US-backed Syrian force declare victory over Daesh in Raqqa

  • BEIRUT: A US-backed Syrian force declared victory over Daesh in its former “capital” of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence....
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New system coming to end parking woes

  • JEDDAH: A multinational company is bringing a new system to Saudi Arabia that enables 16 cars to park on 30 squares meters, the same space as two normal size parking bays.The system is now being brought to Jeddah and Makkah. The project is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, according to the...
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Shoura Council grapples with housing shortage

  • RIYADH: Shoura Council members had various opinions on the role of the Ministry of Housing in providing accommodation for citizens.Prince Khalid Al-Saud said he feels bad about the situation because the ministry failed to carry out its only task, which is to provide suitable accommodation for...
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KSA blames world silence for Assad’s killing spree

  • GENEVA: Saudi Arabia has expressed dismay over international community's utter ignorance of the lives of Syrians battered by Bashar Assad’s regime and its inability to protect them.Saudi Ambassador to the UN Faisal Trad during an interactive dialogue held by the Human Rights Council with the...
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Yemen meeting backs ‘resistance’, plans political future

  • RIYADH: A conference of Yemeni political factions on Tuesday vowed support for “resistance” forces battling anti-government rebels, while laying a political foundation for the country’s future.“We support this resistance to go on fighting,” exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi told about 300...
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Riyadh venue for Yemen talks won’t be changed: GCC

  • The Gulf Cooperation Council insisted Thursday that talks on ending Yemen’s conflict be brokered by the regional body and held in Riyadh, rather than a neutral venue as sought by Iran.Tehran wants the UN talks between Yemen’s political factions to be held anywhere except in countries taking part...
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Youngest Cabinet member who has proved his mettle

  • Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was appointed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Wednesday as deputy crown prince and second deputy premier, becomes second in line to the throne. He will remain defense minister.At 35, Prince Mohammed is the youngest member of the Cabinet and...
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Houthis abduct coalition backers

  • SANAA: Security officials and eyewitnesses say Yemen's southern port city of Aden has been hit by dozens of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.The attacks on Saturday come as Shiite Houthi rebels mobilized hundreds of reinforcements in an effort to wrest control of the city from militias...
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Houthi attacks draw new coalition strikes

  • Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched new strikes on Houthi positions in south Yemen on Thursday in response to an attack carried out by the militia and its allies, raising concerns about peace prospects and driving up oil prices.Informed sources in Dhalie said the Houthi forces had obliterated...
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Global backing for war against Houthis hailed

  • The Council of Ministers has praised the international community for backing the military action in Yemen, saying it would send a message to the Houthis that their aggression would not be tolerated. Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Toraifi said Monday’s Cabinet meeting at Al-Yamamah...
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