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: Jeddah

66 arrested for terrorist links in last 2 weeks across KSA

:: Saudi security forces have arrested 66 people for links with terrorist organizations and operations in the Kingdom since the beginning of October. They are in General Investigation prisons pending investigation. The 66 people arrested comprise 61 Saudis and a

Jeddah symposium draws global security specialists

:: Forty-five experts and speakers from 15 countries are taking part in the First International Symposium on Land and Maritime Border Security and Safety (challenges and solutions) in Jeddah. The symposium will discuss several issues concerning the safety and security

World Italian Language Week lines up cultural treat in Jeddah

:: The Italian Consulate in Jeddah has lined up a series of events until Wednesday to celebrate World Italian Language Week. The consulate is holding this event for the fourth year in a row with different themes for each year.

India may allow female Hajj pilgrims to travel without male guardian

:: Indian women over the age of 45 and traveling in groups of four will be able to go for the Hajj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms. Women meeting these criteria will

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

Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah – Saudi Interior Ministry

:: A gunman armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and three petrol bombs killed two Royal Guards and wounded three others in an attack at a security guards checkpoint at the western gate of Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah early on Saturday.

Makkah-Madinah high speed rail just months away from becoming operational

:: Field work on the haramain specific teach, which connects the holy towns of makkah and madinah, is executed and the whole undertaking could be fully finished before the yearend, the makkah location improvement authority (mrda) has stated. In a

King Salman, Kremlin upbeat about ‘milestone’ royal visit

:: King Salman hopes his visit to Russia this week and talks with President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials will achieve the aspirations of the two countries, he told the Cabinet on Tuesday. Addressing the weekly meeting at Al-Salam

Saudi National Development Fund established by King Salman

:: A royal order was issued on Wednesday establishing the National Development Fund to be under the mandate of the Prime Minister. The National Development Fund will oversee the functions of the Saudi Fund for Development, the Saudi Industrial Development

$3 billion ‘new city’ at Taif

King Salman

:: Plans were approved on Sunday for a $3 billion “new city” at Taif, with more than 10,000 homes, a culture and heritage tourist center, technology and industry parks, a university and an airport. The project will occupy nearly 1,250

38% of startups registered in 2016 are owned by Saudi women

Ghassan Al-Sulaiman.

:: Nearly 40 percent of startups launched in Saudi Arabia in 2016 are owned by women, “which highlights how the role of women in economic development has flourished,” said the Governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises

Makkah deputy governor inaugurates Electronic Forum

:: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated on Thursday the Electronic Forum, organized by the Committee of Young Businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce

King expresses pride in Saudi development, security, prosperity

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday expressed pride in the Kingdom’s development in all areas as it celebrates its 87th National Day this year, with citizens and residents enjoying security and prosperity. Addressing a regular Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in

Italian interior minister lauds Muslim World League’s role in fighting extremism

:: Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa and his accompanying delegation in Rome on Tuesday. They explored a number of topics of common interest including citizenship and positive integration with the promotion of

Saudi Arabia: King Salman orders driving licenses for women

King Salman

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a historic royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June. The royal decree issued on Tuesday also ordered the establishment of a high-level committee of involving the

Saudi economy grew in 2016 despite global slump: SAMA

:: While the global economic growth rate declined from 3.4 percent in 2015 to 3.1 percent last year, the Kingdom’s economy grew by 1.7 percent, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) reported. King Salman’s “wise leadership was keen on improving

87th Saudi National Day celebration takes center stage

:: The 87th National Day celebrations in the Kingdom took center stage on Saturday with an atmosphere pervaded by euphoric excitement engendered by the various activities lined up to mark the annual historic event. “The National Day is a precious

Joint Gulf exercises wind up with aim to strengthen security, stability

:: The joint Gulf sea exercises (Gulf of Peace 6), which were carried out off the Eastern Province in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, concluded on Wednesday with the participation of the Saudi Border Guards, Bahraini and Kuwaiti Coast

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