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

King and Putin back Geneva I resolutions

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received a telephone call Wednesday from Russian President Vladimir Putin. They reviewed bilateral relations and discussed the efforts being exerted for the cease-fire in Syria. The king confirmed the Kingdom’s keenness to

Haramain train test run in Jeddah mid-year

The Haramain High Speed Train, which is currently undergoing test runs between Madinah and Rabigh, will begin its trial run from the main station in Jeddah mid-year, according to informed sources. The sources said work in the second stage of

Ministry orders safety measures in schools

Ahmed Al-Eissa

Education Minister Ahmed Al-Eissa has called on directors of education in all cities and provinces to take all necessary steps as quickly as possible to guarantee the safety and security of schools and to ensure the safety of students. He

OIC summit to focus on Palestine

Member nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) gather in Jakarta on March 6-7 for the organization’s fifth extraordinary summit, which will focus on providing a solution to the Palestinian crisis. Samir Bakr Diab, the OIC’s assistant secretary-general for

Prosecution seeks death for 16 spies

A representative of the Bureau for Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIPP) has demanded that the harshest punishment for 16 people accused of forming a spy cell linked with Iranian intelligence. They are also accused of leaking sensitive government information, in

Qatar schools attract Saudi teachers with top salaries

Qatar’s Supreme Edu-cational Council (SEC) has been offering top wages to attract Gulf citizens, particularly Saudis, Bahrainis and Kuwaitis, to its schools. In an interview with a local publication, Yousef Al-Marri, a teacher, said he applied for a teaching job

Kingdom to have new media city

Adel Al-Turaifi.

The Kingdom would soon have a media city providing technical and other facilities for local and international journalists operating in the country. The media houses would be given “flexibility” to operate, within the rules and regulations of the country, said

UN adopts Saudi proposal to protect Internet users’ data

The United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force has adopted a proposal submitted by Saudi Arabia on the protection of personal data online. The Saudi proposal discussed mechanisms to maintain investments in telecommunication infrastructure and information technology industries, and

Plan to establish Arab Court of Human Rights in final stage

The Shoura Council is giving final touches to the draft statute of the Arab Court of Human Rights. To be based in Bahrain, the court will have independent judges and provisions enforceable in all member states. The observations being amended

Seatbelt, mobile phone violators in Saher focus

The company that manages and runs Saher traffic cameras is planning to install additional equipment to monitor seatbelt and mobile phone violations besides speeding. A source was quoted by a local newspaper as saying that the company will apply the

1,500 obesity patients on Jeddah hospital wait list

A total of 1,500 obesity patients are on the waiting list of King Fahd General Hospital due to shortage of beds, a source in the Jeddah health department has said. “The long waiting list of obesity patients is due to

307 work-related deaths, over 50,000 injuries recorded in 2015

The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) recorded 307 deaths and 50,787 injuries in 2015. The data showed that Jeddah recorded the highest number of injuries with 10,288. Riyadh followed with 10,211 injuries. Riyadh recorded the highest number of deaths.

Asians, Africans outperform Saudis in Arabic language

 African and Asian students of King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, have sprung a surprise by scoring better marks than Saudis in the Arabic language, for which they were honored by the university last week. “The students — six of

Turkey grants Saudis more investment opportunities

Turkey has granted several investment advantages to Saudis, including exemptions from customs duties and value added tax, tax cuts, support of social security premiums for employers and employees and the allocation of land for investments. Dr. Mustafa Köksal, an adviser

KSA is among the healthiest of oil producing countries

Saudi Arabia is among the healthiest of the oil producing countries of the world, a top Riyadh-based economist asserted Saturday as reports said the Kingdom, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela will monitor the oil market following the recent agreement in Doha

Ministry boosts efforts for universities’ privatization

 Education Minister Ahmad Al-Issa has announced that his ministry has identified important outcomes while studying the “new university regulations” which it submitted to the royal court for approval. He said the new regulations will allow universities to manage their

Fake employment hurting Saudization efforts

Fake employment across the Kingdom has continued to affect Saudization adversely despite efforts by the authorities concerned to curb the practice in the interest of the nation. There are even cases of cheating, in which a national is promised a

‘Drugs intended to destroy Saudi youth’

The aim of drug producers and smugglers is not just money but also to destroy the youth of the nation, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Zahrani, head of the General Directorate of Anti-Narcotics Department, said recently. “With the cooperation of Arab and

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