Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »


Tag Archives: Jeddah

KSA denounces Trump’s Jerusalem move as ‘irresponsible and unwarranted’

:: Saudi Arabia on Thursday expressed “great disappointment” over US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the royal

Artificially intelligent algorithms to estimate Tawaf crowds at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

:: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque said it applies simulation programs to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the mataf courtyard and on the upper floors, the roof and Al-Masaa

Saudi cabinet voices support for Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition efforts to wipe out terrorism

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet has expressed support for an address by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the first meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) and the need for strong coordination between Islamic countries in fighting terrorism.

Muslim World League chief on mission to wipe out extremist ideology

:: Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, head of the Muslim World League (MWL), told Reuters during a European tour that his organization will no longer sit by and let Islam be taken hostage by extremists. The push for a more moderate Islam

Saudi VAT impact on consumers

:: The introduction of value-added tax (VAT) next year will directly impact the prices of commodities and services, analysts said. “The price increase will reduce the demand for goods, and this will have a negative effect on companies, most of

Saudi attorney general says authorities closely monitoring Jeddah floods

:: Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb issued directives to the head of the Public Prosecution Branch in the Mecca region and the head of the Department of Jeddah province and all branches and departments in all parts of the

General Authority for Zakat and Income gears up on mutual agreements with ministries to enforce VAT

:: The General Authority for Zakat and Income (GAZI) is geared to sign a cooperation deal with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs following similar agreements with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Customs Department in

We founded Qatar, we will purge it and get it back, says Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: We established Qatar and must purge the country and “rescue it before it plunges into chaos and is manipulated by corrupt people,” Qatar’s Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim has told a tribal meeting of Saudis at Jouf Bani Hajjer in

King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue introduces peace project for cultural communication to foreign diplomats’ wives

:: The King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) has introduced its peace project for cultural communication during a meeting that included the wives of diplomatic mission heads accredited to the Kingdom. The Riyadh-based institute recently invited diplomats’ wives

Saudi Crown prince discusses defense cooperation with Lockheed Martin

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Marillyn A. Hewson, chairwoman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin on Tuesday, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The meeting reviewed the possible areas of partnership, especially in the military industries, and

Europeans flock to Jeddah to compete at Saudi Foodex 2017

:: There is a large European presence at Saudi Arabia’s leading international food and drink trade exhibition, Saudi Foodex 2017, which was opened on Sunday at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. Held under the patronage of Prince Abdullah

King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology approves Mathaqi as an incubated project for delivery of homemade food

:: The King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) on Monday announced that Mathaqi has been accepted as an incubated project, which has already created employment opportunities for Saudi women to earn an average monthly income of SR4,000

Recent economic reforms instrumental to Saudi Arabia’s new World Bank ranking

:: The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has claimed that the Kingdom’s recent economic reforms have facilitated the country to be ranked as 10th in a report on the World Bank’s Minority Protection Index during the current month of November.

Houthis continue to pose big danger to international navigation, says Yemeni vice president

Ali Mohsen Saleh

:: Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh expressed his appreciation for the Saudi-led Arab coalition for supporting Yemen’s legitimate government. Addressing an expanded military meeting of heads of bodies and directors of the Ministry of Defense of Yemen, he reaffirmed

OIC pledges to cooperate with UNESCO for protection of cultural heritage

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday pledged to cooperate with UNESCO in fighting intentional destruction and illegal trafficking of the cultural heritage in conflict zones. Addressing the 39th session of UNESCO’s general conference in Paris, OIC Secretary-General

Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: On behalf of King Salman, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah, participated in the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh which was inaugurated on Monday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The World

Cabinet reshuffle, crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia

King Salman

:: King Salman announced two key changes in the Saudi Cabinet and ordered the formation of a super committee to combat corruption. The committee is to be headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In its first decision, the committee

Two Saudi ministers and navy chief replaced, crown prince leads new anti-graft committee

:: Saudi Arabia launched a crackdown on public corruption on Saturday and apppointed new ministers for the National Guard and for economy and planning. National Guard Minister Miteb bin Abdullah was dismissed and replaced by Prince Khaled bin Ayyaf. Economy

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