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 »


Saudi Arabia signs statute of OIC Labor Center

:: The Kingdom on Sunday signed the statute of the Labor Centre of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation. The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah. The agreement was signed by Saudi

Makkah governor launches Arabic poetry award

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal pointed out Sunday, during the launch ceremony of the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal International Prize for Arabic Poetry, that King Salman’s approval for this prize reflects his keen interest and care for culture and literature.

King Salman issues royal order appointing 28 judges at Board of Grievances

:: King Salman has issued a royal order appointing as many as 28 judges at the Board of Grievances, on various judiciary scales. President of the Board of Grievances and the Head of Administrative Judiciary Council Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin

Muslim World League chief inaugurates relief organization’s emergency center

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, inaugurated the Emergency Center of the International Organization for Relief, Welfare and Development (IORWD) at the organization’s headquarters in Jeddah on Sunday. The center will provide

Egypt, Bahrain firm on list of 13 demands to end Qatar crisis

:: The Egyptian and Bahraini foreign ministries affirmed their firmness on sticking to a list of 13 demands including six principles the anti-Terror Quartet issued last year as the basis for resolving ongoing crisis with Qatar. In a joint statement,

Taliban destroy Afghan army base, kill 16

:: Afghan officials say the Taliban have attacked a small army base, killing 12 members of the security forces and leaving behind explosives that killed four tribal elders who had come to help collect the bodies. Safder Mohsini, head of

KSA continues relief operations in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Saturday delivered 1,600 cartons of dates in Yemen’s Dhale governorate benefiting 9,600 people. KSRelief, since its establishment on May 13, 2015, has implemented 482 projects at a cost of

Organization of Islamic Cooperation pledge support for lasting peace in Somalia

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will continue supporting efforts of the people and the government of Somalia to build a strong future for their country, said Hesham Youssef, OIC assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs. He was speaking on

Saudi aid agency distributes relief goods in Yemen

:: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday distributed 15 tons of food baskets, tents, blankets and rugs among the victims of a cyclone in Yemen’s Al-Mahrah governorate. The cyclone affected Yemeni families living along the

KSRelief signs cooperation deal with Saudi education ministry

:: KSRelief General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah on Sunday signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Saudi Education Ministry to enhance the integration and strategic partnership between the two bodies outside the Kingdom. KSRelief seeks to alleviate the sufferings of

International Islamic Fiqh Academy event to suggest ways to fight social issues

:: The aim of the conference of International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) being held in Madinah is to highlight the true nature of Islam, say officials and members of the Saudi Shoura Council. The 23rd session of the conference organized

Muslim World League condemns Pittsburgh synagogue gun attack

:: The Muslim World League has condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 people dead and six others wounded. The Secretary-General of MWL, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, said the league condemned

Egypt court upholds three-year prison sentence for ex-president

:: Egypt’s main appeals court has upheld a three-year prison sentence for former president Mohammed Morsi, who is already jailed in other cases, over a conviction for insulting the judiciary. The Court of Cassation upheld the same sentence for Morsi

Yemen’s President Hadi sacks PM over ‘negligence of government’

:: Yemen’s president sacked Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, blaming him for the economic crisis rocking the war-torn country, a statement carried by SABA state news agency said on Monday. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed as the

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli soldier – military

:: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. The incident occurred at a bus stop along a main highway near the large Jewish settlement

7th AGFUND Development Forum kicks off in Geneva

:: Under the patronage of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, president of Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), the 7th AGFUND Development Forum kicked off in Geneva on Monday. In an opening speech, delivered on his behalf, Prince Abdul Aziz

Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing

:: The border crossing between Jordan and Syria officially opened to civilians and trade on Monday after being closed for three years. The Nassib crossing opened an 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), a border official on the Jordanian side in Jaber

King Salman heads 49th meeting of King Abdulaziz Foundation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman headed the 49th meeting of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (DARAH) administrative board at his Yamama Palace on Monday. The council announced a number of decisions related to the operation of the

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