King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

 

Saudi Crown Prince visits Islam’s holiest site in Makkah

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been photographed during a visit to the Grand Mosque in Makkah where he was briefed on the current expansion project aimed at expanding the area for Muslims to pray. During his

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 of the role of these government bodies in

Zarif, Bassil hold Beirut press conference, Lebanon boycotts Warsaw conference

:: Lebanese Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Gebran Bassil, announced his country’s boycott of the US-sponsored Mideast conference in Poland during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. Bassil added Monday that the boycott was due to

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 story in the Kingdom’s efforts to develop public-private

New batch of Saudi ambassadors sworn in before king

:: Newly appointed Saudi ambassadors were sworn in before Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday at the al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Among the new diplomats are Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdul-Aziz, ambassador to Switzerland, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi

Coalition warplanes strike last ISIS enclave in eastern Syria

:: US-led coalition warplanes struck ISIS extremist group last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as US-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize it. Coalition jets roared overhead as columns of white

UN: Arab coalition frees, returns seven Houthi prisoners

:: Saudi Arabia released seven prisoners it was holding from Yemen’s Houthi militias, who were flown to Sanaa on Wednesday by the Red Cross, the day after a Saudi prisoner freed by the Houthis arrived in Riyadh. The swap comes

Pope says ‘happy to write new page in history’ with UAE visit

:: Pope Francis said he was looking to write a new page in the history of relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates from Sunday. “I am happy … to write on your dear land a

Sudanese opposition leader’s daughter detained

:: Sudanese security forces detained the daughter of Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Wednesday, her family said, as anti-government protests spread to the capital’s main university. Two security vehicles arrived at Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s home in Khartoum in the

UN Security Council endorses former Danish general as new head of Yemen mission

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of former Danish general Michael Lollesgaard to head the UN observer mission in Yemen, diplomats said. Lollesgaard will replace Patrick Cammaert, the Dutch general who had been tapped a little

Trump slams US intelligence chiefs as ‘passive and naive’ on Iran

:: President Donald Trump on Wednesday called US intelligence chiefs “extremely passive and naive” on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony. Leaders of the

Lebanese MP believes government will be formed this week

:: A Lebanese member of parliament whose Hezbollah-aligned bloc is at the heart of prolonged wrangling that has obstructed a deal on a new national government said on Wednesday he believed it would be formed this week. Asked if the

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 the form of property, companies, cash and other

Saudi-UAE business forum to discuss bilateral ties

:: The second Saudi-UAE Business Forum will be held in Riyadh on Thursday. Attendees, including Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi and the UAE’s Minister of the Economy Sultan Al-Mansouri, will address key issues to bolster bilateral ties.

Iran facing the toughest economic situation in 40 years: Rouhani

:: Iran’s president said on Wednesday the country was facing its toughest economic situation in 40 years, and the United States, not the government, was to blame. US President Donald Trump last year pulled out of an international nuclear deal

King Salman receives Azeri justice minister

:: Azerbaijan’s Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov on Wednesday delivered a letter from President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting with King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The minister conveyed Aliyev’s greetings to the king, who extended his

Palestinian woman tries to stab Israeli guards, shot dead

:: A Palestinian woman tried to stab Israeli guards at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli police said, with Palestinian officials reporting she was shot dead. “At the security checkpoint at Zaim a female suspect attempted

DiplomaticQuarter: Indian community in Saudi Arabia celebrates 70th Republic Day

:: The Indian Embassy in Riyadh on Monday celebrated the country’s 70th Republic Day festival. Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar joined senior government officials, diplomats, business people and members of the Indian community at a reception held at the

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