King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

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 »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

More than 30 Houthi militias killed or injured in fierce Yemen battles

:: More than 30 Houthi militiamen were killed or injured following fierce battles with the legitimate Yemeni army east of al-Bayda in Yemen. Civilian sources said the battles took place between the districts of al-Malagem and Nateh. Battles also broke

US charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

:: The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of US and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the US government on behalf of the Tehran government. The

Egypt scraps Mubarak ruling over telecoms shutdown

:: An Egyptian court on Saturday scrapped a ruling to fine ousted president Hosni Mubarak and two top aides for a telecommunications shutdown during the 2011 uprising, a judicial source said. In the first days of the revolt that unseated

France’s Sarkozy in custody in funding probe linked to Libya

:: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on Tuesday morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said. The

White House slams Abbas for swearing at US ambassador to Israel

:: The White House on Monday condemned Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, after he called the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a “son of a dog.” “The time has come for President Abbas to choose between hateful rhetoric and concrete

UAE minister Gargash: Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to US could be game changer

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US, which began on Tuesday, carries a special significance. In a tweet, Gargash said the crown

Jared Kushner’s father says he refused financing offer from Qatar

:: In a development that reveals Qatar’s attempts to penetrate the White House, the Washington Post reported on Monday that Jared Kushner’s father, Charles, refused to accept funds from Qatari Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, three months after President Donald

Israel court rejects bid to make Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi trial public

:: An Israeli military court has blocked a bid to make the high-profile trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi public, meaning it will continue behind closed doors, her lawyer said Monday. “The Military Appeals Tribunal dismissed the defense’s appeal against

UN envoy De Mistura: Syria partition ‘catastrophe’, fears return of ISIS

:: Syria is heading for a catastrophic partition and could see the return of ISIS if there is no inclusive peace settlement, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Monday. “The truth is that a soft, long-term partition of

Abbas accuses Hamas of attempting to assassinate Palestinian prime minister

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Related articles across the web Narendra Modi says India hopes Palestine will soon become a free country Trump's Middle East peace team briefed the

Ahmadinejad accuses Iran’s Khamenei of stealing $190 bln

:: In an uncommon escalation of the brewing power struggle within the different wings in Iran, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disclosed the size of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s fortune estimated at $800 billion toman, the equivalent of about

Sisi: Egypt working with Sudan, Ethiopia regarding the Nile

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told a joint press conference in Cairo, on Monday, with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir, that Egypt intends to work with Sudan as well as with Ethiopia for the sake of the collective benefit of

Iran detains close ally of former president Ahmadinejad

:: Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that authorities have detained a close ally of former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Saturday report says the office of Tehran prosecutor’s said police detained Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei for “investigations.” It did

Israeli planes raid Gaza overnight after explosion near border

:: Israeli military aircraft carried out a raid against a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip overnight after an explosive device detonated near the border with Israel, the military said Sunday. “The Hamas terror organization is held accountable for all

Saudi Arabia ‘providing relief to all in need in Yemen without discrimination’

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) launched a fresh campaign on Monday to deliver humanitarian aid in Yemen, saying that the center provided relief without discrimination to areas under legitimate rule and those controlled by the

Erdogan hopes Afrin will be ‘totally encircled’ by evening

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes Turkish forces will have completely encircled Afrin by Wednesday evening, a presidential source said, clarifying his earlier comments in a speech indicating the Kurdish-held Syrian city would fall by then. “In the president’s speech

Sick and injured start leaving Syria’s besieged Ghouta

:: Sick and injured civilians left a rebel enclave in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since one of the deadliest assaults of the seven-year war began nearly a month ago. In another sign of success

Baghdad ends air blockade of Kurdistan, Iraqi PM announces

:: Iraq has lifted the ban on international flights to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region’s airports, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement on Tuesday. “Kurdistan’s regional airports will be under the command of the Federal Ministry of the Interior,”

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