Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »


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Saudi Education Ministry holds workshop to discuss physical education at girls’ schools

:: A workshop organized by the Ministry of Education was held on Tuesday to discuss the “Physical Education for Improving the Health of Female Students” initiative. Discussions revealed that there were 315 nutrition and fitness graduates from Princess Nourah bint

Yemeni people trust Saudi Arabia, says deputy prime minister

:: Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Maj. Gen. Hussein Mohammed Arab, praised the Saudi humanitarian and active role in the Yemeni cause saying the Yemeni people trust the Kingdom. “Saudi Arabia has dealt with the Yemeni people

Riyadh Metro invites companies to bid on branding stations

:: The $23 billion Riyadh Metro launched an auction on Sunday for private companies to name and advertise in select metro stops when the system opens in 2019, an initiative that could generate millions of dollars to help cover operational

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

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

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

Princess Reema to head sports federation in Saudi first

:: A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in the latest of a string of such appointments in the Kingdom. An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan

Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from Egyptian president

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a telephone call from the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Saturday night. During the call, the president expressed gratitude and appreciation of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the

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

Madinah governor inaugurates anti-drugs youth forum

:: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Monday inaugurated a nine-day youth forum on narcotics control. The director general of drug control in the Kingdom, Maj. Gen. Ahmad Saadi Al-Zahrani, and representatives from government and non-governmental religious, cultural and

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.

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