Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Category Archives: Jeddah

Pilgrims greeted with flowers, sweets — and health advice

:: Saudi Arabia welcomed the first of this year’s international Hajj pilgrims by air and sea on Friday. A flight carrying pilgrims from the UK city of Manchester arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport — the Kingdom’s main

Saudi Hajj ministry celebrates arrival of Sudanese pilgrims

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj received the first batch of pilgrims coming by sea from Sudan to Jeddah on Saturday. The ship, with more than 1,400 pilgrims onboard, arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port amid a warm welcome and reception

Saudi King orders two appointments for Jeddah and culture ministry

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Friday two royal decrees concerning Jeddah and the ministry of culture, reported the Saudi Press Agency. In the first decree, he ordered the appointment of Saleh bin Ali bin Abdulrahman al-Turki as

King Salman receives Yemeni president

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Tuesday in Jeddah. The meeting was attended by a number of provincial governors and other dignitaries. Yemen’s army killed 35 Iran-backed Houthi militants in Al-Jouf

King Salman meets governors of Saudi regions

:: King Salman met Saudi regional in governors on Tuesday. The governor of the 13 regions of the Kingdom met the king and crown prince at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah. A list of the Kingdom’s regions and governors are: MAKKAH

Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment

:: The Saudi government approved a measure on Tuesday criminalizing sexual harassment in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Cabinet, chaired by King Salman in Jeddah, backed the legislation, which requires a royal decree to become law. The

Ramadan to begin Thursday as Saudi moon observers say no sight of crescent

:: Saudi Arabian moon observers said that there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday, meaning millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month on Thursday. According to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV, bad

Six deals signed to secure jobs for 10,000 Saudi youth

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal on Monday patronized the signing of six agreements for Prince Khalid Al-Faisal’s “Tomouh” project to train and employ 10,000 young men and women before the end of 2020. This came on the sidelines of

Makkah forum targets investment surge in Saudi Arabia

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the first Makkah Economic Forum on Sunday. The two-day event, under the theme “From Vision to Prosperity: Invest in Makkah,” will be held at the Jeddah Ritz-Carlton. The forum is organized by

More than 100 Saudis take part in special program Umrah trip

:: The first trip of the Umrah and visit program for the children of martyrs, people with special needs and orphans, organized by the Department of Public Relations in Makkah Governorate, departed from Jeddah to Makkah and Madinah on Friday.

Pakistan foreign secretary discusses Kashmir with OIC secretary-general

:: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua briefed Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen on the current situation in Kashmir during a meeting at the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah. Janjua said that “human rights violations were being

Vision 2030 aims to improve pilgrim experience: Saudi Hajj minister

:: The Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten, affirmed that work continues in accordance with the ambitious Vision 2030, which aims to provide pilgrims with high-quality services. He pointed out that the plan is being carried

Muslim World League launches emergency campaign for flood-affected people in Mozambique

:: The Muslim World League (MWL) has launched an emergency humanitarian relief campaign to alleviate the situation of rain- and flood-affected people in northern Mozambique. The Mozambican prime minister’s representative, Veronica Lenga, conveyed the PM’s greetings to Mohammed bin Abdul

New project to reduce youth unemployment in KSA’s small towns

:: The Governorate of Makkah region, in cooperation with King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), plans to launch a project to qualify, train and employ 10,000 young male and female university graduates in small towns in the region before the end

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to UK offers condolences over Umrah crash

:: The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UK offered his condolences on Sunday to the families of four people killed when a coach taking a group of Umrah pilgrims from Makkah to Madinah collided with a fuel tanker near the

KSA will be one of the very best countries for tourism, says Prince Sultan

Prince Sultan

:: Saudi Arabia will be one of the most attractive countries for tourism because of its location, its unique tourist and historic elements and its hospitable and welcoming people, said Prince Sultan bin Salman. Prince Sultan, who is president of

Saudi Arabia wins seat at UN commission on women

:: Saudi Arabia has been granted a place on the Executive Council of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The Kingdom was one of 12 new countries elected on Tuesday in a secret ballot during a meeting of

King Salman to patronize conclusion of Gulf Shield-1 military drill

:: King Salman will oversee on Monday the conclusion of the Joint Gulf Shield-1 military drill in the presence of a number of leaders of friendly countries participating in the exercise, which lasted for a month. He will also witness

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