “anti-Israeli obsession.” The office of the UN high commissioner for human

Saudi Shoura Council to vote on change to labor laws

:: Changes to labor laws to protect employee rights will be among topics discussed by the Shoura Council on Monday. In its 15th ordinary session, the council will explore two reports by the Social, Family, and Youth Affairs Committee on

Israel sends Palestinian girl from West Bank to Gaza

:: A Palestinian teenager from the West Bank arrested by Israel was sent to the Gaza Strip despite never having been there in her life, an NGO said Wednesday. Israeli rights group HaMoked said the 14-year-old girl, named only as

Afghanistan says it has proof attackers trained in Pakistan

:: Afghanistan has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taliban leaders there are allowed to roam freely, the Afghan interior minister said

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