Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

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

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

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

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 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 »

 

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

:: The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said. “My deepest condolences to the relatives of Senator Rafael Moreno Valle

How the US Media Controls the Narrative on the Israel-Palestine Issue

Marc Lamont Hill

:: The firing of political commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, by CNN is an excellent example of how the MSM (Main Stream Media) controls the narrative on the Israel/Palestine issue. Show too much empathy for the plight of the Palestinians, and

Clashes in western Tunisia after self-immolation of journalist

:: Clashes erupted on Monday between Tunisian protesters and security forces in the western city of Kasserine following the self-immolation of a Tunisian photo journalist, eyewitnesses told Reuters. Abderazzak Zergui died after he set himself on fire in protest over

Libya, Algeria slam Turkey over arms shipment

:: The Turkish arms shipment that was delivered to Libya threatens the country and region, charged an Algerian security official. He told the daily al-Watan newspaper that the purpose of such activity is to not only destabilize Libya, but send

Lebanon’s Berri says some parties don’t want government formed

:: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said there are parties in Lebanon that do not want a new government to be formed, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Monday, pointing to the depth of complications that have derailed its formation. A deal on

Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syria border

:: Turkey has sent reinforcements to the border with Syria, Turkish media reported on Monday, after Washington ordered the withdrawal of its ground forces from the war-ravaged nation. A Turkish military convoy with howitzers and artillery batteries as well as

Yemeni army seizes Houthi arms warehouse in Saada, advances in Lahij

:: The legitimate Yemeni government revealed that a warehouse used to store Houthi weapons was found on Monday, which the militias left behind after being defeated in one of their positions in their major stronghold Saada north of Yemen. Military

Sudan: President al-Bashir vows to carry out broad economic reforms

:: Sudan has said that its President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to carry out broad economic reforms amid days of protests that have gripped the country. According to a statement released on Monday, al-Bashir “promises real measures to restore confidence

King Salman receives Saudi health officials

:: Senior officials of the Saudi Health Ministry on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The king stressed the state’s interest in the development of the health sector. He also highlighted the importance of providing health

Israel dissolves parliament, to hold snap elections in April

:: Israel will hold an early general election in April, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, after members of his governing coalition met to discuss differences over legislation. “The leaders of the coalition decided unanimously to

Saudi Shoura Council speaker arrives in Cairo

:: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh arrived in Cairo on Monday. His is visiting Egypt on the invitation of Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Sayyed Ahmed, speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives. The Saudi official

Houthis committed more than 138 violations since cease-fire deal

:: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia has committed more than 138 violations since a cease-fire agreement, said Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki. Addressing a weekly press conference in Riyadh on Monday, he said the Houthis are blocking entry of aid

Saudi Arabia’s first robot gets its first job at government entity

:: Saudi Arabia’s first robot employee started work at one of the kingdom’s government entities and has been handed its job ID as well as his required functions. The robot attended its first meeting on Sunday morning at the Technical

Saudi King Salman receives al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Monday the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb in the al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques welcomed al-Tayeb to the kingdom and praised the role

Jeddah Airport customs foil five attempts to smuggle drugs into Saudi Arabia

:: Customs authorities at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Airport have seized and foiled five attempts to smuggle 822 grams of heroin into the Kingdom, as well as an amount of the illegal drug “shabu” methamphetamine pills weighing over 1,700 grams. Customs

With spending boost, budget gives Saudi reforms new impetus

:: Saudi Arabia hopes a bumper budget unveiled on Tuesday will revive the economy, with record levels of government spending intended to spur growth. The government aims to boost spending by about 7 percent in 2019, despite a continuing budget

Trump panel recommends guns in schools to keep US students safe

:: A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended Tuesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines. The Federal Commission on School Safety panel,

Afghanistan cease-fire push in focus in US-Taliban talks

:: US and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month cease-fire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at setting up peace negotiations went into a second day, Taliban sources said. The three-day meeting

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