Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, More »

Abbas: Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that Jerusalem was the “eternal capital of the State of Palestine” In a televised address in response to the US announcement President Abbas said More »

 

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Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, who is a member of the Council of

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

King Salman

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for the year-long agenda of the Shoura Council in

Saudi Arabia calls on US to back down on Jerusalem decision

:: Saudi Arabia on Saturday called on the US administration to back down from a recent decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: “my government calls on the US administration to back down

Certain medicines, medical equipment exempted from VAT in Saudi Arabia

:: The 5 percent value-added tax (plan) will not be imposed on certain medicines and medical equipment, according to Reuters citing a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday. All other private health care services will be taxed

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, in Riyadh Wednesday evening. They discussed bilateral relations

No VAT on loans, ATM services, says Saudi tax authority

:: The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) on Wednesday confirmed that interest or lending fees charged with an implicit margin for finance will be exempt from value-added tax. The authority clarified that interest or lending fees charged on

In break with decades of US policy, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

:: President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest. Despite warnings from Western and Arab allies,

Future status of Jerusalem must be negotiated: UN envoy

:: The UN envoy for the Middle East peace process said Wednesday that Jerusalem’s future status must be negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians and warned of the repercussions of any action over the disputed city. “The (UN) secretary general has

Al-Jubeir represents Saudi Arabia at GCC meeting in Kuwait

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: A meeting of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held on Tuesday in Kuwait. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir led the Saudi delegation at the meeting, which was hosted by Kuwait. Welcoming the participants of the

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to Trump: Embassy move would offend Muslims

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the latest regional developments. During the conversation, King Salman, affirmed Saudi Arabia’s continued support for the historic rights of the

Saudi Cabinet expresses support for Yemenis’ efforts against Houthis

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has expressed hope that the uprising of Yemenis against the Iranian-backed Houthi militias will save the country from death threats, exclusion, bombings and seizure of properties. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on

UAE and Saudi Arabia form new alliance covering several fields

:: UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a decision to form a joint cooperation and coordination committee between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. The committee will cooperate and coordinate between the UAE

Riyadh governor wants all to serve community better

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar wants people to offer their suggestions to serve the community better. He made this call here on Monday at the inauguration of the Second Cultural Street Festival at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdul

Most detained in Saudi purge agree to financial settlement, says attorney general

Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib

:: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee has subpoenaed 320 people so far, Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib announced in a statement on Monday. The committee was established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman under Royal Order Number A/38 on

Artificially intelligent algorithms to estimate Tawaf crowds at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

:: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said it applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the mataf courtyard and on the upper floors, the roof and Al-Masaa

Saudi King receives US Secretary of energy

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. At the outset of the reception, the Secretary conveyed to the King and the Crown Prince the greetings of President Donald Trump

US firms invited to bid for Saudi nuclear plants

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Saudi Arabia has invited US firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power program, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Monday, adding the Kingdom was not interested in diverting nuclear technology to military use. Reuters has reported

Arab coalition bombs Houthi military sites near Sanaa airport

:: The Arab coalition fighting in Yemen launched several air raids on Houthi military sites on Sunday evening near Sanaa airport and Dulaimi base, sources confirmed to Al Arabiya. The sources also said that the coalition raided Houthi militia positions

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