Crown Prince’s ‘impressive reforms’ lauded

:: Reforms undertaken and spearheaded by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have not only won plaudits worldwide but are being highlighted by the US media. Writing More »

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief slams terrorist attacks in Africa

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned attacks that caused the deaths of at least 37 people in intercommunal clashes in central Mali on Tuesday. Dr. Yousef More »

King Salman approves steps to improve health care in KSA

:: King Salman on Monday approved a number of decisions taken by the Saudi Health Council including the establishment of the National Center for Evidence-based Health Practice to improve health care services More »

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite More »

 

Crown Prince’s ‘impressive reforms’ lauded

Muhammad Bin Salman

:: Reforms undertaken and spearheaded by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have not only won plaudits worldwide but are being highlighted by the US media. Writing in Fox News Joel C. Rosenberg said: “A

ISIS claims deadly suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria

:: An ISIS-claimed suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria killed on Monday five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-extremist coalition, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Egypt’s grand mufti lauds Saudi Arabia’s services to Muslims

:: Dr. Shawki Allam, the grand mufti of Egypt, received the Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh. Allam hailed the Kingdom’s participation in the 29th International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, which

Saudi Arabia is balance of power in region

:: The support being provided by the Qatari regime and Turkey to the “Muslim Brotherhood” and other terrorist groups, comes from a creedal perspective, the spokesman of the Libyan National Army Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Mismari said in an interview to

Crown Prince meets with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister

:: Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, met on Monday with Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Erdogan said an attack that left four

Finance Minister Al-Jadaan leads Saudi delegation at Arab economic summit

:: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan arrived in Beirut on Saturday to lead the Saudi delegation at an Arab economic summit. Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari and other embassy officials received

Makkah governor launches raft of pilgrimage initiatives

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, opened the Makkah Cultural Forum on Sunday, where he addressed growing demands to improve pilgrimage experiences for Muslims visiting holy sites and cities in Saudi Arabia. Called “How to Develop Cities to Serve the

Jeddah to host first global village in Saudi Arabia

:: For the first time in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah will host a multicultural festival that takes visitors on a virtual tour of 50 countries. The global village will be set up inside Atallah Happy Land Park along the city’s famous

Muslim World League International forum calls for positive coexistence

:: The first vice president of Burundi, Gaston Sindimwo, has praised his country for overcoming its turbulent past, citing how religious organizations have promoted peace and tolerance, at the Muslim World League (MWL) forum in the Burundian city of Bujumbura.

Saudi education minister gives teachers 100 days to improve results

:: The Saudi education minister, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, expressed concern at the state of schools in the Kingdom this week, during a speech to teaching staff in Riyadh. Al-Asheikh said he “longed” for the day “when the Kingdom’s

Preserving national identity a challenge: Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs minister

:: Saudi Arabia faces “great challenges” in preserving its national identity as it keeps up with modern society, the minister of Islamic affairs said Saturday. Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh told delegates at a conference in Cairo that it

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief chief meets UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen

:: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), met on Saturday with Lise Grande, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh. They discussed means of cooperating and

King Salman receives president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

:: The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, on Tuesday called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh. She lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia for its humanitarian work around the globe and for supporting the

Major Saudi award honors excellence in nonprofit sector

:: On behalf of King Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Tuesday honored 26 recipients of King Abdul Aziz Award for Quality at a hotel in Riyadh. The award focuses on supporting and promoting the best professional practices

Public-private partnership to boost education sector in Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi Arabia is making efforts to improve the quality of its education sector’s infrastructure by encouraging public-private partnerships, said Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh. The Ministry of Education and Tatweer Buildings Co. (a government-owned entity) on Tuesday

Israeli air raids strike Hamas after Gaza rocket fired

:: The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border. The Israeli air defense system intercepted the rocket which was

Trump says little progress as govt shutdown in third week

:: Talks aimed at ending a partial US government shutdown which entered its third week on Saturday made little progress but were to continue on Sunday, President Donald Trump said. An impasse with lawmakers over Trump’s demand for billions of

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