Iran threatens to retaliate after Dutch expel two diplomats

:: Iran protested on Sunday against the Netherlands’ expulsion of two of its diplomats and threatened to retaliate for the “unfriendly and destructive move”. A spokesman for the Dutch intelligence service AIVD More »

Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market

:: Saudi Arabia has said it is ready to use its spare production capacity in order to help balance the global oil market, according to a Cabinet statement released on Tuesday. The More »

Turkey issues decree transferring powers to president

:: Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the president, in line with its move to an executive presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The More »

Iran’s Khamenei calls on securing ‘businesses’ amid economic protests

:: Iran’s supreme leader is urging the country’s judiciary to take measures to secure people’s “businesses and lives” amid economic protests that have struck the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince congratulate President Erdogan on re-election

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday congratulated to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of his re-election for a new term. “On More »

 

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Coalition: Evidence confirms presence of foreign military experts in Yemen

:: The official spokesman of the coalition forces backing Yemen’s government, Turki Al-Maliki, confirmed that they have found evidence of the presence of foreign military experts training the Iran-military-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. The spokesman also said during a press

Conference on Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah

:: A two-day conference of religious scholars to discuss measures for restoration of peace in Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah. The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has organized the event titled “International Ulema Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan.”

Saudi women with notarization license accept new work challenge

:: Saudi women are obtaining notarization licenses to work in private notary departments at the ministry of justice. “Since this is the first time women pursue and accept this profession, we are excited about this new challenge and willing to

Saudi Crown Prince meets with French Minister of the Armed Forces

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Barley in Jeddah. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed areas of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of defense and opportunities

New center for Saudi financial auditing established

:: The Training and Emission Committee for civil servants adopted the Saudi Center for Financial Auditing and Performance Monitoring at the General Auditing Bureau as an authority to provide training programs in financial auditing and performance monitoring and apply the

Saudi Arabia tops donor states to UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia donated $530.4 million as part of the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen in 2018. A report, issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said the Kingdom donated the largest sum of

Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market

:: Saudi Arabia has said it is ready to use its spare production capacity in order to help balance the global oil market, according to a Cabinet statement released on Tuesday. The Kingdom, which has been pumping around 10 million

Arab Coalition: Recent UN report on Yemen based on inaccurate information

:: The spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen has said that a recent United Nations report had relied on misinformation. Turki al-Malki said during a press conference in Riyadh on Monday that it was common

Muslim World League chief wins international award

:: Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa has won the Galileo International Award 2018 in Florence, Italy. The Galileo Foundation said Al-Issa received the award for his excellence in Islamic works and international achievements, praising his

Klaus Kleinfeld named adviser to Saudi crown prince, NEOM appoints new CEO

:: Klaus Kleinfeld, who was tasked with developing the NEOM project in northern Saudi Arabia, has been appointed as an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom announced. Kleinfeld “will take over wider responsibilities to enhance the economic,

Saudi Hajj Ministry dedicates link for Qatari pilgrims

:: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has concluded arrangements for the arrival of about 2 million pilgrims from all over the world to perform the annual Hajj this year. Due to a lack of cooperation on the part of

KSA’s bid for permanent membership in global anti-terror finance task force discussed

:: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has discussed Saudi Arabia’s mutual evaluation report on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism and weapons proliferation during its joint meeting with the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task

Syrian crisis enters ‘unprecedented’ stage, says Saudi Arabia

:: Saudi Arabia has told the Human Rights Council that the Syrian crisis has entered a serious and unprecedented stage in human history. Despite urgent appeals and UN resolutions calling for the opening of humanitarian corridors, the Syrian regime and

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt file Qatar airspace dispute to International Court of Justice

:: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced on Wednesday a move to submit a dispute with Qatar regarding their sovereign airspace to the International Court of Justice. A Saudi Press Agency statement said that the file

Saudi Women on Drive – No turning back says Princess Reema

Princess Reema

:: Now that the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia has been lifted, there will be no turning back as the Kingdom moves forward to a more inclusive future, Princess Reema bint Bandar said in an interview with CNN’s

Saudi King, Crown Prince congratulate President Erdogan on re-election

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday congratulated to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of his re-election for a new term. “On this occasion, the king praised the brotherly relations

End of women driving ban caps dramatic year of achievements since Saudi crown prince’s appointment

:: A crackdown on corruption, guarantees of women’s rights, an overhaul of the entertainment sector and a shake-up of the economy — in the past year, Saudi Arabia has witnessed extraordinary changes. The bold reforms, introduced in the 12 months

King Salman Center rehabilitates 80 Yemeni former child-soldiers

:: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in the Yemeni city of Marib, east of Sana’a has launched its fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by Houthi militias and forced them into armed conflicts.

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