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: April 2018

Trying to end scandal, Britain’s May appoints Javid as interior minister

:: Britain’s Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid as her new interior minister on Monday, elevating the former banker to try to draw a line under an immigration scandal that has threatened the prime minister’s authority. Known for his passion for

Barnier warns Brexit talks at ‘risk’ over Ireland issue

:: The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned the talks were at “risk” because of disagreements over the future of the Irish border after Britain leaves the European Union. At a press conference during his visit to Ireland,

Pakistani police book US Embassy officer for ‘interference’

:: Islamabad police have charged a US Embassy security officer for trying to stop the arrest of an American diplomat whose car had injured a bike rider on Sunday. A Toyota Jeep driven by diplomat Chad Rex Ausburn hit motorcyclist

‘Good solution’ promised for Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh

:: The returning of Rohingya refugees on a safe and voluntary basis is still a “dire and difficult” situation, said Gustavo Meza-Cuadro, Ambassador of Peru to the United Nations Security Council after visiting the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

After decades, PLO convenes Parliament today

:: The Parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) convenes for the first time in decades on Monday. The three-day meeting of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) in the West Bank city of Ramallah is unlikely to produce major policy

North Korea’s Kim vows to give up weapons if US promises not to invade

:: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if the US commits to a formal end to the Korean War

Israel holds Lebanese woman who crossed border

:: Israel’s army said on Sunday that it had briefly held a Lebanese woman who crossed the border and then repatriated her, a detention Beirut denounced as an abduction. The Lebanese army said that the woman, Nohad Dali, was taken

Libya’s Haftar visits Derna ahead of plans to liberate town

:: Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who returned last week to the eastern city of Benghazi after a long absence, visited the main operation room in al-Abraq air base, west of Derna, to monitor final preparations to liberate the town.

Houthi militiamen storm mixed-gender hotel café in Yemen’s Sanaa

:: Houthi militiamen raided a coffee shop in the Burj al-Salam Hotel in the Old City of Sanaa and arrested two of its employees because the cafe allows for men and women customers; a mixed-gender environment. This is not the

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp held by ISIS

:: Syrian troops tightened the noose on Sunday around a Palestinian refugee camp held by ISIS militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said. Nearly two weeks into a campaign

Unidentified missiles against Syrian regime fighters kill mostly Iranians

:: Missile strikes against Syrian regime forces in the central province of Hama overnight killed 26 pro-regime fighters, mostly Iranians, a monitor said Monday. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said the fighters had been killed in a raid, “probably”

In first for Tunisia, police and soldiers head to polls

:: Police and soldiers went to the ballot box for the first time in Tunisia on Sunday, casting votes in municipal elections after the lifting of a longtime ban. Most Tunisians will vote on May 6 in the municipal polls

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian on Gaza border

:: Israeli soldiers shot two Palestinians on Sunday as they tried to enter the country from the Gaza Strip, killing one of them and arresting the other, the army said. “2 suspects attempted to infiltrate Israel from the southern Gaza

Duterte derided for asking Filipino workers in Kuwait to return home

:: A Philippine labor group and a senator accused President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday of gambling with the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Filipinos in Kuwait, after he asked them to come home amid a diplomatic dispute over reported

Rouhani tells Macron Iran nuclear deal ‘not negotiable’

:: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that the nuclear deal his country reached with international powers was “not negotiable”. “The nuclear deal or any other subject under its pretext is not negotiable in

UK Interior Minister Amber Rudd quits over growing immigration scandal

:: Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term UK residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said late Sunday that May had accepted the

Syrian army says captured villages from US backed forces

:: The Syrian army said on Sunday it had captured a string of villages from US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of the Euphrates river near the border with Iraq where Kurdish-led forces are in control, state television said. The

Rivals see ruse in Palestinian political forum to be convened by Abbas

:: Political rivals accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday of pushing ahead with a rare and disputed national decision-making meeting to tighten his grip on power and sideline them. Abbas has billed Monday’s convening of the Palestinian National Council

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