GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »


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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