Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

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 »

 

Tag Archives: SAUDI

First Saudi commercial flight jets to Baghdad after 27 years

:: Saudi budget carrier flynas on Wednesday made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990, as ties with neighboring Iraq show signs of improvement. “Our first flight took off today from Riyadh to Baghdad,” the company wrote

Why the UAE celebrates Saudi national day

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

By : Abdullah bin Bijad al-Otaibi :: The UAE joined Saudi Arabia in celebrating the 87th Saudi national day this year. It has done so for years amid a celebratory atmosphere that includes official and popular events. The UAE celebrates

Saudi Arabia’s new airline to target young, tech-savvy travelers

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines’ low cost carrier will start flights next month, aiming to carve out a new market among the country’s young, tech-savvy population. Flyadeal, a subsidiary of the state-controlled holding company that also owns national carrier Saudia, will

Saudi Arabia and Yemen: Iran is part of Yemeni crisis

:: Saudi Arabia and Yemen have said Iran has no role to play in the region because it was the cause of the Yemeni crisis and not part of the solution. Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mouallimi and Yemeni Deputy

300 volunteers help Yemeni pilgrims at border crossing

:: Yemeni pilgrims traveling through the land border with Saudi Arabia have found for the first time this year a number of volunteer services to provide water, toilets, medical clinics and temporary accommodation to facilitate their pilgrimage. 300 young people

Saudia: Passengers to US can carry electronic devices beginning today

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines has confirmed that the ban on taking electronic devices inside the cabin with passengers was lifted and passengers traveling to the United States can now carry their electronic devices with them beginning today. Saudi Arabian Airlines,

Saudi aviation student killed in US plane crash

:: A Saudi commercial flight student was killed in a twin-engine plane crash in the River To Sea Preserve near the St. Johns County line in the US on Thursday, National Transportation Safety Board Investigator Joshua Cawthra confirmed to the

High living costs as food, travel prices shoot up in Qatar

:: Living costs in Qatar have become far more expensive following boycott by all of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, Al Arabiya’s sister news channel, Al Hadath reported on Wednesday. Food prices have doubled and at times went

Coalition forces find naval mine northwest of Yemen’s Midi Port

:: Coalition forces, who are backing the internationally recognized government in Yemen, discovered on Monday a naval mine southwest of the southern Arabian Peninsula’s Midi port. The Yemeni national army dismantled the mine right away without causing any damages. The

UAE: Qatar denying consequences of its policies is ‘strange”

:: The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Thursday that Qatar denying the “damages” caused by its policies toward Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries is “strange.” Gargash said there were “conspiracies that were

Saudi-Venezuelan ties to reach new heights: Envoy

Joseba Achutegui

:: Bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are set to take a leap forward with the holding of a Joint Committee Meeting in Riyadh at the end of this year, according to Joseba Achutegui, the Venezuelan ambassador to the

Saudi minister says Qatar boycott to remain in place

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that a boycott of Qatar will remain in place after the Gulf emirate rejected conditions to end a diplomatic crisis. “The boycott will remain,” he said at a news conference in

Qatari FM: Measures expected by Arab states must be in line with intl law

:: Qatari Foreign Minister Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Wednesday that the expected punitive measures by Arab powers must be in line with the international law, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. He said there is a need to

Qatar dismisses Gulf demands but says ready to discuss ‘legitimate issues’

:: Qatar is ready to discuss “legitimate issues” with Arab states to end a regional crisis, but it said a list presented by them last week contained some demands that were impossible to be met because they were not true.

Saudi Embassy in Philippines warns against visiting public places

:: The Saudi Embassy in Manila has warned visiting citizens against visiting public places in the Philippines. In a statement issued on June 29, it also advised Saudi tourists to take caution when visiting the country. “Given the current security

Reports: Kuwait will deny entry of figures on Qatar-linked terror list

:: Kuwait has said it will not allow the entry of figures who are currently named on a Qatar-linked terrorism blacklist by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, local media reported on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, and

Saudi Crown Prince to Al-Azhar Sheikh: Muslims count on their institutes

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Al-Azhar’s Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb that Muslims count on Islamic institutes in the upcoming period to encounter terrorism. Egypt’s Al-Azhar is Sunni Islam’s most revered institution. The conversation took place when Sheikh Al-Tayeb

UAE: Attack attempt in Saudi bolsters our will to eliminate terrorism

:: UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said Saturday that the recent terrorist attack attempt targeting Mecca’s Grand Mosque will only increase “our will” to encounter those who support terrorism. “This

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