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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Daily Archives: June 18, 2019

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Hassan Rouhani

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since attacks on two

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

Wang Yi

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a landmark

New Zealander jailed for sharing mosque shooting video

:: A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing gruesome livestream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported. Philip Arps, 44, was arrested in Christchurch four days after

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones

:: Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Col. Turki al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Arab coalition made the remarks early Tuesday in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA.)

Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations

:: An Algerian court on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of corruption, state television reported. The move came as part of a series

Report: Mortars land on Iraqi military base near Baghdad

:: Two mortar shells landed on a military base hosting US forces north of Baghdad late on Monday without causing casualties, a military source said. The mortars came down in the Iraqi section of the sprawling Taji military base, located

Thirty dead in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

:: Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga,

Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over ‘massacre’

:: The Sudanese movement whose protests triggered the ouster of Omar al-Bashir called Monday on its supporters to renew night-time rallies to condemn the “massacre” of demonstrators at a Khartoum sit-in. Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the Khartoum

US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

:: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran. “The recent Iranian attacks validate

China earthquake kills 11, injures 122

:: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 11 dead and 122 injured on Tuesday, as rescuers pulled survivors from wrecked buildings. The earthquake struck outside the city of Yibin in Sichuan province late Monday

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid

Scholarships abroad for 330 students as part of ambitious Saudi tourism project

:: Hundreds of Saudi students are being given the chance to study abroad as part of an ambitious tourism project for the Kingdom. The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) is set to open the second phase of a scholarship program

Beijing says it will ‘firmly support’ Hong Kong leader Lam

Carrie Lam

:: Beijing reiterated its backing of Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Monday after a massive demonstration demanding she resigns over a controversial extradition bill. “The central government will continue to firmly support the chief executive and efforts by

Egypt’s former president Morsi buried, a day after courtroom death

Mohamed Morsi

:: A lawyer says Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has been buried, a day after collapsing and dying in a Cairo courtroom. Abdul-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud says Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers early Tuesday in the mosque of Tora prison, then buried

Jeddah Season summer festival transforms city’s waterfront

:: Jeddah has transformed its iconic waterfront with festivities and activities to accommodate the many visitors attending Jeddah Season, which launched for the first time this year on June 8. The city’s 41-day Sea and Culture festival features international shows

Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe

Karim Djoudi

:: An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said. Djoudi, finance minister between 2007 and 2014, appeared before the supreme court’s investigating

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