Iraq PM visits Basra after week of violence

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived Monday in Basra, the oil-rich southern city where protests over government neglect had escalated into deadly violence, his office said. After 12 protesters were killed More »

KSA’s Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) on Wednesday. The prince will also sign agreements with OAA to graduate male and female pilots and More »

Yemen FM: We don’t trust what the Houthis tell the UN behind closed doors

:: Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani on Saturday launched a scathing attack on a Houthi delegation that failed to attend UN-backed peace talks in Geneva this week. Following an announcement that the More »

Griffiths to issue statement on Geneva talks amid Houthi absence

:: In the latest development related to the Geneva talks sponsored by the United Nations on the Yemeni crisis, UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is expected to issue a statement More »

Russia, Iran, Turkey presidents meet in Tehran on Syria’s Idlib province

:: The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion More »

 

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US judge orders Iran to pay $105m over 1996 Khobar Towers bomb in Saudi Arabia

:: A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Monday ordered Iran to pay $104.7 million to victims of a June 1996 truck bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US military personnel, though it is unclear when and how

KSA’s Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) on Wednesday. The prince will also sign agreements with OAA to graduate male and female pilots and maintenance engineers. Othman Al-Mutairi, CEO of the academy,

Saudi governor stresses Importance of science education

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz stressed the importance of offering students a quality education in the sciences. Hosting employees of the province’s education department on the occasion of the start of the new academic

Jubeir: Jerusalem Summit demands Iran regional withdrawal

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Arab leaders agreed on the need for Iran and its militias to withdraw from the region and stop Tehran’s meddling in the internal affairs of neighboring countries. Jubeir’s statements came during the press

Saudi King Salman concludes ‘Jerusalem Summit’ in Dhahran

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz concluded the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran on Sunday at the King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center. In his speech at the summit, King Salman stressed that the Palestinian issue is “our first issue

Arab leaders meet in Saudi Arabia as Syria tensions reach boiling point

:: Leaders of the 22-nation Arab League, who will meet in the Saudi city of Dhahran on Sunday, are expected to stress continuity in their efforts to find a solution to the Syrian conflict. It follows airstrikes by the US,

Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi security men shot dead a Saudi national accused of carrying out a number of terrorist crimes after he opened fire on them on Monday evening. State security authorities were monitoring Abdullah bin Mirza Ali Al-Qalaf, according to an

Iranian cleric had issued fatwa to kill kidnapped Saudi Judge Jirani

:: An Iranian cleric had issued a fatwa to members of a terrorist cell which kidnapped Saudi Judge Mohammed al-Jirani over a year ago, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported on Saturday. The fatwa ordered killing and burying Jirani 48 hours after

Saudi judge ‘was killed by his kidnappers’

:: Saudi police have recovered the body of a kidnapped judge after a shootout in which a policeman and a militant were killed, the Ministry of Interior said on Monday. The ministry also disclosed the names of the terrorists involved

Most wanted man in Qatif attack killed in Saudi Arabia

:: News Agency sources confirmed that terrorist Salman Ali Salman al-Faraj was killed in Awamiya, eastern province of Saudi Arabia, after confrontations with the police forces. Al-Faraj is one of the most wanted men in the list of 23 terrorists

Saudi Arabia launches new SR30bn export bank

:: Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid Al-Falih announced the launch of a new export bank with SR30 billion ($8 billion) in capital to boost the Kingdom’s exports, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Khalid Al-Falih said SR5 billion

Saudi security officer gunned down in Qatif

:: Saudi security officer Lt. Col. Fahd Al-Kathiri was shot dead on Sunday as he participated in a raid on terrorists in Tarout Island in the governorate of Qatif. Al-Kathiri was a member of the Interior Ministry’s Emergency Force. “Al-Kathiri

Saudi security man killed in Qatif

Abdullah Badr al-Qahtani.

:: According to Al Arabiya sources, a security man was killed, on Monday afternoon, in the region of Al-Bahari at the center of Qatif, east of Saudi Arabia. The sources reported that the security man Abdullah Badr al-Qahtani, 25, from

Saudi Arabia ready to extend oil output cut deal

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday reiterated Saudi Arabia’s readiness to support the extension of a global oil production cut agreement. “The Kingdom affirms its readiness to extend the production cut agreement, which proved its feasibility by rebalancing

4m trees to be planted in Saudi Arabia by 2020

:: The Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture aims to plant 4 million trees in the Kingdom by 2020, its undersecretary for environmental affairs, Osama bin Ibrahim Faqiha, told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). In a workshop organized by

Saudi shipper Bahri sees VLCC market improving by Q4

:: Saudi Arabia’s Bahri, the exclusive oil shipper of Saudi Aramco, expects supertanker rates to stabilize at slightly better levels going into the fourth quarter, the vice president for commercial and operations of its oil business said. Bahri is the

Saudi ‘Roads of Arabia’ exhibition a big hit in Seoul

:: This year’s stop for the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition of Saudi archaeological treasures at the National Museum in Seoul drew a good turnout of visitors. The “Roads of Arabia” exhibition that lasted for three months and concluded recently in

Al-Murrah tribe warns Qatar against harming relatives

Sheikh Taleb

:: Leaders of the Al-Murrah tribe in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have warned Doha against harming their relatives in Qatar. The warning came after Qatar stripped Al-Murrah tribal chief Sheikh Taleb and 54 family members of their citizenship,

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