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 25, 2017

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

:: A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States.

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem, becoming first to back Trump

:: Guatemala is to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales said Sunday, becoming the first leader to back US President Donald Trump’s controversial change of stance on the holy city. After speaking with Israeli Prime Minister

After liberation of Shabwa, Yemeni army moves into Bayda

:: The Yemeni army has announced the liberation of Numan directorate on Monday, the first of many in the al-Bayda governorate. According to reports, the Yemeni forces, with the support of the Arab Coalition and Popular Resistance Forces, have also

Yemeni president appoints five new ministers in cabinet reshuffle

:: In a government reshuffle Yemeni President Abderabu Mansour Hadi, on Sunday, appointed five new ministers headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid, dismissing a number of conservative members. The presidential decree issued by President Hadi constituted five ministries in the

US hails $285 million UN budget cuts as ‘step in right direction’

:: The United States on Sunday applauded a $285-million-cut in the UN core budget, saying it was “a big step in right direction.” The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that

UAE says ‘security info’ delayed travel by Tunisian women

:: The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that “security information” had caused the delays on Tunisian women from boarding flights to the country that caused an outcry in their home country. “We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that

Egypt detains 15 after attack on Coptic church in Cairo

:: Egyptian authorities have detained 15 people pending an investigation into an attack on an unlicensed Coptic Christian church in a village south of Cairo, a security source said on Sunday. Dozens of people from the village of Kafr al-Waslin

French president condemns Iran acts in call with Saudi King Salman

:: President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron condemned the attempt by the Houthi militias to target Riyadh in a telephone call with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The French president expressed the solidarity and support of the French

12 million want El-Sisi to run for second term, say supporters

:: Supporters of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Sunday that they have collected more than 12 million signatures from people urging him to run for a second four-year term, a mostly symbolic gesture as there is little doubt he

Egypt’s foreign minister to head to Ethiopia after Nile dam talks stall

:: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week for talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a bid to end a standoff over a multi-billion-dollar dam project on the Nile river. The

Mosul celebrates first post-ISIS Christmas

:: Hymns filled a church in Iraq’s second city Mosul on Sunday as worshippers celebrated Christmas for the first time in four years after the end of militant rule. Tens of thousands of Christians fled northern Iraqi towns in 2014

Houthis fail to launch ballistic missile on Yemeni army posts

:: Houthi militias have failed to fire a ballistic missile from al-Bayda on army posts in Maarib, the Yemeni army announced on Sunday. In a statement the Yemeni army said that its forces had liberated strategic sites in the province

Saudi Ministry of Finance issues local bonds in Riyadh

:: Saudi Ministry of Finance announced the completion of receiving additional investors’ requests for issuance of local sukuk by re-opening its fourth IPO for the second time under Saudi Government local currency sukuk program. The last initial public offering (IPO)

Dense fog disrupts UAE flights ahead of Christmas

:: Thick fog on Sunday disrupted flights at major airports in the United Arab Emirates as thousands of foreign residents rushed to travel home for Christmas and the New Year. Dozens of flights were cancelled, diverted or delayed at the

Houthi female government official defects and exposes militia’s violations

:: In an exclusive interview with an Al Arabiya reporter, former undersecretary of the Houthi Ministry of Youth and Sports, Noura al-Jarwi, said that she resorted to joining the legitimate government after facing several violations committed by the militia in

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly blast in Afghan capital

:: ISIS claimed responsibility for an explosion on Monday carried by a suicide bomber near a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, the group said on its Amaq news agency. The blast, close to the entrance

Family of detained Indian ‘spy’ to visit him in Pakistan

:: The wife and mother of an Indian naval officer facing the death penalty for espionage in Pakistan will arrive for a rare meeting with him in the country’s capital, despite lingering tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, a foreign

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