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 »


Daily Archives: March 1, 2016

Kingdom seeks oil price stability

 Cabinet commends Interior Ministry’s commitment to speed up Absher services The Kingdom remains committed to a stable oil market and will continue to communicate with major producers to prevent price fluctuations. This was the message from the country’s Cabinet

Al-Jubeir: ‘No compromise on our faith and security’

No one should have doubts about the fairness of the Saudi judicial system, said Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir. He was speaking at a joint press conference in Riyadh with Christian Jensen, foreign minister of Denmark. The relations between Denmark and

Minister calls for high-level body to boost patients’ rights

Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has called for a high-level committee comprising governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, civil society organizations and the private sector to develop a comprehensive framework to promote patients’ rights. Such a body, he said, should oversee the policy

UK troops sent to Tunisia to bolster Libyan border

Britain is sending a training team of around 20 soldiers to Tunisia to help stop people illegally entering from neighboring Libya, Defence Minister Michael Fallon told parliament on Monday. “A training team of some 20 troops from the 4th Infantry

U.S., Russia in new Syria military safety talks

Pentagon officials spoke with Russian counterparts on Monday as part of a series of discussions aimed at avoiding military mishaps in Syria. Russia and a U.S.-led coalition are conducting separate military campaigns in war-torn Syria, with the United States targeting

Egypt jails April 6 youth leader for three years

An Egyptian court has sentenced an April 6 leader and three other activists of the banned youth movement to three years in jail for possessing leaflets calling for the regime’s overthrow, officials said. April 6 spearheaded the January 25, 2011

ISIS executes eight Dutch ‘deserters’ in Syria

ISIS has executed eight Dutch members of its group, whom it accused of trying to desert, activists said Monday. “Daesh (ISIS) executed eight Dutch fighters on Friday in Maadan, Raqa province, after accusing them of attempting desertion and mutiny,” Abu

Turkey shells ISIS positions in Syria: report

Turkish armed forces shelled ISIS positions in Syria in coordination with the US-led international anti-militant coalition, local media reported on Monday. Turkish artillery fired 50 to 60 shells from howitzers positioned in its southern Kilis region against ISIS targets in

ISIS claims suicide attack that killed 27 in east Iraq

ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 27 people in eastern Iraq on Monday, according to a statement posted on the SITE monitoring group’s Twitter account. The attack took place at a funeral for the relative of a

Residents prefer mobile access to govt services

Citizens and expat residents welcome the Absher system for smartphones and expressed their gratitude to the Ministry of Interior for creating innovative and developing smart interactive services that cater to the needs of smart phone users. Mohammed Salah, resident of

Russia: Turkish military strikes on Syria would derail ceasefire plan

Russia is concerned about Turkey’s military preparations along its border with Syria and an armed intervention by Ankara would deal an “irreparable blow” to the Syria ceasefire plan, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday. “Unfortunately, our Turkish

Call to kill kin another deviant plot by Daesh

Daesh has adopted diabolical means to perpetuate terror crimes. “Killing relatives of ‘warriors’ is a key to success in jihad,” says a fatwa issued by the terror organization. The fatwa aims at ensuring that there is no way left for

Suicide bombing kills 4 in Yemen’s Aden: officials

A suicide car bombing killed four people Monday when it hit a gathering of loyalist forces in Yemen’s Aden, the southern city serving as a government base, a security official said. Five others were wounded in the attack in the

Saudi national creative project launched

The Saudi National Creative Initiative (SNCI) will this week launch a series of seminars and workshops across 12 sectors in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar as part of a strategy to develop a knowledge economy. There will be 114 workshops, 38

Yemeni official: Houthis recruiting African fighters

A top military Yemeni official said the Iran-backed Houthi militias and their ally’s forces have started recruiting “mercenaries,” coming mostly from African countries, Al Arabiya News Channel reported Monday. Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Nasir al-Tahiri said the move by

UN chief: Syria ceasefire holding ‘by and large’

The UN chief said Monday a fragile Syria ceasefire was holding “by and large” despite “incidents” of fighting at the weekend and the opposition warning that the truce was facing a “complete nullification.” “As of now I can tell you

Body of Hezbollah commander found in Syria

Hezbollah has recovered the body for one of its senior commanders, Ali Fayyad, after earlier reports said he was killed in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, Al Arabiya News Channel reported Monday. Reports of Fayad’s death first surfaced on

Video of murder leaves soldier’s son shattered

The eight-year-old son of a Special Emergency Forces soldier who was murdered in Qassim some days ago is psychologically shattered after watching a video clip of the ghastly incident. Seargent Badar Hamdi Sarikh Al-Rashidi was called to a remote area,

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