Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »


UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

:: The UN political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk “of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority.” Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that “a sustainable resolution” to the authority’s funding

Sri Lanka president suspends police chief over Easter attacks

:: Sri Lanka’s president suspended the chief of police on Monday and appointed a new defense secretary in a shake-up of the shell-shocked country’s security services following the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Intelligence warnings from abroad alerting to possible attacks

UAE Embassy in Riyadh holds tolerance exhibit

:: The UAE Embassy in Saudi Arabia launched an exhibition to celebrate the “Year of Tolerance” at the Culture Palace Hotel in Riyadh. The two-day event was opened by the UAE’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan,

Saudi finance ministry to take part in WSIS Forum 2019 in Geneva

:: Saudi Arabia is participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from April 8-12. The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable

OIC forum delivers lesson in fight against terror

:: Muslim countries’ use of education to combat terror and extremism will be explored in a two-day conference organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The forum will begin on Tuesday under the theme “The Role of Education in

King Salman in tweet calls for combating hate speech, terrorism

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reacting to the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand tweeted that it was a terrorist attack and called on the international community to combat hate speech and terrorism. The tweet read: “The heinous massacre

US envoy says no timetable for full US withdrawal from Syria

:: ISIS extremist group is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its final Syrian stronghold, although it may have 15,000-20,000 armed adherents in Syria and Iraq US

King Salman patronizes annual Grand Horse Race

:: King Salman patronized the annual Grand Horse Race of the Founder’s Cup at the King Abdul Aziz Racetrack in Janadriyah on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The king, who is honorary president of the Kingdom’s Equestrian Club, watched

Saudi official: The Kingdom brought perpetrators of Khashoggi murder to justice

:: President of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission (HRC), Dr. Bandar al-Aiban, has said the Kingdom brought perpetrators of Khashoggi murder to justice and they have attended three hearings with their lawyers. Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, Dr.

Saudi minister calls for ‘new safety measures’ in educational transportation

:: The Saudi education minister, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, has ordered the introduction of a special administration for “safety and security” at Tatweer Educational Transportation Services Co. (TTC). The call came during a visit to the company’s headquarters in

Pain grips family of Saudi man who lost life in Christchurch terror attack

:: “My father lived a full life. It was a good life,” Feras Al-Harbi told News Agency. Saudi national Mohsin Al-Harbi lived in New Zealand for 25 years. He worked in water desalination. Feras said his father was a good

Nearly 2.78 million residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

:: Nearly 2.78 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report. Since the campaign began in November 2017 the total number of offenders was 2,788,883. The report

ISIS clings on in face of Kurdish-led assault in Syria

:: US-backed forces battled ISIS fighters overnight as the extremists clung onto their crumbling bastion in eastern Syria on Saturday. “Clashes broke out again last night and have continued since,” said Adnane Afrine, spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at the end of the week. Counter-terrorism, investment and

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan affirm Palestinians’ right to establish own state

:: Saudi Arabia and Pakistan expressed their hope in achieving a comprehensive and long-lasting peace in the Middle East in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative. Both sides also stressed the need for the Palestinians to establish their own state

Trump objects to measure ending US support for Saudis in Yemen

:: The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the US Congress to end US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen, continuing a standoff with lawmakers over policy toward the kingdom. The

King Salman: Saudi Arabia stands by Palestinian statehood push

:: King Salman told the Palestinian president on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia stands by the Palestinian people in establishing their own state with Jerusalem as the capital. During talks with Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh, King Salman reaffirmed his support for

Lavrov: US peace plan should include Palestinian state based on 1967 borders

:: The US-proposed “deal of the century” on the Middle East peace process is not enough to guarantee a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “The United States proposes or rather deliberately

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