Category Archives: Jeddah

Riyadh reaffirms support for two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Saudia Arabia has reasserted support for a Palestinian state after US President Donald Trump said Middle East peace does not depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking on Monday after talks with his Italian counterpart, Saudi Foreign

Indian expats in Saudi Arabia advised to follow customs rules

The Indian consul general has released an official statement reminding Indian nationals to follow customs rules, after a number of arrests for attempted gold smuggling were made in Indian airports recently. “It is my advice to all nationals and visitors

Prince Muqrin University will not forego martyrs’ sons

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Prince Muqrin University’s support for the sons of martyrs who gave their lives to protect the southern border during the inauguration of the eponymous university headed by the prince, who is also president

North Train to run through Saudi desert by the end of February

The Saudi Railway Company (SAR) is set to launch its first cross-desert North Train ride on February 26, Minister of Transportation, Suleiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, announced. The North Train will run through the Saudi desert from the middle of the

Terror suspects held in Jeddah, Madinah

More than 10 terror suspects were arrested in simultaneous security raids in Jeddah and Madinah on Saturday morning, Sabq online news reported. Several weapons, including guns and knives, were seized from them. The security agencies conducted raids on a number

Iraqi Airways plane evacuated in Jeddah after wheel fire

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated safely from an Iraqi Airways plane on Saturday after a wheel caught fire on landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah. Emergency crews evacuated 356 passengers “in record time without any casualties,” SPA

Saudi warship reaches Jeddah base following Houthi attack

Saudi Arabia’s navy warship ‘Al-Madinah’ has docked at the King Faisal Naval Base of the Western fleet in Jeddah after a terror attack last week by Houthi militias, while on patrolling duties monitoring the southern Red Sea. The frigate managed

King Abdullah Economic City development plan on track

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), the world’s largest privately-funded new city, has announced it signed contracts worth $43 million (SR1.6 billion) in 2016. In 2016 KAEC signed contracts with developers and service providers covering the full range of the city’s

How Saudi frigates defend Arabian, Red Seas against Houthi attacks

Iranian and Houthi militias are attempting to take the war from the ground to sea when they recently attempted to attack a Saudi navy warship. A Saudi frigate warship came on Tuesday under attack by three suicide speedboats belonging to

German delegation, JCCI in talks to boost economic ties

Senior officials of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday received a high-level German delegation headed by Christian Wulff, former president of Germany and head of the Euro-Mediterranean Economic Cooperation Organization. The two sides discussed ways of

Jeddah’s Al-Jawhara to host Mohammed Abdu on Monday

Mohammed Abdu

Prominent Saudi star Mohammed Abdu will be performing live in Jeddah on Monday at King Abdullah Sports City — Al-Jawhara starting at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at SR350 up to SR2,000 and can be purchased online https://jeddah.platinumlist.net. The long-awaited

Makkah governor receives report on efforts to correct the status of Burmese expats

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, received in his office in Jeddah the final report on the work of the standing committee to correct the status of Burmese expats. The report which Prince Khaled Al-Faisal received from

Two terrorists killed, another two arrested in Jeddah

Two dangerous terrorists were killed and another two arrested in dramatic security operations in Jeddah on Saturday. After a pre-emptive operation by security forces two terrorists in Al-Harazat District, in south east Jeddah, were killed after they blew themselves up

644,000 Captagon pills seized in Madinah, Al-Qassim

Anti-narcotics forces in Madinah foiled the smuggling of 623,000 Captagon pills. The drug consignment, which was coming from Tabuk and heading for Jeddah, was intercepted in Madinah and the alleged smuggler arrested. Meanwhile, customs officers at the Prince Naif bin

Al-Shabal new head of Saudi Arabian Airlines

Saudi Arabia appointed a new chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) by royal decree on Monday. Ghassan bin Abdulrahman Al-Shabal was appointed chairman of the board of directors of the state-owned airline, said Saudi Press Agency (SPA). Al-Shabal will replace

Saudi boy, 13, returns home to find father, brother killed in blast

Jawad Al-Malki, 13-year-old Saudi boy, was inconsolable when he arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah after several months of medical treatment abroad. Jawad was sent abroad for treatment by the Saudi government after he was seriously injured

Haramain train to be fully operational by end 2017

The Haramain high speed train will start operating gradually in six months, with the first trip departing from Makkah to Madinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic city in Rabigh, a 450-km-long trip. The Haramain train will be full operational

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