Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »


Category Archives: Al Dammam

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.

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 considered one of

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 in the eastern

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 lands of Aramco

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 Ali Almushaikhis and

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 early Saturday morning

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 website ranked Dammam

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 near the entrance

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 as Fadhel Al-Hamada

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