Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

Palestinian Central Council calls for struggle against Israel “in all forms”

:: The Palestinian Central Council instructed the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Administration to suspend the recognition of the state of Israel on Monday. The Council furthermore announced its support for the More »

Sisi stresses Egypt’s ‘strategic relationship’ with Saudi Arabia

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday stressed the “strategic and discrete” nature of the Egyptian-Saudi relations. Sisi was speaking during a meeting in Cairo with Saudi Minister of Civil Service More »

Saudi King Salman orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

:: Saudi King Salman issued a royal decree, on Friday, approving annual gratuity for Saudi civil and military personnel. Based on suggestions by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the decree was approved More »

 

Main outcomes of Brisbane summit

BRISBANE: G-20 leaders, which collectively comprise 85 percent of the world economy, wrapped up their annual summit on Sunday with agreement on a wealth of issues, primarily economic. Here are the main outcomes: The leaders of the world’s most powerful

G-20: Saudi Arabia’s focus on economic policy

By : Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi The ninth summit of the G-20 heads of government to be held in the Australian city of Brisbane on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 is different from the crisis meeting held in 2008 to save

Qatar leaders, Alwaleed hold investment talks

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and an accompanying delegation visited Qatar on Saturday. During the visit, Prince Alwaleed met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The

On the growing trend to recognize the state of Palestine

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova On Sept. 30, Sweden recognized the occupied state of Palestine, becoming the first EU member to do so. Prior to the establishment of the union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic had already

‘Koala diplomacy’: Abbott arranges warm welcome

BRISBANE: Australia arranged a warm and fuzzy welcome for the world’s most powerful leaders at the G-20 summit with a campaign dubbed “koala diplomacy,” in which top politicians cuddled the shy native marsupials. While there may have been sharp differences

Factory run by female workers in Saudi Arabia breaks stereotypes

The Saudi government’s drive to draw more women into the labor force appears to be bearing fruit, as the jobs occupied by women seems to breaking the stereotypical ideology of suitable jobs for women in the kingdom. A factory producing

Putin’s exit sparks ridicule on Twitter

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s abrupt departure from a testy G20 summit in Australia under the pretext of having to get some sleep sparked ridicule on social media, with wits also predicting that a koala may win a government post

Friends mourn beheading of U.S. aid worker Kassig

Peter Kassig first experienced the Middle East as a soldier, then returned as a student and, finally, as a humanitarian intent on helping those whose lives were upended by the brutal civil war in Syria, whatever their allegiance. It was

Saudi Arabia thumps Bahrain 3-0

Saudi Arabia scored its first full three points with a 3-0 victory over Bahrain on Sunday in the 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup football tournament at the King Fahd International Stadium. It was the first win in two matches for the

Fierce clashes around Tripoli airport kill four

Deadly fighting between Islamist militias and forces backed by Libya’s internationally recognised government on Sunday forced the closure of an airport in eastern Tripoli, military sources said. At least four people were killed and 10 wounded in clashes between the

Study begins on Red Sea resources

The National Commission for Fishing has begun a study of the administrative laws and policies related to the regulation of fishing and the protection of the regional marine environment with a view to achieving sustainable resource use. The study is

U.S. accelerates training of Iraqi forces: Hagel

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. military is starting its program to train and advise Iraqi forces ahead of schedule in an effort to accelerate efforts in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Rains may stall infrastructure projects

Experts in construction business have demanded that Jeddah’s Secretariat ensure that ongoing work at road projects and underpasses in the city are not affected by rains. According to experts, there are many possibilities that the infrastructure projects will be severely

G-20: Crown prince in talks with top leaders

Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, who was here to lead the Saudi delegation to the G-20 summit, had a busy day on Sunday meeting a number of prominent world leaders, including French President Francois Hollande, German

Oil price fall not to hit KSA economy

Saudi Arabia will continue to show strong economic growth this year despite the fall in oil prices, said Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf on Sunday. He attributed his prediction to the huge government expenditures on major infrastructure projects across the country.

Shoura to vote on minimum wage proposal

The Shoura Council will vote Monday on a proposal for a minimum wage for Saudi employees through proposed amendments in the pension scheme of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI). Head of the Human Resources Committee at the Shoura

Kingdom joins world in marking Diabetes Day

The Ministry of Health launched a nationwide awareness campaign to combat diabetes on the World Diabetes Day on Saturday. This year’s World Diabetes Day is under the theme “Healthy Living and Diabetes,” and is observed worldwide by over 200 member

Car bomb wounds 5 on perimeter of Baghdad airport

A car bomb exploded on the perimeter of Baghdad’s heavily guarded international airport complex on Sunday, wounding five people, security sources said. The blast occurred at a security checkpoint close to a parking lot where passengers are searched before boarding

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