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 »


US peace envoy hopes for deal with Taliban in 2019

:: The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday. The US envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Kabul to lead talks between the United States,

Trump says no plan to extradite preacher to Turkey

:: US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt. “It’s not under consideration,” Trump told reporters shortly before departing

Cyclone death toll in southeast India hits 33

:: The death toll from a cyclone that battered India’s eastern coast has reached 33, a disaster official said Sunday, as authorities assessed the damage caused by the powerful storm. Cyclone Gaja, which packed winds of up to 120 kilometers

Coalition intercepts, destroys three Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Marib

:: The Arab Coalition has confirmed that forces have intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi militias on Marib. Eyewitnesses said that the sound of violent explosions shook some neighborhoods of the city as defense forces intercepted

Iran does not respect human rights: Saudi envoy

:: The Iranian people continue to suffer under an “unjust… system of darkness” that does not respect human rights, said the Saudi ambassador to the UN. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said the report of the UN special rapporteur on human rights in

US denies reaching a conclusion on responsibility for Khashoggi’s death

:: The State Department on Saturday said the United States government has not made a final conclusion on who was involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Recent reports indicating that the US government has made a final conclusion

Iraqi president arrives in Saudi Arabia as part of regional tour

:: Iraq’s President Barham Salih is ending a regional tour in Riyadh, where he arrived in the kingdom on Sunday aiming to strengthen relations and discuss developments in Iraq. The tour involved a short visit to Jordan, preceded by visits

KSrelief chief: Saudi foreign aid worth $84.7 bln, benefiting 79 countries

:: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Royal Court Advisor and Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), stressed the outstanding contributions of Saudi Arabia in the field of humanitarian aid and relief, announcing that Saudi foreign aid

Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour attends Maldives presidential inauguration

:: On behalf of King Salman, Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz attended the inauguration on Saturday of new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the capital Male. Prince Mansour, who is a member of

King Salman meets British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt

:: King Salman held talks with British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt in Riyadh on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the region. Hunt also held talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Press Agency said. Speaking before the

Saudi Crown Prince meets British special envoy Simon McDonald

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has discussed bilateral relations with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s special envoy, Simon McDonald, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. McDonald’s talks in Riyadh comes as British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said

Iran’s ex-minister of welfare detained in Tehran’s Evin prison over financial fraud

:: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says authorities have arrested the former minister of welfare and social security for financial fraud. The Sunday report says Parviz Kazemi was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison two days ago. Kazemi resigned from his

World leaders in Paris warn world peace under threat

:: World leaders marking the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I in France on Sunday later attended the Paris Peace Forum where they warned that world peace may be under threat. The forum in Paris a three-day

Lebanon’s President vows to find solution over government impasse

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that a solution would be found to a political row that has blocked the formation of a new national unity government for more than six months since a general election in May.

More stormy weather on the way for several Saudi regions

:: Residents across Saudi Arabia will have to brace for yet another week of rough weather as authorities predict stormy conditions in a number of the Kingdom’s regions. Heavy thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds will be a feature for the

Turkish air strike ‘neutralizes’ 14 Kurdish militants in Iraq

:: An air strike by a Turkish warplane “neutralized” 14 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday, destroying hideouts and armories. The Turkish army uses the phrase neutralize when it has

King Salman receives British envoy

:: The special envoy of the British prime minister, Simon McDonald, on Sunday called on King Salman and conveyed British Premier Theresa May’s greetings to the king. The king also expressed his best wishes to May and her country. During

Six Palestinians killed in Israeli air raid in Gaza

:: Israel’s army said an exchange of fire erupted on Sunday during an operation in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian officials reported six people killed, including a local commander of Hamas’s armed wing. “During (Israeli military) operational activity in the

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