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 »

 

Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘ready to come out of the woods’

Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s “ready to come out of the woods” and help Americans find common ground. Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick’s Day speech in her late

Germany’s Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus. “We want

Media, extremism among topics address at informal Shoura meeting

The media should scrupulously quote Shoura Council members and be precise when conveying members’ statements to the public, Speaker of the Shoura Council Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh said as members addressed several issues. “We have shortcomings in dealing with the

Canadian government apologizes to citizens tortured in Syria

The Canadian government on Friday formally apologized in a statement to three of its citizens who were tortured in Syria, which Canadian officials allegedly played an indirect role in. The government said it had settled civil suits with three Canadian

Houthi missile shot down over Jazan

A Yemeni rebel missile was intercepted over the Kingdom late Friday, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said, as the death toll from a Houthi attack on a Yemeni army camp rose to 32. The coalition said the missile, directed at Jazan,

Arab coalition air raid kills 45 Houthi militias, among them a senior figure

At least 45 Houthi militias were killed after an Arab coalition air raid targeted their convoy in the near the town of Burj, west of Taiz. Among those killed was senior Houthi militia figure Amin al-Humaidan as the raid also

Saudi residents urged to take heed of premarital screening results

Dr. Zuhair Rahbeeni

Saudi Arabia residents have been urged to go for premarital screening tests and pay attention to the results and any recommendations made by doctors. Despite a law that makes it mandatory for couples to get screened for genetic, infectious and

King Salman ends Asia tour, returns to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who was on an official tour in Asia, has left China to head back to his kingdom, the state news agency SPA reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia’s octogenarian monarch, who has overseen the launch of an

Yemen’s Hadi: Marib mosque attack is an act of terrorism

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi described the ‘terrorist attack’ on a mosque in Yemen’s military base in Marib province as ‘ugly.’ Hadi pointed out that the killing methods pursued by Houthi militias cannot be tolerated, and that they represent all

Bahrain hails US declaration of Al-Ashtar members as terrorists

Bahrain has welcomed the decision by the US Department of State to designate individuals affiliated with Al-Ashtar Brigades as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224. “This stance reflects the position of the friendly United States of America

Who are the al-Ashtar Brigades, latest US-designated ‘terrorist group’?

Iranian news agencies have remained silent ever since the United States government placed two affiliates of the Saraya al-Ashtar organization on its terrorist list. In a statement, Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs praised the US’ “positive and important decision”, saying

Schools in Northern Border region closed on Sunday

All Schools in Northern Border region will remain closed on Sunday due to bad weather conditions. The General Directorate of Education in the region has announced in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency. Related articles across the web Iranians

Gaza rocket hits Israel prompting retaliatory shelling

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Saturday, prompting retaliatory Israeli tank fire, sources on both sides said. The Israeli army said the rocket hit an open area. “No casualties have been reported.”

Young Malaysian painter wins Saudi hearts at Riyadh Book Fair

A young Malaysian boy stole the limelight at Riyadh International Book Fair by showcasing his painting skills. Young Malaysian steals the show in the presence of Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi and other top-ranking officials from the

Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with government

Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

Netanyahu: our raids targeted advanced weapons of Hezbollah in Syria

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israeli raids on Syria targeted advanced weapons of the Hezbollah militia, stressing that Tel Aviv will not allow the transfer of these weapons and that it will continue to target potential

Bangladesh police shoot suspected militant armed with explosives

Bangladesh police shot and killed a suspected militant who tried to enter a security checkpost on a motorcycle armed with explosives on Saturday, the latest in a string of security incidents since a deadly attack on a cafe in July.

Senior UN official quits after “apartheid” Israel report pulled

A senior UN official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, saying “powerful member states” pressured the world body and its chief with “vicious attacks and threats.” United Nations

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