King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

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 »


Sustaining development of Saudi Arabia’s historical Makkah

Makkah holds great significance for Muslims worldwide with both pilgrims and visitors to the holy city eager to see Islamic artifacts and historical landmarks after performing their religious rites. Historian Fawaz Al-Dahas said most visitors are knowledgeable

UN threatens to cut Afghanistan aid

KABUL : The UN threatened on Saturday to cut aid to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed, responding to tensions surrounding its participation in a drawn-out and bitter investigation into fraud in the still-unresolved presidential election. The

Prince Sultan receives ASE Order and Award

The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) awarded Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), ASE’s Order and Award in recognition of his extensive efforts made in the field of space.

Sea horror: 1 rescued after fish attack boat

A Red Sea fisherman was rescued from a boat that was attacked by a dangerous type of wild fish on Saturday. The boat, which began sinking from the impact, was traveling along the coast of Dahban, a

Saudi father arrested for scalding son’s scalp

An abusive Saudi father has been arrested by police here after he poured liquid bleach on his 8-year-old son’s scalp, scalding it, the online newspaper reported. Ali, 8, lives with his non-Saudi mother who is divorced

JCCI’s national strategy seminar to kick off today

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) will organize a series of informative seminars to draft the national strategy and quality programs in Jeddah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province. The program will start from Sunday in

Are traditional timepieces out of time after Apple Watch?

It was a long wait, but Tim Cook finally lived up to Apple’s reputation and philosophy with products that many would describe as “old news.” Certainly what the iPhone 6 offers is nothing new; the 4.7in and

Police bent on blocking illegal pilgrims

Police have intensified checks on all roads and routes leading to Makkah in a bid to stop illegal pilgrims from infiltrating the city. People without Haj permits often take rocky routes from Taif to Makkah, hoping to

France: 60 women among residents involved ‘in jihad’

Around 930 French citizens or residents, including at least 60 women, are either actively engaged in jihad in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the interior minister said Sunday. In an interview with Le

South Indian group organizes blood donation campaign for Haj pilgrims

Tamil Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), a voluntary social services organization of South Indians, in collaboration with King Fahd Hospital, Dammam, organized a blood donation camp for Haj pilgrims in Akrabiya, Alkhobar, on Friday. Ahmed Imthias, TMMK, member

Germany sending 40 soldiers to Iraqi Kurdistan

Berlin is preparing to send around 40 soldiers to northern Iraq to train Kurdish fighters battling against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the German army said on Saturday. Following a decision last month

Tunisians debate niqab-wearing election nominee

The recent announcement that a niqab-wearing woman is to run in Tunisia’s upcoming legislative elections has sparked debate, with proponents claiming her face covering could hinder her ability to communicate and could make it difficult to prove

London Mayor Boris Johnson picked to run for parliament

London Mayor Boris Johnson was on Friday chosen by his Conservative Party as their candidate to fight for a west London seat at next year’s parliamentary election, raising the specter of a future tilt at becoming prime

Shipments of iPhones delayed by a month amid record orders


NEW YORK : Customers may have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 Plus, after a record number of orders for the company’s latest smartphones strained available supply. The

ISIS has grown larger than Kuwait’s army!

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By: Abdulrahman al-Rashed To understand the magnitude of the problem on a global level, and not just on the Syrian and regional fronts, we must be aware of just how significant the CIA’s estimation was on the

National dialogue to focus on extremism

The King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) will focus on extremism in the country at its upcoming forum and dialogue with prominent Saudi scholars and intellectuals. KACND Secretary-General Faisal Muammar made this announcement recently while inviting

Profile: Slain British aid worker David Haines

David Haines, a 44-year-old aid worker from Perth, Scotland, is the latest man and the first Briton to be allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video released early Sunday. Haines was captured in March last year

Gold and silver continue to decline on dollar strength

LONDON : Commodity prices dropped this week as the dollar strengthened, with Brent oil sinking to its lowest level in more than two years against a backdrop of solid supplies and sluggish demand. Sugar futures meanwhile touched

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