Category Archives: National

Al-Jubeir: Iran is the main sponsor of global terror

Adel al-Jubeir.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilizing force in the Middle East and wanted to “destroy us.” “Iran remains the single main sponsor

Prince Sultan bin Salman inaugurates activities of ‘Madinah Capital of Islamic tourism 2017’

Madinah Capital of Islamic tourism 2017

Prince Sultan bin Salman, chief of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), sponsored on Saturday the opening ceremony for “Madinah Capital of Islamic tourism 2017.” Prince Sultan stressed that the choice of Madinah for this title reflects the

Roads reopened in Eastern Province after heavy rain

The level of rainwater pools has decreased in all neighborhoods and roads, and that traffic is flowing smoothly, said the Eastern Province secretariat on Saturday. It said that all roads have been opened after being closed for six hours as

Gulf states take part in major naval drill in Pakistan

Member states of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) took part in a major multi-national naval exercise Aman 17 in Pakistan. The exercise sought to address challenges from the regional conflicts, political interests and terrorism. The US, Russia, and China

GCC chief hails Saudi security forces for dismantling terror cells

Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani commended the Saudi security forces for dismantling four terrorist cells. “The vigilance of the security forces, which enjoy high efficiency and a distinct ability to pursue terrorist cells and monitor

KSA provides 12m vaccines for Yemeni children

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) provided health and environmental services to many Yemeni governorates in addition to providing principal medical equipment and 12 million vaccines for children. A report by the KSRelief disclosed its role

Unraveling the mystery over ‘Muslim NATO’ chief Raheel Sharif

For most analysts and watchers of Pakistan, the appointment of General Raheel Sharif as head of the Saudi-led military coalition continues to be shrouded in mystery. They either see little progress since the announcement or cannot comprehend what it really

Prince Faisal bin Bandar opens youth camps at Thumamah park

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, also the president of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR), inaugurated 130 youth camps in Thumamah National Park. The youth camps are equipped with various facilities such as parking lots, signage,

Saudi forces defend Yemen border, stop Houthi advance

Saudi forces defended the border with Yemen from Houthi militias, stopping them from getting closer, Al Arabiya reported. At least four Houthis were killed after attempting to approach the Saudi-Yemen border. The militias, who wore uniforms of the deposed president’s

Floods cause train crash near eastern Saudi city, injuring 18

A Saudi train derailed near the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, injuring 18 people, after flooding from heavy rains caused the rail line to erode, the Saudi Railways Organization said in a statement. The 193 passengers and 6 crew

Saudi King Salman receives Bahrain crown prince, Malaysian defense minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa as well as Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and the accompanying delegation. During his meeting with both the Bahraini and Malaysian leaders, Saudi King

Arab coalition to investigate claims related to targeting of civilians in Yemen

The Arab coalition on Thursday said that it will investigate claims that it targeted a gathering of civilians in Sanaa, a statement said. That statement said: “We are aware of media reports that Houthi militias are claiming that Yemeni civilians

Saudi foreign minister optimistic about overcoming Mideast challenges

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday he was optimistic about overcoming “the many challenges” in the Middle East and looked forward to working with the administration of US President Donald Trump. Asked if he was concerned that the

Saudi Arabia dismantles four ISIS cells, arrests 18 individuals

Saudi Arabia has dismantled at least four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cells made up of 18 individuals inside the kingdom, officials from the interior ministry confirmed. Fifteen of those arrested were Saudi nationals while the remaining three

Heavy rain triggers traffic snarls in Riyadh

Rainfall in Riyadh continued on Thursday, with heavy downpours throwing traffic out of gear in many parts of the city, and substantially bringing down the temperature. Huge traffic snarls were seen on the Khurais Road and King Fahad Road. The

Madinah’s date market bustling with pilgrims

Pilgrims and visitors are flocking to the Central Date Market near the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to buy different kinds of dates, a traditional present upon returning to their countries. An News Agency reporter saw waves of pilgrims of different

Did a CIA medal to the Saudi crown prince close the JASTA file?

The CIA recently awarded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud the George Tenet medal for his counter-terrorism efforts. This does not only exonerate Saudi Arabia from terrorism but it also grants it a leading position in fighting

Saudi Arabia, Turkey have identical views on regional conflicts

Ties between the Kingdom and Turkey are set to scale new heights as their interests align on key regional issues following talks between King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here Tuesday. The summit at Al-Yamamah Palace also focused

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