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: December 17, 2017

North Korea threat on agenda when South Korean FM visits Japan

Kang Kyung-wha

:: South Korea’s foreign minister will visit Japan this week to meet her Japanese counterpart, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, with Seoul and Tokyo seeking to boost cooperation over the handling of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The

Assad forces enter Idlib, one of four de-escalation zones

:: Syrian army forces have entered parts of the Idlib province in north-west Syria, one of four “de-escalation” zones which foreign powers including turkey, Iran and Russia agreed to establish after years of civil war. This follows weeks of attacks

Saudi king meets with FIFA president in Riyadh

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday and discussed means of cooperation between FIFA and the Saudi General Sport Authority. The meeting was attended by Minister of State

Qatar seeks to ‘spend billions on military but faces staffing shortage’

:: Qatar seeks to spend billions of dollars to increase its military power, particularly its air force capabilities, but the small Gulf state may face a staffing shortage, according to a report by Defense News. Just last week, BAE Systems

Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia in support of Palestine

:: Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population. The rally was organized by

Canadian-Iranian sentenced to prison for conspiring to export military gear

:: A Canadian-Iranian man was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison for violating US sanctions against Iran. Between 2014 and 2016, Ali Soofi, 63, “conspired to export military items from the United States to Iran, both directly and through

Coalition: Relief bodies evacuate staff following Houthi militia criminality

:: The Arab Coalition in Yemen announced that relief organizations have decided to evacuate their employees from Yemen. In a statement, it accused the Houthi militias of putting obstacles on aid work. It said that the militias were in violation

US says it wants Syrian government to negotiate ‘seriously’ with opposition

:: The United States on Friday urged supporters of the Syrian government to press it to “participate fully” in negotiations with the opposition, saying a lack of a political resolution in the war-torn country threatened indefinite instability. In a statement,

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

:: Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organizing departures from the southern Gaza Strip

UAE minister: Executions of Saleh’s party leaders expose Houthi looting

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Saturday said in a tweet that the Houthi militias have seized control of the Yemeni state’s authorities and their resources in Sanaa and are aiming to seize their funds.

UN Envoy for Yemen: Houthi militias violate international law

:: The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on Friday evening that “what is happening in Sanaa is unacceptable and contrary to international law,” in reference to Houthi militia’s killings, raids and kidnappings affecting those

Yemeni army liberates most of Bihan as Houthis flee from Shabwa

:: The military operation against the Houthi militia is escalating in the Shabwa governorate amid significant progress by the national army and popular resistance, especially in the Asilan and Bihan districts. The commander of Yemeni forces in Bihan told al-Hadath

Iran’s missile arsenal in striking range of Europe, parts of Asia

:: Iran has a diverse missile arsenal. Indeed, Iranian military sources assert that its range reaches more than 3000 km. Thus the European continent and parts of Asia are in the range of Iranian missiles, which confirms that the Iranian

Four killed in Israeli gunfire in Gaza clashes as Jerusalem fallout continues

:: Four men were shot dead by Israeli gunfire in clashes in East Gaza and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, as thousands of Palestinians take to the streets in protests. Palestinian protesters clash with

King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

:: King Salman’s recent speech at the Shoura Council represents a roadmap highlighting major aspects of domestic and foreign policies in achieving Vision 2030, said Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain. The ambassador said the speech

Saudi Arabia launches new SR30bn export bank

:: Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid Al-Falih announced the launch of a new export bank with SR30 billion ($8 billion) in capital to boost the Kingdom’s exports, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Khalid Al-Falih said SR5 billion

KSRelief gives vital medicine to Yemen Health Ministry

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday gave Yemen’s Health Ministry 20 tons of medicine and medical equipment in Aden, in the presence of senior ministry staff. Abdul Aziz Bawaizr, KSRelief’s representative in Aden, and

Despite Trump move, Europe leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’

:: European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city’s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump’s administration invited widespread criticism earlier this

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