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 29, 2016

Syria’s Palmyra can be restored ‘in five years’

Syria’s antiquities chief said on Monday that his department would need five years to restore the ancient ruins of Palmyra damaged by ISIS. “If we have UNESCO’s approval, we will need five years to restore the structures damaged or destroyed

Egypt forces 32 judges to retire over Mursi ouster

Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council on Monday forced 32 judges into retirement for having opposed the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013, officials said. Mursi was deposed by then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and

Putin, Rowhani agree to cooperate closely on Syria

The presidents of Russia and Iran agreed on Monday to step up bilateral contacts, including over the Syrian conflict, in which both countries are allies of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government and Western-backed opposition are currently holding U.N.-mediated peace

Yemen militias swap prisoners with Arab coalition

Yemen’s Houthi militias, who control the capital Sanaa, have released nine Saudis in exchange for 109 Yemenis, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday. The move comes ahead of planned peace talks next month. “Nine Saudi prisoners have been recovered and

Israeli shooting of Palestinian sparks uproar

Amateur video appearing to show an Israeli soldier killing an already wounded Palestinian attacker sparked uproar in Israel on Sunday, reflecting the deep divisions in the country following six months of violence. As the Israeli military pressed on with an

Syria troops remove mines, bombs after Palmyra taken from ISIS

A Syrian military official says bomb squads are working on removing mines and bombs planted by ISIS in the historic town of Palmyra. The official says the explosives have been planted across much of Palmyra, including residential areas as well

Kuwait to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged Hezbollah links: report

Kuwait is to deport 60 Lebanese for alleged links to Hezbollah in the latest Gulf Arab move against the Shiite militant group, a newspaper reported on Monday. Those to be deported all had permanent residency which has been revoked, Al-Qabas

Iraqi PM given deadline to reshuffle cabinet

Iraq’s parliament gave embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi until Thursday to present a cabinet of technocrats as Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr expanded his protest movement for reform. Sadr himself spent the night camping in the Green Zone while thousands of

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