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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage. King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the […]

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More than 100 volunteers support Makkah’s Civil Defense

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: More than a hundred men and women have signed up to render volunteer service in support of the Civil Defense Department inside the Grand Mosque of Makkah for the duration of Ramadan. The volunteers have been trained to help carry out tasks such as first aid, transporting the injured, and assisting the elderly or whoever […]

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Israeli forces attack Hamas observation post in retaliation

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, May 22 (Xinhua) — The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) attacked an observation post belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. The move is in retaliation to the infiltration into Israel from the Gaza Strip by a number of Palestinians who later […]

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Palestine asks ICC to investigate Israel’s ‘war crimes’

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

RAMALLAH, Palestine : Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on Tuesday requested the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Israel’s settlement building and alleged war crimes. Al-Malki has submitted a so-called “referral” to the Office of the ICC Prosecutor in The Hague to start an investigation into “Israel’s settlements and war crimes in the Palestinian territories”, according […]

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Graffiti artist in Syria’s Idlib shows support for Gaza

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

IDLIB, Syria: A Syrian graffiti artist is showing his solidarity with the people of the blockaded Gaza Strip by spray-painting pro-Gaza slogans and images on the ruins of opposition-held Idlib. Aziz al-Asmar, 35, from Idlib’s Binnish district, spray-paints his art on structures that have been damaged — or completely leveled — by regime bombardments. “The cruelty […]

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Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

THE HAGUE: Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world’s only permanent war crimes court. Maliki will meet with prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday morning just over a week after 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire as they protested […]

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Following US lead, Paraguay relocates embassy to J’lem

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM: Paraguay officially relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the third country to do so after the U.S. and Guatemala. An inauguration ceremony was attended by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a speech delivered at the ceremony, Netanyahu said: “This is a big […]

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UK panel discusses ‘right of return’ for Palestinians

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

LONDON: “The right of return” to Palestinian’s homeland is a “core pillar in the establishment of their future independent state,” a London panel concluded on Sunday. “Without that right being guaranteed, there can be no progress in the talks of a two state solution,” Dr Ghada Karmi, a leading Palestinian activist, academic and writer said. Karmi’s comments came at a […]

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre supports Syrians in agriculture sector

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) is providing help to the needy families in Syria engaged in the agriculture and livestock sectors. The KSRelief is supporting agricultural activities in Aleppo, Homs and Hama. The center also provided support for livestock activities in Aleppo and Daraa, targeting needy residents and displaced families engaged […]

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Crane collapses in the Grand Mosque in Saudi’s Mecca

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

RIYADH (Xinhua) — Part of a crane fell in the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, with one worker slightly injured, Sabq local online news reported Sunday. The Mecca region authority tweeted that the accident took place in a worksite in the mosque that is away from the routes of worshipers and visitors. The […]

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