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 »


Monthly Archives: February 2016

Danish delegation targets Saudi trade opportunities

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held wide-ranging talks with Danish Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik here on Sunday. The two leaders reviewed bilateral relations while discussing various aspects of cooperation between the two countries and agreed on

SR5m reward to nab killers of soldier

The Ministry of Interior has announced a reward of up to SR5 million to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the killers of a Special Emergency Forces soldier in Qassim. The victim, identified as Seargent Badar Hamdi Sarikh

EU envoy depicted as Hannibal Lecter in Israeli settler video

Israel has condemned a video by a group of settlers that depicts the European Union’s ambassador wearing a Hannibal Lecter mask and accuses him of trying to establish a “terror state.” The video showing Lars Faaborg-Andersen as the psychopathic cannibal

Crown prince and Hollande set for key talks in France

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, will pay an official visit to Paris on Thursday, March 3, for talks on regional and bilateral issues, French Ambassador Bertrand Besancenot told Arab News on Sunday. During his

Canada fulfills promise to take in Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “25000 reasons why Canadians should be proud today #WelcomeRefugees,” Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Al-Jubeir: Assad’s troops violating Syria cease-fire

Syrian troops are violating the cease-fire brokered by Russia and the US, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Sunday. Al-Jubeir spoke to reporters in Riyadh during a press conference with the visiting Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. “We are

Gunmen kill pro-govt Sunni cleric in Yemen’s Aden

Gunmen killed a pro-government Sunni Salafist cleric on Sunday in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden, home to a growing militant presence, a security official said. Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Adani was shot dead as he was heading to a mosque near

Palestinians reject direct Iran aid to ‘intifada’ families

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday said direct financial assistance by Iran to the families of Palestinians killed in a five-month wave of violence would be unacceptable. Tehran announced last week assistance would be offered to families of Palestinians killed in

Yemeni minister criticizes UN over Taiz, hails Gulf contribution

A minister from Yemen’s internationally recognized government criticized the UN for not doing enough to help break the siege on the southwestern province of Taiz, hailing the Gulf states as the main contributors of relief to his war-wracked country. Abdul

U.N. plans aid for 154,000 besieged Syrians in next 5 days

The United Nations and partner aid organizations plan to deliver life-saving aid to 154,000 Syrians in besieged areas in the next five days, the UN Resident Coordinator in Damascus Yacoub El Hillo said in a statement on Sunday. Pending approval

Yemeni army seeking to tighten control of Hajjah and Hodeidah

The army of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Popular Resistance units are planning to tighten their grip over the northwestern province of Hajjah and advance south to the coastal Hodeidah province after making gains, the army said. Brigadier General Omar

Modi’s KSA visit to focus on economy, security

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to begin his official visit to the Kingdom on April 2. The announcement of premier’s planned visit to the Kingdom made headlines in Indian media on Sunday. Modi, 66, is the first prime

Baghdad blasts’ death toll rises to 70

The death toll of a twin suicide bombing in a Shiite district of Baghdad on Sunday rose to 70, with more than 100 wounded, police, medics and morgue sources said, Reuters reported. The attack in Sadr City was earlier claimed

Top experts discuss patients’ rights at Riyadh conference

More than 50 top national, regional and international experts in health care, law, psychology, sociology and management are discussing issues related to patients’ rights at a conference here. The three-day event, 1st Gulf Patient Rights Conference, was inaugurated by Deputy

Fugitive Lebanese singer turned-militant receives five-year jail term

A Lebanese court has handed out former pop star Fadel Shaker five years in prison in absentia for inciting sectarianism, the state-run news agency NNA reported Friday. In 2011, Shaker declared allegiance to the Lebanese Salafist sheikh Ahmed al-Assir, bringing

525 cars with old number plates seized in Riyadh

The Riyadh Traffic Department has removed 525 vehicles with old number plates from the streets of Riyadh. The Traffic Department in Riyadh region carried out intensive campaigns on cars that carry registration plates with Arabic letters only, without English letters.

PKK rocket attack kills Turkish police officer

A Turkish police officer was killed and two wounded when suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants fired a rocket at their armored vehicle in the town of Nusaybin near the southeastern border with Syria, security sources said on Sunday. Turkey’s

Russia: Syrian town of Tel Abyad attacked

Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Sunday its coordination center in Syria had received information about an attack on the Syrian town of Tel Abyad from Turkish territory using large-caliber artillery, Interfax news agency reported. Interfax cited the head of the

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