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Saudi minister says terror groups will be eliminated just like ISIS

Friday, 20 October 2017

Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan said on Thursday that just like ISIS was defeated, other terrorist organizations and parties will be eliminated as well. “Just like ISIS was eliminated, its brothers will be eliminated too, God willing,” he wrote on Twitter. He also slammed parties with evil schemes and wrote: “Speak with all your energy and mobilize all your plans, silence will fall soon and terrorism and (those behind it) will meet their inevitable ...

Saudi sisters bravely confront high risk of cancer with prophylactic mastectomy

Friday, 20 October 2017

Three Saudi sisters who are at a very high risk of breast cancer overcame their fears and underwent a prophylactic mastectomy. Reem and Rana Hajar said they and their third sister lived through a certain experience that made them decide to do the operation. In an interview with television program Sayidaty aired by Rotana Khalejia on Thursday, Reem and Rana said their mother suffered from breast cancer twice so a doctor advised them to test for the genetic genes behind the disease. They ...

Saudi minister: King Salman complex for Prophet’s Hadiths remarkable achievement

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Bin Saleh al-Awwad has described the establishment of a complex on the Prophet’s Hadiths by King Salman as an unprecedented accomplishment for the service of the Sunnah, which is the second source of Islamic legislation. "This is an unprecedented achievement which will preserve the Sunnah in a scientific method and protect the second source of Islamic legislation," he said. The minister said a council of senior scholars will be ...

Governance systems in the Gulf and democracy

Friday, 20 October 2017

The concept of democracy has often been viewed in misleading revolutionary terms as so-called plans for the society’s redemption have been glorified by catchy, illusory and populist slogans. The ideals of democracy have at times been presented with the intent of igniting sentiments for radical change. This revolutionary agenda behind promoting the democratic ideal tries to promote the false argument that political institutions in the Gulf are somehow unrelated to democratic sensibilities. ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

Thursday, 19 October 2017

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields and ways of enhancing and developing them through the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council.  

The Saudi city that stands tall since 40 centuries

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The ancient city of al-Jahwa is located on the south of Wadi al-Namas and was known to have been inhabited by the Bani Bakr tribe. The city has been profiled by the prolific author al-Hamadani in his book “The features of the Arabian Peninsula”. It the book, al-Hamadani says Jahwa is larger than the city of Jarash and was the base of a small Sultanate until 320 AH. The remnants of its ancient bases and its huge wall, which was built with large stones, still stand today. Jahwa’s ...

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

Thursday, 19 October 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian influence in the region, the State Department said on Thursday. Tillerson departs on Friday for travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan and India before returning home through Switzerland on Oct. 27, the department said in a statement. In Riyadh, Tillerson will explore ways of improving relations between Saudi Arabia ...

Report: Saudi Crown Prince crackdown on graft nets top businessman

Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Saudi news report said that under the orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, a well-known businessman was arrested for evading justice and the judicial sentences passed against him. The judge had ordered his arrest and imprisonment against claims of a huge amount of debt. Sabq website stated that another senior official in the Eastern Province was also arrested. the official was detained on charges of communicating with the accused businessman and contributing to the delay ...

Saudi wealth fund PIF launches real estate refinancing company

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has launched a real estate refinance company, aimed at injecting liquidity into the property market and raising the rate of home ownership among Saudis. The sovereign wealth fund, believed to have about $180 billion of assets, has been charged with a growing array of responsibilities including leading urban development and industrial projects aimed at cutting the kingdom’s reliance on oil exports. Increasing ...

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart General Abdul Rahman Al-Bunyan, Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces. The visit was the first of its kind in decades for a senior Iraqi military official, according to Alsharq Alawsaat newpaper. The visit aimed to “discuss important issues through cooperation ...

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