GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »


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Egyptian air strikes hit 12 vehicles crossing from Libya

:: Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman said on Tuesday. The airforce acted after hearing that “criminal elements” had gathered to try and

Trump: ‘Bloodletting of Christians must end’

:: it is up to all who value life to confront and defeat this evil.” Hours earlier, masked men in three pick-up trucks had attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Cairo. There

Saudi renews support to Egypt’s fight against terrorism after deadly attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry has renewed its solidarity and support to Egypt’s efforts in fighting terrorism after a deadly attack that killed 26 Egyptian Coptic Christians, mostly children on Friday, Al Arabiya News Channel. Saudi condemned the attack and

Copts flee Sinai after suspected ISIS attacks

Dozens of Coptic Christians have left Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after a string of jihadist attacks killed three Christians in the restive province, church officials said. On Thursday, suspected ISIS jihadists killed a member of the minority in the North Sinai

ISIS posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber

ISIS published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The masked man in battle-dress, whom the

Egyptian Christian students stand trial for insulting Islam

Three Coptic Christian students face charges of insulting Islam and will stand trial this week after appearing in a video mocking Muslim prayers, one of a series of court cases that reflect lingering religious intolerance and Muslim-Christian tensions in Egypt.

Qatar committed to ‘stable’ Egypt despite tensions: Emir

The Emir of Qatar said Thursday he was committed to “stability” in Egypt, despite a recent row between the two nations over Cairo’s airstrikes against ISIS militants in Libya. ISIS militants released a video this month showing the beheading of

Almost 15,000 Egyptians flee Libya from Sallum crossing

Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked back home from war-torn Libya, crossing at the Sallum border, state media reported Monday, following the murder of Coptic Christians by ISIS. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit ISIS targets inside Libya after the

Sisi: Egypt-Gulf ties strong despite bid to divide allies

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday attempts at harming ties between Egypt and Gulf countries had failed and that there was a pressing need for a united Arab force to counter the growing challenges facing the region such as Islamist

Egypt church ‘confident’ ISIS will be punished

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox church said Sunday it was “confident” that those who purportedly beheaded a group of Egyptian Copts in Libya will be punished. “The Orthodox church … is confident its homeland would not rest until the evil perpetrators get

Sisi calls for urgent security talks after ISIS beheading video

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called Sunday an urgent meeting of Egypt’s top national security body after ISIS militants released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Egyptian Christians in Libya. Sisi also gave a television address, saying that Egypt and

21 Egyptian fishermen abducted in Libya: report

At least 21 Egyptian fishermen were kidnapped in Libya by an “armed militia,” Egypt’s state-owned Ahram Online quoted the head of the fishermen’s syndicate as saying over the weekend. The daily quoted Ahmed Nassar, the head of the syndicate in

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