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

:: 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

:: 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

:: 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 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 »


Category Archives: Middle East

Syrian rebel group says agreed evacuation of wounded from Ghouta

:: Jaish al-Islam, one of the main rebel groups in Syria’s eastern Ghouta, said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the government’s ally Russia to evacuate wounded people from the besieged enclave near Damascus. It communicated with Russia

Egypt army says 16 terrorists killed in Sinai operation

:: Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 extremists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against ISIS terrorists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah

Draft UN Security Council resolution condemns Houthi militia missiles in Yemen

:: The United Nations Security Council is expected to release a draft resolution which stresses the need to ensure humanitarian aid workers’ security in Yemen. It also condemns Houthi militia ballistic missiles. According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, diplomatic sources said

Iranian security forces crack down on protest marking women’s day

:: Dozens of women gathered in front of the Iranian Ministry of Labor on Thursday, which coincided with Women’s Day, to call for more rights, while security forces closed roads around the ministry and deployed troops in the area, according

Palestinian killed during clash with Israelis in West Bank

:: A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. Both sides blamed the other for instigating the violence that erupted

Turkey’s Erdogan says Syria’s Afrin town under siege, entry imminent

:: Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have besieged the northern Syrian town of Afrin and were nearing its town centre, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, in what would mark a major advance in Turkey’s military operation. Turkey launched

Qatari tribe files new UN complaint against ‘crimes committed by Doha’

:: Members of a Qatari tribe named “al-Ghofran” have filed a second complaint against the Gulf state to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The tribe is calling for international intervention to protect them and to secure their rights in

Iranian embassy in London stormed by followers of arrested cleric

:: The followers of Ayatollah Hossein al-Shirazi stormed the Iranian embassy in London on Friday to protest against the capture of the Iraqi religous scholar in Qom by Iranian authorities. A Persian language channel broadcasting from outside of Iran reported

UAE Minister Gargash: Turkey ‘must respect’ Arab states’ sovereignty

:: The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash said on Saturday via Twitter that Turkey must respect the sovereignty of Arab states. The minister said that “there is no denying that Arab-Turkish relations aren’t at their best.”

Syria aid convoy on hold after Assad forces split the enclave in two

:: A top UN aid official appealed to the Syrian government and its Russian backers for a cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta on Thursday when a second convoy with desperately needed aid was postponed after government forces split the

Kuwait to reject residency permits to expats struck with cancer, other illnesses

:: The State of Kuwait is no longer offering a residency permit to expats suffering from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and other non-infectious diseases. The new law comes in an effort to reduce expat health costs, reported StepFeed. The

Syrian troops split rebel-held enclave near capital, 45 dead

:: Syrian government forces seized vast swaths of territory including farmland in the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus on Wednesday, effectively dividing the besieged enclave in two and further squeezing rebels and tens of thousands of civilians trapped inside, state media

UN Security Council meets to shore up Syria ceasefire

:: The UN Security Council met behind closed doors Wednesday to press Syria and Russia to comply with a ceasefire endorsed eleven days ago to allow humanitarian aid and medical evacuations from Eastern Ghouta. France and Britain requested the urgent

UNICEF: At least 1,000 children killed across Syria this year

:: At least 1,000 children have been killed across Syria so far this year, said Christophe Boulierac of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He said that living underground has become the norm in the besieged rebel-held enclave of eastern

IRGC commander: Iran’s missile production has increased three-fold

:: Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service. The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place. “In the past we

Bahraini king: Qatari solution lies in Riyadh

:: Bahraini King Hamad al-Khalifa met with Timothy Lenderking, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs in the Near East Bureau at the US Department of State and the former Commander in Chief of the United States

Syria regime sends hundreds of reinforcements to Ghouta, UN rights chief raises doubts

:: The Syrian government’s offensive in the besieged rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta cannot be justified by its targeting of a few hundred fighters, United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a speech on Wednesday. “Recent attempts

Saudi-backed Yemen forces advancing closer to Haradh border

:: The Arab Coalition forces pushed forward a large military force closer to the border of Haradh city in Hajjah province, northwest of Yemen. According to military sources, the Saudi unit has pushed a military brigade into the Haradh axis

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