King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »


Category Archives: Al Dammam

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

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 Maitham Ali al-Qadihi, 28, is the brother of three wanted men of the Qadihi

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

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,

Saudi forces kill Qatif’s ‘most dangerous terrorist’

:: Saudi authorities have announced that they have killed Qatif’s “most dangerous terrorist” named Jaafar bin Hassan Makki al-Mubaireek. Al-Mubaireek was killed on Friday night during a security operation in the city of Saihat. The extremist is

Saudi Interior Ministry: Soldier dies in Qatif shooting

:: Saudi Interior Ministry: Soldier dies in Qatif shooting at a patrol of the border guards, reported Al Arabiya. A Saudi security officer was killed by a bullet on Thursday evening on the corniche of al-Nasira area

Saudi Arabia approves launching an ‘Industrial Energy City’ in the Eastern Province

:: The Saudi Council of Ministers approved the taking of necessary measures to establish an industrial city in the Eastern Region called “the Industrial Energy City”, in addition to allocating of 50 square kilometers of the reserved

Saudi Arabia executes four convicted extremists for Qatif attacks

:: Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has confirmed that authorities executed four convicts responsible for numerous terror attacks in Qatif. A statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry named the convicts as Amjad Naji al-Moebid, Zaher Abdulrahim al-Basri, Yousif

Two Saudi security officers injured in Qatif attack

:: A security patrol came under attack early Saturday morning while carrying out its duties to maintain security in Al-Nasra neighborhood in Qatif. The Interior Ministry’s security spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, said a patrol was targeted

Dammam, Jeddah, Alkhobar and Riyadh becoming ‘more affordable’ cities

:: Four cities in Saudi Arabia – Dammam, Jeddah, Alkhobar and Riyadh – have become ‘more affordable’ this year, according to online database site Numbeo. In its mid-year cost of living of assessment of 511 cities, the

Saudi officer dies from his injuries during eastern province attack

:: Sources have confirmed to Al Arabiya that one officer working with a Saudi security forces dies from his wounds after a targeted attack against his unit in the eastern province. A patrol unit came under attack

2 wanted terrorists killed in Qatif car bomb explosion

:: Two wanted terrorists were killed in a car explosion in the eastern city of Qatif on Thursday and police are said to be looking for three others who survived. Police have reportedly identified the two suspects

Saudi Aramco signs deal with foreign, local firms to build huge shipyard

:: Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday it had signed a joint venture agreement with three firms to build a shipyard on the kingdom’s east coast, part of the government’s drive to diversify the economy beyond oil. A

Shiite sheikh’s house shot at by unknown assailants in Saudi’s Qatif

:: What has been said about Sheikh Abdallah al-Khanizi’s house being shot at by unknown assailants, with bullets entering his home, is correct. An eye witness said that since he was outside the kingdom, he called to

Dammam Airports Company hires first Saudi woman executive

:: Dammam Airports Company has hired its first Saudi woman as an executive director. Hind Al-Zahid became the first Saudi woman to work as an executive director and member of Dammam Airports Executive Board chaired by Abdullah

Saudi: Two, including an infant, killed after ‘terror shootout’ in Qutaif

:: Two people, including an infant, were killed and 10 others wounded after “terrorists” shot at workers at a development project in the eastern Qutaif governorate and left the scene, the Saudi interior ministry said on Friday,

Kidnapped Saudi policeman in Saihat shootout dies

Hashem al-Zahrani

A Saudi policeman who was kidnapped by masked gunmen has died, security sources told Al Arabiya. There were no details provided for the cause of his death. Hashem al-Zahrani was kidnapped in the early hours of Friday,

Saudi Aramco raises $3 bln with debut sukuk – sources

Saudi Aramco has raised $3 billion (11.25 billion riyals) in its debut sukuk issuance, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Islamic bond, part of a program to raise 37.5 billion riyals, is the oil

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