Abe targets N. Korea after storming to ‘super-majority’ vote win

:: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide “super-majority” in snap Japanese elections, near complete projections showed Monday, with the hard-line nationalist immediately pledging to “deal firmly” with North Korea. Abe’s More »

Saudi King Salman, Tillerson discuss regional developments in Riyadh

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in the Yamama Palace on Sunday and discussed recent regional developments, bilateral relations and means of cooperation between the More »

Russian president: King Salman’s visit to Moscow a great honor

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Saudi King Salman’s visit to Moscow was a great honor for Russia, and described it as a “historical event” because it was the first visit More »

Yemen PM: Iranian ship seized near the coast of Socotra

:: The Yemeni government announced on Saturday that it had seized an Iranian ship carrying 19 sailors off the coast of the Socotra archipelago, east of the country. “The Iranian ship was More »

Saudi’s Al-Falih says global oil market improving, stabilizing

:: The global oil market is improving and stabilizing, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in Baghdad on Saturday. In a speech at the opening of the Baghdad International Exhibition, Al-Falih praised More »

 

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi crown prince discusses anti-terror fight with Iraq PM

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also deputy prime minister and defense minister, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the latest efforts in the fight against terrorism in the region. During the meeting,

Saudi foreign ministry denies any of their officials visited Israel

:: Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has issued a statement denying several media reports that suggested a high-ranking Saudi official visited Israel in recent weeks. “A source from the Saudi foreign ministry said that reports of an official from Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Salman, Tillerson discuss regional developments in Riyadh

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in the Yamama Palace on Sunday and discussed recent regional developments, bilateral relations and means of cooperation between the two countries. A number of Saudi officials and

Saudi foreign ministry denies secret Saudi visit to Israel

:: An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry commented on news circulated by certain hostile media that a Saudi official had secretly visited Israel and confirmed that the news was completely untrue, null and void. The ministry source added

‘I value King Salman’s friendship,’ tweets Iraqi PM on Saudi visit

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tweeted on Saturday that he felt “good to be back in Saudi Arabia,” adding that he “valued highly” King Salman’s friendship after the leaders met. Abadi was also attending the first meeting of a

Saudi Airlines to operate regular Baghdad route starting Oct. 30

:: Saudia Airlines will begin its first flight to Baghdad on Oct. 30 in what will be the first flight to the Iraqi capital after 27 years of interruption. The news comes after Saudi budget airline Flynas last week made

Financial crisis forces Qatar to sell UACC, but Saudi Arabia owns the decision

:: Qatar’s crisis is holding up the sale of a shipping company it part owns, one of the latest signs of an emerging corporate fall-out that Doha is facing after Arab countries cut relations in June, sources familiar with the

Russian president: King Salman’s visit to Moscow a great honor

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Saudi King Salman’s visit to Moscow was a great honor for Russia, and described it as a “historical event” because it was the first visit by a Saudi monarch to the country and

King Salman receives Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the first meeting of a Saudi-Iraqi coordination council. At King Khalid International Airport, Abadi was received by Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of

60 Saudi firms participate in Baghdad trade fair

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Under the title “We liberated our land and with your cooperation we will build it,” Iraqi Trade Minister, Salman Al-Jumaili, launched the 44th Baghdad International Fair running from 21-30 October with Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources,

Saudi Arabia urges United Nations to ensure greater credibility in its reports

:: Saudi Arabia on Friday urged the United Nations to practice greater credibility, enforce greater precision and rely on official news platforms to obtain the information used in its reports and statements. “The UN should not rely on platforms that

Tillerson returns to Saudi Arabia as Qatar row simmers

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, his second visit to the region in recent months as he seeks a breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis gripping the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab

Saudi Arabia hopes for eradication of terrorism in region after Raqqa victory

:: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed its happiness and pleasure after the liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the grip of ISIS terrorists. In a statement on Saturday, a Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs official considered

Saudi’s Al-Falih says global oil market improving, stabilizing

:: The global oil market is improving and stabilizing, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in Baghdad on Saturday. In a speech at the opening of the Baghdad International Exhibition, Al-Falih praised the cooperation between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which

Only Saudi Women will be entitled to run females’ supplies stores in the Kingdom

:: Only Saudi women will be entitled to run females’ clothing stores across all regions of Saudi Arabia, following implementation of the third phase of a government decision to feminize such outlets starting from Saturday. The third stage of feminization

US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

:: US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran. Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal

Saudi minister says terror groups will be eliminated just like ISIS

:: Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan said on Thursday that just like ISIS was defeated, other terrorist organizations and parties will be eliminated as well. “Just like ISIS was eliminated, its brothers will be eliminated too,

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 bilateral relations between the two countries in various

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