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 26, 2018

France says it foiled two terror attacks this year

:: France has foiled two terror attacks this year targeting a leading sports team and the armed forces, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday. Paris is still on its highest level of alert after a string of Islamist attacks over

Strikes on east Syria’s last ISIS pocket kill 25 civilians

:: Air strikes on the last pocket of ISIS jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor said on Monday. The strikes were conducted on Sunday on and around the village of al-Shaafah,

105 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack: parents

:: More than 100 girls are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a school in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, parents told AFP on Friday. Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe state, said had they set up a support group

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia’s capital

:: Twin car bombs that went off in Somalia’s capital have killed 18 people and wounded 20 others, the capital’s ambulance services said. “So far we carried 18 dead people and 20 others injured from the blasts tonight,” Abdikadir Abdirahman,

UAE launches ‘Operation Decisive Sword’ targeting al-Qaeda in Yemen

:: The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday the launch of “Operation Decisive Sword” targeting al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. A statement from the official news agency WAM said the operation “began early morning against a stronghold of terrorism in the

Syrian child, 3, dies after suffocating in Eastern Ghouta ‘chlorine attack’

:: A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical attack on a besieged Syrian rebel enclave Sunday, a medic and a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14

Egypt freezes assets of government critic Abul Fotouh

:: Egypt has frozen the assets of leading government critic Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, arrested earlier this month over alleged links to exiled members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the prosecution said Sunday. His February 14 arrest came after he

4 people confirmed dead, 4 more in hospital after Leicester explosion – police

:: Four people have been killed and four more injured in an explosion inside a building in Leicester, triggering power outages and a partial evacuation of the area. Local fire brigades, the ambulance service, and police in Leicestershire responded to

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet to soothe anger over poor economy

:: Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday and appointed the king’s chief of staff as his special deputy for economic affairs in an apparent bid to soothe widespread anger over rising hardship and flagging growth. Mulki’s

Iran says will respect UN ceasefire, but continue attacks on ‘terrorist’ areas

:: Iran said attacks would continue on rebel-held areas near Damascus, where clashes were reported on Sunday between insurgents and government forces despite a UN resolution demanding a 30-day truce across Syria. They said the attacks would continue on areas

Rouhani criticizes Khamenei’s large budget meant to ‘Islamize’ science

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the large budget allocated to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s ‘Islamization of Science’ project. Rouhani said during a speech on Saturday at the 31st round of the Khawarizmi International Festival that spending this much

Church leaders shut Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest

:: Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called a “systematic and unprecedented attack against Christians in the

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s missile support for Houthis could spread to al-Qaeda

:: Iran’s support for Houthi militias in Yemen could see ballistic missile expertise escape into the hands of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen said this week In comments reported by The Telegraph, Mohammad

Air strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta minutes after UN vote on ceasefire

:: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck eastern Ghouta on Saturday evening, minutes after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The jets hit the town of Shifouniyeh in the rebel

UN Security Council unanimously backs Syria ceasefire

:: With Russia’s backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government forces pounded

Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt to return to Cairo after withdrawal

:: Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour announced that the Sudanese ambassador to Egypt, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, will return to Cairo to resume his duties. This comes a month after Sudan recalled the ambassador ‘for consultation’, which was said to be due

Iraqi army threatens to ‘crush’ ISIS if they approach Kirkuk

:: Commander of the second special operations in the Iraqi army, Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi, warned ISIS and Peshmerga forces on Friday that the national army will “crush” anyone that approaches the outskirts of Kirkuk. Saadi continued saying that the

King Salman issues decree appointing 52 judges to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a decree on Sunday that has appointed 52 judges to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. The Minister of Justice and the President of the Higher Council of the

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