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 »

 

Daily Archives: December 27, 2017

Russia accuses US of training former ISIS fighters in Syria

:: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former ISIS fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, centre on a US military

Turkey detains 54 former university staff in Gulen-related operation

:: Turkish police have detained 54 staff from a university shut down after an attempted coup last year that was blamed on US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. It said the police had arrest

UAE court sentences 13 on terror and espionage charges

:: Jail sentences ranging between 18 months to 15 years were handed out to 13 individuals by the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Tuesday, local media reported. Fines of Dh50,000 ($13,615) up until Dh1 million were also issued

One dead after 4.2 magnitude quake near Iran capital Tehran

:: One person died of a heart attack and at least 56 people were slightly hurt when an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude shook an area 50 km (31 miles) west of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, the state news

Houthis seize and detain bank accounts of 1,223 Yemeni officials and citizens

:: Houthis have sent an order to seize and detain the banks accounts and properties of more than 1,000 Yemeni officials including ministers in the legitimate government, political activists, those against the coup, and upper and middle party leaders. Based

Japan declares no Jerusalem embassy move in Jordan visit

:: Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday held talks with his Jordanian counterpart, who said Jerusalem’s fate should be decided in talks after Washington recognized the city as Israel’s capital. The status of the city should be decided “through

Egypt’s Awqaf supports actress complaint over ‘screeching’ call to prayer

:: The Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) has supported an Egyptian actress’ complaint that the voices of some muezzins (those who call to prayer at mosques) sound like they are “screeching.” Shereen Ridda’s comments have sparked outrage and controversy

Bahrain FM: Iran’s state shall remain while the regime will be gone

:: In a tweet posted by Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, he said that “Iran and its followers know who stands in the face of their despicable expansionist project, stressing that Iran as a state will go

Medical evacuations begin from Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

:: Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesday. Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta are besieged by forces loyal to

Egypt hangs 15 convicted ‘terrorists’ for deadly attack on soldiers

:: Egypt’s Prisons Authority says 15 militants convicted of staging a deadly attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula four years ago have been executed. Tuesday’s executions in two prisons to the west and northwest of Cairo is

UN envoy in Yemen to seek a political solution in Aden, Sanaa

:: A team from the office of United Nations special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will be visiting the temporary capital of Aden and then head to the capital Sanaa, a senior UN source has confirmed. The source

Turkey to restore Sudanese Red Sea port and build naval dock

:: Turkey will rebuild a ruined Ottoman port city on Sudan’s Red Sea coast and construct a naval dock to maintain civilian and military vessels, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, as Ankara expands military and economic ties in Africa.

Syria: Military jet downed in northern Hama, pilot killed

:: Syria’s armed forces have said a military jet was downed by insurgents in northern Hama province on Tuesday and the pilot killed, state television said. Several sources on social media have identified the pilot killed on Tuesday as Capt.

Russia establishing permanent presence at its Syria bases

:: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia has begun establishing a permanent presence at its military bases in Tartus and Hmeimim in Syria, RIA news agency said. “Last week the Commander-in-Chief approved the structure and the

Orphanages to be replaced with social homes in Saudi Arabia

:: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will phase out shelters for orphans and replace them with social homes as the ministry aims to involve orphans more in society and give them a chance to experience being in a

Female inspectors clamp down on commercial concealment

:: A team of female trade inspectors has carried out an inspection tour in various stores in the city to apprehend those involved in commercial cover-ups. The inspectors visited 75 womenswear establishments, 18 of which were shut down as a

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