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: February 12, 2018

Iraq militia commander Qais Khazali issues warning to American troops

:: Qais Khazali, a Popular Mobilization militia commander, threatened to target American troops in Iraq and voiced rejection of America’s military presence in the country after they eliminated ISIS. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said there was a

French foreign minister visits Iraq to discuss reconstruction

:: France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Iraq on Monday to discuss the war-torn country’s reconstruction with Iraqi officials after Baghdad declared victory against ISIS. “I have come to tell you of France’s support and to accompany you. We

Egypt continues Sinai crackdown as 12 militants killed, 92 arrested

:: Egyptian security forces killed 12 militants and arrested 92 in a continuing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement carried by State TV on Monday. Egypt’s air force also destroyed 60 militant targets, the statement said, part

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

:: President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan

Russian plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people

:: A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard

British PM to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech

:: British Prime Minister Theresa May will make two speeches on Brexit in the coming weeks to provide more details setting out the country’s path to leaving the EU. Britain is hoping to seal a transition deal next month to

Philippines says more than 2,200 citizens in Kuwait want to go home

:: More than 2,200 Filipinos are ready to take up President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to repatriate workers from Kuwait due to reports of abuse, the Philippine labor minister said on Sunday. Duterte asked Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific on Friday

US defense secretary: Iran is present everywhere we find trouble in Mideast

:: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that Israel has an “absolute right to defend itself” against Iran in light of the Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday, Haaretz reported. Syrian air forces had shot down

Egypt jails 17 for life over deadly 2014 unrest

:: A Cairo court on Sunday handed 17 people life sentences over unrest that saw the deaths of three civilians, including a journalist and a teenager, during anti-government protests in 2014. The court sentenced 16 others to prison terms ranging

India’s Modi meets Oman’s Sultan Qaboos in Muscat on historic visit

:: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said at Beit Al-Barkah in Muscat Sunday night on his first visit to the country, Omani daily Times of Oman reported. During the meeting, both leaders reviewed several

Trump says unsure Israel seeks peace with Palestinians

:: US President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that he was “not necessarily sure” Israel was seeking to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Trump has previously denounced the Palestinians for what he sees as

Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

Ahed Tamimi

:: Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court on Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — an act Palestinians say embodies their David vs. Goliath struggle against a brutal military

Canadian-Iranian dies in Iranian custody, officials claim he committed suicide

:: An Iranian-Canadian dual citizen and environmental activist imprisoned by Iranian authorities last month has died in prison, his son wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, was managing director of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which seeks to

Saudi Public Prosecution is now hiring women investigators

:: The Saudi Public Prosecution has announced that it is hiring Saudi women as investigation officers. The application process will start on Sunday, February 11, and will continue until March 3, al-Madina Arabic newspaper reported. Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mojeb

Turkey detains 48 ISIS suspects ‘planning attacks’

:: Anti-terror officers in Istanbul and Ankara detained 48 alleged members of extremist group ISIS suspected of planning attacks, state media reported Saturday. Police detained 31 foreigners who were picked up in anti-terror raids in Istanbul, state-run news agency Anadolu

Saudi Arabia-Pakistan joint naval exercises begin

:: The joint naval exercises between the Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), Naseem Al-Bahr-11 and Deraa Al Sahil-4, commenced on Sunday in the Arabian Gulf at the East Fleet at the King Abdulaziz Naval Base (KANB), SPA

Dubai’s World Government Summit kick starts with focus on happiness

:: The sixth edition of Dubai’s World Government Summit kick started with a focus on happiness where the founder of the World Database of Happiness, Professor Ruut Veenhoven, spoke about how happiness can be measured by countries, Gulf News reported.

Syria regime strikes kill six civilians in Ghouta

:: Syrian regime air strikes killed six civilians including two children overnight in Eastern Ghouta after a day of respite from deadly bombardment of the rebel enclave, a monitor said Sunday. Since February 5, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has intensified

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