Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »

 

Category Archives: Other Cities

1,564 Saudis participate in summer literacy campaign in Hail

:: A summer campaign to raise awareness about adult literacy in Hail targeted more than 1,564 citizens, including 773 males and 791 female in education centers. The director of adult education in Hail and the executive supervisor

Fire at petrol station in Najran prompts evacuation of residents

:: Fire hit a petrol station in the southwestern region of Najran on Thursday night, prompting the evacuation of residents of the building nearby, the Directorate for Civil Defense said Friday. In a report carried by the

Najran governor briefed on advanced combat systems

:: Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz conveyed the congratulations of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to National Guard troops stationed along border areas on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. He also conveyed

Saudi Arabia foils Houthi attempt to infiltrate Najran, Jazan borders

:: Saudi land forces backed by coalition aircrafts were able to foil an attempted attack by Houthi militias on Sunday morning to breach the borders near Jazan and Najran. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Houthi militias started

Qassim governor: A new step in fight against terrorism taken through Etidal

Prince Faisal bin Mishaal

:: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal praised the Global Center for Combating Extremism Ideology “Etidal,” which is a step forward in the fight against extremism. In a press statement, the prince said King Salman is working

Saudi officer killed after RPG attack in restive Qatif neighborhood

:: A Saudi officer working for Saudi’s emergency services has been killed after being attacked by extremists using an RPG, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported. A ministry of interior spokesperson said the solider was part of

Attempt to smuggle over 2 million Captagon pills foiled in Al-Jouf

:: Border Guard officers in Al-Jouf Region Saturday thwarted a drug smuggling operation from across the border with Jordan, a Border Guard spokesman said. While on a regular patrol, undertaken to carry out their mission of deterring

Duba Border Guards foil drug-smuggling attempt in Duba

:: Border Guards officers in Duba city, Tabuk governorate, Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle 900,000 Captagon pills aboard a ship attempting to enter Saudi territorial waters from the Egyptian territorial waters. Border Guards official spokesperson Commodore

Najran governor launches health projects worth SR1.1bn

Najran Gov. Prince Jiluwi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed has launched health projects worth more than SR1.1 billion ($293 million) in the region. The launch was held before an audience comprising senior Saudi government officials and dignitaries, in

Al-Birk: Saudi islands dot the Red Sea with virgin nature

The islands belonging to the province of Al-Birk on the Red Sea coast west of Asir region have a virgin nature that attracts lovers of marine tourism and fishing. The islands are characterized by their charming nature

Development projects in Al-Leith, Adham valued at SR1.8 billion

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

The value of accomplished and ongoing development projects in Al-Leith and Adham in western Saudi Arabia is estimated at more than SR1.8 billion ($480 million), an official has said. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and

Saudi forces kill 17 Houthi militias attempting to breach border

Saudi forces killed at least 17 Houthi militias who attempted to breach the border with Yemen on Saturday. The militants tried to breach the border near Al Khubah village in the province of Jazan. While stationed in

Houthi projectile kills toddler and injures father and brother in Najran

A toddler was killed Thursday when a projectile launched by the Houthi militia from Yemen territories hit a residential area in Najran, southwestern Saudi Arabia. The deputy spokesperson of the Directorate of civil defense said the victim’s

Saudi interior minister: Three men killed in southern border incursions

At least three men were killed when they attempted to infiltrated Saudi Arabia’s southern border with Yemen, the spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry announced on Sunday. troops stationed at the border were able to stop multiple

Saudi actor tells of how he was educated in a Lebanese church

Khaled Sami

In an interview with News Agency, prominent Saudi actor Khaled Sami narrated details of his education in Lebanon when he was a young child. Sami moved from the Saudi Qassim region to Lebanon’s Chouifat when he was

Asir governor to inaugurate Bisha projects worth more than SR2bn

Prince Faisal bin Khalid

Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid on Wednesday will inaugurate developmental projects in Bisha Province. The projects are worth more than SR2 billion. Bisha Mayor Mohammad bin Saeed bin Sabra said the Asir governor will be briefed

Qassim governor inaugurates developmental projects in Al-Asyah

Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal visited Al-Asyah governorate to kick off developmental projects, including a technical college worth SR36 million. Prince Faisal and his entourage were welcomed by Mayor Mohammad Al-Ouraifi, citizens and chiefs of centers

Smoke guided Saudi rescuer to crashed jet in Najran

The command of the Arab Coalition Forces supporting legitimacy in Yemen said in a statement Friday that a Jordanian F-16 fighter jet taking part in operations in Yemen crashed due to a technical glitch in Najran and

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