Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


SRO to impose penalties on non-palletized cargo

The Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has announced that it will impose penalties on shipping companies for non-palletized cargo beginning Aug. 11. Commenting on the announcement, Mohammed Abu

It is time for serious introspection

Saad Dosari

By: Saad Dosari When the sun comes up, it is normal for kids to go out and play on the beach. Building castles, playing footballs, running after

Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace — Flightradar24

Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace on Sunday after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed Flightradar24 posted a

6.3 million Umrah visas issued

More than 6.3 million Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of the season, an increase of 900,000 over the same period last year, said Mohammed

MH17 families to get $5,000 as initial help: airline

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said it would make an initial payment of $5,000 to families of passengers aboard its crashed flight MH17 as a goodwill gesture. The

Chilling photo shows child of ISIS fighter holding AK-47

The young child of a former London student living with her Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-jihadist husband is pictured carrying an AK-47 rifle with a

Is Iraq’s Kurdish region outside of ISIS’ calculus?

Iraqi Kurds have remained unscathed so far from any major assault by the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria not only because of their defensive force

Obama urges ‘immediate ceasefire,’ sends Kerry for talks

President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza on Sunday, on the bloodiest day of fighting between Israelis and Palestinians, and dispatched top US diplomat

U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Gaza

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting late Sunday on the situation in Gaza, where the Palestinian death toll passed 100 in a single

Thousands flee Gaza, bodies lay on streets

At least 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday during Israeli operations targeting the Gaza strip, with 62 alone in the neighborhood of Shejaiya, in the bloodiest day

Sharif arrives in Kingdom

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives in the Kingdom on Sunday to perform Umrah and discuss regional and bilateral issues with Saudi authorities, Khayyam Akbar, charge d’affaires

Abbas calls for ‘urgent’ Security Council session

In a televised speech broadcasted from the Qatari capital of Doha on Sunday, Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas called Sunday for an immediate session of the U.N. Security Council,

Former Saudi chant singer joins ISIL

Maher Mishal Al-Shwaib

DAMMAM — After spending five years working as an Islamic chant singer and later a mosque imam in Riyadh, Maher Mishal Al-Shwaib, 25, joined the Islamic State

The rich lease hotel rooms overlooking Grand Mosque

MAKKAH — New projects in the central area of Makkah has led Saudi and Gulf businessmen to renting out housing units in hotels overlooking the Grand Mosque

Hamas armed wing claims capture of Israeli soldier

A spokesman for Hamas’ armed wing said on Sunday the group had captured an Israeli soldier during fighting in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported, prompting celebrations in

Top security in place to deal with Makkah rush

Authorities in Makkah have intensified efforts to cope with the influx of pilgrims flooding into the holy city during the last 10 days of Ramadan. Security forces

KSA, Yemen sign pact on exchange of prisoners

Saudi Arabia and Yemen have signed an agreement to extradite their countries’ prisoners to serve part of their prison terms in home countries. The Ministry of Interior

Cheapest in world, power to get costlier in KSA

Saudis pay the cheapest electricity bills, according to one report, but seemingly not for long. The Saudi Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority plans to increase electricity tariffs.

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