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: December 13, 2017

US wants $250 million cut to UN budget

:: The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said Tuesday. The budget is

FBI officials said Clinton ‘has to win’ race to White House: Report

:: Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a

Fire in southern California threatening another city

:: A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days. The so-called Thomas fire is only 15 percent contained,

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing a summit of Muslim leaders

Israel hits Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire at Israeli city

:: The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza is response to rocket fire toward southern Israel. The military says it struck a Hamas military compound in southern Gaza early on Wednesday. No casualties were reported. The

Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran

:: Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported. The first quake of magnitude 5.9 struck on Tuesday morning 35

US air strike destroys vehicle bomb outside Mogadishu

:: US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside Mogadishu that was deemed an “imminent threat” to the capital, officials said. The strike occurred about 65 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu and comes after as

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly those related to Jerusalem

Russia evacuates embassy employees, citizens in Sana’a

:: Russia on Tuesday evacuated its embassy employees and citizens in Sana’a via the Sana’a International Airport, an official source at the coalition forces command said. The source disclosed that the evacuation and humanitarian operation cell, an affiliate of the

Syrian opposition says government obstructing Geneva talks

:: The Syrian opposition claims the government delegation to the Geneva peace talks is coming up with new conditions, making it difficult to move forward. Opposition spokesman Yahya Aridi said on Tuesday that the Damascus delegation told UN envoy Staffan

Israeli minister Lieberman calls Arab MPs ‘war criminals’

:: Israel’s defense minister on Monday called Arab MPs “war criminals”, a day after he urged a boycott of Israeli Arabs living near the scene of clashes over the US president’s Jerusalem declaration. Avigdor Lieberman was speaking in a televised

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for development, excellence for non-profit organizations, and responsible competitiveness.

Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies claim of attack

:: Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming an Israeli strike, but Israel’s military immediately denied the claim, AFP reported. Palestinian health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the two

Houthi militia kills four employees from Yemen Today TV

:: Houthi militias killed four people who work for the Yemen Today television station, while detaining other employees and transferring them to an unknown location. The militia had previously stormed the channel, which is owned by late President Ali Abdullah

Saudi Shoura passes draft bankruptcy law

:: The Shoura Council on Monday approved the draft bankruptcy law which consists of 231 articles distributed over 17 chapters, including general provisions. The draft law aims to regulate bankruptcy procedures for preventive settlement, financial reorganization, liquidation, preventive settlement for

Kuwait ruler appoints new cabinet with new oil, finance and defense ministers

:: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defense ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year

KSRelief, UN to report on Rohingyas after mission to Bangladesh

:: A high-level mission from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) concluded a two-day field visit to Cox Bazar in Bangladesh on Sunday, and will shortly submit a joint

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