EU slaps sanctions on Assad’s family; mortars hit Homs
BEIRUT: The European Union slapped sanctions on the mother, sister and influential wife of President Bashar Assad on Friday, increasing pressure on Syria to halt its bloody crackdown against a year-long uprising.
Prince Salman Chair brings Arab history into spotlight
RIYADH: Defense Minister Prince Salman recently launched an academic chair for historical studies at King Saud University in Riyadh during a ceremony attended by intellectuals and academics in this particular field.
Kingdom pays tribute to victims of Japan quake
RIYADH: The Japanese Embassy in Riyadh commemorated the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred last March at a solemn ceremony held in the presence of Riyadh Gov. Prince Sattam in Riyadh on Thursday.
Terrorist on wanted list injured in Awamiyah shootout
HAIL: Muhammad bin Saleh Abdullah Al-Zinadi, who was on Saudi Arabia’s wanted list, was seriously injured during a shootout with security forces in Awamiyah in the eastern Qatif region, the Interior Ministry’s official spokesman announced.