Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »


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Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his speech at the 137th International Parliamentary Union (IPU)

66 arrested for terrorist links in last 2 weeks across KSA

:: Saudi security forces have arrested 66 people for links with terrorist organizations and operations in the Kingdom since the beginning of October. They are in General Investigation prisons pending investigation. The 66 people arrested comprise 61 Saudis and a

World Italian Language Week lines up cultural treat in Jeddah

:: The Italian Consulate in Jeddah has lined up a series of events until Wednesday to celebrate World Italian Language Week. The consulate is holding this event for the fourth year in a row with different themes for each year.

Labor minister: KSA spends more on education than most OECD countries

:: “Human capital is the main focus of development in every society, and giving it sufficient attention is necessary for success and progress. Thus, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 seeks to improve all aspects of the Saudi economy, with human capital

King Salman welcomes firm strategy on Iran in call with Trump

:: King Salman held a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Saturday, welcoming the US government’s firm strategy toward Iran. King Salman supported the strategy announced by Trump on Friday against Iranian aggression and its support for terrorism

Saudi Arabia advances 18 points in World Bank report on corruption control

:: Saudi Arabia has progressed 18 points in the control of corruption indicator 2016, which the World Bank issued last week, compared to 2015, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) said in a statement to Arab News on Thursday. With this

OIC, ISESCO to hold forum in Dakar to fight Islamophobia

:: In a major move to fight hostilities and prejudices toward Muslims and Islam globally, the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has joined forces with three other organizations to hold a regional forum in Dakar on Monday. The two-day

No tax on Saudi investments in Abu Dhabi

:: The Abu Dhabi government has announced a package of incentives for Saudi investors including exemption from taxes, and that they will be treated as its citizens for all investment purposes. The announcement was made at the Saudi-UAE Business Forum

Pop star Sherine in Riyadh for charity concert, crazy ticket prices

:: The #Sherine_in_Riyadh hashtag went viral on Twitter following reported news that Egyptian singer Sherine will give a concert in the Saudi capital. The director of the Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association, Reem Al-Hujailan, explained to Makkah Newspaper that “the

87,575 business licenses issued for Saudi women

:: The Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued 87,575 commercial registrations for women at the end of the Hijra year 1438. Licenses were issued throughout the Kingdom, with the highest number in Riyadh with 20,086, followed by Jeddah (13,826), Makkah

4m trees to be planted in Saudi Arabia by 2020

:: The Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture aims to plant 4 million trees in the Kingdom by 2020, its undersecretary for environmental affairs, Osama bin Ibrahim Faqiha, told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). In a workshop organized by

Saudi Shoura speaker meets media personnel

:: President of the Shoura Council Abdullah Al-Asheikh on Monday received a number of reporters, writers and participants in the fourth dialogue session on the comprehensive relationship between Shoura Council and media. Al-Asheikh welcomed his guests at his office in

Riyadh governor launches SR730m education projects

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Thursday launched a number of educational projects worth more than SR730 million ($194.7 million). The launch coincided with the Riyadh General Administration of Education’s celebrations on Thursday of the Kingdom’s 87th National

Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah – Saudi Interior Ministry

:: A gunman armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and three petrol bombs killed two Royal Guards and wounded three others in an attack at a security guards checkpoint at the western gate of Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah early on Saturday.

Makkah-Madinah high speed rail just months away from becoming operational

:: Field work on the haramain specific teach, which connects the holy towns of makkah and madinah, is executed and the whole undertaking could be fully finished before the yearend, the makkah location improvement authority (mrda) has stated. In a

24 people arrested for stirring incitement, spreading rumors in Hail

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki

:: Saudi security forces arrested 24 people involved in incitement and spreading rumors in a social case in Hail region, the security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior said. Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said that authorities, which are carrying

Saudi National Development Fund established by King Salman

:: A royal order was issued on Wednesday establishing the National Development Fund to be under the mandate of the Prime Minister. The National Development Fund will oversee the functions of the Saudi Fund for Development, the Saudi Industrial Development

Saudi Arabia, Russia work together to keep energy prices stable

:: Senior scholars and businessmen in the capital said that the forthcoming visit of King Salman to Moscow will open new areas of cooperation with Russia and the two countries will reap mutual benefits as a result of such cooperation.

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