Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Israeli Arab lawmaker quits ‘racist’ parliament over law

:: An Israeli Arab lawmaker resigned on Saturday and branded the parliament “racist” after it passed a controversial new law which declares Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. The new legislation speaks of Israel as the historic homeland

A royal welcome for first Iraqi Hajj pilgrims at Arar crossing

:: The first 2018 Hajj pilgrims from Iraq received a royal welcome at the Arar border crossing on Saturday from Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan, governor of the Northern Borders. “I had the honor to convey the greetings of

Israeli troops shoot dead two Palestinians in border protest

:: Israeli troops shoot dead two Palestinians, one of them a teenager, during Friday protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said in a statement. It named the dead man as Ghazi Abu Mustafa 43, while

Pilgrims greeted with flowers, sweets — and health advice

:: Saudi Arabia welcomed the first of this year’s international Hajj pilgrims by air and sea on Friday. A flight carrying pilgrims from the UK city of Manchester arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport — the Kingdom’s main

Saudi Hajj ministry celebrates arrival of Sudanese pilgrims

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj received the first batch of pilgrims coming by sea from Sudan to Jeddah on Saturday. The ship, with more than 1,400 pilgrims onboard, arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port amid a warm welcome and reception

Iran’s threat to close Strait of Hormuz is ‘serious’ – senior official

:: Iran’s Political Affairs Spokesman for their Revolutionary Guards Corps, Lieutenant Commander Yidallah Javani, said the threatsby the Islamic Republic to close the Strait of Hormuz are “serious”. In an interview with Iranian Tasnim news agency, which is a media

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi released from Israeli prison

:: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers outside her home, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said. Assaf

Saudi King orders two appointments for Jeddah and culture ministry

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Friday two royal decrees concerning Jeddah and the ministry of culture, reported the Saudi Press Agency. In the first decree, he ordered the appointment of Saleh bin Ali bin Abdulrahman al-Turki as

Imran Khan’s party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

:: Imran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

Yemeni army sends more military reinforcements to Hodeidah

:: A senior Yemeni military source revealed on Saturday that military reinforcements continued to flow into the battlefronts through land and sea at the southern coast of the port city of Hodeidah. The source confirmed the resumption of military operations

Saudi Arabia suspends crude oil shipments through Bab El-Mandeb

:: Saudi Arabia will suspend all shipments of crude oil passing through the Straits of Mandab until navigation becomes safe, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said on Thursday. Falih said that according to the official

Pakistan’s Imran Khan inches toward election victory as opponents cry foul

:: Pakistani authorities said on Thursday full results of a general election would be delayed as cricket hero-turned-politician Imran Khan led in a partial count that opponents said was rigged. The party of Khan’s jailed chief rival, ousted Prime Minister

Turkey: We are not bound by US sanctions on Iran

:: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that his country has informed US officials that it opposes US sanctions against Iran and that they were not obliged to implement them. “We have told them we will not join

King Salman welcomes pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

:: King Salman on Tuesday welcomed pilgrims who have started arriving in the Kingdom from around the world to perform Hajj rituals. The Saudi ruler directed public and private sectors serving the pilgrims to “exert all efforts” to help the

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief meets Griffiths to discuss Yemen

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on Monday met with Martin Griffiths, the special envoy of UN secretary-general to Yemen. During the meeting, they discussed the latest political, security and humanitarian

Yemen government demands Houthis release captives to restart talks

:: Yemen’s government said Sunday that it will return to the negotiating table with Houthi militias if they release all the prisoners they are holding. “It is necessary to show goodwill before the start of new talks through the release

Trump to Iran: ‘Never ever threaten US again’

:: President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at bellicose comments by Iran’s president, warning him of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” as the US intensifies its campaign against the Islamic republic. “NEVER, EVER

Houthis accused of looting humanitarian aid

:: The Yemen Scholars Association on Saturday blamed the Iranian-backed Houthi militias for the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The associated accused the Houthis of looting humanitarian aid. According to the Yemeni scholars, Houthi actions have resulted in

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