Erdogan: Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda”, a week after Tehran’s top armed forces More »

UAE minister: Yemen solution lies in preventing Iranian interference

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, has said that political agreement and adoption of a future state in Yemen depends on the will of the More »

Saudi Mufti to Qatar: Obstructing Hajj pilgrims dangerous, unacceptable

:: Saudi Arabia’s Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Alsheikh has condemned Qatari authorities for not allowing its pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj through air route. More »

Bahrain foreign minister: Qatar turned blind eye to King Salman’s initiatives

:: Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Sunday that Doha has not appreciated initiatives made by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s towards the Qatari pilgrims going More »

Nepal to hold Federal and Provincial Elections in November

:: With the approaching constitutional deadline over completing the remaining two tier of election, the Nepal Government has written to the electoral body to make preparations for holding the More »


Tag Archives: Riyadh

Syrian opposition council seeks unified delegation going into Geneva peace talks

:: The High Negotiations Committee for the Syrian Oppostion is meeting on Monday in Riyadh, bringing together representatives from Cairo and Moscow, with the aim of leaving as a unified delegation to the upcoming Geneva peace talks.

Saudi-Iraqi negotiations to form a new alliance

:: Serious negotiations are under way between Iraq and Saudi Arabia to form a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn cities. The Guardian newspaper stated in a report that Saudi

Saudi Health Ministry detects 23 cases of MERS

:: The Health Ministry recorded 23 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS) during the 25 days of the current hijri month of Dhul Qaada, local media reported. The ministry recorded the most cases — 13

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

Majid Al-Qassabi

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote relations between the two countries. “It reflects the

Saudi Arabia set to screen animated movie for the first time in Riyadh

:: The Saudi capital Riyadh will witness a significant event on Thursday when a grand film screening takes place for the first time in recently history. The film will feature as part the cultural events of Saudi

Saudi Arabia to launch joint trade council with Iraq

:: Saudi Arabia and Iraq are to launch a joint trade commission, the Saudi cabinet announced Monday. “The cabinet has decided to approve the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Commission and to delegate the Saudi minister of

US-Saudi joint exercise ‘Earnest Leader 2017’ concludes

:: US-Saudi ground forces on Thursday concluded their joint exercise “Earnest Leader 2017” in Tabuk, which aimed to develop and strengthen military relations, plans and programs between the two countries. The joint exercise was held in the

Slain Palestinians’ relatives to perform Hajj as king’s guests

:: Preparations are complete for the arrival of 1,000 relatives of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to perform this year’s Hajj as guests of King Salman. Abdullah Al-Madalj, secretary-general of the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz General

Official coalition spokesman asks UN to run Sana’a International Airport

:: Official spokesman of the coalition (the coalition to restore legitimate Yemeni government), Colonel Turki Al-malki, announced that the Joint Forces Command had followed what was published by OCHA in Yemen regarding banning commercial flights from and

Algerian FM concludes regional tour to mediate Qatar crisis

Abdelkader Messahel

:: Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel concluded a regional tour aimed at resolving the Qatar crisis. Algeria’s ambassador in Riyadh, Ahmed Abdulsadouq, on Tuesday told Arab News that the minister is now in Iraq, from where he

Saudi train fares ‘to be competitive compared to air ticket prices’

:: Train fares within the Kingdom will be competitive compared to the cost of traveling by air, an official of the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) told local media. Bashar bin Khaled Al-Malik, chief executive of SAR, said

Riyadh public transport project is 57% complete, says acting governor

:: Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, acting Riyadh governor and vice-chairman of the Higher Committee for the implementation of the King Abdul Aziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh, visited the Riyadh Metro project on

Saudi Arabia denies Iranian claims regarding storming its embassy in Tehran

:: An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied claims made by the official spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry concerning completing investigations about the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its

Martyrs’ families will be cared for: Riyadh acting governor

:: Upon King Salman’s instructions, martyrs’ families will be well cared for in recognition of their services to the nation, acting Riyadh Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz said Wednesday. The acting governor made the

Red Sea project to attract global tourism companies: Al-Qassabi

:: The Red Sea project will pave the way for partnerships with the world’s leading tourism companies, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said Wednesday. The project was launched Tuesday by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy

Prince Turki Al-Faisal opens cultural exhibition in Kazakhstan

Prince Turki Al-Faisal

:: Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS), on Thursday attended the opening of the exhibition titled “Al-Faisal: Witness and Martyr” in Kazakhstan. He expressed his thanks to the

Arab coalition appoints new official spokesperson

:: The leadership of the Arab coalition forces supporting the Yemeni army announced on Thursday assigning a new spokesperson. The newly appointed speaker will replace Major General Ahmed Asiri, the former spokesperson for Operation Decisive Storm and

KSRelief aid to Yemen reaches SR2.3bn

:: Since its inception, King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief) has provided over SR2.3 billion ($615.8 million) through 139 projects serving Yemenis in different parts of the country, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

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