New vote on Iraq poll date ‘by Monday’ as Abadi meets Kurdistan region PM

:: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands More »

Egypt’s Sisi sacks his intelligence chief

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security services. Sisi appointed his chief-of-staff and close ally More »

Muslim World League in partnership to launch global UN conference

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the World Council of Religious Leaders (WCRL). Bawa Jain, the secretary-general of WCRL, More »

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

 

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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,

Saudi Arabia confirms Aramco IPO; amendments to fiscal plans possible

:: Saudi Arabia confirmed that the initial public offering (IPO) of oil giant Aramco is on track and said that some amendments to plans related to the National Transformation Program (NTP) and Vision 2030 were possible. A statement issued by

Qatari pilgrims praise services in Saudi at Salwa border crossing

:: A number of Qatari pilgrims expressed their happiness upon their arrival in Saudi Arabia through the Salwa border crossing to perform pilgrimage this year. They do so whilst noting the role of the Kingdom in the service of the

Demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura complete

:: The demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura district in Al-Awamiyah municipality has been completed, said Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Safayyan, media spokesman of the Eastern Province governorate. A development project will be implemented in Al-Masoura over a two-year period,

Wanted terrorist ‘eliminated’ by security forces in eastern Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi security forces announced the “elimination” of a wanted terrorist in the eastern town of Awamiya, sources have revealed to Al Arabiya.net. Maitham Ali al-Qadihi, 28, is the brother of three wanted men of the Qadihi family. Their names

Saudi refinery operations not affected by transformer fire

:: The Saudi Aramco Mobile Refinery (SAMREF) at Yanbu is operating normally after a fire hit a power transformer at the gate of the facility on Saturday, a spokesman for a Saudi government body was quoted as saying on the

Saudi Interior Ministry: Three wanted terrorists killed in Qatif

:: Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Friday, that three wanted men were killed in clashes with security forces in Qatif. The wanted men were spotted in a stolen vehicle and they opened fire on the security forces, reported Al Arabiya.

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