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 »

 

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Rowhani allies win second round of Iran elections

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani won most seats in second round parliamentary elections, local media reported Saturday. Unofficial and incomplete results said that of the 68 seats being contested between 33 and 40 went to

Deadly bomb attack targets pilgrims in Iraq

A car bomb targeted Shiite pilgrims in an area near Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 17 people and wounding at least 25, security and medical officials said. The bomb was left on a road in the Nahrawan area used

UN proposal demands combatants protect hospitals and doctors

A proposed UN resolution that supporters hope will be adopted next week demands that all parties to conflicts protect medical workers, hospitals and medical facilities against violence and attacks — and face justice if they don’t. The draft resolution circulated

Haia reaffirms police escorts in field tasks

The police would always accompany members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in the field, said Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Sanad, the organization’s president, according to a local media report recently. Al-Sanad said these

US military punishes 16 over 2015 Afghan hospital bombing

The US military will announce on Friday that has it taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, US

Al-Toraifi reaffirms importance of coexistence and dialogue at UN Global forum

Dr. Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi, Minister of Culture and information, led the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to 7th Global Forum of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations being hosted by the Republic of Azerbaijan. In his speech, Dr. Al-Toraifi conveyed

Britain: No immediate threat from ISIS in Libya

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday he saw no immediate threat to Europe from ISIS bases in Libya and did not expect the new Libyan government to ask for foreign troops anytime soon. Libya has been in chaos

Wanted terrorists die in shootout

The Interior Ministry announced Friday that the security forces killed two terrorists, while one blew himself up, who were wanted in connection with the killing of a top Saudi officer and other operations against the state. The three, who were

Nearly 10,000 people killed, 20,000 injured in Ukraine conflict

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top UN official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council that the total

Russia: US force deployment violates Syria’s sovereignty

Russia dubbed US plans to increase number of military personnel in Syria as illegal and violating the conflict-torn country’s sovereignty, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. “It is impossible for us to be not worried that such an action by

UK teen who killed Saudi woman, local man gets 27 years sentence

A British teenager has received 27 years in prison for stabbing a Saudi woman and local man to death in the southeastern town of Colchester in 2014, local media reported on Friday. James Fairweather, 17, admitted to the killing of

Residents of ISIS-held Iraqi city suffer under siege

Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family – usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread. “We are experiencing the agony

Three linked to California terror attack arrested

The FBI arrested three people on Thursday, including the brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, on charges of marriage fraud and lying to investigators, authorities said. Syed Raheel Farook, 31, was arrested in the early morning at his home

Iran asks UN chief to intervene with US after court ruling

Iran asked UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top US court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed

Brothers arrested for parents’ murder in US

Police investigating the murder of a Bangladeshi Muslim couple found shot dead in their San Jose home in California have arrested their two sons. In a statement issued by San Jose Police Department on Thursday it was revealed that Hasib

Bulgarian town bans Islamic face veil in public

The central Bulgarian town of Pazardzhik banned the wearing of full-face veils in public on Wednesday in a move the local government said would prevent tension among communities and boost security. The ban, the first of its kind in the

At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer

Casting cancer as a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research rooted in appreciation for the real people’s lives that doctors and researchers

Poland again denies entry to nationalist Russian bikers

Poland’s foreign minister said Friday that “security regulations” were behind the decision to ban pro-Kremlin Russian bikers from riding through Poland as they mark the anniversary of the end of World War II. It is Poland’s second such ban on

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