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

Fines for taxi drivers for charging extra fare

Taxi drivers who charge extra fare face fines and other penalties, according to an official source at the Ministry of Transport. The ministry has ordered taxis not to raise fares and warned of several penalties for violators. Penalties begin with

Two-day food festival showcases flavors of India

To celebrate the diversity and richness of Indian food, a two-day festival was inaugurated on Friday on the Indian Consulate premises. The “Indian Food Festival-2015” is being organized the Consulate General of India in association with Saudi-Indian Business Network (SIBN).

SCTH orders women-only hours in all museums

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage ordered all licensed museums in the Kingdom to have women-only hours. A source from the commission said the authority is responsible for licensing all historical and heritage events and institutions. The commission

Fresh call for cinemas near religious sites

A former official of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Makkah has renewed his proposal to establish cinemas showing historical documentaries near Islamic and religious landmarks in the Holy City. Cinemas should

PME warns of polluted beaches in Jeddah

The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) has warned that Jeddah’s beaches are highly polluted because of untreated sewage being pumped directly into the ocean. Abdulaziz Al-Jasir, general president of the PME, has urged the Ministry of Water and Electricity

Organ transplant cases increase 300 percent

The number of transplant cases in the Kingdom increased 300 percent during 2015 in comparison with 2014, with the transplant of 778 kidneys, an increase of 24 percent, of which 634 were from live patients and 144 from brain-dead donors.

School buses raise fares 100 percent

Fares of buses transporting female students to schools and colleges in Jeddah were raised 100 percent last week, from about SR400 to SR800. Company owners attributed the increase to rising fuel prices. However, citizens, like Faisal Ghazi, insist companies are

Projects in Jeddah worth billions ‘progressing well’

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has said here that he was pleased with the progress made on development projects in Jeddah worth billions. There were 857 projects worth SR74 billion earmarked for the region over the past number of years,

Support for productive families urged

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed has urged the city’s people to buy the goods of productive families. Speaking at the fifth edition of the productive families’ forum and exhibition earlier this week, on behalf of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled

Food-saving panels soon

The Royal Court has ordered that committees be formed to reduce food waste because it is a threat to the natural resources of the Kingdom including groundwater, according to Minister of Agriculture Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli. A recent study has forecast

Irresponsible social media use slammed

Many people are using social media in an irresponsible manner including showing ingratitude for their blessings, boasting and unfairly criticizing the government, according to Sheikh Saleh bin Humaid, imam and khateeb of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. In his sermon

There’s never been a better time to ‘Make In India’

THE idea of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, originated after the Indian Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made a clarion call from the rampart of the Red Fort on the Independence Day, to make India a manufacturing hub, a

PAL resumes Jeddah flights after 18 years

Filipinos in the western region on Thursday welcomed the resumption of Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights between Manila and Jeddah after an 18-year absence. “Welcome back to Jeddah. We missed you for a long time,” said John Pamintuan, an employee of

Jeddah municipality beats back land grabbers

The Jeddah municipality and governorate have taken drastic measures to free 4.6 million square meters of government land from encroachment. Hani Abu Ras, the mayor of Jeddah, said that the municipality has foiled attempts and put all their efforts into

OIC flays ‘terror backer, sectarian Iran’

Adel Al-Jubeir.

Several members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) launched a blistering attack on Iran at an extraordinary meeting here Thursday of its Council of Foreign Ministers, accusing it of fomenting sectarianism and supporting terrorist groups in the region. A

World Muslim body condemns attacks on Saudi missions in Iran

A global Muslim body on Thursday condemned the attacks on Saudi missions in Iran earlier this month and denounced Tehran’s regional “interference”. Foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, in a statement, said it “condemns the aggressions against the

WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference to discuss best-practice ideas

WAN-IFRA’s 11th Middle East Conference is set in Dubai for two days from Feb. 24, which will provide publishing executives with an excellent opportunity to discover the latest regional and international top trends and best-practice ideas. The event is an

Single and want to enter family mall? Hire 2-minute female ‘cousin’ for SR100!

Some young men are paying girls and women up to SR100 at weekends so that they can enter malls as their relatives, according to a report in a local publication recently. Nahala Khalid, who is often approached, said: “Usually guys

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