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: National

Saudi Arabia starts new Umrah season – First pilgrims arrived

:: Saudi Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Yahya has welcomed the first flights of Umrah performers from outside the Kingdom at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. He said the General Directorate of Passports

Arab Coalition: Saudi-UAE committee working to de-escalate in Yemen

Turki al-Maliki.

:: The Saudi-UAE committee has worked to de-escalate the situation in multiple Yemeni regions, the Arab Coalition’s spokesperson Turki al-Maliki said on Monday. In a press conference, al-Maliki added that Saudi forces have arrived in the Shabwah governorate and are

Saudi Arabia launches Farouq competition for amateurs

Turki Al-Sheikh

:: Amateur competitors in the Kingdom will compete for prizes in swimming, archery, and horse-riding as part of an initiative launched by Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA). The Farouq competition will offer total prize money of

Taif Season – Make Taif a favorite destination in KSA

Taif Season attracts over 2.5m visitors, cementing city’s status as a favorite destination in KSA :: Taif Season, which is one of 11 festivals being held across the Kingdom to promote the country as a global tourist destination, attracted over

Arab Coalition targets Houthi military site in Yemen’s Dhamar

:: The Arab Coalition said its forces have destroyed a Houthi military site in Yemen’s Dhamar province with targeted strikes. The coalition said in a statement on Sunday that the Houthi site destroyed in Dhamar was being used by the

High-tech Saudi initiative to ease airports’ passage for pilgrims hailed a success

:: A high-tech Saudi initiative to speed up airport departure procedures for more than 30,000 pilgrims has been hailed a success. The Eyab scheme was set up to enrich the experience of pilgrims passing through the Kingdom’s airports, and thousands

Saudi Arabia sets up a new Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

:: Saudi Arabia created a new ministry for industry and mineral resources, separating it from the energy ministry, in a series of royal orders published by state news media on Friday. Bandar bin Ibrahim al-Khorayef was appointed ahead of the

Saudi Arabian Military Industries aims to export weapons, says CEO

Walid Abukhaled

:: Saudi Arabia aims to be an arms exporting country, said Walid Abukhaled, the newly appointed chief executive for strategy and business development at Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI). He said that SAMI wants to become one of the top

Saudi Cabinet urges Yemenis to engage in dialogue

King Salman

:: The Saudi Cabinet reaffirmed on Tuesday the Kingdom’s call to the Yemeni government and all parties that broke out of the conflict in Aden to hold a meeting in Saudi Arabia. Chaired by King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in

Makkah governor praises Hajj transport organization for service to pilgrims

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal has praised the General Syndicate of Cars (GSC) for its participation in a forum dedicated to the service of pilgrims. The GSC is taking part in the Hajj and Umrah Forum as a strategic

Islam cannot be reduced to political goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa inaugurated the MWL’s pavilion at an exhibition held on the sidelines of 40th edition of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples in Rimini, Italy. The MWL

Prince Khaled inaugurates 5G service in Makkah

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal launched the fifth-generation (5G) network service with the minister of communications and information technology, Abdullah Al-Sawaha. This is the second phase of the Smart Hajj initiative, which aims to provide innovative services to pilgrims

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

King Salman

:: 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 monarch, the Cabinet praised the signing of a

Saudi Arabia trains 500 officers to greet pilgrims

:: Hundreds of Saudi passport control students are being given special language training as part of efforts to improve communication with pilgrims traveling to the Kingdom. The Saudi General Directorate of Passports currently has 500 trainees on learning schemes covering

Saudi envoy awarded medal in Mauritania

Hazza bin Zaben Al-Mutairi.

:: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania awarded Saudi Ambassador Hazza bin Zaben Al-Mutairi the Order of Merit (Commander Grade) at a reception in Nouakchott on Tuesday. Al-Mutairi said he was honored to be awarded the medal, stressing that

Makkah prepares for Hajj symposium on coexistence and tolerance

Mohammed Salih Bentin

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Salih Bentin will launch the 44th Hajj Grand Symposium on Aug. 5 under the title “Islam: Coexistence and Tolerance.” The two-day symposium at the Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel will include

King Salman performs funeral prayers for late Prince Bandar

King Salman

:: King Salman performed funeral prayers for the late Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud along with masses of worshipers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Monday. Condolences have poured in for Prince Bandar , who was the tenth son

Saudi Arabia, South Korea sign $8.3 billion deals

:: Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed an $8.3 billion economic cooperation pact on Wednesday during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visit to Seoul. The signing followed talks between the crown prince and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to

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