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

Saudi National Development Fund established by King Salman

:: A royal order was issued on Wednesday establishing the National Development Fund to be under the mandate of the Prime Minister. The National Development Fund will oversee the functions of the Saudi Fund for Development, the Saudi Industrial Development

$3 billion ‘new city’ at Taif

King Salman

:: Plans were approved on Sunday for a $3 billion “new city” at Taif, with more than 10,000 homes, a culture and heritage tourist center, technology and industry parks, a university and an airport. The project will occupy nearly 1,250

38% of startups registered in 2016 are owned by Saudi women

Ghassan Al-Sulaiman.

:: Nearly 40 percent of startups launched in Saudi Arabia in 2016 are owned by women, “which highlights how the role of women in economic development has flourished,” said the Governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises

Makkah deputy governor inaugurates Electronic Forum

:: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated on Thursday the Electronic Forum, organized by the Committee of Young Businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce

King expresses pride in Saudi development, security, prosperity

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday expressed pride in the Kingdom’s development in all areas as it celebrates its 87th National Day this year, with citizens and residents enjoying security and prosperity. Addressing a regular Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in

Italian interior minister lauds Muslim World League’s role in fighting extremism

:: Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa and his accompanying delegation in Rome on Tuesday. They explored a number of topics of common interest including citizenship and positive integration with the promotion of

Saudi Arabia: King Salman orders driving licenses for women

King Salman

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a historic royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June. The royal decree issued on Tuesday also ordered the establishment of a high-level committee of involving the

Saudi economy grew in 2016 despite global slump: SAMA

:: While the global economic growth rate declined from 3.4 percent in 2015 to 3.1 percent last year, the Kingdom’s economy grew by 1.7 percent, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) reported. King Salman’s “wise leadership was keen on improving

87th Saudi National Day celebration takes center stage

:: The 87th National Day celebrations in the Kingdom took center stage on Saturday with an atmosphere pervaded by euphoric excitement engendered by the various activities lined up to mark the annual historic event. “The National Day is a precious

Joint Gulf exercises wind up with aim to strengthen security, stability

:: The joint Gulf sea exercises (Gulf of Peace 6), which were carried out off the Eastern Province in the waters of the Arabian Gulf, concluded on Wednesday with the participation of the Saudi Border Guards, Bahraini and Kuwaiti Coast

Kingdom’s sports authority chief announces major revamp on Saudi football

:: President of the General Sports Authority (GSA) Turki Al-Asheikh has announced a series of historic decisions concerning Saudi football. In a press conference at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on Tuesday, Al-Asheikh announced the cancelation of the “Crown

King Salman meets with former Turkish president

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud received in Jeddah on Thursday the former President of Turkey Abdullah Gul. During the meeting, discussions were exchanged on a number of topics of common interest. Related articles across the web Cheetah-fur robes and

Saudi Arabia allows women into King Fahd stadium to join national day celebrations

:: Saudi Arabia has invited women to a sports stadium for the first time to attend annual national day celebrations with their families, state media said Wednesday, opening up a previously male-only venue. Families will be allowed into the King

Saudi e-commerce market to double to $22 billion by 2020

:: Saudi construction giant alfanar has joined regional organizations such as Virgin Megastore Middle East and North Africa, the Sharjah Cooperative Society, and MODUL University Dubai in showcasing global best practices in digital marketing to transform the customer experience. By

Saudi FM says solution to Qatar crisis is in Doha’s hands

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Monday said the solution to the crisis Qatar is facing is in Doha’s hands. Speaking in New York after a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UN General

Makkah governor to open new headquarters of Moderation Center

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will open the new headquarters of the Khaled bin Faisal Moderation Center at King Abdul Aziz University at the end of this week and will announce the names of those who won the center’s

Saudi university builds on big global demand for high-tech data centers

:: Huge investments are being made at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to capitalize on rising global demand for high-tech data storage. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday to mark the start of a multimillion-riyal data

Move to get private sector on board for Jeddah transport projects

:: A consulting company is being appointed to study private sector involvement in three public transport projects in the Jeddah area. King Salman approved the contract, which will be formed with the public transport operator. It centers on three projects:

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