Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

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 »

 

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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 Arabia signs cooperation deals with China on nuclear energy

:: Saudi Arabia and China are to cooperate on nuclear energy projects following discussions between the two countries this week on ways to support the kingdom’s nuclear energy program, state news agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia has been for years

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

KSA hotel capacity increases in 2017

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) said the number of hotels increased by 6 percent in 2017 to reach 2,036 compared to 1,908 in 2016. Furnished apartments were recorded at 6,940 and hospital entities amounted to 506,716

Media, extremism among topics address at informal Shoura meeting

The media should scrupulously quote Shoura Council members and be precise when conveying members’ statements to the public, Speaker of the Shoura Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh said as members addressed several issues. “We have shortcomings in dealing with the

Crimes that led to Al-Nimr’s execution

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

The Kingdom announced Saturday it had executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, including Al-Qaida detainees and a prominent Shiite cleric who rallied violent protests against the government. The Shiite cleric, Nimr Al-Nimr, had been convicted of committing eight crimes

Saudi Arabia to issue SR20bn of bonds next week: Maaal

Saudi Arabia’s government is in talks with local banks to sell them SR20 billion ($5.3 billion) of local currency bonds next week, the Maaal financial website reported, citing unnamed sources. A five-year tranche will yield 1.92 percent, a seven-year portion

104 parking irregularities recorded in EP over 5 days for disabled parking

The Traffic Department in the Eastern Province (EP) stepped up its campaign to control offenders who deliberately grab parking places allocated for the disabled. This campaign resulted in a total of 104 irregularities within five days. The department planned to

Indian expats donate 282 units of blood for pilgrims

Indian expatriates in the Eastern Province donated 282 units of blood for Haj pilgrims on Friday. The event, organized by the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ) at King Fahd Hospital in Alkhobar and the Dammam Central Hospital attracted around 325

Jubail woman conned out of SR13,500

A Saudi woman in Jubail, Eastern Province, was duped of SR13,500 after receiving a call that she had won a prize of $200,000. The anonymous caller, disguised as an employee of a telecom company, convinced the woman to send prepaid

SR1bn to develop infrastructure in EP

Alkhobar city

Development work on roads and traffic detours in Dammam and Alkhobar cause many traffic accidents and delays for commuters, especially during morning and peak hours. Major roads are undergoing repairs in the two cities causing citizens and expatriates, working in

Adel Al Jubeir sworn in as new Saudi foreign minister

Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al Jubeir was sworn in on Monday before King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the kingdom’s new foreign minister, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The top diplomat was appointed to his post

Al-Qarni: Extremism awareness programs for students needed

A leading Saudi scholar has urged the government to set up awareness programs on extremism for young citizens studying abroad, to counter the influence of terrorist groups such as Islamic State. Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni, who has 7.5 million followers on

‘Govt bodies stalling on Saudization’

The Ministry of Civil Services said that insufficient numbers of Saudis were available to replace expatriates in the public sector, with 74,000 foreigners currently employed with the government. The ministry said in a report that there was lack of cooperation

Dhahran hotel employees donate blood for use during emergencies in Haj

About 50 hotel employees volunteered to donate blood in support of a corporate responsibility initiative by DoubleTree by Hilton in Dhahran on Thursday. “The Gift of Life — Donate Blood” campaign, under the supervision of the hotel’s DoubleTree CARE committee,

Young Saudis take pride in doing humble work

A large number of young Saudis have joined jobs that were considered beneath them in the past and are proving that such negative traditions and norms are not an obstacle to their ambitions. It has become normal to see young

SR168m deal to run Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway Authority has signed a five-year operation and maintenance contract valued at SR168 million with the Kuwaiti-based Mudeer Contracting Co. The contract involves comprehensive maintenance, examination and operation of the causeway from both the Saudi and Bahraini

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  Duties of mosque employees defined RIYADH — The Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has issued a booklet defining the duties of mosque employees, including the imam and muezzin. The acting deputy minister for mosques’ affairs, Sheikh Abdulmuhsen Al-Alsheikh,

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