Turkey’s Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine on Wednesday and said the United States should reverse a decision recognizing the city as More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments More »

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for More »

Kuwait ruler appoints new cabinet with new oil, finance and defense ministers

:: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defense ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the More »

Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

 

Category Archives: Riyadh

Saudi King, Crown Prince discuss Jerusalem issue with Jordanian King

:: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held a session of official talks with King Abdullah of Jordan at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. They discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly those related to Jerusalem

King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

King Salman

:: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017. King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for development, excellence for non-profit organizations, and responsible competitiveness.

Saudi Shoura passes draft bankruptcy law

:: The Shoura Council on Monday approved the draft bankruptcy law which consists of 231 articles distributed over 17 chapters, including general provisions. The draft law aims to regulate bankruptcy procedures for preventive settlement, financial reorganization, liquidation, preventive settlement for

KSRelief, UN to report on Rohingyas after mission to Bangladesh

:: A high-level mission from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) concluded a two-day field visit to Cox Bazar in Bangladesh on Sunday, and will shortly submit a joint

Over 180,000 residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

:: The joint field security campaign has captured 181,060 violators of residence, labor and border security regulations, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. The campaign kicked off across the Kingdom in mid-November and has resulted in the capture of 101,586 violators

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, who is a member of the Council of

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

King Salman

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for the year-long agenda of the Shoura Council in

Saudi Arabia calls on US to back down on Jerusalem decision

:: Saudi Arabia on Saturday called on the US administration to back down from a recent decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: “my government calls on the US administration to back down

Certain medicines, medical equipment exempted from VAT in Saudi Arabia

:: The 5 percent value-added tax (plan) will not be imposed on certain medicines and medical equipment, according to Reuters citing a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday. All other private health care services will be taxed

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral, regional developments with Russian envoy

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian presiden’ts Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister, in Riyadh Wednesday evening. They discussed bilateral relations

No VAT on loans, ATM services, says Saudi tax authority

:: The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) on Wednesday confirmed that interest or lending fees charged with an implicit margin for finance will be exempt from value-added tax. The authority clarified that interest or lending fees charged on

In break with decades of US policy, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

:: President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest. Despite warnings from Western and Arab allies,

Future status of Jerusalem must be negotiated: UN envoy

:: The UN envoy for the Middle East peace process said Wednesday that Jerusalem’s future status must be negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians and warned of the repercussions of any action over the disputed city. “The (UN) secretary general has

Al-Jubeir represents Saudi Arabia at GCC meeting in Kuwait

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: A meeting of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held on Tuesday in Kuwait. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir led the Saudi delegation at the meeting, which was hosted by Kuwait. Welcoming the participants of the

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to Trump: Embassy move would offend Muslims

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the latest regional developments. During the conversation, King Salman, affirmed Saudi Arabia’s continued support for the historic rights of the

Saudi Cabinet expresses support for Yemenis’ efforts against Houthis

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has expressed hope that the uprising of Yemenis against the Iranian-backed Houthi militias will save the country from death threats, exclusion, bombings and seizure of properties. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on

UAE and Saudi Arabia form new alliance covering several fields

:: UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a decision to form a joint cooperation and coordination committee between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. The committee will cooperate and coordinate between the UAE

Riyadh governor wants all to serve community better

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar wants people to offer their suggestions to serve the community better. He made this call here on Monday at the inauguration of the Second Cultural Street Festival at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdul

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