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: May 6, 2018

Iran nuke deal on table as Boris Johnson heads to Washington

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Sunday begin a two-day visit to Washington, with the Iran nuclear deal, Syria and North Korea on top of the agenda, the Foreign Office said. Johnson will meet US Vice President Mike

Rouhani says plans in place for any Trump decision on Iran nuclear deal

:: President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran had prepared plans to respond to any decision by US President Donald Trump to end the nuclear agreement with Tehran and that the US would regret such a decision. “We have plans

Clashes erupt between Yemeni army and Houthis in Saada

:: Military confrontations have continued between Yemen’s National Army forces and the Houthi militia in several battle fronts in the northern province of Saada on Saturday. Military sources confirmed to Al Arabiya that the most violent confrontations took place in

Polling begins in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in 9 years

:: Polling began in Lebanon’s parliamentary election on Sunday morning. It’s the first time the Lebanese are voting for a parliament in nine years. It is also the first time elections are being held since neighboring Syria’s war began in

Hamas blames Israel for Gaza blast that killed six gunmen

:: An explosion in Gaza killed six Hamas gunmen on Saturday, the group said. It blamed the incident on Israel, which declined comment. A statement from the Palestinian Islamist group’s armed wing called the incident a “deplorable Zionist crime” perpetrated

Saudi envoy: Houthi militia wants to impose Hezbollah-style regime in Yemen

:: Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al Jaber, said this week that the Houthi militia aims to impose a Hezbollah-style regime in the war-torn country. During a meeting with the Arab Coalition’s Col. Turki al-Maliki in Vienna on Thursday, Al

Iran’s Rouhani criticizes ban on Telegram messaging app as undemocratic

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the ban imposed on popular messaging app Telegram by the conservative-run judiciary, saying the move was “the opposite of democracy”. Iran blocked Telegram – widely used by Iranians, the state media, politicians and

Pompeo defends ‘muscular’ US diplomacy on North Korea and Iran

:: New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday defended the “muscular diplomacy” practiced by President Donald Trump as a way to solve thorny global issues “peacefully, without ever firing a shot.” Speaking before of a group of American

US ambassador to Yemen: Houthi militia’s rule is barbaric

:: The US ambassador to Yemen, Matthew Toler, said that the rule of the Houthi militia of the areas controlled by them is a brutal and barbaric rule for the Yemeni people. Toler said during an interview with the Egyptian

Turki Al Malki: Iran-backed Houthis pose a serious threat to region

:: The spokesperson of the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Malki said that Bringing peace and security to Yemen will bring peace and security to Saudi Arabia, the GCC and the region. Saudi foreign Ministry shared the statement

Makkah forum targets investment surge in Saudi Arabia

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the first Makkah Economic Forum on Sunday. The two-day event, under the theme “From Vision to Prosperity: Invest in Makkah,” will be held at the Jeddah Ritz-Carlton. The forum is organized by

Al Sistani: Iraqis should prohibit the return of corrupt people to power

:: On Friday, and in an unprecedented statement made by him about politics, Iraq’s Shiite figure, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, stated that Iraqis should prohibit the return of corrupt people to power, those who have failed the country in the past

Palestinian leader Abbas offers apology for remarks on Jews

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology after he was accused of anti-Semitism for suggesting that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct, not by their religion. Abbas condemned anti-Semitism and called the

Israeli troops fire bullets, tear gas at Gaza protesters

:: Israeli troops fired tear gas and live rounds at Palestinians thronging the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as part of a long-running protest. Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinians who thronged the Gaza-Israel frontier and rampaged

Libyan army advances in Darnah in preparation to free it completely

:: The Libyan army began to mobilize more troops around the town of Darnah in eastern Libya, in preparation for launching a large-scale military operation to free it completely from terrorist groups loyal to al-Qaeda organization, one day after it

More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

:: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

Israel pulls out of race for UN Security Council seat

:: Israel dropped out Friday of a race for a Security Council seat in 2019 and 2020 following a campaign by Arab states at the United Nations to block the bid. The decision clears the path for Belgium and Germany

Saudi Arabia and Egypt seek increased trade, cooperation

:: Trade and coordination of joint positions in international and regional forums were highlighted during the 16th Saudi-Egyptian Joint Committee meeting that concluded in Riyadh on Thursday. Following a series of bilateral meetings over the past two days, five working

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