GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »

 

GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to enhance the security, stability, development, prosperity and wellbeing

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

King Salman

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad Diriyah city. Visiting Gulf Cooperation Council dignitaries and

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as recognition of Saudi Arabia’s role in serving Arab

Saudi Arabia’s UN ambassador speaks out against Hamas resolution

:: The Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations spoke out against a US-sponsored draft resolution that would have condemned Hamas for the first time. US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the General Assembly before the vote that it could make history

Activists call for criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

:: A rights group called Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help. Their protest came as rights groups expressed growing concern about the plight of migrants

UAE’s Gargash: GCC continues to function despite Qatar crisis

:: The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) continues to function despite crisis with Qatar. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted saying that the upcoming summit in Riyadh and the

Egypt hands Muslim Brotherhood leader another life sentence

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced five people, including the head of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on charges related to inciting violence and supporting militants. The Cairo Criminal Court has convicted Mohammed Badie and five others

How Erdogan is cosying up with Doha for funds to offer sops before local polls?

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bid to shore up his country’s economy got a boost when Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamid Al Thani and his finance minister visited Turkey in August and offered a direct investment of $15 billion. The

France scraps petrol tax rises for 2019 after protests

:: France has scrapped all petrol price hikes for 2019, the environment minister said Wednesday, following weeks of violent protests against shrinking income blamed on President Emmanuel Macron’s government. A price hike scheduled for January 1, was “scrapped for the

Saudi Arabia’s interior minister receives UAE counterpart in Riyadh for security meeting

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif has held official talks with his counterpart in the UAE Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the UAE Deputy Prime Minister, who arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday. The two sides

18 Iranian MPs resign over water crisis in Isfahan

:: Eighteen members of Iran’s parliament collectively resigned in protest to the cancellation of water supply projects in the city of Isfahan from the country’s 2019 budget, Iranian news outlets reported on Wednesday. Akbar Turki, the representative for Fereydunshahr in

Bomb attack kills 3 in Iran’s southern port town of Chabahar

:: Iranian state TV has reported a suicide bomb attack killing at least three people and wounding several others on Thursday in the Iranian southern port town of Chabahar. “This morning a bomb inside a car exploded near a police

Education forum Open in Riyadh

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar has thanked King Salman for his support for the International conference on Education Evaluation 2018 under the theme of “Future Skills — Development and Assessment” being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in

First Afghan woman appointed to high Interior Ministry post

:: Afghanistan has appointed its first woman to a senior post at the Interior Ministry, naming Hosna Jalil as deputy for policy and strategic affairs. Following her appointment ceremony on Wednesday, Jalil said she relished the challenges of the job.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal lays down foundation stone of Al-Qunfudah Airport

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal laid the foundation stone of Al-Qunfudah Airport on Wednesday. The airport is part of an overall plan to expand the Kingdom’s aviation network and build new airports projected in Vision 2030. The airport will

Deal signed to improve Hajj, Umrah experience

:: The Hajj Ministry signed an agreement with major travel booking website Agoda to improve pilgrims’ experience, as well as achieve the Kingdom’s goal of welcoming 30 million pilgrims. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed on Monday in Jeddah, means

Adel Al-Jubeir on George H.W. Bush: US lost a statesman, we have lost a friend

:: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir has expressed condolence over the demise of former US president George H.W. Bush. “On his death, US has lost a statesman and KSA lost a friend,” Adel Al-Jubeir said in a tweet on

Chinese official’s Africa bribery trial brings his Iran, Qatar deals to the fore

:: Even as the details of former Hong Kong official Patrick Ho’s bribery trial emerge, his dealings with Iran and Qatar are already under the spotlight. Ho has been fighting foreign bribery charges in New York. On September 14, prosecutors

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