Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its More »

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih More »

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom More »

Makkah governor briefed on Saudi Post’s services for pilgrims during Hajj

:: The president of the Saudi Post Corporation (SPC), Mohammed Al-Abduljabbar, called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at his office in Jeddah on Monday. The Makkah governor reviewed the corporation’s preparations More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation holds meeting on Houthi attack on Saudi oil tankers

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at the level of permanent representatives of member states next Wednesday to discuss the Houthi militia attacks on two Saudi oil More »

 

Palestinian toddler, mother killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza

:: A Palestinian toddler and her mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza early Thursday, officials in the strip said, as Israel hit a series of sites in retaliation for dozens of rockets. Enas Khammash, 23, and her

Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias threaten to break Iran’s blockade

:: Following the United States’ sanctions going into effect against the Islamic Republic on Tuesday, Iraq’s pro-Iranian militias threatened to break Iran’s blockade at all cost. In a statement, Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada, an Iraqi Shiite militia, said that work is

Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from Palestinian enclave

:: Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory, with injuries reported on both sides. Earlier, Al Arabiya news channel correspondent reported that more than 50 rockets and

Houthi commander, militiamen killed in Yemen’s Hodeidah

:: A top Houthi commander and several militiamen were killed in a battle in the city of Hodeidah during clashes with the Yemeni army in the al-Duraihmi governorate. A military source said that the commander was Mansour al-Soudi, also known

Experts point to Ottawa’s diplomatic blunders under Chrystia Freeland

:: Foreign policy analysts anticipate additional Saudi sanctions against Canada, in addition to freezing of trade relations between the two countries. This means suspending scholarships for Saudi nationals in Canada, where more than 15,000 Saudis are pursuing university degrees in

Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its big mistake”. “There is nothing to mediate. A

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih reaffirmed the policy that the Kingdom’s petroleum supplies

Amid Iran’s crisis, parliament impeaches Rouhani-allied labor minister

:: The Iranian parliament on Wednesday, impeached labor minister Ali Rabiei, a close ally of president Hassan Rouhani, after months of mounting anger over the government’s handling of an economic crisis which has deepened with the reimposition of US sanctions.

Saudi air defense intercepts, destroys Houthi missile launched at Jizan

:: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched towards the Kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region by Yemen’s armed Houthi militias, on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The Iran-aligned Houthis, who are

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom and froze all new trade and investment with

Canada to seek UAE, UK help in resolving rift with Saudi Arabia

:: Canada plans to seek help from United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported on Tuesday, as traders revealed the Arab state would no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley. The

Saudi Arabia to send monthly oil derivatives worth $60 mln to Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia will send oil derivatives worth $60 million to Yemen every month to help operate electric power plants, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed al-Jabir said. Jabir added that this decision was made under the directives of Saudi

Makkah governor briefed on Saudi Post’s services for pilgrims during Hajj

:: The president of the Saudi Post Corporation (SPC), Mohammed Al-Abduljabbar, called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at his office in Jeddah on Monday. The Makkah governor reviewed the corporation’s preparations to serve the Hajj pilgrims in Makkah and

Organization of Islamic Cooperation holds meeting on Houthi attack on Saudi oil tankers

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at the level of permanent representatives of member states next Wednesday to discuss the Houthi militia attacks on two Saudi oil tankers and targeting freedom of shipping and international

There is much at risk for Canada

:: Canada would be well advised to consider its next steps carefully; more often than not, a rift with the Kingdom is usually hard to fix. The potential consequences of its may not only harm future investment and large-scale trade,

All food facilities in Saudi Arabia required to display calories by year-end

:: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has instructed food facilities to clearly display the ingredients and number of calories in food and beverages by Dec. 31. This will apply to all food facilities, including restaurants, cafes, ice cream

Saudi Arabian Airlines suspends flights to and from Toronto

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines, also known as Saudia, said in an official statement that it was suspending flights to and from Toronto, the latest in a series of measures the kingdom announced on Monday in its diplomatic row with Canada.

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

:: Israel’s navy on Sunday intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the military and activists said. “The activity ended without exceptional events,” a military statement said. “At this time

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