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 27, 2016

UN chief offers condolences to Iraq after ISIS stadium bombing

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered his condolences on Saturday to the families and friends of the 41 people killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer stadium in Iraq, adding that the “the international community stands with Iraqis in horror

Turkish army says soldier killed in northern Iraq

A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in northern Iraq on Saturday when rockets fired by ISIS during clashes with Iraqi Kurdish fighters landed in a base where Turkish troops were deployed, the army said. NATO member Turkey, part

Syrian army advancing inside ISIS-held Palmyra

Syrian government forces advanced into the ancient city of Palmyra on several fronts on Saturday, backed by waves of artillery barrages and Russian air strikes, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting was the

Iraq’s Sadr may extend sit-in to demand reforms

Powerful Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr may extend a sit-in protest that his followers are holding in Baghdad to demand a government overhaul to fight corruption, local television said on Saturday. “The sit-in may be extended,” said a news

Iran wants connectivity, cooperation in region

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Saturday called for regional connectivity and cooperation to boost economic growth and stability in the south Asian region. On a two-day state visit to Pakistan which culminated on Saturday, Rowhani met with Pakistani Prime Minister

US to fund multi-million-dollar Tunisia border surveillance

The United States has agreed to fund a multi-million-dollar project to install an electronic security surveillance system on Tunisia’s border with strife-torn Libya, the US embassy said Friday. In a statement, the diplomatic mission said that the US was disbursing

Ban Ki-moon urges release of detained and missing UN staff

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for the release of all missing and detained staff on Friday and urged that those responsible for killing a UN official in Iraq and others be brought to justice. In Syria alone, the UN

US says it hasn’t changed position on Assad

The Obama administration maintained Friday that President Bashar Assad shouldn’t lead Syria any longer, rejecting a Russian claim that the US has changed its position. Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov saying Washington now accepts Moscow’s

Brussels attacker had been on US terror watchlist

Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the Brussels suicide bombers, was on a US counterterrorism watchlist before the November attacks in Paris and his brother Khalid was put on the list shortly afterward, sources familiar with the matter said. Reuters previously

Heavy Sandstorm in Jeddah

Dust carried by heavy wind gusts on Saturday swept Jeddah and surrounding areas. Strong southerly winds blew at the speed of 50-60 kmph reducing visibility for most of the day. Heavy winds continued into the night. Low visibility slowed down

King Salman Patronizes King Faisal International Prize Ceremony

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud patronized here this evening, King Faisal International Prize Ceremony for 2016. Upon arrival of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the venue, at Prince Sultan

Iraqi army says border area with Syria taken from ISIS

Iraqi Yazidi and tribal fighters have taken a border area in the Sinjar region next to Syria from Islamic State, cutting a key supply line for the militants, Iraq’s military said on Friday. The fighters took control of the Um

Triple suicide bombings rock Yemen’s Aden

A triple suicide bombing on an Arab coalition military camp in southern Yemen killed 22 people Friday, including civilians, witnesses and medical officials said. An ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for the attacks in a short statement carrying the name of

US kills senior ISIS leader in Syria strike

The ISIS group’s second in command has been killed in a US raid in Syria, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter confirmed Friday, in a move he said would hamper the operational ability of the militants. “The removal of this ISIL leader

ISIS claims attack on stadium in Iraq that killed 29

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a soccer stadium south of the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing 29 people and wounding 60, security officials said, as the military announced new gains on the ground against ISIS. The bombing took

Iran air ambulance helicopter crashes, killing all on board

An air ambulance helicopter crashed on Friday in Iran’s central province of Fars, killing everyone on board, Iranian media reported. State TV said the helicopter was taking a patient from a remote area to the city of Shiraz when it

Egyptian army says it has killed 60 militants in Sinai

A spokesman for the Egyptian army says it has killed 60 Islamic militants in northern Sinai, where armed forces have been battling fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group for two years. Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said in a statement

Iraq’s Sadr threatens unrest if reforms blocked

Powerful Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr warned political party leaders on Friday they would face street protests if they obstruct a government overhaul planned by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to fight corruption. Sadr also called on Abadi to announce

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