Gargash: Iran continues to publish false news against UAE, Saudi Arabia

:: The UAE’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Wednesday that “false news against the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to surface from Iranian sources.” Making the statement via his More »

Saudi King meets with UN Secretary General in Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Guterres arrived in Riyadh on More »

King Salman praises Arab summit leaders for ‘blessed efforts’

:: King Salman has thanked Arab leaders for taking part in the 29th Arab Summit for their “blessed efforts.” At the start of the Cabinet session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on More »

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions. More »

Jubeir: Jerusalem Summit demands Iran regional withdrawal

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab leaders agreed on the need for Iran and its militias to withdraw from the region and stop Tehran’s meddling in the internal affairs of More »


Making private sector attractive for Saudis

The Ministry of Labor is looking into the possibility of creating an attractive work environment for Saudis in the private sector, similar to the government sector with regard to wages, working hours and two-day weekends with the aim to discourage

Sarkozy chosen as French conservative party leader

Returning from the political wilderness, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken a big step toward a possible re-election bid by winning the leadership of the country’s main conservative party. Sarkozy had been widely expected to win the Union for

KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements

In a move to boost bilateral links, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to sign five major agreements during the visit of Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who arrives here on Tuesday. “The agreements include a cooperation accord in the aviation

Pilot’s mistaken hijack alarm sparks Vienna airport scare

A Turkish Airlines pilot’s mistaken activation of a hijack alarm triggered a high-octane security deployment at Vienna airport on Friday, Austrian police said. The error – coupled with a depressurization warning and then unexplained radio silence from the cockpit –

New ‘heart’ for Jeddah

Three new residential, recreational and industrial cities will emerge in Jeddah soon as a part of plans to establish a city center for Jeddah. Dubbed “the Heart of Jeddah,” this is one of the largest and most eco-friendly projects in

Egypt death toll rises in Mubarak clashes

One person was killed following clashes between Egyptian police and protesters in Cairo, bringing the total death toll to two since clashes erupted on Saturday, a health ministry spokesman said early Sunday. The clashes followed a court decision to clear

Iraq airstrikes kill 17 in areas held by ISIS

Seventeen people were killed in Iraq on Saturday in air strikes targeting areas controlled by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, witnesses and an intelligence official said. Two brothers who were members of the Albu Hishma tribe were

Three French mirage jet fighters deployed in Jordan

Three French Mirage warplanes have been deployed in Jordan to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group, a military spokesman said on Saturday. France, which is participating in U.S.-led coalition air strikes in Iraq, said this month it

Turkey breaks up protest near Erdogan palace

Turkish police on Saturday forcefully broke up a student protest close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s new presidential palace, with one policeman punching a student, reports said. Video footage showed police, wearing body armour, using pepper spray to break up

Arabs to push for U.N. resolution on Palestinian state

Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to formally present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state. The ministers set up a committee comprised of Kuwait,

Syria says U.S.-led strikes haven’t weakened ISIS

U.S.-led strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria have failed to weaken the militants, according to Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem. Speaking on Friday night to two Middle Eastern television stations, Muallem also said “more

Turkey denies ISIS attacked Kobane from its territory

Turkey denied on Saturday that jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have launched an attack on the border town of Kobane from its territory, an official statement said. The statement from the Turkish prime minister’s office

Gomez’s newest wax statue a disaster

Selena Gomez

LOS ANGELES: They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but this wax work may not impress Selena Gomez. The American singer’s life latest reincarnation as a Madame Tussauds waxwork, which was unveiled on Thursday in Berlin, looks aged,

Madonna’s new track leaks online


LONDON Singer Madonna’s latest track “Rebel heart” has leaked online, and fans are less than impressed with the song. Madonna has been hashtagging #rebelheart in her Instagram photos for months. The track was produced by Swedish DJ Avicii and recorded

Latin America’s ‘Little Shakespeare’ dies at 85

Roberto Gomez Bolanos

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s iconic television comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died Friday aged 85. Gomez Bolanos died in the Caribbean coast

Al-Naimi: OPEC ‘must combat US shale boom’

Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Al-Naimi told fellow OPEC members in Vienna that they must combat the US shale oil boom, arguing against cutting crude output in order to depress prices and undermine the profitability of North American producers.

Miteb: Remove Syrian regime to eradicate IS

National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah has called on the international community to remove the Syrian regime if it wants to defeat the Islamic State terror group. Prince Miteb made the comments in a recent interview with Asharq Al-Awsat,

Egypt court drops charges against Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. A helicopter transporting the 86-year-old former president took off from

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