Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

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

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 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 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 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: EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake of 7.3-magnitude hits Indonesia, no tsunami threat

:: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck in a remote area of Indonesia in the Banda Sea on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no initial tsunami warnings. The quake hit at a depth of 208

China earthquake kills 11, injures 122

:: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings. The earthquake struck outside the city of Yibin in Sichuan province late Monday

4.8 earthquake hits near Sicily’s Mount Etna in Italy

:: A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday in the area near Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring several people, damaging buildings and forcing the partial closure of a highway, Italian civil protection authorities said. Two people were rescued from a

5.9 magnitude quake shakes Oaxaca, Mexico

:: A powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with shockwaves hitting the country’s capital Mexico City. The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter, which

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off northern Japan

:: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off Hokkaido, Japan Wednesday at a depth of 64km (40 miles). There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake occurred at approximately 19:51 local time Wednesday, 103km northeast of the

Indonesia quake shakes capital, causes some injuries, damage in Java

:: Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, causing some injuries and damage to at least 130 buildings elsewhere on the densely populated island of Java. The relatively shallow

5.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Taipei, shaking buildings

:: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, according to the Central Meteorological Bureau. Local witnesses reported a slight rocking of buildings in the city. The quake’s epicenter was nearly 12km north of Taipei City

Saudi city of Madinah experiences 2.5 magnitude earthquake

:: The Holy City of Madinah experienced a 2.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, engineer Hani Zahran of the Saudi Geological Society told Arab News. City officials confirmed that there were no reports of damage from the earthquake. The center of

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

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Tehran

:: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday night, state media reported, but there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage. Authorities said they were gathering information and asked residents

Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran

:: Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported. The first quake of magnitude 5.9 struck on Tuesday morning 35

7.1 magnitude quake kills hundreds as buildings crumble in Mexico

:: The number of people killed in a devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City and nearby regions on Tuesday has risen to 138, the government said according to AFP. The figure was a sharp jump over the 105 deaths previously

Rescue efforts continue as Mexico quake death toll reaches 61

:: The race to rescue those trapped in the rubble continued on Saturday after at least 61 people were killed in the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century that struck off the southern coast, toppling houses, damaging

At least 58 killed in Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years

:: One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings, triggering tsunami evacuations and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least

6.2 earthquake hit Philippine island of Luzon, felt in Manila

:: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of deaths or

One person dead after quake strikes near Iran’s Mashhad

A powerful earthquake struck northeast Iran on Wednesday near the holy city of Mashhad, leaving at least one person dead and several injured. The quake, of magnitude 6.1 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), occurred 76 km east-southeast of

3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour, including Rome

A series of three strong earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and has been buried under more than a meter (three feet)

Tsunami hits New Zealand after series of strong quakes

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight (1102 GMT Sunday), the US Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island. New Zealand’s Civil Defence warned residents

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