Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

 

Tag Archives: Africa

100 African migrants drown off Libyan coast

At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Libya’s coast guard said Monday. The migrants were found off the shores of al-Qarbouli, 50 kilometers (30 miles) east

Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

The leader of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza “by Islamic law”, in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection.

West Africa Ebola death toll passes 1,200

Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the U.N.’s World

35 Nigeria police ‘missing’ after Boko Haram raid

Thirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the remote northeast are missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility earlier this week, a spokesman said Saturday. The Islamists attacked the academy just outside the town of

Spain, Italy struggle with surge in African migrants

MADRID — Spain and Italy said on Wednesday they had rescued more than 2,300 African immigrants in just over 24 hours, plucking people from flimsy vessels as they made a desperate attempt to reach the shores of southern Europe. Enticed

Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000

The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000. The U.N. health agency said in a news release on Monday that 1,013 people have died in the outbreak, which has hit

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 illegal migrants from

African states accept move to bar pilgrims over Ebola ‘with grace’

JEDDAH — The decision to suspend 7,200 Haj visas for pilgrims from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the Ebola virus was taken about three months ago, according to the Saudi charge d’affaires in the Guinean capital. “This was

Islamists gun down Somali protest singer-turned-lawmaker

A veteran Somali protest singer who had become a member of parliament was shot dead in central Mogadishu on Wednesday by Islamist gunmen who blocked her car and sprayed it with bullets. Saado Ali Warsame was one of fewer than

Air Algerie loses contact with plane over Africa

Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers. “Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to

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