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 »

 

Tag Archives: Jeddah

9 inmates arrested after riot at Makkah girls’ protection home

:: Makkah police on Friday intervened to end an inmate riot that started as a protest against the management of a girls’ protection home in Makkah; nine girls were arrested, according to Arabic daily Okaz. Under-aged girls being investigated for

King Salman receives condolences on brother’s death

King Salman

:: Muslim and Arab leaders expressed their condolences over the passing away on Thursday of King Salman’s brother Prince Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud at the age of 86. King Salman received phone calls from Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns closure of Al-Aqsa

:: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned Israel’s closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the banning of Friday prayers for the first time since 1969, describing that as a crime, a serious precedent and a blatant attack on

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Tillerson in Jeddah

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Jeddah on Wednesday, Saudi Press Agency reported. During the meeting, both parties reviewed aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as

German gamblers may have revealed secrets of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

:: The hugely popular HBO program Game of Thrones — the biggest show of 2016 ­— returns on July 16, but even before the season 7 premiere on Sunday, fans are already having to avoid spoilers. Bookmakers have been running

A quadrant meeting with Tillerson in Jeddah tomorrow

:: The foreign ministers of the four countries boycotting Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain will attend a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the concerns of Qatar crisis. The Egyptian

One security man, two civilians injured in separate Qatif shootings

:: One security man and two civilians were injured Sunday evening in different shooting incidents in Qatif by unknown persons. Police in Eastern Province are investigating the shootings and are hunting the assailants. Eastern Province Police spokesman Lt. Col. Ziyad

Half a ton of hashish, 63,000 Captagon pills seized

:: Border Guards last week foiled an attempt to smuggle more than half a ton of hashish, and 63,000 Captagon pills across the southern border, arresting 19 smugglers in the operation. Border Guards spokesman Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi said:

King Salman approves plans to make public health policy a priority

King Salman

:: King Salman has approved plans to make public health policy a priority, in ongoing efforts to combat and prevent ill health and the burden it places on the Kingdom’s resources. The directive requires all government bodies to work together

Jeddah community shows solidarity with families of martyrs

:: Under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of interior, Jeddah Community Services on Saturday expressed their solidarity with the families of martyrs and paid tribute by holding Jeddah’s largest festival on Saudi armed

Fetian Tent — a new feature for children at Souq Okaz

:: The 11th Souq Okaz will introduce a number of new features, including the Fetian Tent for children. The tent includes a children’s theater; Okaz Verbose to teach children standard official Arabic; and the Okaz Boys Council, which will introduce

Project signed to increase water supply in Kingdom

:: Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli awarded a project to build 17 strategic water reservoirs in Makkah’s Al-Sharay and Taif’s Al-Hada areas, each with a capacity of 170,000 cubic meters, totaling 2.9 million cubic meters of potable

14 mosques in Makkah being built in original architectural style

:: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has began implementing the designs of 14 out of 50 mosques in the Makkan style to increase the Islamic identity of the surrounding Makkah environs. The agreement was signed between the ministry and the

Plastic artists in Makkah compete in depicting crown prince

:: Seventeen male and female plastic artists are competing at the Makkah Festival for Entertainment and Awareness for the best depiction of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Rose Nouran, a member of the Plastic Arts Association at the Culture and

WHO chief thanks King Salman for anti-cholera funding

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

:: The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Salman for the Saudi Arabia’s donation of $66.7 million to combat cholera in Yemen. This came during a meeting between

Saudi customs officers thwart smuggling of 160,000 narcotic pills

:: Saudi Customs officers have thwarted the attempted smuggling of 160,000 narcotic tablets via Madinah and Yanbu airports. In Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, Customs officers thwarted two attempts to smuggle into the Kingdom a total

Combating terror on Organization of Islamic Cooperation agenda

:: The capital of Cote d’Ivoire, Abidjan, will host the 44th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on July 10 and 11. Tariq Ali Bakhit, OIC spokesman, indicated that the two-day conference

Two Saudi security officers injured in Qatif attack

:: A security patrol came under attack early Saturday morning while carrying out its duties to maintain security in Al-Nasra neighborhood in Qatif. The Interior Ministry’s security spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, said a patrol was targeted early Saturday morning

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