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 21, 2017

US military captures Iranian watercraft in Houthi-controlled Hodeidah

:: The US military captured an Iranian watercraft, known as Shark 33, in the Ras Isa marine dock near the port of Houthi-controlled Hodeidah, a US military source revealed in statements to CNN. The source said that the captured watercraft

Myanmar bars UN rights investigator just before visit

:: The UN independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure, she said on Wednesday. Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur, said she had been due to visit in

Full Brexit in Jan. 2021 as EU sets transition deadline

Michel Barnier

:: The European Union wants a transition period after Brexit to end no later than the last day of 2020, according to the European Commission’s negotiating directives agreed on Wednesday. That date, coinciding with the end of the EU’s seven-year

Erdogan rival vows to overturn executive presidency

Meral Aksener

:: A dissident Turkish nationalist who founded a new political party and is now viewed as a possible rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to scrap her opponent’s vision of a super-presidency if elected. Meral Aksener, 61, Turkey’s

US Congressmen call secret Qatar deal into question

:: The Washington Post reported that members of the Congress, in both parties, are calling agreement a US-Qatar Memorandum of Understanding that was signed six months ago, into question. The newspaper added that they are asking to release the deal

Egypt court sentences presidential hopeful to six years

:: An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced an army colonel to six years in prison after he announced his intention to run against President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in next year’s elections, his defense lawyer told The Associated Press. The lawyer,

More than 120 US airstrikes in Yemen in 2017

:: US forces have conducted more than 120 air strikes against jihadists in Yemen this year, officials announced Wednesday, under a long-running campaign that has intensified since President Donald Trump took office. Most of the strikes have been against Al-Qaeda

Turkey bans New Year celebrations at Taksim Square

:: Turkish authorities will not allow New Year celebrations at Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square for security reasons, state media reported Wednesday, quoting local officials. Ismail Kilic, local police chief of Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, said security measures had been doubled this

Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen: 83 ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia

:: The Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Yemen revealed that 83 ballistic missiles have been fired by Houthi militia forces towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Spokesman for the coalition forces, on Wednesday, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki, said that the

Iran says Trump cannot cause collapse of nuclear deal

:: Iran said on Tuesday US President Donald Trump cannot cause its nuclear deal with six major powers to collapse. “The nuclear deal will not collapse… Those who hope that Trump will cause its collapse, are wrong,” Iranian President Hassan

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 strikes near Tehran

:: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck a town near the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday night, state media reported, but there were no initial reports of casualties or significant damage. Authorities said they were gathering information and asked residents

Women who slapped Israeli soldiers arrested

Nour Naji Tamimi

:: Israeli forces arrested a third Palestinian woman on Wednesday in connection with a viral video showing Israeli soldiers being slapped in the occupied West Bank. Soldiers arrested Nour Naji Tamimi, 21, from the village of Nabi Saleh north of

Saudi Arabia hopes to start nuclear pact talks with U.S. in weeks

:: Saudi Arabia aims to start talks with Washington within weeks on an agreement to allow U.S. firms to participate in its nascent civilian nuclear energy programme, with the first tender expected in 2018, the kingdom’s energy minister said on

Era of modernity: Saudis celebrate three years of King Salman’s rule

King Salman

:: Saudis on Thursday are celebrating the third anniversary of the accession of King Salman to the throne (according to the Islamic Hijri calendar). Over the past three years, King Salman has been credited with turning Saudi Arabia into a

Saudi budget will boost growth in the non-oil sectors and create jobs, say economists

:: Top economists have welcomed the expansionary departure from the tight fiscal control of the past three years reflected in this week’s Saudi budget. But there was some debate as to the degree of stimulus that will be injected into

Saudi king reaffirms support for Palestine

:: King Salman met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday. During the meeting, the king reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s longstanding support for the Palestinian cause, and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to establish an

Trump, May condemn Houthi missile attack against Riyadh in call with King Salman

King Salman

:: The leaders of Britain and the US have condemned Tuesday’s thwarted Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s capital. In separate calls on Wednesday with King Salman, US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May denounced the launch

‘9,000-plus died in battle with Daesh for Mosul’

Fatima Ahmed Aswad

:: The price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed was between 9,000 and 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the 9-month battle

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