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 12, 2019

Russia to deliver missile defense system to Turkey in July: Kremlin

:: Russia plans to deliver its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, amid concerns that the delivery will further harm already strained Turkish-U.S. relations. NATO allies Ankara and Washington have sparred publicly for

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Julian Assange

:: The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a US official. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

King Salman.

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the Minister of Labor and Social Development and Chairman

Nizar Zakka: I was subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians

Nizar Zakka

:: Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after being detained in Iran since 2015, told Al Arabiya that he was “subjected to all kinds of torture from the Iranians” when he was first arrested. Zakka

Sudan protesters to end strike, resume talks with generals

:: Protest leaders have agreed to end their civil disobedience campaign launched after a crackdown on demonstrators and resume talks with Sudan’s ruling generals, an Ethiopian mediator said Tuesday. “The Alliance for Freedom and Change agreed to end the civil

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Saad al-Hariri

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, adding that he had hoped that FM Gebran

Saudi culture minister appoints managers for three projects

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan.

:: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the minister of culture, has announced the appointment of managers for three of the ministry’s projects. Ahmed Al Mulla has been named president of the National Film Archive, Dr. Zeinab Al-Khudairi becomes head

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas

:: Syrian warplanes have struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country’s northwest as the World Food Program says weeks long violence has hampered some of its activities in the area. WFP said in a statement on Tuesday that due

Syrian air defense downs Israeli missiles: State media

:: Syrian air defense shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country early Wednesday, the official SANA news agency said. The attack was launched around 2 am local time (2300 GMT Tuesday) against the Tall

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region

:: Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Turkey says the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria is part

Muslim World League chief receives Kazakh officials

:: Kazakhstan Ambassador Peric Arin and a number of Kazakh officials called on the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. The ambassador handed over a message from

Freed Lebanese national Nizar Zakka arrives in Beirut from Iran

Nizar Zakka

:: Lebanese IT expert Nizar Zakka, who arrived in Beirut on Tuesday following his release from prison in Iran, said he was innocent of Iran’s spying accusations and noted that imprisonment only made him stronger to defend freedom of speech.

Iraq Kurds name president’s cousin as their new PM

:: Iraqi Kurdistan’s parliament named Masrour Barzani as the region’s new premier on Tuesday, a day after his cousin was sworn in as its president. Masrour Barzani, 50, is the son of longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani and had

India finds wreckage of plane missing with 13 on board

:: Indian authorities on Tuesday spotted the wreckage of a plane missing with 13 air force personnel aboard after days of searching a remote mountainous region close to China. The Soviet-built AN-32 plane, carrying eight crew and five passengers, disappeared

Pakistani politician arrested in London amid probe of speeches

Altaf Hussain

:: British police arrested Pakistani politician Altaf Hussain in London on Tuesday as part of an investigation into speeches he gave as the founder of a political party that ruled the megacity of Karachi for decades, media in Pakistan reported.

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