India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »


Tag Archives: KSA launches its services in the KSA

::, UAE’s largest e-commerce player has now ventured into the KSA region. This is in line with the company’s vision of expanding its operations across the GCC. Customers in the KSA region will now be able to purchase from

Budget deficit worries recede for KSA and other Gulf countries

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Saudi Arabia has achieved the biggest improvement to its public finances in 25 years, according to the authoritative London-based think tank Capital Economics (CapEcon). The boost to the Kingdom’s economy has come about through a

KSA puts up strong performance in military expo in Abu Dhabi

Saudi Arabia put up a strong performance at the Idex International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2017 held last week. “Saudi Arabia’s strong showing was in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan,” Abdullah Al-Meleihi, board member of the Council of

Saudi Arabia to use air balloon to monitor borders

Saudi Arabia has completed its first test launch of an air balloon designed to aid armed forces in monitoring the kingdom’s borders. The launch was carried out by the Prince Sultan Advanced Technical Research Institute. The balloon is equipped with

KSA to start granting female gym licenses this month

Licenses will be granted for women’s gyms by the end of February, Princess Reema bint Bandar, vice president for women’s affairs at the General Authority of Sports, told local daily Okaz. A target is in place to open gyms in

5 things you didn’t know about Saudi ardha dance

On Tuesday, Saudis will be performing the traditional Najdi ardha dance that is held annually and is patronized by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as part of the Kingdom’s National Festival for

Endangered animals being bred in KSA

The Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) is working to save several endangered species found in the Arabian Peninsula including lions, leopards and ostriches. This is according to Ahmed Al-Bouq, spokesman of the SWA, who said that animals were considered endangered if

KSA, Russia agree to freeze oil output

Al-Naimi: Kingdom wants stable crude price Top global producers Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to freeze oil output in a bid to shore up prices after a 70 percent drop due to chronic oversupply. According to AFP, Petroleum and

KSA, Mexico to endorse 9 pacts today

Enrique Pena Nieto.

 Saudi Arabia and Mexico will endorse today nine major agreements that will align the economic interests and development goals of the two countries. The accords will be signed following talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

KSA status ‘elevated globally’

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s first year on the throne has provided further security and prosperity for citizens, and elevated the country’s status globally with its fight against terrorism, including setting up an alliance of 34 Muslim

Kingdom: Global support vital for war on terrorism

Adel Al-Jubeir

Saudi Arabia and Tunisia bolstered cooperation in fighting terrorism, said Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir. Addressing a joint press conference with his Tunisian counterpart Taib Baccouche, Al-Jubeir said the two sides also held discussions on ways to boost economic ties, according

KSA: Don’t flay fossil fuels as source of all world problems

The Council of Ministers has welcomed GCC unity initiatives to bolster economic cooperation and help restore stability in the Middle East. In a statement released after the weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

KSA spends SR619bn to secure its borders, maintain peace

A report by the American Institute for Economics and Peace stated that Saudi Arabia occupies eighth place internationally in terms of the cost posed to the country by the need to fight violence and terrorism, which is estimated at SR619

KSA allocates scholarships for 3,000 Syrian students

The Saudi government has decided to allocate 3,000 scholarships for Syrian students in various public academic institutions of higher education in the Kingdom. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has directed 23 local universities to accept the above number of Syrian

California killers ‘did not meet in Kingdom’

The perpetrators of the recent mass shootings in San Bernardino, California, did not meet in the Kingdom, a Saudi source told Asharq Al-Awsat. “Saudi Arabia receives hundreds of pilgrims who are American citizens yearly, and they return to the US

KSA spends quarter of its budget on education

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar has said the Kingdom invests over one-fourth of its budget in education, which is “crucial to the development of society, economy and civilization.” During his address at the opening session of the second international

KSA maintains high oil output

Ali Al-Naimi

OPEC oil output has risen in November from the previous month, a Reuters survey found on Monday, led by a rebound in Iraqi exports after bad weather had temporarily halted supply growth from the group’s second-largest producer. The increase indicates

EP governor honors Khaled Al-Malik

Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif honored Al-Jazirah Editor in Chief Khaled Al-Malik for winning the 2015 Mediterranean Award for Journalism and Creativity. The award was presented by the Global Mediterranean Foundation whose jury members, belonging to 43 countries,

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