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 7, 2016

Death toll soars in Baghdad suicide bomb attack

A suicide bomber on Sunday rammed his explosives-laden fuel truck into a security checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the war-ravaged country. No

Freed Italian hostages flown home from Libya

Two Italian hostages freed in Libya after two fellow captives were allegedly killed by ISIS militants were flown back to Italy on Sunday, officials said. The four were employees of Italian construction company Bonatti and were seized last July near

Migrants drown off Turkey, few allowed in Macedonia

At least 25 people drowned off the Turkish coast while trying to reach Greece on Sunday, while Macedonian authorities imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the Greek border. The Turkish coast guard launched a search-and-rescue mission for other

Macedonia imposes new restrictions on flow of refugees

Greek police officials say Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the border, saying only those from cities they consider to be at war can enter. The officials said the restrictions imposed Sunday means that people

Egypt says Hamas, Brotherhood killed prosecutor

Egypt has accused exiled Muslim Brotherhood officials of conspiring with Gaza-based Hamas militants to assassinate Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat last year and arrested 14 people in connection with the attack. Barakat, 64, was killed by a car bomb in Cairo

Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen retirement home attack

Gunmen have kidnapped an Indian priest from an old people’s home they attacked last week in southern Yemen killing at least 15 people, local government and security officials said on Sunday. The Indian Foreign Minister announced on her twitter account

Veteran Sudan Islamist Hassan Turabi laid to rest

Senior Sudanese officials joined some 3,000 mourners on Sunday at the funeral of veteran Islamist leader Hassan Turabi, an ally turned outspoken critic of the regime. Police were out in force as Turabi’s shrouded body was laid to rest in

Family, friends of ex-FBI agent demand his release from Iran

The family and colleagues of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nine years ago while on a CIA mission expressed anger and disappointment at a rally on Saturday that he wasn’t part of a January prisoner exchange with

Saudi, France urge ‘credible Syria solution’

Saudi Arabia and France stressed the need for a credible political solution to the Syrian crisis as the only way to permanently restore peace and fight terrorism. In a joint communiqué issued at the conclusion of the visit to France

Germany defends open-border refugee policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, saying it stirs up prejudice and polarizes society. Her comments, made in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, reflect growing unease among Germany’s mainstream parties

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