Saudi Crown Prince sends condolences to President Trump as hurricane ravages US

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent his condolences to US President Donald Trump and families of the victims of Hurricane Florence which hit several states including North and South More »

Saudi ambassador to US: Red Sea security is vital for Saudi Arabia, region

:: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is part of the kingdom’s foreign policy in establishing More »

Iranian extremism ‘reinforcing instability’

:: The Muslim World League (MWL) will hold an international Muslim-Christian summit in Beirut next year to combat hate speech and promote cultural and religious and diversity, the organization’s secretary-general said on More »

Iraq PM visits Basra after week of violence

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived Monday in Basra, the oil-rich southern city where protests over government neglect had escalated into deadly violence, his office said. After 12 protesters were killed More »

KSA’s Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) on Wednesday. The prince will also sign agreements with OAA to graduate male and female pilots and More »


Category Archives: News

Dutch firms no longer welcome in KSA

  Geert Wilders, the Dutch ultra-rightist MP involved in vicious attacks against Islam and Saudi Arabia. (AP) Saudi Arabia has banned Dutch companies from participating in its future projects because the Dutch government has not taken action against the leader

Makkah in focus as MERS spreads

The World Health Organization reported on Friday new cases of laboratory-confirmed MERS coronavirus cases in Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, UAE and the US. Two confirmed cases of the virus in the Netherlands and in the US had a travel history

Reach out to Muslims, India’s major papers urge Modi

Indian newspapers on Saturday urged prime minister-elect Narendra Modi to reach out to Muslims and avoid the temptation of triumphalism after the Hindu nationalist leader’s crushing election victory. After winning the first outright majority by anyone for 30 years, Modi

Airports step up alert to keep MERS away

Health authorities on Thursday announced the deaths of another three people from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the country’s toll to 160. The death toll rose as US reports said airline crews have also been told to be on the

Non-Haj govt agencies to be relocated out of Mina

The Supreme Haj Committee plans to ban all non-Haj government agencies from operating in Mina to streamline operations for pilgrims. The discussion on the issue took place at a committee meeting recently in Jeddah. The space would be allocated for

Hagel: US-Iran talks ‘not at cost of Gulf security’

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Wednesday promised Saudi Arabia and other GCC states that US negotiations to contain Iran’s nuclear program would not weaken their security. “First, these negotiations will under no circumstances trade away regional security for concessions on

King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah inaugurated

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz patronized the opening ceremony of the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah yesterday evening. The inauguration was followed by the finals of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

WHO says deadly MERS virus very serious, but not an emergency

    LONDON: Concern about the deadly new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus has “significantly increased” but the disease is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said. The virus, which causes coughing, fever and sometimes

Prince Khalid named new deputy Defense minister

  The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has relieved Prince Salman bin Sultan from the position of Deputy Minister of Defense upon his request. Prince Khalid bin Bandar will replace him. Prince Turki bin Abdullah has been

U.S. to surpass Saudi Arabia to become world’s top oil producer by 2015

  Washington – The United States is set to become the world’s top energy producer by 2015, according to a new report. The report from the International Energy Agency found that the US would even surpass Saudi Arabia to become

Saudi Arabia officially rejects term on UN Security Council

  United Nations – Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented moved, formally rejected Tuesday its two-year term on the UN Security Council, clearing the way for Jordan to take the seat as a replacement, Xinhua reported. The Middle East power had

Saudi Arabia arrests 62 Accused of Ties to Yemeni and Syrian Terrorists

Security authorities have arrested 62 militants accused of having ties to terrorists in Yemen and Syria and suspected of planning attacks on government installations and foreign interests and of plotting to assassinate security officials, the state news agency reported Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia jails organiser of women’s protests for six years


  A Saudi court jailed a man for six years for organizing women’s demonstrations and taking part in protests against the regime, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday. The report gave no further details of the demonstrations over

Saudi fears rise over mystery virus


  A mystery virus known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has claimed an increasing number of lives in Saudi Arabia, where it has spread to at least five cities. There is no known cure and fear of the

Saudi Mers death toll rises to 126

Arab Mers

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s death toll from Mers has risen by five to 126 fatalities since the mystery respiratory virus first appeared in the kingdom in 2012, the health ministry said Friday. Two men, aged 47 and 60, died in the

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