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 »

 

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Crash site photos of deputy governor of Asir’s plane emerge

:: Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, deputy governor of Asir’s plane crashed in the Jarf Rida Nature Reserve which is spread around nine square kilometers , in the southwest of Saudi Arabia’s Sarawat Mountains, about 20 km northwest of Abha.

Houthi militias fire missile at a school in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region

:: Houthi armed militias fired a ground-to-ground missile targeted at a school in the the village of Al-Jaradiyah in the Jazan region of Saudi Arabia. No injuries of casualties have been reported so far. An official source at the Command

Saudi Crown Prince donates $4.3 million to Qassim charities

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has donated $4.3 million (Saudi Riyal 16 million) from his own account to charitable societies in Qassim region. This was within the Project of Prince Muhammad

Saudi Arabia boosts agriculture ties with UN

:: A Saudi delegation has met with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in an effort to boost ties and explore how it can support the Kingdom’s economic diversification plans. Among the topics discussed were Reimbursable Technical Assistance

Saudi Arabia continues to welcome Yemeni Hajjis

:: The Wadiha border crossing in the Shahara district of Najran continues its 24-hour ongoing work of receiving Yemeni pilgrims to perform their Hajj in ease and peace, following instructions from the Kingdom’s leadership, and under the supervision of Najran

Saudi forces arrest 4 escaped prisoners after 9-hour siege in Tabuk

:: Police arrested four prisoners who had escaped from Tabuk Prison after a nine-hour siege that followed 25 days of tracking and monitoring. Security forces used airplanes from Prince Faisal Air Base to track the escaped prisoners, and followed tips

1,564 Saudis participate in summer literacy campaign in Hail

:: A summer campaign to raise awareness about adult literacy in Hail targeted more than 1,564 citizens, including 773 males and 791 female in education centers. The director of adult education in Hail and the executive supervisor on the summer

Fire at petrol station in Najran prompts evacuation of residents

:: Fire hit a petrol station in the southwestern region of Najran on Thursday night, prompting the evacuation of residents of the building nearby, the Directorate for Civil Defense said Friday. In a report carried by the Saudi Press Agency

Najran governor briefed on advanced combat systems

:: Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz conveyed the congratulations of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to National Guard troops stationed along border areas on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. He also conveyed the greetings of

Saudi Arabia foils Houthi attempt to infiltrate Najran, Jazan borders

:: Saudi land forces backed by coalition aircrafts were able to foil an attempted attack by Houthi militias on Sunday morning to breach the borders near Jazan and Najran. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Houthi militias started two simultaneous attacks

Qassim governor: A new step in fight against terrorism taken through Etidal

Prince Faisal bin Mishaal

:: Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal praised the Global Center for Combating Extremism Ideology “Etidal,” which is a step forward in the fight against extremism. In a press statement, the prince said King Salman is working to consolidate the

Saudi officer killed after RPG attack in restive Qatif neighborhood

:: A Saudi officer working for Saudi’s emergency services has been killed after being attacked by extremists using an RPG, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported. A ministry of interior spokesperson said the solider was part of a patrol unit

Attempt to smuggle over 2 million Captagon pills foiled in Al-Jouf

:: Border Guard officers in Al-Jouf Region Saturday thwarted a drug smuggling operation from across the border with Jordan, a Border Guard spokesman said. While on a regular patrol, undertaken to carry out their mission of deterring the smuggling of

Duba Border Guards foil drug-smuggling attempt in Duba

:: Border Guards officers in Duba city, Tabuk governorate, Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle 900,000 Captagon pills aboard a ship attempting to enter Saudi territorial waters from the Egyptian territorial waters. Border Guards official spokesperson Commodore Saher bin Mohammed

Najran governor launches health projects worth SR1.1bn

Najran Gov. Prince Jiluwi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed has launched health projects worth more than SR1.1 billion ($293 million) in the region. The launch was held before an audience comprising senior Saudi government officials and dignitaries, in the presence of

Al-Birk: Saudi islands dot the Red Sea with virgin nature

The islands belonging to the province of Al-Birk on the Red Sea coast west of Asir region have a virgin nature that attracts lovers of marine tourism and fishing. The islands are characterized by their charming nature and environmental diversity,

Development projects in Al-Leith, Adham valued at SR1.8 billion

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

The value of accomplished and ongoing development projects in Al-Leith and Adham in western Saudi Arabia is estimated at more than SR1.8 billion ($480 million), an official has said. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Governor of Makkah

Saudi forces kill 17 Houthi militias attempting to breach border

Saudi forces killed at least 17 Houthi militias who attempted to breach the border with Yemen on Saturday. The militants tried to breach the border near Al Khubah village in the province of Jazan. While stationed in border villages on

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