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 »


King Salman Center rehabilitates 80 Yemeni former child-soldiers

:: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in the Yemeni city of Marib, east of Sana’a has launched its fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by Houthi militias and forced them into armed conflicts.

Iran Revolutionary Guards: Our frontlines are in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon

:: Iranian officials occasionally boast about their meddling in the affairs of neighboring countries, but the most recent example of this was seen when the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corp, Brigadier General Hussein Salami, described the interference as

Iraq conducts air strike in Syria, killing top ISIS militants

:: Iraq has conducted an air strike on three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin where ISIS leaders were meeting, killing 45 members of the militant group, its military said on Saturday. “Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful

Merkel in Beirut: Syria must be more secure before refugees return

:: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday on a visit to Lebanon that conditions in Syria are not yet right for refugees to return, an issue which has led to a dispute between Lebanon’s foreign minister and the UN

Saudi Arabian female accident inspectors gear up ahead of lifting of driving ban

:: A batch of 40 Saudi women will begin their careers as car accident inspectors on Sunday in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam as the ban on women driving is lifted. Private insurance company Najm, in partnership with the General Department

King Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers in Grand Mosque

:: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abulaziz, performed Eid al-Fitr prayers on Friday morning in the Grand Mosque of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. King Salman prayed amidst crowds of worshipers who filled

King Salman congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has congratulated the citizens of his kingdom and Muslims everywhere for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The following is the translated text of King Salman’s message: “In the name of Allah the Merciful Praise

King Salman receives Yemeni president

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday in Jeddah. The meeting was attended by a number of provincial governors and other dignitaries. Yemen’s army killed 35 Iran-backed Houthi militants in Al-Jouf

King Salman meets governors of Saudi regions

:: King Salman met Saudi regional in governors on Tuesday. The governor of the 13 regions of the Kingdom met the king and crown prince at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah. A list of the Kingdom’s regions and governors are: MAKKAH

Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment

:: The Saudi government approved a measure on Tuesday criminalizing sexual harassment in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman in Jeddah, backed the legislation, which requires a royal decree to become law. The

Lebanon PM in second trip to Saudi since surprise resignation

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On November 4, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh.

Syria chairing world disarmament body ‘a travesty,’ US says

:: The US ambassador to the UN in Geneva said Tuesday it was “a travesty” that Syria would head the Conference on Disarmament, leaving briefly when the Syrian representative took the floor. “Syria’s presence here is a travesty. This regime

Saudi Society for Physically Disabled Adults served 120,000 in last decade

:: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), on Monday, patronized a celebration to mark 10 years since the founding of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia). The

Egypt’s Sisi to visit Sudan in October amid tensions

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit Khartoum in October to seal several bilateral deals, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday during a visit to Cairo, at a time of fraught relations between the neighbors. Sudan banned the import

Turkey tells Israeli envoy to return to Israel ‘for some time’ after Gaza deaths

:: The Turkish Foreign Ministry has told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel “for some time”, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border.

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem,” the council of ministers said

Saudi Arabia air defense intercepts Houthi missile targeting Jazan

:: Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militia over the southern city of Jazan, said the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition. Col. Turki Al-Maliki announced that at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Saudi

Ramadan to begin Thursday as Saudi moon observers say no sight of crescent

:: Saudi Arabian moon observers said that there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, meaning millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month on Thursday. According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, bad

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