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 19, 2016

Erdogan: Kurdish militants could also hit Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Europe that it, too, could fall victim to attacks by Kurdish militants following a terror attack in Ankara that killed 37 people. Speaking at ceremony to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the

Attackers fire rockets at gas facility in Algerian Sahara

Unknown attackers fired rockets at a gas facility in Algeria Friday, energy groups Statoil and BP and an Algerian local official said. There were no immediate reports of injuries to the employees on the site in the Sahara Desert. An

Followers of Iraqi cleric Sadr rally in Baghdad

Thousands of Iraqis staged a protest on Friday outside the capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone to demand anti-corrpution measures, heeding a call by influential Shiiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. At around 11 a.m. (0800 GMT), riot police stood aside and

Former Pakistan military ruler, facing trial, heads to Dubai

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf left Pakistan early Friday morning to receive medical care abroad, his aides said, leaving behind his trials on treason and murder charges for a city where he lived in exile for years. The 72-year-old former

Russia says ‘Syria military comeback’ possible

Russia could scale up its military presence in Syria again within hours and would still bomb militant groups there despite a partial draw-down of forces ordered after military successes, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Speaking in one of

White House calls on Turkey to respect democratic values

The White House on Thursday called on the Turkish government to respect democratic values, amid allegations of a fresh press crackdown. “We urge Turkish authorities to ensure their actions uphold the universal democratic values enshrined in Turkey’s constitution, including freedom

W Sahara group warns of war if UN leaves

Rebels seeking independence for Western Sahara warned Thursday that “the shortest way to the resumption of war” is if the UN ends its peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory — and they say that’s Morocco’s aim. The Polisario Front’s UN

US welcomes winding down of strikes in Yemen

The White House Thursday welcomed a pledge from a Saudi-led coalition to wind down the air war in Yemen, an announcement that could dial back tensions between Riyadh and Washington before President Barack Obama visits. White House spokesman Josh Earnest

EU leaders approve migration deal with Turkey

European Union leaders approved on Friday a migration deal with Turkey, Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Twitter. “The Turkey deal was approved,” Sipila said. European leaders agreed a common position to put to Turkey’s prime minister in a

Saudi-led operations in Yemen ‘coming to an end’

The spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition says that major combat operations in Yemen are coming to an end, after which the coalition will work on “long-term” plans to bring stability to the country. Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri said that

Russia: Majority of forces to leave Syria in days

Russia will complete the withdrawal of most of its military contingent in Syria in two to three days, Russian Air Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily published on Thursday. Syria’s opposition welcomed Russia’s

Two Palestinians stab woman in West Bank, shot dead: Army

Two Palestinians stabbed an Israeli woman near a group of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on Thursday before being shot dead, the army said, the latest in a months-long wave of violence. The incident occurred at the Ariel

Pentagon chief praises Kurdish fighters in Syria

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday praised the fighting of Kurdish groups in Syria that have declared a federal region in areas of the country under their control. The Kurds “have proven to be excellent partners of ours on

Kuwait security chief to Obama: We’re not free-riders

Kuwait is not a “free-rider” in US-led campaigns against terrorism and other threats, a senior Kuwaiti security official said on Thursday, rejecting comments by President Barack Obama critical of some US allies. Sheikh Thamer al-Sabah, President of Kuwait’s National Security

ISIS committing genocide in Iraq, Syria: Kerry

The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded ISIS is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, a declaration long sought by Congress and human rights organizations but likely to change little in the conflict against the

Sinai plane crash referred to Egypt attorney general

The Egypt-led committee investigating the crash of a Russian passenger airplane in the Sinai peninsula last October said on Thursday it was referring the case to Egypt’s attorney general, the first indication it suspects foul play. After receiving a report

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