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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: MILITARY

Sudan generals call for joint AU, Ethiopia transition plan

General Kabbashi

:: Sudan’s army rulers on Sunday appealed to the African Union and Ethiopia to unify their efforts in outlining a blueprint for a political transition in the crisis-hit country. The generals, who seized power after ousting President Omar Bashir in

Sudan unrest: Four killed on first day of ‘civil disobedience’

:: Four people were killed in Sudan on Sunday on the first day of a “civil disobedience” campaign by protesters, a doctors’ committee linked to demonstrators said. Two people were shot dead in the capital Khartoum and its twin city

US State Department approves weapons sale to Bahrain

:: The US State Department approved a potential $911.4 million helicopter and weapons sale to Bahrain, according to the US the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. According to a statement posted on the website of the Department of Defense’s agency, the

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

:: The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army’s mission is generally to “attack and destroy,”

Egypt raids militants responsible for Western Desert attack

:: Egypt’s air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant’s base. The raid, the second in

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart General Abdul Rahman

Saudi joint forces ambush Houthi militias near Jazan

:: Joint Saudi forces, on Monday night, carried out a military operation on Houthi strongholds opposite the border region of Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Saudi units struck Houthi militias as they were preparing to conduct a ground offensive on coalition forces’

Saudi cabinet sets up General Authority for Military Industries

:: The Saudi cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, decided on Monday to set up the General Authority for Military Industries, which enjoys legal status as well as financial and administrative independence. The agency aims to regulate the

Kuwait announces measures against North Korea

:: Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures

Qatar seals 5-billion-euro naval deal with Italy

:: Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement

Egyptian forces kill 30 extremists in Sinai

:: Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday. The Egyptian authorities are battling an insurgency by ISIS in North Sinai

Mattis ‘shocked’ by poor state combat readiness of US military

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he was “shocked” upon his return to the Pentagon by the poor state of the US military’s readiness for combat. The retired Marine Corps general puts most of the blame on Congress for its

Myanmar army plane with 105 on board missing

:: A Myanmar army aircraft with 105 people on board went missing on Wednesday on a flight from a southern town to the city of Yangon, the military and civil aviation officials said. The Chinese-made Y-8 transport plane left the

US Secretary of Defense praises Riyadh’s role in fighting terrorism in phone call with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince

:: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received a telephone call from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. During the telephone conversation, they discussed the current situations and latest developments in the

Trump: Qatari emir and I to discuss purchase of ‘beautiful military equipment’

:: President Donald Trump says that he and the Emir of Qatar will discuss the purchase of “lots of beautiful military equipment.” Trump and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met Sunday morning in Riyadh in a bilateral meeting. The

Saudi Arabia’s new military company to localize 50 percent of military spending

:: Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) on Wednesday announced the launch of a state-owned military industrial company aimed at contributing more than 14 billion riyals ($3.7 billion) to the Kingdom’s gross domestic product by 2030. The new Saudi Arabian

Saudi launches national state company for arms manufacturing

:: The state-owned Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced on Wednesday the launching of a national state company for arms manufacturing to produce thousands of jobs in the kingdom. The new company, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), is part of

Jordan, US kick off major military drill

:: Jordan and the United States kicked off annual military exercises Sunday known as “Eager Lion”, with about 7,400 troops from more than 20 nations taking part, officials said. US and Jordanian officials said the maneuvers would include border security,

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