Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

 

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

Turkey: US has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group

:: The United States has not yet taken up Turkey’s suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday.

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

Yemeni foreign minister quits

Khaled Al-Yemani.

:: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Yamani has submitted his resignation to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi. Okaz has learned that Yemen’s ambassador to Washington Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, the leader of the Congress party and former foreign minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi

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

Sudan opposition says leaders deported after talks collapse

Yasir Arman

:: Sudan’s ruling military has deported three members of an opposition movement detained last week in the wake of a deadly raid on a protest sit-in, the movement said on Monday. The three are members of the Sudan People’s Liberation

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

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev

Oyub Titiev

:: Russia Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said. Titiev, who ran the Chechen office

Regime, Russia fire kills 25 civilians in northwest Syria

:: The Syrian regime and Russian fire on Monday killed 25 civilians including seven children in different parts of a northwestern region beyond government control, a Britain-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 13 of those

Pompeo to boost ties with Modi on India visit

:: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he would visit India this month to forge closer relations with re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pompeo told reporters that he would outline areas for new cooperation with India during a

New US ambassador meets with Iraqi FM in Baghdad

:: The new US ambassador in Baghdad submitted his credentials to Iraq’s top diplomat, the foreign ministry announced Sunday, joining the embassy just weeks after Washington brought “non-essential” diplomatic staff home. Matthew Tueller has served as US ambassador to both

UK’s Johnson baulks at Brexit cost as leadership race hots up

:: Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister, said on Sunday he would withhold payment of the country’s European Union exit bill to try and get a better deal – a move that drew an

Germany’s FM urges Gulf stability ahead of Iran’s visit

:: Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas stressed the importance of stability in the Gulf region amid heightened tensions with Iran. Maas made the comment on Sunday in Abu Dhabi during a news conference with his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin

‘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

Iraq begins examining Yazidi mass graves remains

:: Iraq will use DNA testing to identify the remains of 141 bodies found in mass graves believed to contain the Yazidi victims of ISIS massacres, the head of the country’s forensics administration said on Sunday. Zaid al-Yousef said Yazidi

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

Tension forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

:: Dozens of Syrian refugees dismantled their tents, filled trucks with belongings and left a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon on Sunday after local authorities ordered them to evacuate in the aftermath of a brawl with

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,

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