King Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Grand Mosque

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abulaziz, performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Friday morning in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King More »

King Salman congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has congratulated the citizens of his kingdom and Muslims everywhere for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The following is the translated text of King Salman’s message: More »

Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment

:: The Saudi government approved a measure on Tuesday criminalizing sexual harassment in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman in Jeddah, backed the legislation, which More »

Lebanon PM in second trip to Saudi since surprise resignation

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On November 4, Hariri announced he was More »

Turkey tells Israeli envoy to return to Israel ‘for some time’ after Gaza deaths

:: The Turkish Foreign Ministry has told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel “for some time”, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed more than More »

 

King Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Grand Mosque

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abulaziz, performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Friday morning in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King Salman prayed amidst crowds of worshipers who filled

King Salman congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has congratulated the citizens of his kingdom and Muslims everywhere for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The following is the translated text of King Salman’s message: “In the name of Allah the Merciful Praise

King Salman receives Yemeni president

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday in Jeddah. The meeting was attended by a number of provincial governors and other dignitaries. Yemen’s army killed 35 Iran-backed Houthi militants in Al-Jouf

King Salman meets governors of Saudi regions

:: King Salman met Saudi regional in governors on Tuesday. The governor of the 13 regions of the Kingdom met the king and crown prince at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah. A list of the Kingdom’s regions and governors are: MAKKAH

Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment

:: The Saudi government approved a measure on Tuesday criminalizing sexual harassment in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman in Jeddah, backed the legislation, which requires a royal decree to become law. The

Lebanon PM in second trip to Saudi since surprise resignation

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On November 4, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh.

Syria chairing world disarmament body ‘a travesty,’ US says

:: The US ambassador to the UN in Geneva said Tuesday it was “a travesty” that Syria would head the Conference on Disarmament, leaving briefly when the Syrian representative took the floor. “Syria’s presence here is a travesty. This regime

Saudi Society for Physically Disabled Adults served 120,000 in last decade

:: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), on Monday, patronized a celebration to mark 10 years since the founding of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia). The

Egypt’s Sisi to visit Sudan in October amid tensions

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit Khartoum in October to seal several bilateral deals, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday during a visit to Cairo, at a time of fraught relations between the neighbors. Sudan banned the import

Turkey tells Israeli envoy to return to Israel ‘for some time’ after Gaza deaths

:: The Turkish Foreign Ministry has told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel “for some time”, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border.

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem,” the council of ministers said

Saudi Arabia air defense intercepts Houthi missile targeting Jazan

:: Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militia over the southern city of Jazan, said the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition. Col. Turki Al-Maliki announced that at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Saudi

Ramadan to begin Thursday as Saudi moon observers say no sight of crescent

:: Saudi Arabian moon observers said that there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, meaning millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month on Thursday. According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, bad

Six deals signed to secure jobs for 10,000 Saudi youth

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on Monday patronized the signing of six agreements for Prince Khalid Al-Faisal’s “Tomouh” project to train and employ 10,000 young men and women before the end of 2020. This came on the sidelines of

KSA condemns Israelis for firing on unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia slammed Israel after troops shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded hundreds on Monday. The Foreign Ministry source expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the deadly attack on unarmed protesters by the Israeli

Bolton: US sanctions ‘possible’ on European firms over Iran

:: White House National Security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said US sanctions on European companies that do business with Iran were possible, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he remained hopeful Washington and its allies could strike a

Yemen National Army tightens grip on Taiz’s al-Burh region

:: Yemen’s National Army backed by coalition fighter jets continued advancing on Sunday toward the south of al-Burh region, northwest of Taiz, where intense fighting is ongoing around the city. Reports from Yemen said the intense fighting is going around

Houthis appoint controversial imam as minister in coup government

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias appointed Saturday Taha Mohammed Ahmed al-Motawakil, a controversial Imam, as minister for Public Health and Population in the Houthi coup government. The decision which attracted wide criticism, was taken by the Mahdi al-Mashat, son-in-law of the

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