GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »


Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince meets British special envoy Simon McDonald

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has discussed bilateral relations with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s special envoy, Simon McDonald, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. McDonald’s talks in Riyadh comes as British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said

Iran’s ex-minister of welfare detained in Tehran’s Evin prison over financial fraud

:: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says authorities have arrested the former minister of welfare and social security for financial fraud. The Sunday report says Parviz Kazemi was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison two days ago. Kazemi resigned from his

World leaders in Paris warn world peace under threat

:: World leaders marking the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I in France on Sunday later attended the Paris Peace Forum where they warned that world peace may be under threat. The forum in Paris a three-day

Lebanon’s President vows to find solution over government impasse

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that a solution would be found to a political row that has blocked the formation of a new national unity government for more than six months since a general election in May.

More stormy weather on the way for several Saudi regions

:: Residents across Saudi Arabia will have to brace for yet another week of rough weather as authorities predict stormy conditions in a number of the Kingdom’s regions. Heavy thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds will be a feature for the

Turkish air strike ‘neutralizes’ 14 Kurdish militants in Iraq

:: An air strike by a Turkish warplane “neutralized” 14 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday, destroying hideouts and armories. The Turkish army uses the phrase neutralize when it has

King Salman receives British envoy

:: The special envoy of the British prime minister, Simon McDonald, on Sunday called on King Salman and conveyed British Premier Theresa May’s greetings to the king. The king also expressed his best wishes to May and her country. During

Six Palestinians killed in Israeli air raid in Gaza

:: Israel’s army said an exchange of fire erupted on Sunday during an operation in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian officials reported six people killed, including a local commander of Hamas’s armed wing. “During (Israeli military) operational activity in the

Saudi Arabia signs statute of OIC Labor Center

:: The Kingdom on Sunday signed the statute of the Labor Centre of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation. The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah. The agreement was signed by Saudi

Makkah governor launches Arabic poetry award

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal pointed out Sunday, during the launch ceremony of the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal International Prize for Arabic Poetry, that King Salman’s approval for this prize reflects his keen interest and care for culture and literature.

King Salman issues royal order appointing 28 judges at Board of Grievances

:: King Salman has issued a royal order appointing as many as 28 judges at the Board of Grievances, on various judiciary scales. President of the Board of Grievances and the Head of Administrative Judiciary Council Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin

Muslim World League chief inaugurates relief organization’s emergency center

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, inaugurated the Emergency Center of the International Organization for Relief, Welfare and Development (IORWD) at the organization’s headquarters in Jeddah on Sunday. The center will provide

Egypt, Bahrain firm on list of 13 demands to end Qatar crisis

:: The Egyptian and Bahraini foreign ministries affirmed their firmness on sticking to a list of 13 demands including six principles the anti-Terror Quartet issued last year as the basis for resolving ongoing crisis with Qatar. In a joint statement,

Taliban destroy Afghan army base, kill 16

:: Afghan officials say the Taliban have attacked a small army base, killing 12 members of the security forces and leaving behind explosives that killed four tribal elders who had come to help collect the bodies. Safder Mohsini, head of

KSA continues relief operations in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday delivered 1,600 cartons of dates in Yemen’s Dhale governorate benefiting 9,600 people. KSRelief, since its establishment on May 13, 2015, has implemented 482 projects at a cost of

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