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: SWEDEN

Arab coalition wants durable peace in Yemen

:: Military pressure from the Arab coalition forced the Iranian-led Houthis to come to the negotiating table, said Col. Turki Al-Maliki. Addressing a weekly press conference in Riyadh on Monday, the coalition spokesman said the UN and the international community

Yemen peace talks to start on Thursday in Sweden

:: Peace talks between Yemeni government representatives and the Houthi militias’ delegation will begin on Thursday in Sweden, the UN announced. “The (UN special envoy) would like to announce the restart of the intra-Yemeni political process in Sweden on 6

New UN draft on Syria ceasefire seeks to win Russian backing

:: Sweden and Kuwait on Thursday presented a revised draft UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria that diplomats said could win backing from Russia. The new text, obtained by AFP, specifies that the 30-day humanitarian

Swiss tourists suffer brutal attack in India

:: A Swiss tourist has been left with a fractured skull after he and his girlfriend were attacked near the Taj Mahal during a holiday in India, police and media reports said Thursday. A group of men approached the couple

Film on rivalry of tennis greats Borg and McEnroe premiers in Stockholm

:: The film “Borg McEnroe”, which traces the fierce rivalry between tennis greats Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe on and off the court, premiered in Swedish capital Stockholm on Monday. The movie, starring Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg and

Danish police find headless body of missing ‘submarine’ journalist

:: Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a Danish inventor on board his home-made submarine. Wall, who was researching a story

Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title over Israel visit

:: A beauty pageant winner in Lebanon has been stripped of her title just one week after winning because she had previously been on a trip to Israel. Swedish-Lebanese Amanda Hanna was the winner of the Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017,

Sweden to fast-track tighter law on joining militant groups

Sweden’s center-left government wants to fast-track plans to make it a criminal offence to be a member of what it deems a terrorist organization, Justice Minister Morgan Johansson said, bringing Sweden into line with neighbor Norway. The deadly truck attack

Stockholm attack suspect admits to ‘terror crime’’

Hans Ihrman

Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathizer, admitted Tuesday to committing a “terrorist crime” by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others. “Akilov confesses to a terrorist crime

Oslo police detonate ‘bomb-like device’; suspect in custody

Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a “bomb-like device” in central Oslo early on Sunday and were holding a suspect in custody in an investigation led by security police. A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after

Uzbek man held over Swedish truck attack that killed four

Swedish police arrested a 39-year-old Uzbek man on suspicion of ramming a hijacked beer delivery truck into crowds in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in what they called a terror crime. Police were increasingly confident they had

Explosives found in truck used in Stockholm attack as driver arrested

Police have found explosives in the truck used in the attack in Stockholm, Swedish television said on Saturday citing multiple unnamed police sources. Swedish public broadcaster SVT said that police had found a bag containing explosives. The head of the

Actress Pamela Anderson plays down Assange romance rumors

Actress Pamela Anderson was coy about a rumored romance with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, saying his being holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London made dating “a little bit difficult.” Speaking to a Swedish television talk show, the former

Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report

Donald Trump.

A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, US President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump, who in his first weeks in office has

Iranian-Swedish actress vows to travel to Oscars

Iranian-born Swedish actress Bahar Pars, who hopes to share an Oscar for best foreign film, says she and lead actor Rolf Lassgard “have decided to travel” to the Feb. 26 Academy Awards ceremony despite the confusion around President Donald Trump’s

Saudi Arabia and Sweden to promote scout programs for world peace

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman met visiting Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is also chairman of the World Scout Foundation (WSF) here on Wednesday. They exchanged views on the “Messengers of Peace” program of the scout

Swedish politician quits after refusing to shake women’s hands

A Swedish Green Party politician, who ignited a storm of controversy after refusing to shake hands with a female reporter on grounds that it violated his Muslim faith, announced on Wednesday that he was quitting politics. Yasri Khan is the

Swede arrested in Brussels ‘brainwashed’ by militants

Osama Krayem lived a delinquent lifestyle in Rosengard, an immigrant neighborhood in the Swedish city of Malmo, before he was “brainwashed” and joined militants in Syria, community activists and his aunt say. The 23-year-old is now under arrest in Belgium

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