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 More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

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 »

 

French Foreign Minister arrives in Baghdad

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Sunday in Baghdad to meet his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari before flying to Erbil where he will hold talks with Iraqi Kurdish president Massud Barzani, Reuters news agency reported. Fabius will

How was Ebola discovered?

The public should realize and understand that the Ministry of Health cannot be blamed solely for a virus outbreak, be it Ebola or any other virus. Similarly, the ministry’s inspectors at ports of entry — airports, border

Tunisia coastguard rescues 90 migrants after breakdown

Tunisian coastguards on Saturday intercepted 90 African migrants whose makeshift boat heading from Libya for the Italian island of Lampedusa broke down off Zarzis, the Red Crescent said. “At 0500 GMT the Tunisian coastguard rescued 90 African

KINGDOM NEWS ROUND UP

  Haia men storm liquor distillery KHAMIS MUSHAYT — The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) at Wadi Bin Hashbal Center, in cooperation with Khamis Mushayt Police, busted a liquor distillery. They

Fresh Israeli strikes in Gaza as death toll mounts

An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man and wounded seven others on Sunday, medics said, in the third day following a failure to renew a ceasefire in the more than month-old Gaza conflict. Israel refused to

U.N. presses Iraqi politicians to form ‘broad’ govt

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Saturday on Iraqi politicians to form a broad-based government to face Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters threatening large parts of the country, Agence-France Presse reported. Ban “calls

Gulf tourists spend SR546 million in London during holiday break

LONDON – The city of London received a financial bonanza during Ramadan, with a record number of tourists from the Gulf making it their choice destination during the holy month. The city had geared itself for the

Rain and mild weather lure tourists to Asir mountains

ABHA — Rain and mild weather are attracting a record number of tourists to the Asir mountains, which offer a reprieve from the blazing summer heat in most parts of the Kingdom. A number of parks in

Mideast users slam Facebook Messenger app

Social media giant Facebook’s Messenger app has been criticized by Middle East users, who share concerns with other users around the globe that the app will soon become the only way to send and receive messages on

Jeddah Metro ‘to be ready by 2020’

JEDDAH — Osama Ibrahim Abdu, CEO of Jeddah Metro Company, an affiliate of Jeddah Municipality, disclosed that the public transportation project in Jeddah will be completed by 2020. The metro will go into service after the last

Summer’s not over: Saudis continue with travel plans

MADINAH — With Ramadan over, Saudi families are busy making travel plans so they can spend the rest of the summer vacation either abroad or within the Kingdom. Travel agencies have reported a spike in domestic and

Jazan braces for more tremors

Wadi Beesh Dam

JAZAN — Deputy Emir of Jazan Abdullah Al-Suwayed has said necessary precautions are in place to face any emergency situation in case of another earthquake hitting the region. Emir of Jazan Prince Muhammad Bin Nasser is closely

Yemeni worker dies of thirst in desert

NAJRAN — A Yemeni worker died of thirst after he got lost in a desert area east of Najran, said Najran Police spokesman Capt. Abdullah Al-Ashwi. The man’s car got stuck in the sand and he could

1 dead, 2 injured in Al-Jouf collision

QURAYYAT — One man was killed and two others injured when their car crashed into another vehicle on Al-Raf’ah-Al-Laqait road in Al-Jouf, a Saudi Red Crescent spokesman in the region said. A citizen reported the accident and

Filipino groups in Riyadh discuss projects for Rizal

Various groups met on Saturday at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in a Riyadh district to discuss various projects to propagate the teachings and idealism of Philippines’ national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Labor Attaché Resty Dela

Egyptian universities look to “isolate” Muslim Brotherhood students

Higher Education Ministry official says dormitories will be off-limits to students involved in last year’s violence Egyptian universities are moving to prevent students with ties to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood from taking up residence in their dormitories,

Poets regale Urdu lovers at TUF mushaira

Two moving poems, capturing the pain and pathos of the Muslim world in the face of the Israeli onslaught in Palestine, were the highlights of an interesting poetry evening organized by the Telangana United Forum (TUF) in

Umrah pilgrims must leave by Monday

The Haj Ministry has set Monday as the deadline for Umrah pilgrims to leave the Kingdom. Hatem Al-Qadi, Haj Ministry spokesman, told Arab News that 80 percent of pilgrims have already left the Kingdom after completing their

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