Tag Archives: Riyadh

GCC chief hails Saudi security forces for dismantling terror cells

Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani commended the Saudi security forces for dismantling four terrorist cells. “The vigilance of the security forces, which enjoy high efficiency and a distinct ability to pursue terrorist cells and monitor

Prince Faisal bin Bandar opens youth camps at Thumamah park

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, also the president of the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh (HCDR), inaugurated 130 youth camps in Thumamah National Park. The youth camps are equipped with various facilities such as parking lots, signage,

Floods cause train crash near eastern Saudi city, injuring 18

A Saudi train derailed near the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, injuring 18 people, after flooding from heavy rains caused the rail line to erode, the Saudi Railways Organization said in a statement. The 193 passengers and 6 crew

Heavy rain triggers traffic snarls in Riyadh

Rainfall in Riyadh continued on Thursday, with heavy downpours throwing traffic out of gear in many parts of the city, and substantially bringing down the temperature. Huge traffic snarls were seen on the Khurais Road and King Fahad Road. The

Saudi Arabia, Turkey have identical views on regional conflicts

Ties between the Kingdom and Turkey are set to scale new heights as their interests align on key regional issues following talks between King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here Tuesday. The summit at Al-Yamamah Palace also focused

King Salman discusses regional developments with Turkey’s Erdogan

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at Al-Yammamh Palace a session of official talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Republic of Turkey. During the session of talks, they reviewed bilateral relations and aspects of cooperation between the two

Janadriyah a must for anyone interested in Kingdom, says Sri Lankan guest of king

Rizmi Reyal

A Sri Lankan guest of King Salman at this year’s Janadriyah festival told News Agency the annual event is a must for anyone interested in a glimpse of Saudi Arabia. “As the guests of the king, we were well looked

‘Islamophobia’ fueling terrorism: UN chief

“Islamophobia” in parts of the world is fueling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the comment to reporters after

UN secretary-general visits KSRelief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his entourage on Sunday visited the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Riyadh, and met with the adviser to the Royal Court and general supervisor of the center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah. Guterres

Be vigilant: King

In view of the challenges facing the Kingdom, it is the need of the hour to be vigilant and alert, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman told Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, Foreign Ministry’s senior officials and

Heartbroken UN chief seeks Yemen talks ‘resurrection’

A heartbroken United Nations chief on Sunday called for the “resurrection” of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides to end the suffering of civilians. Thousands of people have died in Yemen and millions are struggling to feed themselves almost two

Jenadriyah festival showcases best of Arab heritage, culture

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi The Jenadriyah festival is being held in the Saudi capital Riyadh for the 31st time. It is now more than a quarter of a century-old, loaded with interesting politics, culture and heritage. Late King Abdullah

UN chief to hold talks with top Saudi officials today

As part of his Middle East tour, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to hold talks with top Saudi officials, including King Salman, on key regional and international issues. This is the first visit of UN chief

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

Riyadh governor launches new development projects in Wadi Al-Dawaser

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal, accompanied by Prince Mohammed bin Faisal, visited Wadi Al-Dawaser province on Thursday where he inaugurated new development projects worth SR1.61 billion, as well as other projects valued at around SR1 billion. He was received at the

Saudi Arabia aims to boost pharmaceutical industry

Tawfiq Al-Rabiah

Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Wednesday said Saudi Arabia will do its best to boost its pharmaceutical industry under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020. He was addressing local manufacturers of medicines and suppliers to medical laboratories at the

Saudi Anti-Corruption Commission asked to create database on cases

A Shoura Council member called on the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to create a database on cases of corruption in the Kingdom. Shoura Council members on Wednesday listened to a report presented by the Committee on Human Rights and Regulatory

Madinah governor launches planting of date palms to help orphans

Prince Faisal bin Salman

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched a program on Tuesday to plant 100,000 palm trees in his region to help orphans. Prince Faisal is the chairman of the board of directors of the Takaful Welfare Society for Orphan Care

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