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 »

 

War on Daesh: Pentagon enjoying greater freedom under Trump

President Donald Trump

The Pentagon under US President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants — and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions. Many in the military appreciate this increased autonomy, but critics

Beijing’s choice becomes Hong Kong’s first female leader

Beijing-backed civil servant Carrie Lam was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension. The majority of

Syrian children ‘easy prey’ for terror recruiters

The 2.8 million Syrian children deprived of an education are highly vulnerable to terrorist recruiters, the Arab League secretary-general warned on Sunday. “This is a serious challenge to address,” Ahmed Aboul Gheit said. “Leaving this vulnerable group uncared for makes

UK police still think Westminster attacker acted alone

British police investigating an assault on Parliament that claimed four victims and wounded dozens say they still believe the assailant acted alone. Police said late Saturday there is no information indicating that further attacks are planned. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil

Canada eyes Asia for oil exports

Canada’s natural resource minister said Saturday despite the approval of Keystone XL pipeline, his government remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the US. The minister, Jim Carr, told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump’s approval of the

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

Anke Rehlinger

German voters went to the polls on Sunday in tiny Saarland state where a resurgent center-left hopes to strike a first blow in their battle to topple Chancellor Angela Merkel this year. Although the state bordering France is home to

Le Pen’s plan to jettison euro spooks French business

Marine Le Pen

The euro — and her fervent wish to withdraw from it — is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Le Pen calls the single European currency “a knife that you stick

Makkah governor to inspect 4 coastal cities and towns

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal begins Sunday his inspection tours to the coastal cities and towns of Laith, Adhm, Qunfudhah and Ardiyat. Prince Khaled will be briefed on the development projects in these places, receive citizens and listen to their

Earth Hour: Saudi Arabia goes dark to shine light on climate change

Saudi Arabia - Earth Hour

Cities across Saudi Arabia marked Earth Hour on Saturday by asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for an hour, as part of the world’s largest event dedicated to the environment. From 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 pm,

Merkel’s party easily beats center-left in state poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party easily won a regional election Sunday, dealing an early blow to center-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign. In the Saarland state vote held six months before a general election, Merkel’s Christian Democrats

Iran warns US of clashes in the Gulf

Masoud Jazayeri

Iran said it would hold the US responsible for any clashes in the Gulf. It also threatened to impose sanctions on 15 US companies for their support for Israel and its “terrorist actions.” Separately, Iran’s central bank said it would

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier. General Qamar Javed

King Abdallah to depart for US days after Arab Summit

King Abdallah

Topics leading the agenda in King Abdallah’s meeting with Trump will include the Palestinian issue and Arab counterterrorism efforts, Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani said Sunday. The minister said that the Arabs are at the forefront

Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to IRGC, Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq

Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry has confirmed. During security operations in several cities across the

Explosions claim 6 lives in Bangladesh

At least six people, including two policemen, have died in explosions in eastern Bangladesh as troops battle suspected militants holed up with an ammunitions cache, police said Sunday. The explosions Saturday in Sylhet city also wounded at least 25 people,

Corruption protests sweep Russia; opposition leader arrested

Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. Alexei Navalny, the

Saudi ministry unveils plan to provide 60,000 jobs in NGOs

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has unveiled a plan to provide 60,000 jobs for local youths in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accross the Kingdom. The proposal, made under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, would see the ministry provide

Hong Kong chooses new Beijing-backed leader amid political tension

A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader on Sunday amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension. The majority

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