KSA rebuts charges against its judiciary

Saudi Gazette - Saudi Arabia on Thursday reiterated its keenness in safeguarding human rights and rejected unfounded allegations raised in some quarters against the Kingdom’s judiciary. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session in Geneva,...

Al-Jubeir: Russia, Assad regime violated truce

Reuters - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Sunday accused Russia and the Syrian government air force of violating a cessation of hostilities in Syria and said Riyadh was discussing the issue with international powers. Speaking...

OIC ‘concerned’ over Muslim situation in China

Arab News - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed its “deep concern” over reports by the media and international organizations indicating human rights violations of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang region. “They are denied...

EU imposes sanctions on Houthi leader

Al Arabiya News - The European Union has imposed sanctions on the leader of the Houthi militias battling Saudi-backed President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi in Yemen. Abdulmalik al-Houthi faces a travel ban, an asset freeze and...

Iraqi forces ‘liberate’ Diyala from ISIS: officer

AFP - Iraqi forces have “liberated” Diyala province from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, retaking all populated areas of the eastern region, a top army officer said on Monday. The symbolic...

Sentence extended over death of Palestinian girl in Sweden

Al Arabiya News - The uncle of a Palestinian girl beaten to death by his wife in April 2014 had his sentence extended on Wednesday from six years to 14 years, Aftonbladet newspaper reported. Yara...

Hundreds rescued from cargo ship abandoned in Greek waters

BBC - Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued from a cargo ship found adrift in Greek waters, the Red Cross says. The Blue Sky M, carrying 970 people, had been abandoned and left on autopilot by...

KSA, S. Africa to share intelligence

Arab News - Saudi Arabia and South Africa have agreed to share intelligence, particularly in combating terrorism, said Saudi Press Agency quoting a statement of the Foreign Ministry of South Africa. The agreement was reached during...

Saudi Arabia summons Czech ambassador over translated book

Al Arabiya News - The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Czech ambassador to the kingdom after a Prague-based publishing house reportedly translated Salman Rushdie’s “Satanic Verses,” a book deemed offensive to Islam by...

Malala calls for ‘urgent action’ to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages

AFP - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Sunday called for global support to help release more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, as they marked 300 days as hostages. “As we mark this...

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