Egyptian president to meet Trump at White House on April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights More »

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled inaugurates, reviews development projects

Following his annual tour of the coastal cities of Qunfudah and Ardiyat on Sunday, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said the total cost of completed and ongoing projects in the area are More »

World health care leaders to present global medical practices in Riyadh

International health care leaders will deliberate on building world class health care standards and practices for the Kingdom at the eHealth and Beyond Conference and Exhibition 2017, which will open in Riyadh More »

STTIM-2017 opens with resolve for sustainable tourism development

The 10th Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market opened on Sunday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center as part of an effort to attract investors to the tourism industry. The More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Jordan’s highest award

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was presented on Tuesday with Jordan’s highest award for heads of state, during a special military parade in Amman. Jordan’s King Abdullah II presented the Al-Sherif Al-Hussein bin More »


MERS snuffs out 6 more lives

The MERS coronavirus has killed a further six people and infected three others, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday. MERS has now killed 186 since September 2012, with most of the deaths taking place over the past few months

Manila sorry for raiding Saudi diplomat’s home

The Saudi government has welcomed an apology from the Philippine government over law enforcement officers raiding the home of a member of the Saudi diplomatic mission in Manila. According to reports, the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested the

Awamiya arsonist handed death

  A citizen has been handed death by the criminal court after he was found guilty of a variety of offenses, including sedition, dissidence, partaking in riots, being in possession of arms, targeting security patrols with Molotov cocktail and infringing

Madinah seeks high-capacity investments in mineral reserves

The Madinah authorities are calling for high-capacity investment in the province’s rich metal and mineral reserves at the first Mining and Investment Opportunities Forum scheduled on June 3. Held with the support of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, the

Bitter fact: Diabetes up among kids

There is an alarming increase in the incidence of diabetes among children aged 8 to 10 thanks to poor dietary habits. Mohamed Al-Harbi, head of diabetic centers and units at the ministry, revealed this at the launch of a nationwide

Taleban unhappy with US exit strategy from Afghanistan

KABUL: Taleban insurgents on Wednesday denounced US plans to keep troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2016, threatening to wage war against the “occupation” until the very last foreign soldier pulls out. Outlining the US strategy to end America’s

Modi’s masterstroke

By : Masood Khan Keeping in view, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) anti-Pakistan rhetoric Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend his swearing-in ceremony has come to many as a pleasant surprise. We could

Air raids on Syria’s Aleppo kill over 40 in 24 hours: NGO

  BEIRUT, Lebanon: The death toll from Syrian air raids on rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo has topped 40 over a 24-hour period, a monitoring group said Wednesday. Barrel bombs killed 22 people Tuesday in the eastern

Fire kills 6 typhoon victims in Philippine tent city

MANILA: Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, a police official said. The blaze broke out in a tent housing

Hundreds of migrants storm across Spanish border at Melilla

MADRID: Hundreds of people forced their way through razor-wire barriers into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla on Wednesday, highlighting increasing pressure on a rare land-based route into Europe for illegal migrants. More than 1,000 stormed fences into the enclave

Google building car with no steering wheel

LOS ANGELES: Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn’t need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won’t be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be

Construction work on Madinah Haj terminal starts next month

MADINAH — Preparations are currently underway to set the stage for the construction of King Abdullah Haj Terminal in Madinah, which will start next month. The Ministry of Finance, which is financing the terminal, is currently making the soil analysis

King Abdullah holds talks with King Mohammed VI of Morocco

  Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah holds talks with King Mohammed VI of Morocco at his place of residence in Casablanca on Monday evening. They discussed issues of mutual concern and ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation

Oops … the CIA does it again!

By: Abdulateef Al-Mulhm Since its inception in 1947, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) faced many challenges. In addition to focusing on the then Soviet bloc, it had to confront issues emanating from the US itself mainly from the American

Unsafe for Saudis?

By: Abdullah Sayel A recent study by a Ph.D. scholar revealed that nearly 70 percent of Saudis feel unsafe in the private sector. This may explain the keenness with which most Saudis try their best to join the government. In

Ukraine: Russia to pay price for Putin’s acts

By: Gwynne Dyer Conducting an orderly retreat is the hardest thing not only in war but also in politics, as Russian President Vladimir Putin is now learning. His own desire to avoid humiliation gets in the way of rapid disengagement

Saudi-UAE alliance fills Gulf leadership void

By: Mohammed Fahd Al-Harthi The move by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to form a formal strategic alliance could well turn out to be a masterstroke of creative political decision-making. It comes at a time when there

Demise of Attas leaves a void in Makkah’s humanitarian field

By: Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi Makkah has lost one of its great sons and most eminent figures with the recent demise of Sayed Amin Aqeel Attas. A highly respected personality who was well known for his benevolence and generosity, Attas carved

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