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 »

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

 

Trump says little progress as govt shutdown in third week

:: Talks aimed at ending a partial US government shutdown which entered its third week on Saturday made little progress but were to continue on Sunday, President Donald Trump said. An impasse with lawmakers over Trump’s demand for billions of

Laws to help disabled ‘needed urgently,’ Arab conference told

:: The rising number of armed conflicts in many Arab states highlighted the urgent need to create protective laws for the disabled, an international conference in Cairo was told. Dr. Nasriya Baghdadi, director of civil society organizations in the Arab

Houthis negotiate with UN’s Griffiths in Sanaa, while attacking Hodeidah

:: As Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program warehouses in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the militia’s leadership was negotiating with UN envoy Martin Griffiths. Griffiths, who brokered the breakthrough last month in

Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole al-Qaeda attack has been killed

:: President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead. The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was

Turkish Islamic scholar says Erdogan opponents ‘must be killed’

:: The Netherlands announced it would open an investigation into statements made by an Islamic Turkish academic, loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he said, “opponents rebelling against Turkish authorities must be killed.” Ahmet Akgunduz, head of the

Syria’s opposition calls for reviewing decisions dealing with Assad regime

:: The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission of opposition and revolution forces, Nasr al-Hariri expressed hope that the countries which announced restoring relations with the Syrian regime, will reconsider their decisions. In a press conference in the Saudi capital

Agreement signed to boost technical services at Two Holy Mosques

:: The General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to upgrade technical and digital services at the mosques. The signing ceremony was

Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing

:: The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday it had ordered its employees to pull out from the Gaza-Egypt border crossing, effectively closing the main exit point from the impoverished Gaza Strip. The dispute over the border stems from a rift

UN accused of silence over Houthi aid theft

:: The Saudi ambassador to Yemen has accused some UN organizations of silence regarding crimes and violations by Houthi militias, including stealing and hindering the distribution of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people. Many officials in the Arab coalition supporting

Bashir to those calling for his resignation: Prepare for Sudan 2020 elections

:: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir called upon those who are demanding him to step down to prepare for the 2020 elections to reach power. In a televised interview, al-Bashir added that his government had a popular mandate and came to

Hasina to be sworn in as Bangladesh PM after ‘tainted’ polls

:: Sheikh Hasina will be sworn in as Bangladeshi prime minister for a record fourth term Monday after a crushing election victory marred by deadly violence and claims of widespread rigging. Hasina, 71, has presided over record economic growth in

At least 30 goldmine workers killed in landslide in northern Afghanistan

:: At least 30 goldmine workers were killed in a landslide in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province on Sunday, a police spokesman said. Sanaullah Rohani, a provincial police spokesman in Badakhshan, also said seven were injured while they were working inside

Houthi attacks target warehouses storing Yemen food aid

:: Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) warehouses in the Kilo 7 area in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah. Local residents confirmed that a huge fire broke out in the warehouses as

Turkey orders arrest of 100 soldiers over suspected Gulen links

:: Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of 100 soldiers over suspected links to the network of the US-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned media said on Monday. The detentions were the result of investigations

Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signed an agreement with Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) to support the Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project. Prince Faisal extended his appreciation to YASREF for its work to support sustainable development, including

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief slams terrorist attacks in Africa

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned attacks that caused the deaths of at least 37 people in intercommunal clashes in central Mali on Tuesday. Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen expressed his sympathy to Mali’s government and

Newly appointed minister visits Saudi National Guard command center

:: Saudi Arabia’s National Guard Minister Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz on Thursday visited the National Guard command center at the ministry. Prince Abdullah, who listened in on a briefing organized by Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri, planning director, was given

Hariri: Lebanon must form govt after months of deadlock

:: Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, warned Tuesday a government needs to be formed as the country faces a tough economic situation after months of political deadlock. “We have fallen behind — we must form the government”, he told reporters

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