King Salman heads 49th meeting of King Abdulaziz Foundation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman headed the 49th meeting of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) administrative board at his Yamama Palace on Monday. The council announced a number More »

Saudi Crown Prince: No one will be allowed to attack our sovereignty

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has released a statement on the occasion of the kingdom’s 88th national day. The crown prince affirmed that the occasion of the Saudi National More »

King Salman extends Saudi National Day break to Monday

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a one day extension to the National Day break. The Kingdom’s National Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 23, is a national holiday in Saudi More »

Saudi Crown Prince sends condolences to President Trump as hurricane ravages US

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent his condolences to US President Donald Trump and families of the victims of Hurricane Florence which hit several states including North and South More »

Saudi ambassador to US: Red Sea security is vital for Saudi Arabia, region

:: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is part of the kingdom’s foreign policy in establishing More »

 

Egypt court upholds three-year prison sentence for ex-president

:: Egypt’s main appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for former president Mohammed Morsi, who is already jailed in other cases, over a conviction for insulting the judiciary. The Court of Cassation upheld the same sentence for Morsi

Yemen’s President Hadi sacks PM over ‘negligence of government’

:: Yemen’s president sacked Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country, a statement carried by SABA state news agency said on Monday. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed as the

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier – military

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. The incident occurred at a bus stop along a main highway near the large Jewish settlement

7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

:: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

:: The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber

King Salman heads 49th meeting of King Abdulaziz Foundation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman headed the 49th meeting of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) administrative board at his Yamama Palace on Monday. The council announced a number of decisions related to the operation of the

Jerusalem Palestinian eyes seat in Israel’s city hall

:: A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is running for a seat in city hall with a campaign that demands equitable municipal services while side-stepping the long struggle over sovereignty. A third of Jerusalem residents are Palestinians, in areas Israel

Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Monday. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region.

Children injured in Houthi mortar attack on civilian neighborhood in Hodeidah

:: Civilians, including children, were seriously injured following a Houthi mortar attack on their neighborhood in Hodeidah, Yemen on Monday, according to Saba News Agency. Eye witnesses said that the Houthi attack caused the destruction of several houses and the

Pompeo: Trump willing to meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN this week

:: US President Donald Trump is willing to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani at the UN this week, US secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in an interview with NBC. Trump will address the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday

‘Hundreds of targets’ in Qatar-linked hack, say lawyers for US lobbyist Broidy

:: Lawyers of Republican lobbyist Elliott Broidy said that hundreds of people, including senior officials from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria, were targeted by cybercriminals working for agents of the Qatari government. Broidy, known as a top

Yemeni army units find naval mines planted by Houthis off Midi coasts

:: The Yemeni army’s naval teams found naval mines which the Houthi militias planted in the Red Sea. A military source said the mines were found off the coasts of Midi, adding that the Houthis planted them there before fleeing

Netanyahu to Putin: Delivery of S-300 to Syria will increase regional danger

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that supplying advanced weapon systems to “irresponsible players” would increase dangers in the region, Netanyahu’s office said. In a telephone call held shortly after Russia announced it

King Salman to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed railway

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will inaugurate the Haramain high speed rail project on Tuesday ahead of the start of commercial operations next month. The 450 kilometer train line connects the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah with stations at

Coalition announces opening of humanitarian corridors in Yemen

:: Arab Coalition spokesperson, Turki al-Maliki, has announced the opening of humanitarian corridors between the Yemeni capital Sanaa and the port of Hodeidah to secure humanitarian passage via al-Mahwit, Hajjah, and Bajil. Al-Maliki said that the Yemenis are still suffering

Gaza: Staff at UN agency for Palestinians strike over job cuts

:: Staff at the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees went on strike in the Gaza Strip on Monday to protest against job losses and US funding cuts. The one-day strike closed more than 250 UNRWA schools in Gaza, as

Muslim Brotherhood chief, 65 others get life for Egypt attack

:: An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 66 people to life in prison, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie, over an August 2013 attack on a police station in Minya. Death sentences were meted out to 183 people over the

Russia says ‘misled’ by Israel in plane downing over Syria

:: The Russian military on Sunday said “misleading” information from the Israeli air force caused the downing of a Russian plane in Syria, and denounced the “adventurism” of Israeli pilots. Military spokesman Igor Konashenkov presented the results of an investigation

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