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 26, 2016

Three Turkish police killed in suspected PKK car bomb, gun attack

Three military police were killed and 22 injured in a car bombing on a barracks in Turkey’s restive southeast suspected to be the work of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Friday. Thursday evening’s attack took place

Morocco says Western Sahara decision ‘irreversible’

Morocco’s decision to reduce United Nations staff at the Western Sahara mission is sovereign and irreversible, but the government is committed to military cooperation with the UN to guarantee the ceasefire there, the foreign minister said on Thursday. Morocco this

Saudi defense minister and US counterpart affirm security ties

Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and his US counterpart Defense Secretary Ash Carter affirmed over a phone call on Thursday both country’s defense relationship. In a statement summarizing the call, Cook said they also discussed the security environment

Egypt insists no ‘stifling’ of NGOs after criticism

Egypt said Thursday that thousands of NGOs, including nearly 100 foreign groups, were operating “freely” in the country, and rejected criticisms over a probe into the foreign funding of some rights activists. Thirteen non-governmental organizations said on Wednesday that in

UN chief in Lebanon to ‘improve’ conditions for Syria refugees

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Thursday started a two-day visit to Lebanon aimed at improving conditions for Syrian refugees whose number is more than a quarter of the country’s own population. “We are here to find ways to improve conditions for

Turkish military strikes PKK in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and killed 24 PKK fighters in southeast Turkey on Thursday, the army said, as the militants launched a car bomb attack on a military installation in the region. Thursday

Syria army recaptures Palmyra citadel from ISIS

The Syrian army recaptured on Friday the citadel of Palmyra from ISIS group, nearly a year after the militants overran the ancient city, state television said citing a military source. “Our armed forces, in coordination with the popular defence forces,

Brussels bombings claim casualties from over 40 countries

From Belgians to Americans, Britons, Germans and Indians, the suicide bombings in Brussels on Tuesday left casualties from more than 40 countries. At least 31 people were killed and 316 wounded after two bombs exploded at Brussels Airport and one

Russian military plans buildup from West to Pacific

Russia is to beef up its military forces all the way from its western border to the Pacific islands amid ongoing strains with the West, the military said Friday. No financial details were disclosed but the buildup will likely be

Israel to treat soldier’s shooting of Palestinian with ‘utmost severity’

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Israel will deal with “utmost severity” the case of a soldier caught on video shooting a Palestinian assailant in the head on Thursday as he lay on ground. “The event in which a soldier

France arrests man in ‘advanced stages’ of attack

A Frenchman in the “advanced stages” of a plot to attack the country was arrested Thursday northwest of Paris and security forces locked down the area during a major search, France’s interior minister said. Bernard Cazeneuve said there were no

Review: The iPhone SE isn’t right for everyone

Unless you take a lot of selfies or need a bigger phone, Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE is a good choice at a good price. You get the same 12-megapixel rear camera that’s in the much larger iPhone 6S, but

Number of US drones ‘will nearly triple by 2020’

An estimated seven million drones will fly in US skies by 2020, nearly tripling the number expected to be in circulation by the end of the year, the Federal Aviation Administration said. “Unmanned aircraft systems will be the most dynamic

Belgium on anti-terror raid as Kerry visits

Belgian police carried out a fresh anti-terrorist operation on Friday and arrested a suspect after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Belgium to hold counterterrorism talks. “I can confirm a police operation targeting a person who was intercepted

Karadzic genocide conviction closes ‘painful chapter’

The US State Department welcomed the genocide conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Thursday, saying it closed “another painful chapter” for the former Yugoslavia. “We’ll never forget the horrors of genocide in Bosnia, or the many other

UN envoy to Libya not allowed to land in Tripoli

The Islamist-linked government in the Libyan capital has declined to give permission for the UN envoy to Libya to land in Tripoli, the diplomat said on Wednesday. The envoy, Martin Kobler, said on his Twitter account that he has had

Tunisia extends state of emergency by three months

Tunisia on Tuesday extended by three months a state of emergency imposed after a November suicide bombing claimed by ISIS killed 12 presidential guards. President Beji Caid Essebsi “has decided after consultations… to extend the state of emergency for a

Apple goes small for new iPhone, iPad

Apple has gone small – cutting prices as well as screen size – unveiling a new iPhone and iPad aimed at first-time buyers and customers in emerging markets. A new iPhone SE will debut at $399 for US customers without

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