Category Archives: National

Arab Parliament speaker to stress unity

Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami

Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, speaker of the Arab Parliament, will review at the 28th Arab Summit the challenges and serious threats to the security of the Arab world. His speech will cover the Israeli occupation of the Arab territories in

King Salman reaches Amman, to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah prior to Arab summit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Monday and is scheduled to hold a summit meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan. The King was received by the King of Jordan at the

Development projects in Al-Leith, Adham valued at SR1.8 billion

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

The value of accomplished and ongoing development projects in Al-Leith and Adham in western Saudi Arabia is estimated at more than SR1.8 billion ($480 million), an official has said. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Governor of Makkah

Saudi Justice Ministry announces new initiatives to promote work

Walid Al-Samaani

The Ministry of Justice has announced initiatives to support the National Transformation Program 2020 to shorten litigation procedures, reduce flow of cases to the courts and boost the national economy. The initiatives also include achieving institutional excellence, according to the

Sudan, Saudi to hold first joint air force drill

Sudan said Sunday it will begin this week a joint air force drill with Saudi Arabia, the first such maneuvers since Khartoum allied with Riyadh after breaking ties with Tehran in 2015. The exercises will be held Wednesday until April

Pakistan opposition fury over ex-army chief role in Saudi-led military alliance

Raheel Shariif

News confirming Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel Sharif leading the Saudi-led military alliance ‘against terrorism and extremism’ is lilely to be met with criticism from the opposition in the country, it has been revealed. According to a news report,

Saudi King Salman to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah ahead of Arab summit in Amman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan ahead of his participation in the 28th Arab Summit to be held in Amman. King Salman’s visit will involve the signing of 15 agreements

4th Saudi Film Festival to focus on strengthening nascent industry

The fourth edition of the Saudi Film Festival begins Monday evening in Dhahran. The Culture and Arts Association in Dammam, in association with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, has organized the event. The festival, extending over six days, includes

Saudi stars Rabeh Saqer, Khalid Abdulrahman to hold concert in Riyadh

Saudi singers Rabeh Saqer and Khalid Abdulrahman, are scheduled to hold a concert in Riyadh on April 3 at the King Fahad Cultural Center. This is the second concert to be held in Riyadh after Mohammed Abdu and Rashed al-Majed

Makkah governor to inspect 4 coastal cities and towns

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal begins Sunday his inspection tours to the coastal cities and towns of Laith, Adhm, Qunfudhah and Ardiyat. Prince Khaled will be briefed on the development projects in these places, receive citizens and listen to their

Earth Hour: Saudi Arabia goes dark to shine light on climate change

Saudi Arabia - Earth Hour

Cities across Saudi Arabia marked Earth Hour on Saturday by asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for an hour, as part of the world’s largest event dedicated to the environment. From 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 pm,

Saudi ministry unveils plan to provide 60,000 jobs in NGOs

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has unveiled a plan to provide 60,000 jobs for local youths in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accross the Kingdom. The proposal, made under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, would see the ministry provide

Greece promotes dialogue of civilizations

ON March 25, Greeks all around the world celebrate the beginning of their struggle to achieve the establishment of the modern Greek state, a struggle that carried the message of freedom around the world, paving the way to freedom for

Saudi airport deal: Turkey’s TAV says local partnerships help business take off

The CEO of Turkey’s TAV Airports, which recently won a deal to expand and operate an airport in Saudi Arabia’s western port city of Yanbu, has said working with a local partner is key to boosting business. The Yanbu airport,

Greek Revolution gave hope to people in Europe and Middle East

Evgenios Kalpyris

March 25 marks the 196th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. The successful revolution is hailed as giving Greeks their freedom back, as well as being the first European successful national independence war of the modern era against a foreign oppressor.

Expat remittances play key role in national growth

Mohammed Shahriar Alam

March 26 is our great Independence Day. This is the day of breaking the shackles of 24 years of subjugation — a day of reaching the enlightened world from the abyss of darkness. On this very day in 1971, the

Asiri: UN needs to permanently surveil, not just visit, Hodeida port

Ahmad Asiri

The UN convoy to Yemen should permanently monitor, and not just visit, the port cities of Yemen to ensure humanitarian aid is appropriately reaching its target audience, Arab coalition spokesperson Ahmad Asiri told Al Arabiya. Asiri’s comments come after a

Saudi navy disarms Houthi-installed mines in the Red Sea

Saudi navy forces confirmed they have dismantled several naval mines deployed by Houthi militias in the Red Sea. Several of the naval mines were found near the southwestern port city of Mokha aimed at targeting international shipping boats. Forces allied

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