Category: S.Arabia

Orlando shooting: ‘Gays should be punished by God’

Orlando Nightclub Gunman’s Father Says Son Was Angry After Seeing Two Men Kissing A gunman opened fired at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, killing approximately 50 and injuring at least 53. In a press conference this morning, Orlando Police Chief John Mina originally said that approximately 20 people […]

John Kerry: Assad won’t ‘benefit’ if new truce violated

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of “repercussions” if his regime flouts a new ceasefire being negotiated with Moscow for the battered city of Aleppo. “If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions and one of them may be the total destruction of the […]

Assad: Ready for Syria truce if terrorists don’t exploit it

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he’s ready for a truce, but only on condition that terrorists don’t use it in fighting to their advantage. An official online media outlet for the Syrian presidency has published the remarks. Assad said countries which back militants in Syria should also halt their support. He noted that the ceasefire […]

FBI investigating U.S. shooting as an act of terrorism

The FBI is investigating the San Bernardino shooting as an act of terrorism, it confirmed on Friday, giving the atrocity a national security dimension and renewed political urgency. “As of today, based on the information and the facts that we know … we are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism,” FBI […]

Saudi protester’s father urges Cameron to intervene

The father of a Saudi man facing the death penalty has suggested that an intervention by David Cameron could save his son’s life. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, 21, has been sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion in Saudi Arabia, after being arrested for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests in 2012, when he was just […]

S.Arabia warns “rumour-mongers” on Facebook risk execution

According to state-run Makkah Newspaper in Saudi Arabia, the wealthy Gulf-nation is threatening its citizens with the death penalty for spreading rumors about the government on social media. An anonymous source within the Ministry of Justice stated only the worst “rumour-mongers” will be sentenced to death, while lesser offenders of the new policy will be […]

Indian womans arm chopped off by Saudi employer

The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has taken up the matter with the Saudi Foreign Office and asked for strict action in the matter. The incident of a Saudi employer allegedly chopping off an Indian help’s hand, has evoked strong condemnation from India which has demanded that a case of attempted murder be lodged against the […]

Obama ends program to train Syria rebels; starting another

The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. Pentagon officials were expected to officially announce the […]

Yemenis rally in capital Sana’a against Saudi aggression

Yemenis take to the streets in the capital, Sana’a, to slam the relentless and deadly Saudi aggression against their country. On Monday, thousands of people staged a demonstration in Sana’a at the invitation of the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, Abdel Malek al-Houthi. The massive rally was held to mark the first anniversary of the […]

Syria: Political solution only possible after terrorists defeated

Bashar al-Assad said it’s possible to reach a consensus on a political solution but it would be impossible to do anything unless terrorism in Syria is defeated. Speaking to Russian media, Assad also spoke about the refugee crisis Europe is currently facing. He said to resolve the refugee crisis the root causes of the problem […]

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