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 »

 

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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

Houthi projectile kills toddler and injures father and brother in Najran

A toddler was killed Thursday when a projectile launched by the Houthi militia from Yemen territories hit a residential area in Najran, southwestern Saudi Arabia. The deputy spokesperson of the Directorate of civil defense said the victim’s brother – a

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