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 »


Daily Archives: March 6, 2016

Saudi says it will take arms bound for Lebanon

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Saturday the kingdom will keep French military supplies previously intended for Lebanon under a $3 billion aid program, as Riyadh toughens its stance against Hezbollah. Last month the oil-rich Gulf state halted the program in

Veteran Sudan opposition leader Turabi dead at 84

Veteran Sudan opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, one of the fiercest critics of President Omar al-Bashir’s government, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 84, a medical source said. Turabi was taken to the intensive care unit of Khartoum’s Royal

Libya’s future threatened by ‘terrifying’ ISIS: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the future of Libya, and the stability of the whole Sahel region, is at stake as it faces the “terrifying threat” of ISIS. But he warned international powers not to “stoke the

US: ISIS ‘losing’ as campaign to retake Mosul begins

The chief of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on Saturday announced plans to seize Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul from ISIS, which has been held by the militants since June 2014, describing the militant group as “losing.” The operation’s current

Syrian opposition group elects new leader

One of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition groups elected a new leader Saturday after the term of its former chief ended, it said in a statement. The Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition said longtime member Anas al-Abda was elected president, replacing

Libya health minister demands release of frozen funds

The health minister in Libya’s internationally recognized government on Friday demanded the release of Libyan funds frozen abroad, saying the situation in his violence-ridden country was “dramatic”. “The health situation in Libya is dramatic. We are currently unable to buy

Killings, violations as Syria fragile truce continues

A total of 135 were killed last week and more violations were registered as Syria’s fragile truce continued on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday that a total of 135 people were killed in the first week

Saudi FM reiterates: Assad must go at start of transitional process

The Saudi foreign minister said Saturday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go at the start of a transitional political process and not at its end, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. It is not the first time Adel al-Jubeir stressed

Lavrov, Kerry call for prompt start to Syria talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a late phone conversation on Friday called for a prompt start to the next round of Syria peace talks, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The

Turkish PM in Iran talks ending regional strife

Turkey and Iran must develop a “common perspective” in order to end sectarian strife in the region, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said during a visit to Tehran on Saturday. The neighbors are at odds over the war in Syria:

Erdogan mulls giant ‘refugee city’ in north Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested building a new city in northern Syria to house some of the millions of refugees escaping the country’s civil war, reports said Saturday. Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul late Friday that

Syrian rebels seize Iraq border crossing from ISIS

A border crossing with Iraq was seized by Syrian rebel fighters from ISIS militants on Friday. According to the Britain-based war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the al-Tanf border crossing has been controlled by ISIS since May last

Turkish police fire tear gas to raid top newspaper

Turkish riot police on Saturday fired plastic bullets and tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who gathered outside an opposition newspaper the day after it was seized by authorities in a violent raid. “Free press cannot be silenced,” the

Saudi envoy: Political solution only exit for Yemen

Abdullah al-Mualami

Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the UN told reporters on Friday that the only exit for the Yemeni quagmire was through a political solution. Abdullah al-Mualami also said Saudi and Gulf states had been the principle donors for humanitarian relief to

Water returns to Syria’s war-torn Aleppo

Water returned on Friday to pumping stations in Aleppo city, a water services official said, after the longest cut left residents without supplies for three months. “Water has finally arrived from al-Hafseh, the main water station east of the city

UN delivers aid to rebel towns east of Syria capital

The United Nations began delivering aid to three rebel towns east of Damascus on Friday, in the second distribution of assistance since a shaky truce began in Syria. Speaking to reporters before entering the Eastern Ghouta opposition bastion, UN chief

UN: Destruction in Iraq’s Ramadi ‘staggering’

Destruction in Ramadi is “staggering” and worse than anywhere else in Iraq, a UN team concluded this week after making the first assessment visit to the city since its recapture from ISIS. It said the main hospital and train station

Displaced Syrians remain on Turkish border despite truce: MSF

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians along Turkey’s border have not returned home despite a truce that began at the weekend, a humanitarian organization said on Friday. “Some 100,000 people gathered near the border – including 50,000 in past weeks

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