Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

UAE Embassy in Riyadh holds tolerance exhibit

:: The UAE Embassy in Saudi Arabia launched an exhibition to celebrate the “Year of Tolerance” at the Culture Palace Hotel in Riyadh. The two-day event was opened by the UAE’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan,

OIC forum delivers lesson in fight against terror

:: Muslim countries’ use of education to combat terror and extremism will be explored in a two-day conference organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The forum will begin on Tuesday under the theme “The Role of Education in

US envoy says no timetable for full US withdrawal from Syria

:: ISIS extremist group is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its final Syrian stronghold, although it may have 15,000-20,000 armed adherents in Syria and Iraq US

Saudi official: The Kingdom brought perpetrators of Khashoggi murder to justice

:: President of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission (HRC), Dr. Bandar al-Aiban, has said the Kingdom brought perpetrators of Khashoggi murder to justice and they have attended three hearings with their lawyers. Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, Dr.

Saudi minister calls for ‘new safety measures’ in educational transportation

:: The Saudi education minister, Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, has ordered the introduction of a special administration for “safety and security” at Tatweer Educational Transportation Services Co. (TTC). The call came during a visit to the company’s headquarters in

ISIS clings on in face of Kurdish-led assault in Syria

:: US-backed forces battled ISIS fighters overnight as the extremists clung onto their crumbling bastion in eastern Syria on Saturday. “Clashes broke out again last night and have continued since,” said Adnane Afrine, spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

Trump objects to measure ending US support for Saudis in Yemen

:: The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the US Congress to end US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war in Yemen, continuing a standoff with lawmakers over policy toward the kingdom. The

Lavrov: US peace plan should include Palestinian state based on 1967 borders

:: The US-proposed “deal of the century” on the Middle East peace process is not enough to guarantee a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. “The United States proposes or rather deliberately

Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel ‘very far’

:: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel “very far”, on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East. Speaking during a visit to a naval base in

Egypt parliament to vote to extend el-Sisi’s rule this week

:: Egypt’s parliament has put a rush on voting on proposed constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to stay in office well beyond his current term, which ends in 2022. The vote was initially scheduled for next week,

In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday laid historical claims to a number of Arabian Gulf countries without naming them. In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Rouhani said: “47 years ago, which is

UN says grains stored in Yemen’s Hodeidah ‘at risk of rotting’

:: The UN special envoy to Yemen on Monday said the urgency of accessing grain stores trapped in a frontline position in the port city of Hodeidah was increasing as the food was “at risk of rotting”. The World Food

Zarif, Bassil hold Beirut press conference, Lebanon boycotts Warsaw conference

:: Lebanese Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister Gebran Bassil, announced his country’s boycott of the US-sponsored Mideast conference in Poland during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. Bassil added Monday that the boycott was due to

Coalition warplanes strike last ISIS enclave in eastern Syria

:: US-led coalition warplanes struck ISIS extremist group last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as US-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize it. Coalition jets roared overhead as columns of white

UN: Arab coalition frees, returns seven Houthi prisoners

:: Saudi Arabia released seven prisoners it was holding from Yemen’s Houthi militias, who were flown to Sanaa on Wednesday by the Red Cross, the day after a Saudi prisoner freed by the Houthis arrived in Riyadh. The swap comes

Pope says ‘happy to write new page in history’ with UAE visit

:: Pope Francis said he was looking to write a new page in the history of relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates from Sunday. “I am happy … to write on your dear land a

Sudanese opposition leader’s daughter detained

:: Sudanese security forces detained the daughter of Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Wednesday, her family said, as anti-government protests spread to the capital’s main university. Two security vehicles arrived at Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s home in Khartoum in the

UN Security Council endorses former Danish general as new head of Yemen mission

:: The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of former Danish general Michael Lollesgaard to head the UN observer mission in Yemen, diplomats said. Lollesgaard will replace Patrick Cammaert, the Dutch general who had been tapped a little

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