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 »


Finance Minister Al-Jadaan leads Saudi delegation at Arab economic summit

:: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan arrived in Beirut on Saturday to lead the Saudi delegation at an Arab economic summit. Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari and other embassy officials received

Makkah governor launches raft of pilgrimage initiatives

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, opened the Makkah Cultural Forum on Sunday, where he addressed growing demands to improve pilgrimage experiences for Muslims visiting holy sites and cities in Saudi Arabia. Called “How to Develop Cities to Serve the

Jeddah to host first global village in Saudi Arabia

:: For the first time in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah will host a multicultural festival that takes visitors on a virtual tour of 50 countries. The global village will be set up inside Atallah Happy Land Park along the city’s famous

Muslim World League International forum calls for positive coexistence

:: The first vice president of Burundi, Gaston Sindimwo, has praised his country for overcoming its turbulent past, citing how religious organizations have promoted peace and tolerance, at the Muslim World League (MWL) forum in the Burundian city of Bujumbura.

Saudi education minister gives teachers 100 days to improve results

:: The Saudi education minister, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, expressed concern at the state of schools in the Kingdom this week, during a speech to teaching staff in Riyadh. Al-Asheikh said he “longed” for the day “when the Kingdom’s

Preserving national identity a challenge: Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs minister

:: Saudi Arabia faces “great challenges” in preserving its national identity as it keeps up with modern society, the minister of Islamic affairs said Saturday. Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh told delegates at a conference in Cairo that it

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief chief meets UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen

:: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), met on Saturday with Lise Grande, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, at the center’s headquarters in Riyadh. They discussed means of cooperating and

King Salman receives president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

:: The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, on Tuesday called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh. She lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia for its humanitarian work around the globe and for supporting the

Major Saudi award honors excellence in nonprofit sector

:: On behalf of King Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Tuesday honored 26 recipients of King Abdul Aziz Award for Quality at a hotel in Riyadh. The award focuses on supporting and promoting the best professional practices

Public-private partnership to boost education sector in Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi Arabia is making efforts to improve the quality of its education sector’s infrastructure by encouraging public-private partnerships, said Education Minister Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh. The Ministry of Education and Tatweer Buildings Co. (a government-owned entity) on Tuesday

Israeli air raids strike Hamas after Gaza rocket fired

:: The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border. The Israeli air defense system intercepted the rocket which was

Trump says little progress as govt shutdown in third week

:: Talks aimed at ending a partial US government shutdown which entered its third week on Saturday made little progress but were to continue on Sunday, President Donald Trump said. An impasse with lawmakers over Trump’s demand for billions of

Laws to help disabled ‘needed urgently,’ Arab conference told

:: The rising number of armed conflicts in many Arab states highlighted the urgent need to create protective laws for the disabled, an international conference in Cairo was told. Dr. Nasriya Baghdadi, director of civil society organizations in the Arab

Houthis negotiate with UN’s Griffiths in Sanaa, while attacking Hodeidah

:: As Houthi militiamen on Saturday launched an attack on the UN’s World Food Program warehouses in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the militia’s leadership was negotiating with UN envoy Martin Griffiths. Griffiths, who brokered the breakthrough last month in

Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole al-Qaeda attack has been killed

:: President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead. The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was

Turkish Islamic scholar says Erdogan opponents ‘must be killed’

:: The Netherlands announced it would open an investigation into statements made by an Islamic Turkish academic, loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he said, “opponents rebelling against Turkish authorities must be killed.” Ahmet Akgunduz, head of the

Syria’s opposition calls for reviewing decisions dealing with Assad regime

:: The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission of opposition and revolution forces, Nasr al-Hariri expressed hope that the countries which announced restoring relations with the Syrian regime, will reconsider their decisions. In a press conference in the Saudi capital

Agreement signed to boost technical services at Two Holy Mosques

:: The General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to upgrade technical and digital services at the mosques. The signing ceremony was

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