Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

 

Category Archives: National

First Saudi commercial flight jets to Baghdad after 27 years

:: Saudi budget carrier flynas on Wednesday made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990, as ties with neighboring Iraq show signs of improvement. “Our first flight took off today from Riyadh to Baghdad,” the company wrote

Saudi minister says terror groups will be eliminated just like ISIS

:: Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan said on Thursday that just like ISIS was defeated, other terrorist organizations and parties will be eliminated as well. “Just like ISIS was eliminated, its brothers will be eliminated too,

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries in various

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart General Abdul Rahman

Saudi Arabia: Iran has used lifting of sanctions to destabilize the region

:: The Political Coordinator of the Saudi Mission in the United Nations, spokeswoman Manal Hassan Radwan, in her speech on Wednesday, during a meeting of the Security Council on the Middle East that Iran has taken advantage of lifting sanctions

Saudi forces kill 20 Houthis in special operation off Najran

:: Saudi forces launched a special operation off the Najran area, killing 20 Houthi militia and ousted Saleh loyalists on Wednesday. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Saudi forces earlier spotted an attempt by the militia to move towards the border

Saudi Border Guards carry out ‘Grip Exercise’ in line with border security symposium

:: The General Directorate of the Border Guards on Wednesday will carry out the “Grip Exercise” as part of the First International Symposium on Land and Maritime Borders (Challenges and Solutions) on the Red Sea coast of Jeddah. Present at

Saudi Education Ministry holds workshop to discuss physical education at girls’ schools

:: A workshop organized by the Ministry of Education was held on Tuesday to discuss the “Physical Education for Improving the Health of Female Students” initiative. Discussions revealed that there were 315 nutrition and fitness graduates from Princess Nourah bint

Yemeni people trust Saudi Arabia, says deputy prime minister

:: Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Maj. Gen. Hussein Mohammed Arab, praised the Saudi humanitarian and active role in the Yemeni cause saying the Yemeni people trust the Kingdom. “Saudi Arabia has dealt with the Yemeni people

King Salman orders establishment of ‘King Salman Complex’ for Prophet’s Hadith

:: Saudi King Salman issued a Royal Decree on Tuesday establishing the “King Salman Complex”, the compound of King Salman for the Prophet’s Hadith. According to the royal order, the complex will be located in the city of Al-Madinah. It

Saudi Arabia: No VAT on housing rent and government services

:: The official Value Added Tax (VAT) twitter account said on Sunday that VAT will not be applicable on housing rents or governmental services in Saudi Arabia. Some of the governmental services not adherent to the VAT include passport and

Riyadh Metro invites companies to bid on branding stations

:: The $23 billion Riyadh Metro launched an auction on Sunday for private companies to name and advertise in select metro stops when the system opens in 2019, an initiative that could generate millions of dollars to help cover operational

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert

:: Saudi Arabia’s entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story. The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the military fields, and discussed a number of issues

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity of Iraq and its security and stability and

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his speech at the 137th International Parliamentary Union (IPU)

66 arrested for terrorist links in last 2 weeks across KSA

:: Saudi security forces have arrested 66 people for links with terrorist organizations and operations in the Kingdom since the beginning of October. They are in General Investigation prisons pending investigation. The 66 people arrested comprise 61 Saudis and a

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, said the three commercial courts in Riyadh, Jeddah

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