Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

 

Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Egypt court upholds three-year prison sentence for ex-president

:: Egypt’s main appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for former president Mohammed Morsi, who is already jailed in other cases, over a conviction for insulting the judiciary. The Court of Cassation upheld the same sentence for Morsi

Yemen’s President Hadi sacks PM over ‘negligence of government’

:: Yemen’s president sacked Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country, a statement carried by SABA state news agency said on Monday. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed as the

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier – military

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. The incident occurred at a bus stop along a main highway near the large Jewish settlement

7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

:: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

:: The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber

King Salman heads 49th meeting of King Abdulaziz Foundation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman headed the 49th meeting of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) administrative board at his Yamama Palace on Monday. The council announced a number of decisions related to the operation of the

Jerusalem Palestinian eyes seat in Israel’s city hall

:: A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is running for a seat in city hall with a campaign that demands equitable municipal services while side-stepping the long struggle over sovereignty. A third of Jerusalem residents are Palestinians, in areas Israel

Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Monday. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region.

Children injured in Houthi mortar attack on civilian neighborhood in Hodeidah

:: Civilians, including children, were seriously injured following a Houthi mortar attack on their neighborhood in Hodeidah, Yemen on Monday, according to Saba News Agency. Eye witnesses said that the Houthi attack caused the destruction of several houses and the

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