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 »

 

Makkah governor pledges $20 million to protect endangered heritage sites

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the head of the Saudi delegation to donors to the International Fund for Protecting Endangered Cultural Heritage, announced that the Kingdom has donated $20 million to the fund. The fund was established to help preserve

Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul

The capture of the mosque would be a huge symbolic prize as well as strategic gain for the government as it was there where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in July 2014 after the militants had captured

6,000-year-old relic handed to Saudi government

Prince Sultan bin Salman

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH,) received a rare archaeological piece dating to 6,000 years ago from Mohammed bin Halil Al-Balawi of Tabuk. Prince Sultan handed Al-Balawi a reward and a certificate

Hong Kong set to pick new leader anointed by Beijing

The three candidates vying to be Hong Kong’s next leader squared off in a feisty debate in front of hundreds of voters who peppered them with questions. They wrangled over policy proposals for the semiautonomous Chinese city and took jabs

Abadi says Trump ‘more engaged’ in terror fight

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday after talks with President Donald Trump that the new US administration appears more focused on the fight against terrorism than its predecessor. Abadi met Trump at the White House on the 14th anniversary

EU to hold special Brexit Summit April 29

The EU’s remaining 27 member states will hold a special summit on April 29 to decide the political objectives for Brexit talks, President Donald Tusk said. Tusk’s announcement came a day after London said Prime Minister Theresa May would trigger

King Salman center opens two new projects in Yemen

King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid on Sunday inaugurated two projects. One program tackles malnutrition among children, and pregnant and nursing mothers. The other will supply water. Abdul Ilah bin Othman, president of the Khair Coalition for Humanitarian

S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

South Korean prosecutors grilled the country’s just-ousted president on Tuesday in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail. The questioning of Park Geun-hye came 11 days after the Constitutional

Assad: Russia can play a role so that Israel no longer attacks Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday said Russia can play an important role in the crisis following Syria’s firing missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes in the conflict-torn country. “Russia can play a role so that Israel no longer

Bill Gates again world’s richest man; Trump slips

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the

Syrian rebels launch second Damascus attack in three days

Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides said, pressing the boldest assault on the capital by opposition fighters in several years. The spokesman for one

Google sorry for adverts alongside extremist content

Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control. “We know advertisers don’t want their ads next to content that doesn’t

Alarming rates of acid attacks in Iran back on the rise

After almost a year of calm, spraying people with burning acid has returned in Iran where a family of four has been attacked on Saturday in Sharada, within Isfahan province, Iran’s top tourist destination. Last month, unidentified people also attacked

David Rockefeller, last grandchild of John D. Rockefeller, dies

David Rockefeller, a former head of Chase Manhattan bank and luminary in political and philanthropic circles, died Monday at the age of 101, a spokesman said. He died in his sleep due to congestive heart failure at his home in

Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant

Dubai on Monday completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. The 200 megawatt plant sprawls over 4.5 square kilometers (1.73 square miles)

Actor Ben Stiller joins social media stars to raise $2 mln for Somalia

Ben Stiller

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought. The Zoolander actor is now trying to recruit other celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis

‘Love for music’ inspires Cairo-based couple to perform on the same oud

Husband and wife, Ghassan al-Yousef and Dina Abdel Hamid, are known as the married Arab couple who play on the same oud while performing. On stage, Ghassan holds the pear-shaped body of the oud, while Dina grasps its Fretless neck.

When Ranbir and Mahira met in Dubai

Videos of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai on Sunday are going viral on social media. The videos show the two actors engaged in animated conversations, leaving fans wondering

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