King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »


Tag Archives: Jeddah

Demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura complete

:: The demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura district in Al-Awamiyah municipality has been completed, said Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Safayyan, media spokesman of the Eastern Province governorate. A development project will be implemented in Al-Masoura over

Saudi authorities pursue preacher for hate speech against late Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussain Abdelredha

Sheikh Ali Al-Rabieei

:: Saudi authorities have opened an investigation into a preacher who has been referred to the public prosecution for a tweet about the late Kuwaiti comedy actor, Abdulhussain Abdulredha. The actor died on Friday evening in London

Saudi government agencies present plans to serve pilgrims to Makkah governor

:: Government agencies which have been assigned the task of serving pilgrims presented their executive and operational plans for the current Hajj season to Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Saturday. The plans aim to provide the

Saudi Arabia, Iraq discuss economic opportunities in Jeddah meeting

:: Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih discussed economic opportunities in a meeting with visiting Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Al-Luaibi. Al-Falih told News Agency that they discussed Iraq’s huge mineral reserves, which have

Makkah governor rejects Qatar’s attempt to reduce Saudi role in Hajj

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Saudi Arabia rejects all attempts to politicize and internationalize the Hajj, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, said on Monday. Prince Khaled, adviser to King Salman and governor of Makkah Region, was speaking

Saudi Arabia: Our position on Syria’s future is firm, no place for Assad

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry has said reports by several media outlets quoting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir regarding the Syrian crisis as “inaccurate.” Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the source as saying:

Yemen president meets with human rights committee

Abed Rabbo Mansour

:: Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi received in Jeddah on Saturday the chairman and members of the National Committee on Investigation of Allegations of Human Rights Violations in Yemen. During the meeting, Hadi received the committee’s

Atomic program to contribute to Vision 2030: Energy minister

Khalid Al-Falih

:: The National Atomic Energy Program will be a strong pillar in achieving Vision 2030, said Khalid Al-Falih, energy minister and chairman of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). The program aims to diversify

KSA donates $33.7m to WHO to combat cholera in Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia on Thursday donated $33.7 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to help fight cholera in Yemen. The pledge was signed in Riyadh by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Center for

Information ministers from Anti-Terror Quartet countries discuss Qatar crisis

:: The information ministers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt met here on Thursday to discuss the Qatar crisis, which has raised tensions in the region. The ministers of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) countries discussed

Over 69,000 pilgrims arrive at Jeddah airport

:: More than 69,000 pilgrims have arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport, via 394 flights, since the start of the Hajj season, 4.3 percent more than last year. The capacity of the airport’s Hajj and

Saudi crown prince launches ambitious Red Sea tourism project

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday announced the launch of an international tourism project in the Kingdom under the name of the Red Sea Project, which will be built in one of the world’s most

King Salman’s efforts to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque lauded

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday thanked King Salman for making contact with world leaders, resulting in the reopening of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque and the removal of restrictions on entry to worshippers. Presiding over the

Jamjoom appointed chairman of Euro-Arab Environment Organization

:: The Euro-Arab Environment Organization (EAEO) on Wednesday appointed its new president, Ibrahim Abdul Ghaffar Jamjoom, who was elected to succeed Saleh Al-Muzaini. The EAEO’s flag was handed over at a ceremony held in Jeddah, in the

Air India air hostess, crew detained in Saudi Arabia over permit

:: The air hostess and crew members of the Air India Mumbai to Jeddah flight were detained in Saudi Arabia for three hours due to a permit issue. The incident took place on June 26 when the

Saudi UN envoy receives fellowship program participants

:: Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mouallimi has received participants of the Saudi Charitable Fellowship Program “Shaghaf” at the UN headquarters in New York. The program is a partnership between the Riyadh-based King Khalid Foundation and the

Yamani lauds Cabinet approval for establishment of National Atomic Energy Project

:: Dr. Hashem bin Abdullah Yamani, president of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), has praised the decision by the Council of Ministers at its last meeting to approve the establishment of the

Pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia as Hajj Ministry completes preparations

:: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that pilgrims have started arriving in the Kingdom via land, air and sea ports. On Sunday, 325 pilgrims arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on the

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