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 »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Daily Archives: December 25, 2018

Two dead, 11 wounded in car bomb in northern Iraqi city Tal Afar

:: At least two people were killed and 11 wounded on Tuesday by a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, a former ISIS stronghold, the military said. Tal Afar, about 80 km (50 miles) west of

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite an imminent US withdrawal. Washington’s decision to pull

Rouhani presents Iran budget, says US sanctions to hit lives, growth

:: Iran’s president submitted next year’s budget to parliament on Tuesday, the first since the United States restored sanctions that had been lifted under the nuclear deal. The $47.5 billion budget is less than half the size of last year’s,

Saudi ambassador says kingdom protected Yemen from becoming ‘failed state’

:: Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al Jaber said Saudi Arabia’s help to Yemen’s legitimate government on the military and diplomatic fronts has made the recent negotiations feasible noting that if the Kingdom had done nothing, Yemen would have

Heads and tales: history of the Saudi halalas

:: The Kingdom’s fiscal trajectory in many ways mirrors the tribulations it endured before emerging as one of the world’s foremost trade and financial hubs. Before the Kingdom was unified by its late founder, King Abdul Aziz, the Arabian Peninsula

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

:: The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said. “My deepest condolences to the relatives of Senator Rafael Moreno Valle

How the US Media Controls the Narrative on the Israel-Palestine Issue

Marc Lamont Hill

:: The firing of political commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, by CNN is an excellent example of how the MSM (Main Stream Media) controls the narrative on the Israel/Palestine issue. Show too much empathy for the plight of the Palestinians, and

Clashes in western Tunisia after self-immolation of journalist

:: Clashes erupted on Monday between Tunisian protesters and security forces in the western city of Kasserine following the self-immolation of a Tunisian photo journalist, eyewitnesses told Reuters. Abderazzak Zergui died after he set himself on fire in protest over

Libya, Algeria slam Turkey over arms shipment

:: The Turkish arms shipment that was delivered to Libya threatens the country and region, charged an Algerian security official. He told the daily al-Watan newspaper that the purpose of such activity is to not only destabilize Libya, but send

Lebanon’s Berri says some parties don’t want government formed

:: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said there are parties in Lebanon that do not want a new government to be formed, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Monday, pointing to the depth of complications that have derailed its formation. A deal on

Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syria border

:: Turkey has sent reinforcements to the border with Syria, Turkish media reported on Monday, after Washington ordered the withdrawal of its ground forces from the war-ravaged nation. A Turkish military convoy with howitzers and artillery batteries as well as

Yemeni army seizes Houthi arms warehouse in Saada, advances in Lahij

:: The legitimate Yemeni government revealed that a warehouse used to store Houthi weapons was found on Monday, which the militias left behind after being defeated in one of their positions in their major stronghold Saada north of Yemen. Military

Sudan: President al-Bashir vows to carry out broad economic reforms

:: Sudan has said that its President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to carry out broad economic reforms amid days of protests that have gripped the country. According to a statement released on Monday, al-Bashir “promises real measures to restore confidence

King Salman receives Saudi health officials

:: Senior officials of the Saudi Health Ministry on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The king stressed the state’s interest in the development of the health sector. He also highlighted the importance of providing health

Israel dissolves parliament, to hold snap elections in April

:: Israel will hold an early general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after members of his governing coalition met to discuss differences over legislation. “The leaders of the coalition decided unanimously to

Saudi Shoura Council speaker arrives in Cairo

:: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh arrived in Cairo on Monday. His is visiting Egypt on the invitation of Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Sayyed Ahmed, speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives. The Saudi official

Houthis committed more than 138 violations since cease-fire deal

:: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has committed more than 138 violations since a cease-fire agreement, said Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki. Addressing a weekly press conference in Riyadh on Monday, he said the Houthis are blocking entry of aid

Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

:: Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee started work at one of the kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions. The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical

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