Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

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 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 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 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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran’s Khamenei, Rouhani this week

Shinzo Abe

:: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit to Tehran this week, in a bid to ease tension between Washington and Iran that experts called a bold move

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at US base: Pentagon

:: Turkey’s F-35 pilots are no longer flying at a US air base in Arizona, the Pentagon told Reuters on Monday, as the United States winds down Ankara’s involvement in the advanced fighter jet program over Turkey’s plans to buy

Senior US envoy to urge dialogue on Sudan visit

Tibor Nagy

:: The top US diplomat for Africa will head to Sudan to encourage talks between Sudan’s military rulers and protesters whom security forces violently put down, the State Department said Monday. Tibor Nagy, the assistant secretary of state for African

N.Korea urges US to change ‘hostile policy’ on eve of summit anniversary

:: North Korean state media called on the United States on Tuesday to “withdraw its hostile policy” towards Pyongyang or agreements made at a landmark summit in Singapore a year ago might become “a blank sheet of paper”. The statement

Silence of NY Times Tehran Bureau Chief on Twitter raises concerns

Thomas Erdbrink

:: Concern over the fate of The New York Times bureau chief in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrink, has continued after months of him not contributing to the publication or posting to his Twitter account, with some questioning his safety. News Agency

Internet blackout across Sudan

:: Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters. Internet lines from the country’s main provider Sudatel stopped working in the capital Khartoum in the

IAEA: Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium

Yukiya Amano

:: Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. Recent

Nechirvan Barzani sworn in as president of Iraqi Kurdistan

Nechirvan Barzani

:: Nechirvan Barzani was sworn in Monday as Iraqi Kurdistan’s second president, succeeding his uncle and veteran leader Massud Barzani whose son Masrour will likely be nominated premier on Tuesday. Nechirvan, the 52-year-old deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party,

Arab coalition highlights humanitarian efforts in Yemen

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

:: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government conducts humanitarian work as well as military operations, its spokesman said on Monday. Turki Al-Maliki cited the launch of an air bridge from Riyadh to Aden to provide emergency relief for

Makkah governor receives security chiefs involved in holy city summits during Ramadan

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

:: Members of the committee responsible for overseeing security during the three key summits in Makkah during the last week of Ramadan called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal at his office on Monday. The governor appreciated the performance of

Saudi visa in three minutes for visitors to Jeddah Season events

Raed Abu Zinada

:: Visitors buying online tickets for the Jeddah Season program of events will be able to secure an e-tourism visa at the same time, organizers have revealed. The announcement came as the city’s 40-day “Sea and Culture” festival of fun

Turkey: US has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group

:: The United States has not yet taken up Turkey’s suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday.

Saudi air defense forces intercept 2 Houthi drones

:: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces shot down two weaponized drones launched by Houthis from Yemen toward the city of Khamis Mushayt, a spokesman for the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said early Tuesday. In a statement carried by

Yemeni foreign minister quits

Khaled Al-Yemani.

:: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani has submitted his resignation to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi. Okaz has learned that Yemen’s ambassador to Washington Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, the leader of the Congress party and former foreign minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi

Vladimir Putin to visit Saudi Arabia in October

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia in October, the Kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said Monday. Al-Falih, who was in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, said Saudi companies were considering taking part in a methanol

Sudan opposition says leaders deported after talks collapse

Yasir Arman

:: Sudan’s ruling military has deported three members of an opposition movement detained last week in the wake of a deadly raid on a protest sit-in, the movement said on Monday. The three are members of the Sudan People’s Liberation

Expats face fines, deportation for failure to renew resident IDs

:: Failure to renew resident IDs (Muqeem cards) before expiry will result in punishments according to the rules and regulations including deportation, Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) warned expatriates on Monday. The Jawazat said failure to renew the resident IDs

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev

Oyub Titiev

:: Russia Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said. Titiev, who ran the Chechen office

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