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 More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in 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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