Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

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 More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »


Tag Archives: Russia

Turkey’s Erdogan says no problem with Russian S-400 purchases

:: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said there was no problem with the country’s planned purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and talks have also been held on the S-500 system, Haberturk and other newspapers reported on Friday. His Foreign

Russian warplane crashes at air base in Syria, ‘crew didn’t eject in time’

:: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying. “The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke

Securing the nation is about more than weapons

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: Before we discuss the two military deals sealed during King Salman’s visit to Moscow last week, we shall be asking a more important question: Why does Riyadh seem increasingly interested in importing weapons in greater

Kremlin says S-400 missile talks with Saudi Arabia on track

:: The Kremlin said on Monday that talks with Saudi Arabia over Moscow supplying Riyadh with advanced S-400 air defense missile systems had gone well so far despite talk of a possible US-Saudi arms deal. Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted

Saudi Arabia ‘has fired thousands’ of extremist imams

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques for spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday. “We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance that kind of ideology

Mufti of Chechnya: Saudi King’s visit opens new horizons for Russia’s Muslims

:: Chechnya’s grand mufti and head of the religious administration of Chechen Muslims has described the visit of Saudi King Salman al-Saud to Russia as both historic and important. Sheikh Salah Megiev has pointed out that it has drawn great

Saudi King leaves Moscow after historic trip and heads to Riyadh

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman left Moscow on Sunday, ending his historic trip to Russia, and headed to Riyadh, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for

Saudi King Salman receives honorary doctorate during Russia visit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was granted an honorary doctorate on Saturday by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, operated by Russia’s Foreign Ministry. The institute’s award acknowledges the king’s role in strengthening relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia

Russian forces kill 120 ISIS fighters, over 60 ‘foreign mercenaries’ in Syria

:: Some 120 ISIS fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defense ministry in Moscow said. “A command post of the terrorists and up to

Russian institute to confer honorary doctorate on King Salman today

King Salman

:: King Salman will be granted an honorary doctorate on Saturday by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is operated by Russia’s Foreign Ministry. “MGIMO is proud to welcome the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques during

King Salman: We are determined to push Saudi-Russian ties to greater heights

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Friday held talks with the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. “We are determined to push these relations to greater heights, and in this context we would like to pay

Saudi FM meets Duma foreign relations panel

:: Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair Friday met with the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russian Duma, Leonid Slutsky, at the Duma in Moscow on the sidelines of the State visit to the Russian Federation by

Monitor: Russian strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

:: Russian air strikes killed 14 civilians as they were crossing the Euphrates river near the militant-held town of Mayadeen in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. “They were crossing the river on makeshift rafts

2000 mining licenses in Saudi Arabia worth $66 billion

:: The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid bin Abdul Aziz al-Falih said that 2000 mining licenses have been provided to the private sector with a total value on of $66 billion in Saudi Arabia.. “The number of

Saudi Arabia signs agreement to manufacture Russian weapons locally

:: The Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Russia’s state company for exporting military products ROSOBORONEXPORT to manufacture high-grade military equipment in the kingdom. The agreement, SAMI announced, includes the transfer of technology for the

Saudi Arabia agrees deal for Russian S400 missile defense systems

:: Saudia Arabia have agreed a deal to purchase S400 missile defense systems from Russia on Thursday during the state visit of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz to Moscow. The deal will allow the kingdom to acquire one of the most

Historic summit cements ties between Riyadh and Moscow

:: The Saudi-Russian summit in Moscow between King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday cemented the relationship between the two countries. The kingdom signed a number of key economic and military agreements with Russia including the

Russian strikes in Syria hit rebels’ underground arsenal

:: Russia on Thursday said its air strikes in Syria had destroyed a huge underground arms depot belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an extremist alliance led by Al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate. “Russian aviation destroyed the largest buried arsenal of

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