Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Daily Archives: December 19, 2018

With spending boost, budget gives Saudi reforms new impetus

:: Saudi Arabia hopes a bumper budget unveiled on Tuesday will revive the economy, with record levels of government spending intended to spur growth. The government aims to boost spending by about 7 percent in 2019, despite a continuing budget

Trump panel recommends guns in schools to keep US students safe

:: A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended Tuesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines. The Federal Commission on School Safety panel,

Afghanistan cease-fire push in focus in US-Taliban talks

:: US and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month cease-fire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at setting up peace negotiations went into a second day, Taliban sources said. The three-day meeting

UK to unveil details of post-Brexit immigration system

:: Britain’s interior minister Sajid Javid will on Wednesday publish plans for a post-Brexit immigration system that would bring net migration to the UK down to “sustainable levels”, his department said. It said details of the new system, which will

Nearly 2,000 jailed for life since 2016 coup: Turkey state media

:: Nearly 2,000 people have been sentenced to life in prison since the July 2016 attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish state media reported Tuesday. State news agency Anadolu said some 1,934 suspects have been told by the

Belgian prime minister announces resignation

:: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced his resignation Tuesday, less than two weeks after his main coalition partner quit in a row over migration, leaving him leading a minority government. Michel, who took office in 2014, lost the backing

Lebanon seen closer to new government, minister says could be within days

:: Lebanon appeared to be edging towards clinching a deal to form a new national unity government after more than seven months of wrangling over cabinet posts, as the finance minister was quoted as saying there could be a new

British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in June

:: British Airways announced on Tuesday it will resume flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending them in the wake of the suicide truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens. In a statement, Robert

Yemeni army shoots down Iranian-made Houthi drone in Marib

:: The Yemeni army announced on Tuesday that a military drone belonging to the Houthi militias was shot down in the eastern province of Marib. The official website of the Yemeni army, that members of the 25th Mika brigade were

Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

:: Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, officially opened an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing Korean history and culture. He was joined at the event by Professor Bae Kidong, the director general

KSA’s efforts to protect human rights lauded

:: Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission (HRC), on Monday lauded the efforts made by Saudi Arabia for the protection of human rights. He was speaking at a panel discussion organized by the HRC in

Saudi Arabia reveals record budget for 2019 with spending of 1.1 trillion riyals

:: Figures pertaining to Saudi Arabia’s 2019 budget revealed a record spending worth 1.106 trillion Saudi riyals which is a 7.3 percent growth rate compared to 2018. According to figures announced by the Saudi Ministry of Finance, the expected revenues

Saudi Justice Ministry’s e-services speed up powers of attorney

:: The Saudi Justice Ministry on Tuesday announced that it has issued more than 163,000 low-risk powers of attorney (PoAs) through its online portal “Najiz” in one month since the launch of its e-services. The e-notarization system was launched on

Saudi Crown Prince: Economic reforms contributed to reducing budget deficits

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has affirmed that the economic and structural reforms in the national economy are progressing toward achieving the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 aimed at diversifying the economy and achieving stability, economic

Saudi royal decree guarantees allowances to cover cost of living for new fiscal year

:: A royal decree by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the continuation of allowances covering the cost of living for civil sector employees for the new fiscal year on Tuesday. The decree states that 1,000 Saudi riyals ($266) would be

Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

:: Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, called on Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh at his office on Tuesday. Welcoming the visiting scholar, the Saudi minister said the

Arab media ministers vow to make joint efforts against challenges

:: Saudi Arabia’s Media Minister Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad and his Arab counterparts on Monday pledged to devise a joint Arab strategy to overcome the challenges facing the region. The meeting was held on the sidelines of an event organized to

US Senate vote ‘will benefit only Iran’

:: The Arab world threw its weight behind Saudi Arabia’s assertion of its sovereignty on Monday after what Riyadh described as “blatant interference” in its internal affairs by the US Senate. The move followed Senate resolutions calling for withdrawal of

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