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

:: 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’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 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 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: TERRORISM

Terrorism in Egypt: A disease that needs chemotherapy, not surgery

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: “Although we invented war, I can’t understand or imagine how people can decide to blow themselves up,” said a Western acquaintance who was seeking my help to understand the sick behavior of suicide-bombers (that I,

President Trump’s 1st foreign visit is to Saudi to counter Iran

:: The White House on Thursday announced that the US President Donald Trump to visit Saudi Arabia on May 23, making the kingdom as his first foreign trip as head of the United States. Trump said he would begin to

Saudi Ideological War Center launches fresh plans to fight extremism

:: The Saudi Ideological War Center has announced the launch of plans to fight terrorism and extremism, focusing on intellectual initiatives and promoting Islamic awareness both at home and abroad. The IWC aims to confront the roots of extremism and

Globalization of terrorism in the service of bigotry

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: In real democracies elections are a ‘means’ not an ‘end’. This is not the case with other types of democracy; such as the democracies of cheap slogans, and %90 victories which we have experienced

Why saying ‘I know a Christian’ only furthers extremist rhetoric

By : Mamdouh AlMuhaini :: The blasts that hit churches in Tanta and Alexandria earlier this month left a trail of death and destruction and led to some painful scenes. Children breathed their last in the presence of their parents.

Second suspect arrested over Stockholm truck attack

A second suspect was arrested Sunday in connection with the Stockholm truck attack that killed four people and injured 15, a district court said. “I can confirm that a second person has been arrested,” Stockholm district court judge Helga Hullman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sends letter of condolence to Egypt’s Sisi

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sent a letter of condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regarding the two terror bombing attacks in Alexandria and Tanta that claimed the lives of at least 27 people. King Salman expressed sorrow regarding

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

Saudi security forces detain 77 terror suspects in March

Saudi security forces arrested 77 terror suspects in March. Those arrested belong to nine different nationalities – 53 of them were Saudi. The others included 16 Turks, 2 Syrians, a Bengali, an Egyptian, an Indian, a Nigerian, a Nepalese and

What next for global jihad?

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim Global jihadism is a phenomenon that has been around in its current, recognisable form since the ‘90s, and has, by now, become a permanent feature of the world order. It all started with Al Qaeda,

A kill list targeting Shiite intellectuals

By : Turki Aldakhil Six Saudi influential figures who are critical of uncontrolled arms and terrorist cells were threatened after graffitists listed their names on a wall in the town of Al-Awamiyah. What these men have in common is their

US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader behind deadly attacks

A US counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaeda leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Eight held in UK on suspicion of preparing ‘terrorist acts’

The eight people arrested following the attack outside the British parliament are being investigated “on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts,” police said Thursday. They also said that five people remained in critical condition and two more had life-threatening injuries

Media, extremism among topics address at informal Shoura meeting

The media should scrupulously quote Shoura Council members and be precise when conveying members’ statements to the public, Speaker of the Shoura Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh said as members addressed several issues. “We have shortcomings in dealing with the

Who are the al-Ashtar Brigades, latest US-designated ‘terrorist group’?

Iranian news agencies have remained silent ever since the United States government placed two affiliates of the Saraya al-Ashtar organization on its terrorist list. In a statement, Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the US’ “positive and important decision”, saying

US places Bahrainis backed by Iran on terrorist list, imposes sanctions

The US government has imposed sanctions on two men from Bahrain and has placed them on a terrorist list on Friday. The two, Ahmad Hassan Yousuf and Mortada Majid Ramadan Alawi, have been placed by the US Treasury Department on

Syrian opposition refuses to discuss terrorism at UN talks

Syria’s main opposition group said Wednesday that terrorism can’t be added to the agenda of sputtering UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, as sought by Damascus. The High Negotiating Committee (HNC) announced the refusal after an unprecedented meeting with a Russian

The age of contagious chaos

By : Ibrahim Kalin Is the current global disorder a symptom of a malfunction within the system or is the entire system faulty? The optimists may opt for the first answer and argue that a better and wiser implementation of

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