King Salman calls for political solution in Yemen during Shoura Council speech

:: King Salman on Monday pledged to continue the Kingdom’s fight against extremism and all forms of terrorism. He also vowed to support the system of social services and sustainable growth for More »

Crown prince to attend G-20 summit in Argentina: Energy Minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will participate in a G-20 summit in Argentina at the end of the month, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday. The crown prince More »

Jubeir: Justice in Khashoggi case is a Saudi demand before it is a global one

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Asharq Al-Awsat that justice in the case of late journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi demand before it is an international one. Jubeir also More »

Saudi King Salman to inaugurate seventh Shura Council session

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz will inaugurate on Monday the third year of the seventh session of the Shura Council where he will deliver a speech that addresses Saudi Arabia’s More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq’s new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom. The king hosted a lunch and “discussed regional developments” with Saleh, More »

 

US Muslim lawmaker-elect in proposal to end head-covering ban in Congress

:: A Muslim congresswoman-elect has co-authored changes to a longstanding rule banning the wearing of head coverings on the US House floor, an effort supported Monday by the nation’s largest Muslim rights group. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who was

EU open to Iran sanctions after foiled France, Denmark plots

:: European Union foreign ministers showed cautious support on Monday for possible new economic sanctions on Iran in a shift of policy after accusations of Iranian attack plots in France and Denmark, diplomats said. Denmark and France briefed their EU

King Salman calls for political solution in Yemen during Shoura Council speech

:: King Salman on Monday pledged to continue the Kingdom’s fight against extremism and all forms of terrorism. He also vowed to support the system of social services and sustainable growth for citizens. His annual policy speech at the opening

Crown prince to attend G-20 summit in Argentina: Energy Minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will participate in a G-20 summit in Argentina at the end of the month, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday. The crown prince will head to the G-20 summit as part

Jubeir: Justice in Khashoggi case is a Saudi demand before it is a global one

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Asharq Al-Awsat that justice in the case of late journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi demand before it is an international one. Jubeir also said that the king and his crown prince

Saudi King Salman to inaugurate seventh Shura Council session

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz will inaugurate on Monday the third year of the seventh session of the Shura Council where he will deliver a speech that addresses Saudi Arabia’s internal and domestic policies. Shura Council Chairman Dr.

11 newly appointed Saudi ambassadors sworn in

:: Eleven newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. The new ambassadors to Morocco — Abdullah bin Saad Al-Ghariri; New Zealand — Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Suhaibani; Azerbaijan —

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq’s new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom. The king hosted a lunch and “discussed regional developments” with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the

Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting peace highlighted

:: The King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) took part in the World Tolerance Summit held last week in Dubai and highlighted Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting tolerance, coexistence and diversity. Speakers at

Experts: N.Korea’s new ‘tactical’ weapon test highlights military modernization

:: North Korea’s claim last week that it had tested an unidentified “ultramodern tactical weapon” highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program, analysts said.

US peace envoy hopes for deal with Taliban in 2019

:: The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday. The US envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Kabul to lead talks between the United States,

Trump says no plan to extradite preacher to Turkey

:: US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt. “It’s not under consideration,” Trump told reporters shortly before departing

Cyclone death toll in southeast India hits 33

:: The death toll from a cyclone that battered India’s eastern coast has reached 33, a disaster official said Sunday, as authorities assessed the damage caused by the powerful storm. Cyclone Gaja, which packed winds of up to 120 kilometers

Coalition intercepts, destroys three Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Marib

:: The Arab Coalition has confirmed that forces have intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi militias on Marib. Eyewitnesses said that the sound of violent explosions shook some neighborhoods of the city as defense forces intercepted

Iran does not respect human rights: Saudi envoy

:: The Iranian people continue to suffer under an “unjust… system of darkness” that does not respect human rights, said the Saudi ambassador to the UN. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the report of the UN special rapporteur on human rights in

US denies reaching a conclusion on responsibility for Khashoggi’s death

:: The State Department on Saturday said the United States government has not made a final conclusion on who was involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion

Iraqi president arrives in Saudi Arabia as part of regional tour

:: Iraq’s President Barham Salih is ending a regional tour in Riyadh, where he arrived in the kingdom on Sunday aiming to strengthen relations and discuss developments in Iraq. The tour involved a short visit to Jordan, preceded by visits

KSrelief chief: Saudi foreign aid worth $84.7 bln, benefiting 79 countries

:: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Royal Court Advisor and Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), stressed the outstanding contributions of Saudi Arabia in the field of humanitarian aid and relief, announcing that Saudi foreign aid

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