Tag Archives: Jeddah

Riyadh reaffirms support for two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Saudia Arabia has reasserted support for a Palestinian state after US President Donald Trump said Middle East peace does not depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking on Monday after talks with his Italian counterpart, Saudi Foreign

Indian expats in Saudi Arabia advised to follow customs rules

The Indian consul general has released an official statement reminding Indian nationals to follow customs rules, after a number of arrests for attempted gold smuggling were made in Indian airports recently. “It is my advice to all nationals and visitors

Prince Muqrin University will not forego martyrs’ sons

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Prince Muqrin University’s support for the sons of martyrs who gave their lives to protect the southern border during the inauguration of the eponymous university headed by the prince, who is also president

Saudi social media users break silence on violence against women

Saudi women found an innovative way to break their silence and expose stories of harassment, rape and physical abuse they face often on a daily basis. The hashtag #Break_Your_Silence_Speak_Up went viral among Saudi women who started sharing their bitter stories

Terror suspects held in Jeddah, Madinah

More than 10 terror suspects were arrested in simultaneous security raids in Jeddah and Madinah on Saturday morning, Sabq online news reported. Several weapons, including guns and knives, were seized from them. The security agencies conducted raids on a number

Iraqi Airways plane evacuated in Jeddah after wheel fire

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated safely from an Iraqi Airways plane on Saturday after a wheel caught fire on landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah. Emergency crews evacuated 356 passengers “in record time without any casualties,” SPA

Unclarity surrounds Sanaa position over US role in Yemen

Khaled Hussein Al-Yemany

While some news agencies reported that Sanaa suspended any counterterrorism operations in Yemen with the US government, subsequent reports suggested that it did not, as evident from a statement issued by Yemen’s UN ambassador. For its part, News Agency tried

Saudi inflation slows in December

Saudi Arabia’s consumer inflation slowed in December 2016, losing speed for the first time at least since 2012, said a report issued by Al-Rajhi Capital. Analysts said that inflation in December last grew by 1.7 percent year-on-year versus 2.3 percent

Saudi sentenced 7 years in prison for entering Syria, joining Al-Nusra

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued a preliminary verdict Thursday of seven years in prison against a Saudi national after being found guilty of traveling to conflict zones in Syria, and joining Al-Nusra Front and a other terrorist groups.

German delegation, JCCI in talks to boost economic ties

Senior officials of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday received a high-level German delegation headed by Christian Wulff, former president of Germany and head of the Euro-Mediterranean Economic Cooperation Organization. The two sides discussed ways of

Palestinian Authority urges quick ICC ruling on settlements

The Palestinian Authority has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up rulings on key issues including Israeli settlements, an official has told Arab News. The authority asked ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to expedite rulings on three Palestinian

Jeddah’s Al-Jawhara to host Mohammed Abdu on Monday

Mohammed Abdu

Prominent Saudi star Mohammed Abdu will be performing live in Jeddah on Monday at King Abdullah Sports City — Al-Jawhara starting at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at SR350 up to SR2,000 and can be purchased online https://jeddah.platinumlist.net. The long-awaited

Two terrorists killed, another two arrested in Jeddah

Two dangerous terrorists were killed and another two arrested in dramatic security operations in Jeddah on Saturday. After a pre-emptive operation by security forces two terrorists in Al-Harazat District, in south east Jeddah, were killed after they blew themselves up

India to introduce integrated mobile app for next Hajj

The Indian Hajj Mission is developing an integrated mobile app for the pilgrims for the next Hajj. The new app will have so many added features apart from comprehensive information about all Indian pilgrims, including those who come through private

Saudi boy, 13, returns home to find father, brother killed in blast

Jawad Al-Malki, 13-year-old Saudi boy, was inconsolable when he arrived at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah after several months of medical treatment abroad. Jawad was sent abroad for treatment by the Saudi government after he was seriously injured

Saudi women in municipal councils: One year on

A year ago, more than 130,000 Saudi women out of 1.48 million eligible citizens registered to vote for the first time in municipal elections for 6,917 candidates, 979 of them women. Hopes and expectations were raised as history was being

Heavy rain, floods in Saudi Arabia leave seven dead

At least seven people died and many others were injured or trapped by heavy rain and floods that swept various regions of Saudi Arabia, press reports said on Tuesday. The dead included three young Saudi men in Bisha, two others

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