US-Islamic summit begins in Riyadh with more than 50 leaders participating

:: Saudi King Salman and US President Donald Trump spoke of cooperation between the Muslim world and the US More »

Read excerpts from Trump’s speech at Arab-Islamic-US Summit in Riyadh

:: The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be held in Riyadh on Sunday, in which US President Donald Trump is also More »

Donald Trump meets with Gulf leaders in landmark Riyadh summit

:: US President Donald Trump on Sunday is meeting with heads from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh to More »

Kingdom, Washington agree ‘Joint Strategic Vision Declaration’

:: Saudi Arabia and the US on Saturday agreed a “Joint Strategic Vision Declaration” covering aspects like diplomacy, trade, More »

Saudi Crown Prince, Trump discuss measures on combating terrorism

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and United States President Donald Trump discussed way to further More »

 

Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Can the region be home to the new Silicon Valley?

Yara al-Wazir

By : Yara al-Wazir The Middle East has the resource and potential to become home to the new Silicon Valley – what is getting in the way

The heresy called cinema

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil Some call the talk of cinema in Saudi Arabia as strange as it is impossible for them to imagine the presence of this

How many expatriates will leave?

Mahmoud Ahmad

By : Mahmoud Ahmad I HAVE received many requests from my expat friends to highlight the issue of the fees to be imposed on expats from the

Has Trump’s seven nation ban been misunderstood?

Peter Harrison

By : Peter Harrison Every country has a right to defend its borders, but there has to be a better way than the approach Donald Trump has

Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch to shift Supreme Court balance

President Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court Tuesday, as the new Republican leader seeks to tilt the balance of the

Obama weighs in on President Trump for first time since inauguration

Former US president Barack Obama expressed his objections Monday to any faith-based discrimination, in an apparent dig at his successor Donald Trump’s ban on nationals of seven

Israel authorizes 3,000 West Bank settler homes

Israel announced Tuesday night the construction of 3,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since the

Trump admin to allow 872 refugees this week

The US government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of

Syrian militias see more US support for ISIS fight, plan new phase

The US-led coalition against ISIS has boosted support for its Syrian allies since President Donald Trump took office, supplying armored vehicles for the first time as they

US defense secretary talks security with Saudi deputy crown prince

A telephone conversation took place on Tuesday between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in which the

US envoy to UN slams Iran missile test

Iran’s test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile is “absolutely unacceptable,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday following a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council. The United

Arab coalition slams Houthi attack on warship

Arab coalition spokesman Ahmed Asiri slammed a Houthi attack on a Saudi warship earlier this week and said it was a dangerous indicator. “Launching attacks from the

German delegation, JCCI in talks to boost economic ties

Senior officials of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday received a high-level German delegation headed by Christian Wulff, former president of Germany and

UN peace talks on Syria delayed until February 20

UN-led peace talks on Syria have been postponed until February 20, the UN special envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday, according to diplomats at the closed

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets Japan’s former chief of staff

Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Japan’s former chief of staff and highest ranking admiral in the country’s Self-Defense Forces Katsutoshi Kawano at his

Riyadh governor opens Alzheimer’s conference

On behalf of Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, honorary president of the Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association (SADA), Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar inaugurated the third International

Austrian coalition pledges face veil ban, curbs on foreign workers

Austria’s coalition government promised on Monday to ban Muslim face-covering veils and to restrict eastern European workers’ access to the labor market, in a package of policies

Palestinians sets delayed local elections for May 13

The Palestinian Authority said Tuesday that local elections delayed last October after a spat between political factions will now take place in the West Bank and Gaza

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