Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces More »

UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the More »

Saudi Mufti to Qatar: Obstructing Hajj pilgrims dangerous, unacceptable

:: Saudi Arabia’s Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Alsheikh has condemned Qatari authorities for not allowing its pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj through air route. More »

Bahrain foreign minister: Qatar turned blind eye to King Salman’s initiatives

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that Doha has not appreciated initiatives made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s towards the Qatari pilgrims going More »

Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

:: With the approaching constitutional deadline over completing the remaining two tier of election, the Nepal Government has written to the electoral body to make preparations for holding the More »


Category Archives: National

Rise in number of Qatari pilgrims entering via Salwa border

:: General Manager of Passports at Salwa border, Colonel Hassan al-Dosari, has said that the border continues to register rise in the number of Qatari citizens entering Saudi Arabia at an accelerated pace as part of the

Saudi Mufti to Qatar: Obstructing Hajj pilgrims dangerous, unacceptable

:: Saudi Arabia’s Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Alsheikh has condemned Qatari authorities for not allowing its pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj through air route. According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Alsheikh referred to

Muslim world expects first day of Eid al-Adha on Sept. 1

:: The first day of the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival is expected to take place on Friday, September 1, after Saudi Arabia failed to spot the Dhu al-Hijjah moon on Monday night. In the Islamic calendar, Eid

Fire breaks out in 15-story Makkah hotel, 600 pilgrims evacuated

:: Six hundred Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims survived a fire that broke out in a hotel in Makkah’s Al-Aziziyah neighborhood after they were evacuated by emergency response teams, Saudi state news agency SPA reported Monday. Official spokesman

Over 120,000 illegal pilgrims turned back from Makkah

:: Security forces turned back more than 120,000 people who were headed to Makkah without a Hajj permit, and seized 61,600 vehicles, as of Aug. 17. Hajj security forces said they will step up operations with new

Know the 7 products that Saudi Arabia has banned from exporting

:: Zamzam water is among seven products that are prohibited from being exported from Saudi Arabia reported an article from Al Watan Online. The Saudi Exports Development Authority has asked project and company owners to be aware

Capital Market Authority expands Goldman Sachs license in Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator, Capital Market Authority (CMA), has approved the request by Goldman Sachs to amend its business profile by adding “dealing as Principle, an Agent, an Underwriter, Custody.” A statement issued by CMA on

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia Airlines and that Qatar will cooperate to facilitate

Qatari pilgrims praise services in Saudi at Salwa border crossing

:: A number of Qatari pilgrims expressed their happiness upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia through the Salwa border crossing to perform pilgrimage this year. They do so whilst noting the role of the Kingdom in the

Saudi Arabia expects 24 percent increase in Hajj pilgrims this year

:: Over one million pilgrims arrive through Saudi Arabia’s land, air and sea ports for Hajj this year. The numbers have totaled to 1,070,951 individuals as of Friday evening. According to the Saudi General Directorate of Passports,

Saudi Airlines: Unable to transport Qatar pilgrims due to lack of permission

:: Saudi Airlines has said it has so far been unable to schedule its flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha due to lack of permission from the latter’s side. The airlines’ general

Gargash praises King Salman’s policies in Qatar crisis

:: UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash praised the policies of Saudi King Salman in dealing with Qatar crisis. He tweeted: “In the light of the latest developments in Qatar crisis, the role of Saudi

Al-Aqsa rejuvenating Palestinian leadership

Mahdi Abdul Hadi

:: Mahdi Abdul Hadi is a researcher and academic, but like all Jerusalemites he is also a political animal. He seized his political opportunity in mid-July when Jerusalemites were searching for leadership. Having set up a think

Heads of KSRelief, UN meet to discuss aid work

Abdullah Al-Rabeeah

:: Adviser to the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief), Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, on Friday met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian

Saudi-Iraqi negotiations to form a new alliance

:: Serious negotiations are under way between Iraq and Saudi Arabia to form a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn cities. The Guardian newspaper stated in a report that Saudi

Saudi Health Ministry detects 23 cases of MERS

:: The Health Ministry recorded 23 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS) during the 25 days of the current hijri month of Dhul Qaada, local media reported. The ministry recorded the most cases — 13

Last group of Iraqi Hajj pilgrims cross border into Saudi Arabia

:: :: The Jadidah Arar border crossing on the Saudi-Iraqi border on Friday received the last batch of Iraqi pilgrims. The number of Iraqi pilgrims who entered the Kingdom via this crossing reached 13,699. They expressed thanks

Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at least 13 people dead. In his cable, King

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