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: Yanbu

Saudi refinery operations not affected by transformer fire

:: The Saudi Aramco Mobile Refinery (SAMREF) at Yanbu is operating normally after a fire hit a power transformer at the gate of the facility on Saturday, a spokesman for a Saudi government body was quoted as saying on the

Yanbu airport may be used for transport of pilgrims

Emir of Madinah Prince Faisal Bin Salman has ordered the local Haj Committee to prepare a report on feasibility of receiving pilgrims at Prince Abdulmohsen Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Yanbu. He also asked a committee to carry out a study

Prince Saud attends Yanbu institute’s graduation event

Two hundred trainees from Yanbu Technical Institute graduated at a ceremony attended by the chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. The chairman, Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Thunayan, also inspected the Royal Commission projects in Yanbu on

Yanbu’s Historic Area to undergo a major facelift

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), in cooperation with its strategic partners, is working on a major facelift of the Historic Area in Yanbu on the Red Sea coast. According to the plan, the Historic Area in

Adel Al Jubeir sworn in as new Saudi foreign minister

Former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel Al Jubeir was sworn in on Monday before King Salman bin Abdulaziz as the kingdom’s new foreign minister, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The top diplomat was appointed to his post

King receives flowery tribute

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has been honored in Yanbu with a portrait comprising 1.27 million flowers of various colors. The portrait was conceived and arranged by engineers of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY)

Tourism island among new projects unveiled in Yanbu

Twenty-seven major investment projects in the industrial city of Yanbu were unveiled during an investment forum opened by Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb on Wednesday. Projects include a tourism island, four hotels, an international specialist hospital,

Yanbu Health Affairs chief denies mass resignations

YANBU — The head of Health Affairs in Yanbu has denied rumors that a number of officials have resigned from hospitals in the governorate. Dr. Atallah Al-Jehani said all health sector employees are working as a team and continue to

Yanbu rapist-killer executed

A Yemeni man was executed in Yanbu on Thursday for the rape and murder of two Asian housemaids about four years ago, the Ministry of Interior said. In a statement, the ministry said Awdah Ahmad Awdah Salem was beheaded in

Desal plant to pump 145m gallons of water a day

JEDDAH — The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has announced the arrival of a second desalination unit at Yanbu’s power generating plant that will be installed by the end of the week. The head of SWCC Western Coast branch, Mohammad

KFIP gets world’s largest desal equipment

The King Fahd Industrial Port (KFIP) in Yanbu Tuesday received Korean ship Dongbang Jiant 3, which is carrying the world’s largest water desalination equipment to be installed at the water desalination plant in Yanbu. The Yanbu plant along the same

‘Reject extremism, defeat terrorism’

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of Ramadan on Sunday. On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the king said: “Eid brings joy to the hearts of Muslims after having engaged in worship

Eid Ul Fitr Tomorrow in Saudi Arabia…

Eid Ul Fitr Greeting

Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia… Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the moon of Shawwaal

Ramadan tomorrow

[wpResize] The fasting month of Ramadan begins in Saudi Arabia tomorrow (Sunday) as nobody sighted the new crescent on Friday night. “June 28 will be the 30th day of Shaaban and the holy month of Ramadan begins on June 29,”

Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia

[wpResize] Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia that since the moon of Ramadhaan was not sighted this evening, here in Saudi Arabia, we shall

Traffic police have a plan for Ramadan

Traffic police in Jeddah launched a new project to ease congestion in the streets of Jeddah during Ramadan. Maj. Gen. Waslallah Al-Harbi, head of traffic police in Jeddah, confirmed the police’s readiness to deal with traffic jams that worry city

Midday work ban comes into effect

The midday work ban in the Kingdom comes into effect Sunday, the Labor Ministry said on Saturday. The three-hour work ban from 12 noon to 3 p.m. will continue until Sept. 15, it added. The ministry said workers at oil

Female security guards a boon to public security

Ever since the Ministry of Labor began implementing a royal decree in early 2012 that banned men from working in stores that sell lingerie, cosmetics and other goods exclusively marketed to women, job opportunities for Saudi women have increased exponentially.

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