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: Riyadh

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

Saudi labor minister heads delegation at ILC in Geneva

Ahmad Al-Rajhi

:: Saudi Arabia’s minister of labor and social development, Ahmad Al-Rajhi, will head the Kingdom’s delegation at a major international gathering in Geneva later this month. Government, business and worker representatives will be among the Saudi party attending the 108th

Saudi cabinet calls on international community to stand firm against Iran regime

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers said that the Kingdom called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities by taking a firm stand against the Iranian regime to stop and prevent it from spreading destruction and chaos. The council,

Arab Coalition: Houthis tried to target civilian site in Saudi Arabia’s Najran

:: Yemen’s Houthi militias attempted to hit a civilian site in the Saudi border province of Najran with a bomb-laden drone, Arab Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said, warning that there would be a “strong deterrent” to such attacks. The

Al-Jubeir meets European envoys in Riyadh

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir held separate meetings with British Ambassador Simon Collis, Italian Ambassador Luca Ferrari and Ambassador Michele Cervone d’Urso, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh on Monday. During

Saudi culture minister signs up to Weibo

Prince Badr bin Abdullah

:: Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan has signed up for a personal account on Weibo, one of China’s most popular social networking websites, becoming the first Arab culture minister on the Twitter-like platform. Weibo connects more

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top diplomat said on Sunday. In a news conference,

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit. According to

King Salman receives ministers, princes, scholars and citizens

:: Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, senior scholars, princes and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. Prince Saad bin Abdullah

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