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 »

 

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Khamenei urges Iran’s military to ‘scare off’ enemy

:: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Iran’s armed forces to increase their power to “scare off” the enemy, according to his official website, as the country faces increased tension with the United States. US President Donald Trump

Iran’s Rouhani criticizes ban on Telegram messaging app as undemocratic

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the ban imposed on popular messaging app Telegram by the conservative-run judiciary, saying the move was “the opposite of democracy”. Iran blocked Telegram – widely used by Iranians, the state media, politicians and

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers aboard a flight bound for Bahrain, UAE state news agency WAM reported. The agency added that the Emirati civilian craft

King Salman issues decree appointing 52 judges to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice

King Salman

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a decree on Sunday that has appointed 52 judges to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. The Minister of Justice and the President of the Higher Council of the

India’s Modi meets Oman’s Sultan Qaboos in Muscat on historic visit

:: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said at Beit Al-Barkah in Muscat Sunday night on his first visit to the country, Omani daily Times of Oman reported. During the meeting, both leaders reviewed several

Dubai’s World Government Summit kick starts with focus on happiness

:: The sixth edition of Dubai’s World Government Summit kick started with a focus on happiness where the founder of the World Database of Happiness, Professor Ruut Veenhoven, spoke about how happiness can be measured by countries, Gulf News reported.

UAE imposes travel ban on Kerala leading politician’s son

:: The United Arab Emirates has imposed a travel ban on the son of Kerala CPI-M’s state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan after complaints of fraud were lodged against him by a Dubai-based firm. Binoy Kodiyeri is being accused of cheque fraud

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

:: Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings. The comments this weekend by

One dead after 4.2 magnitude quake near Iran capital Tehran

:: One person died of a heart attack and at least 56 people were slightly hurt when an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude shook an area 50 km (31 miles) west of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, the state news

Dense fog disrupts UAE flights ahead of Christmas

:: Thick fog on Sunday disrupted flights at major airports in the United Arab Emirates as thousands of foreign residents rushed to travel home for Christmas and the New Year. Dozens of flights were cancelled, diverted or delayed at the

Exiled son of Yemen’s Saleh vows revenge against Houthi militia

:: The powerful exiled son of Yemen’s slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war. The intervention by Ahmed Ali

Saudi aviation companies join forces to boost Kingdom’s defense capabilities

:: Several Saudi aviation companies have formed an alliance to manufacture airplanes in the Kingdom. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow on Monday morning. The initiative was launched by TAQNIA Aeronautics, a

Saudi Arabia says remains committed to climate accord

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Saudi Arabia remains committed to the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, the energy minister for the world’s top oil exporter said on Saturday. Minister Khalid Al-Falih’s statement came as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a

Dubai launches first regional e-commerce free zone through CommerCity

:: Dubai CommerCity, a multi-million dollars, 2.1-million square feet joint venture between Dafza and wasl Asset Management Group, was launched on Saturday by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza), according to a

Robots to roam $500 billion Saudi city

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday unveiled ambitious plans for a new city state that would also straddle Jordan and Egypt in the kingdom’s northwest with up to $500bn in investments. Called Neom, the city will be powered

UAE central bank survey projects moderate growth in loan demand

:: Demand for business credit and personal loans in the United Arab Emirates increased marginally in the July-September quarter, and a moderate increase is expected in the current quarter, a central bank survey showed on Sunday. The net balance measure

UAE retailer MAF trawls Silicon Valley for data specialists

:: Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim, the Middle East operator of French retailer Carrefour SA, is hiring 200 people as it rolls out an ambitious strategy to expand its digital and e-commerce operations, its chief executive told Reuters. Majid Al Futtaim,

Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

:: Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the

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