Erdogan says Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days

:: Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a month after Ankara launched an offensive against Kurdish militia in the region. “In the More »

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare UN speech

:: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian officials said Monday. Addressing the council More »

Russian FM Lavrov warns US on Syria: ‘Dont play with fire’

:: Russia’s foreign minister on Monday warned the United States against “playing with fire” in Syria. Sergey Lavrov cautioned US officials to reduce provocations, saying the United States’ actions there have fractured More »

Iran’s Zarif says Israel’s “myth of invincibility” has crumbled

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed an Iranian site in Syria had shattered Israel’s “so-called invincibility”, reacting to a critical speech More »

Saudi Arabia backs new UN move to condemn Iran

:: Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling More »


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Saudi ambassador to Moscow: S-400 missile deal with Saudi Arabia in final stages

:: The Saudi Ambassador to Moscow Raed bin Khaled Qrimli said that the negotiations to supply Saudi Arabia with Russian missile systems “S-400” is in its final stages, reported Okaz Saudi newspaper via Russian News Agency (TASS) on Tuesday. There

King Salman meets chairman of US House Foreign Affairs Committee in Riyadh

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz welcomed the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives, Ed Royce, in the Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the kingdom and the

KSRelief inks six accords worth $3 million to help displaced Yemenis

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six agreements worth $3 million with various organizations in Riyadh on Tuesday to help Yemenis displaced and injured by Houthi rebel actions. Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, the supervisor general of

Saudi Cabinet announces KSA’s $1bn pledge for Iraq reconstruction projects

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has expressed the Kingdom’s eagerness for stability in Iraq and its permanent stand with all its sects and parties based on the teachings of Islam and the two countries’ historic relations. Chaired by King Salman at

Saudi Shoura asks NAC to address irregularities in govt purchases

:: The Shoura Council has asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to work with relevant agencies to curb the rising number of cases involving irregularities in government purchasing. The Council urged Nazaha to require government agencies with the highest number

Saudis to enjoy 5,000 events in 2018 … now that’s entertainment

:: Saudi entertainment chiefs have lined up a calendar of more than 5,000 events for the rest of 2018 in an unprecedented year of cultural and leisure activities. The General Entertainment Authority’s program for 2018, featuring a diverse lineup of

Saudi Arabia condemns Dagestan attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the terrorist attack in Dagestan, Russia which took place in front of a church in the city of Kizlyar, southern Russia. Five women have been killed in the shooting while five others,

Saudi Arabia to grant free visas for foreign scientists

:: Saudi Arabia will be providing free visas for foreign scientists and health specialists, Khaleej Times reported. The move is among several other initiatives aimed at improving the kingdom’s health industry, the Secretary general of the Saudi Health Council, Ahmed

Saudi Arabia, Switzerland sign agreement to avoid double taxation

:: Saudi Arabia and the Swiss Federal Council on Sunday signed an agreement to avoid double taxation on income and capital, as well as to prevent tax evasion. The Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan and the Swiss Minister of

OIC to attend event on media’s role in combating terrorism

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is participating in the international conference on the role of media in combating terrorism in Cotonou, the capital city of Benin, West Africa, on Monday and Tuesday. The OIC will highlight its efforts

Arab Coalition intercepts ballistic missile over Yemen coastal city

:: A ballistic missile was intercepted over the coastal city of Mokha west of Yemen by Arab Coalition forces on Sunday. Yemeni sources said that the ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias was destroyed by Arab Coalition air defense batteries

Saudi Arabia, India renew pledge to boost economic ties

:: Saudi Arabia and India have renewed pledges to boost bilateral economic, investment and trade cooperation following talks between King Salman and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday. “King Salman and the Indian minister discussed bilateral

Saudi Arabia backs new UN move to condemn Iran

:: Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. Saudi

Envoy thanks King Salman for additional $160m aid for Maldives


:: The ambassador of the crisis-hit Maldives thanked Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the grant of a new $160 million facility for projects in the Indian Ocean island republic. “I thank King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the

King Salman expresses support for El-Sisi’s fight against terror

King Salman

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has expressed his support for Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in the battle against terror during a phone call on Friday. King Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia’s keenness for the security and stability of Egypt and

Saudi forces repel Houthi border incursion, kills 25 militants

:: The Saudi military repelled a cross border attack by Houthi militias on the southern border town of Nahran late on Wednesday, The operations carried out by the Saudi forces killed 25 Houthis and wounded others with a targeted bombardment

Saudi Arabia, Russia focus on rebalancing oil markets

King Salman

:: Rebalancing oil markets was high on the agenda when King Salman and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak held official talks on Wednesday exploring aspects of cooperation between their two countries. The talks at Al-Yamamah Palace addressed bilateral relations and

Saudi-US relationship will continue to grow, says charge d’affaires

:: Christopher Henzel, the charge d’affaires of the US Embassy in Riyadh, reaffirmed on Monday that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the US is based on fundamental shared interests including economic prosperity, security and stability. Speaking at a function

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