Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Category Archives: National

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones

:: Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Col. Turki al-Maliki, spokesperson of the Arab coalition made the remarks early Tuesday in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA.)

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid

Scholarships abroad for 330 students as part of ambitious Saudi tourism project

:: Hundreds of Saudi students are being given the chance to study abroad as part of an ambitious tourism project for the Kingdom. The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) is set to open the second phase of a scholarship program

Jeddah Season summer festival transforms city’s waterfront

:: Jeddah has transformed its iconic waterfront with festivities and activities to accommodate the many visitors attending Jeddah Season, which launched for the first time this year on June 8. The city’s 41-day Sea and Culture festival features international shows

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

King Salman.

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the Minister of Labor and Social Development and Chairman

Saudi culture minister appoints managers for three projects

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan.

:: Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the minister of culture, has announced the appointment of managers for three of the ministry’s projects. Ahmed Al Mulla has been named president of the National Film Archive, Dr. Zeinab Al-Khudairi becomes head

Muslim World League chief receives Kazakh officials

:: Kazakhstan Ambassador Peric Arin and a number of Kazakh officials called on the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, at his office in Riyadh on Tuesday. The ambassador handed over a message from

Senior US envoy to urge dialogue on Sudan visit

Tibor Nagy

:: The top US diplomat for Africa will head to Sudan to encourage talks between Sudan’s military rulers and protesters whom security forces violently put down, the State Department said Monday. Tibor Nagy, the assistant secretary of state for African

Arab coalition highlights humanitarian efforts in Yemen

Col. Turki Al-Maliki

:: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government conducts humanitarian work as well as military operations, its spokesman said on Monday. Turki Al-Maliki cited the launch of an air bridge from Riyadh to Aden to provide emergency relief for

Makkah governor receives security chiefs involved in holy city summits during Ramadan

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

:: Members of the committee responsible for overseeing security during the three key summits in Makkah during the last week of Ramadan called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal at his office on Monday. The governor appreciated the performance of

Saudi visa in three minutes for visitors to Jeddah Season events

Raed Abu Zinada

:: Visitors buying online tickets for the Jeddah Season program of events will be able to secure an e-tourism visa at the same time, organizers have revealed. The announcement came as the city’s 40-day “Sea and Culture” festival of fun

Saudi air defense forces intercept 2 Houthi drones

:: Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces shot down two weaponized drones launched by Houthis from Yemen toward the city of Khamis Mushayt, a spokesman for the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said early Tuesday. In a statement carried by

Vladimir Putin to visit Saudi Arabia in October

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia in October, the Kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said Monday. Al-Falih, who was in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, said Saudi companies were considering taking part in a methanol

Expats face fines, deportation for failure to renew resident IDs

:: Failure to renew resident IDs (Muqeem cards) before expiry will result in punishments according to the rules and regulations including deportation, Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) warned expatriates on Monday. The Jawazat said failure to renew the resident IDs

‘Furijat’ initiative releasing detainees from financial debt

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif

:: On May 29, Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif launched the “Furijat” initiative, which allows people to contribute funds to assist detainees in prison for failing to pay off their debts through the proper channels

Saudi Islamic affairs minister hails success of imamate program

Abdullatif Al-Sheikh

:: The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, has hailed the success of a global imamate program run by the Kingdom. The international project was carried out by his Saudi ministry in 35 countries around

Saudi Arabia takes part in UN bazaar to fund world’s needy

Abdallah Al-Mouallimi.

:: Saudi Arabia has taken part in a high-profile global bazaar event aimed at raising vital humanitarian funds for crisis-hit countries around the world. The permanent delegation of the Kingdom to the UN participated in the sixth UN International Bazaar,

Saudi Arabia, Japan sign deal to boost cooperation in information and communication technology

Abdullah Al-Sawaha

:: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on Sunday. The agreement will increase cooperation between the two countries in the field of telecommunications and information

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