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 20, 2016

Iraq begins ‘broad operation’ against ISIS in Anbar

Iraqi forces have launched a broad offensive to retake the city of Hit from ISIS in the western province of Anbar, a top commander said Saturday. Led by the elite Counter-Terrorism Service, forces from the police, army and local tribal

Heavy gunfire in Libya capital as rivals clash

Heavy gunfire broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday after two rival armed groups clashed in the city, witnesses said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the fighting between the Zawiyat Addahmani area and Bab Azizziya or

Al-Qaeda claims attack on Algerian gas plant

Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for Friday’s rocket-propelled grenade attack on an Algerian gas plant operated by Norway’s Statoil and BP as part of its “war on the Crusader interests everywhere”. The attack caused no casualties or

Dozens killed in air strikes on Syria’s Raqqa: monitor

Dozens of people were killed in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group and activists said, as Damascus and Moscow waged attacks on areas controlled by ISIS. A cessation

Deadly explosion rocks central Istanbul

Five people including a suicide bomber were killed and 36 wounded in a suspected attack by Kurdish militants on a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul on Saturday. The fourth suicide bombing in Turkey this year hit part

US concern over Egypt’s NGO investigation

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he was deeply concerned by the deterioration in the human rights situation in Egypt, including Egypt’s decision to reopen an investigation of non-governmental organizations. In a statement released by the State

Russia pulls most strike aircraft from Syria

Russia has withdrawn most of its strike aircraft from Syria, the US military said on Friday, adding that it was now entirely carrying out strikes in support of Syrian government forces using artillery instead of aircraft. “They still have helicopters

Flydubai flight crashes in Russia, killing 62

A Flydubai passenger plane from Dubai crashed on Saturday while trying to land at the airport in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don. The crash is believed to have killed all 62 passengers and crew on board. The Investigative Committee of

Syrian rebels condemn Kurdish-led moves towards regional autonomy

Syrian rebel factions on Friday condemned a declaration of federalism in Kurdish-controlled regions of northern Syria and vowed to resist it by force, a day after those areas voted to seek autonomy. A statement from a number of Syrian insurgent

Russian-backed Syrian troops push toward Palmyra

Russian warplanes on Friday flew in support of Syrian government troops in an offensive to recapture the historic town of Palmyra from the hands of ISIS, which has damaged many of the town’s world-famous archaeological sites. Activists who monitor the

Coalition: UN report on Yemen lacks evidence

The United Nations does not base its reports on solid “evidence,” the spokesman for the Arab coalition told Al Arabiya News Channel, after a report from the international body stated that the alliance had caused the vast majority of civilian

Arab coalition destroys Houthi arms in Taez

An Arab coalition aircraft destroyed a Houthi weapon arsenal in the southwestern city of Taez, as the Popular Resistance and forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government fight the militias in the city on Friday. The airstrikes, carried by the

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