Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Monthly Archives: May 2016

King assured of all preparations to serve pilgrims

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman was assured about preparations made by various sectors to serve Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah during the holy month of Ramadan.

Palestinian stabs Israeli man in Tel Aviv, arrested

A Palestinian stabbed and slightly wounded an Israeli man in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Monday before being arrested by security forces, police said. Public radio identified the Israeli man as a soldier. Channel 10 private television broadcast

Eye from sky for safety of pilgrims

Maj. Gen. Muhammad Bin Eid Al-Harbe

Security aircraft will be continuously hovering over Makkah and Madinah during Ramadan to monitor the movement of traffic and supervise the safety and security of pilgrims and worshippers, according to Commander of Security Aviation Maj. Gen. Muhammad Bin Eid Al-Harbe.

World Muslims slam Tehran for Haj politics, back Riyadh

Abdullah bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki

Muslims across the world support the Kingdom and condemn Iran for its interference in the Middle East, according to Abdullah bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, secretary-general of the Muslim World League. Al-Turki slammed Iran for refusing to sign the Haj agreement, saying

Family planning not for Muslims: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that family planning and contraception were not for Muslim families, in his latest comments promoting population growth that angered women activists. Erdogan said it was the responsibility of mothers to ensure the

Iraqi army storms to edge of ISIS-held Fallujah

The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Fallujah under US air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of ISIS militants. A

‘Nowhere to go:’ Thousands in Syria trapped

A surprise assault by ISIS has trapped tens of thousands of terrified people on the Syrian border with Turkey, Doctors Without Borders said Monday, warning the situation was “unacceptable.” Pablo Marco, the regional manager of the charity known by its

Makkah emir tours exhibition on King Faisal

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, tours the pavilions of an exhibition on King Faisal after opening it at the Municipal Club in Khalidiyyah district in Makkah on Monday. Prince Turki

Civil Defense emergency plan for Ramadan ready

Mohammed bin Naif

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has approved a contingency plan prepared by Civil Defense to deal with any emergency in Makkah and Madinah during Ramadan, said a top official. Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Bin Abdullah

Netanyahu willing to discuss Arab peace initiative

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s comments were a formal

King, UK foreign secretary discuss regional issues

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond discussed in Jeddah on Sunday bilateral relations and reviewed the developments at the regional and international levels. Hammond arrived in Saudi Arabia for the first leg of a three-day visit

Crown prince OKs Ramadan safety plan for holy cities

Mohammed bin Naif

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has approved a contingency plan prepared by Civil Defense to deal with any emergency in Makkah and Madinah during Ramadan, said a top official. Preventive measures will also be

Iraqi forces enter ISIS bastion of Fallujah

Iraqi forces entered the ISIS bastion of Fallujah from three directions on Monday in a new phase of the operation to recapture the city, commanders said. “We started early this morning our operations to break into Fallujah,” Sabah al-Norman, a

Netanyahu’s enlarged coalition set for approval

The latest version of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition was to be approved by the cabinet Monday after weathering its first storm, Netanyahu’s Likud party said. One of his coalition partners had threatened to block the planned expansion

Photo of missing Japanese man in Syria emerges

A fresh photo of a Japanese journalist who went missing in Syria last year has emerged online, showing the heavily bearded man holding a sign saying this is his “last chance.” The photo, which received widespread coverage in Japanese media

Chief Syria opposition peace negotiator resigns

The chief peace negotiator of Syria’s mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the UN- backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement and to ease the plight of Syrians living in besieged rebel-held

Hammond welcomes Yemen talks ‘progress’

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Sunday welcomed “progress” in Yemen peace talks, saying a solution to the conflict in the battered Arabian Peninsula country must be political, not military. Speaking in Saudi Arabia at the start of a three-day

Saudi: Iran armed units must leave Iraq

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said on Sunday that sending Iranian Shiite armed units to Iraq to participate in military operations or undergo training is unacceptable. “Iraq’s problem is religious conflicts caused by the Iranian interference,” Jubeir stressed, adding that

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