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: Tunisia

Clashes in western Tunisia after self-immolation of journalist

:: Clashes erupted on Monday between Tunisian protesters and security forces in the western city of Kasserine following the self-immolation of a Tunisian photo journalist, eyewitnesses told Reuters. Abderazzak Zergui died after he set himself on fire in protest over

Emirates flights suspended from Tunisia after ban targets women

:: Controversial security measures taken by the United Arab Emirates against Tunisian women trying to travel to the Gulf state were prompted by fears of a terrorist attack, Tunisia said Monday. Since Friday Tunisian women and girls have been delayed

UAE says ‘security info’ delayed travel by Tunisian women

:: The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that “security information” had caused the delays on Tunisian women from boarding flights to the country that caused an outcry in their home country. “We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that

GCC expats exempt from Tunisian visa

:: Tunisian Tourism Minister Salma Loumi announced that expats living in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are now exempted from visas previously required to enter Tunisia, which cost SR200 ($53) and was available for 15 days, according to Sabq. This

EU aims to boost anti-terror info sharing with Tunisia

:: EU anti-terror chief Gilles de Kerchove on Tuesday called for a boosted exchange of information with Tunisia, which has seen its nationals involved in deadly attacks abroad and on its soil. During a visit to Tunis, for talks with

Tunisia: At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel

:: At least eight migrants have drowned after their boat sank following a crash with a Tunisian navy vessel in the Mediterranean, the defence ministry said Monday. Spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP that eight bodies were found and 38 people

Investigation source: No link so far between Marseille knifeman and ISIS

:: French investigators probing a knife attack in Marseille at the weekend have not found any link so far between the assailant and ISIS, a source close to the case told AFP. ISIS’ Amaq propaganda agency claimed late Sunday that

Saudi Arabia leads diplomatic efforts to solve key Middle East issues before UN General Assembly

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, have given a new dimension to their diplomacy in New York, and intensified efforts ahead of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting to solve key regional issues that have been hampering peace

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

:: Tunisia’s Parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its former authoritarian regime. Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside the legislature saying they fear a return to Tunisia’s pre-Arab Spring past.

Tunisian leader Chahed asks citizens to make ‘shared sacrifices’

:: Tunisia’s prime minister has called on citizens to “join hands” to defeat both terrorism and the economic obstacles threatening the North African country’s budding democracy. Youssef Chahed announced before lawmakers on Monday a battery of ambitious reforms aimed at

Tunisia’s new govt gets party backing for reform push

:: Tunisia’s two main parties on Thursday gave parliamentary backing to Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s new Cabinet, handing him the initiative to push sensitive economic reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund. Chahed’s Cabinet needs strong support to reform public

Tunisia’s tourism revenues up 19 percent as more Europeans return

:: Tunisia’s tourism revenues have risen 19 percent so far this year, reflecting a recovery in a vital sector crippled two years ago by attacks on foreign holidaymakers. Tourism Minister Salma Loumi said 4.58 million foreign tourists visited the North

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local media outlets reported on Saturday that the corruption charges are related

Tunisian Islamic scholars support president’s call for gender equality

:: Tunisian authorities on Islamic fatwas at Diwan al-Ifta announced their support for President Beji Caid Essebsi’s proposals granting women further equal rights. In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President announced the formation

First in Muslim world, Tunisian president seeks equal inheritance for women

:: In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President announced the formation of a committee to study the issue of individual rights and to activate them further and to consider equality between men and

UK hails Tunis ‘hard work’ on security after terror attacks

:: Britain has applauded Tunisia’s “patient hard work” to boost security following the 2015 jihadist attacks that killed dozens of tourists, including 30 Britons at a beach resort. “We know that these days there can never be a situation when

Tunisia law on violence against women ‘landmark step’: HRW

:: Human Rights Watch on Thursday hailed a new law to fight domestic violence in Tunisia as a “landmark step” towards protecting women’s rights but called for funding to fully implement it. The law, passed Wednesday and expected to enter

Tour operator Thomas Cook back to Tunisia after UK travel advice shifts

:: Tour operator Thomas Cook will restart holidays in Tunisia now that Britain has softened its travel advice to the country, the firm’s boss said on Thursday. The move, which came as the company reiterated its full-year outlook, should be

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