Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a More »


Category Archives: Jeddah

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

Prince Sultan bin Salman

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human history and heritage in its capacity as the

Artificially intelligent algorithms to estimate Tawaf crowds at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

:: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said it applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the mataf courtyard and on the upper floors, the roof and Al-Masaa

Muslim World League chief on mission to wipe out extremist ideology

:: Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, head of the Muslim World League (MWL), told Reuters during a European tour that his organization will no longer sit by and let Islam be taken hostage by extremists. The push for a more moderate Islam

Saudi VAT impact on consumers

:: The introduction of value-added tax (VAT) next year will directly impact the prices of commodities and services, analysts said. “The price increase will reduce the demand for goods, and this will have a negative effect on companies, most of

Saudi attorney general says authorities closely monitoring Jeddah floods

:: Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb issued directives to the head of the Public Prosecution Branch in the Mecca region and the head of the Department of Jeddah province and all branches and departments in all parts of the

Rain back to Jeddah after 8 Years, brings back Memories and Pain

:: Civil Defense forces rescued 400 people in Makkah region who were trapped due to rainfall, and responded to 250 reports of electrocution, said Makkah Civil Defense spokesman Col. Saeed Sarhan. Two of those electrocuted died, and three are in

General Authority for Zakat and Income gears up on mutual agreements with ministries to enforce VAT

:: The General Authority for Zakat and Income (GAZI) is geared to sign a cooperation deal with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs following similar agreements with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Customs Department in

King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue introduces peace project for cultural communication to foreign diplomats’ wives

:: The King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) has introduced its peace project for cultural communication during a meeting that included the wives of diplomatic mission heads accredited to the Kingdom. The Riyadh-based institute recently invited diplomats’ wives

Europeans flock to Jeddah to compete at Saudi Foodex 2017

:: There is a large European presence at Saudi Arabia’s leading international food and drink trade exhibition, Saudi Foodex 2017, which was opened on Sunday at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. Held under the patronage of Prince Abdullah

Deputy governor of Makkah region oversees Zamzam well project progress

:: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Makkah region, raised the level of coordination between the bodies operating at the Grand Mosque to ensure the movement of crowds to and from the mosque in coordination with

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology approves Mathaqi as an incubated project for delivery of homemade food

:: The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) on Monday announced that Mathaqi has been accepted as an incubated project, which has already created employment opportunities for Saudi women to earn an average monthly income of SR4,000

Free entry to Saudi National Museum during 50-day archaeology convention

:: Entry to the National Museum at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center in Riyadh, which is hosting a number of events and programs including exhibitions accompanying the first Saudi Archaeology Convention that began Tuesday, will be free to visitors.

Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: On behalf of King Salman, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah, participated in the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh which was inaugurated on Monday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The World

Why is the famous case of Jeddah’s floods being re-investigated?

:: The famous case of Jeddah’s floods was about to be forgotten, until the royal order issued yesterday, to form a Supreme Committee to fight Corruption. The Supreme Committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman decided to re-investigate the

Saudi VAT enforcement: 55 days to go as businesses urged to follow new rules

:: All businesses have been advised to make sure they understand the new rules on value-added tax (VAT) and be ready for their application on Jan. 1, 2018, which is in 55 days. The General Authority of Zakat & Tax

New treatment options offer hope for Saudi ovarian cancer patients

:: Saudi women are falling victims to ovarian cancer due to late detection of the disease, a medical conference warned in Jeddah on Sunday. Dr. Shadi Al-Khayyat, an oncology consultant at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah, said that

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

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