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 »


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Labor minister: KSA spends more on education than most OECD countries

:: “Human capital is the main focus of development in every society, and giving it sufficient attention is necessary for success and progress. Thus, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 seeks to improve all aspects of the Saudi economy, with human capital

King Salman welcomes firm strategy on Iran in call with Trump

:: King Salman held a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Saturday, welcoming the US government’s firm strategy toward Iran. King Salman supported the strategy announced by Trump on Friday against Iranian aggression and its support for terrorism

Saudi Arabia advances 18 points in World Bank report on corruption control

:: Saudi Arabia has progressed 18 points in the control of corruption indicator 2016, which the World Bank issued last week, compared to 2015, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) said in a statement to Arab News on Thursday. With this

OIC, ISESCO to hold forum in Dakar to fight Islamophobia

:: In a major move to fight hostilities and prejudices toward Muslims and Islam globally, the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has joined forces with three other organizations to hold a regional forum in Dakar on Monday. The two-day

No tax on Saudi investments in Abu Dhabi

:: The Abu Dhabi government has announced a package of incentives for Saudi investors including exemption from taxes, and that they will be treated as its citizens for all investment purposes. The announcement was made at the Saudi-UAE Business Forum

Pop star Sherine in Riyadh for charity concert, crazy ticket prices

:: The #Sherine_in_Riyadh hashtag went viral on Twitter following reported news that Egyptian singer Sherine will give a concert in the Saudi capital. The director of the Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association, Reem Al-Hujailan, explained to Makkah Newspaper that “the

87,575 business licenses issued for Saudi women

:: The Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued 87,575 commercial registrations for women at the end of the Hijra year 1438. Licenses were issued throughout the Kingdom, with the highest number in Riyadh with 20,086, followed by Jeddah (13,826), Makkah

4m trees to be planted in Saudi Arabia by 2020

:: The Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture aims to plant 4 million trees in the Kingdom by 2020, its undersecretary for environmental affairs, Osama bin Ibrahim Faqiha, told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). In a workshop organized by

Saudi Shoura speaker meets media personnel

:: President of the Shoura Council Abdullah Al-Asheikh on Monday received a number of reporters, writers and participants in the fourth dialogue session on the comprehensive relationship between Shoura Council and media. Al-Asheikh welcomed his guests at his office in

Riyadh governor launches SR730m education projects

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Thursday launched a number of educational projects worth more than SR730 million ($194.7 million). The launch coincided with the Riyadh General Administration of Education’s celebrations on Thursday of the Kingdom’s 87th National

Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah – Saudi Interior Ministry

:: A gunman armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and three petrol bombs killed two Royal Guards and wounded three others in an attack at a security guards checkpoint at the western gate of Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah early on Saturday.

Makkah-Madinah high speed rail just months away from becoming operational

:: Field work on the haramain specific teach, which connects the holy towns of makkah and madinah, is executed and the whole undertaking could be fully finished before the yearend, the makkah location improvement authority (mrda) has stated. In a

24 people arrested for stirring incitement, spreading rumors in Hail

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki

:: Saudi security forces arrested 24 people involved in incitement and spreading rumors in a social case in Hail region, the security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior said. Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said that authorities, which are carrying

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

Saudi Arabia, Russia work together to keep energy prices stable

:: Senior scholars and businessmen in the capital said that the forthcoming visit of King Salman to Moscow will open new areas of cooperation with Russia and the two countries will reap mutual benefits as a result of such cooperation.

King Salman turns new page on ties with Russia

King Salman

:: A new page will be turned in relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia on Thursday when King Salman arrives in Moscow for a historic visit. The visit, the first to Russia by a reigning Saudi monarch, will boost already

SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

:: The Saudi Food and Drugs Authority (SFDA) has launched a strategic plan for healthy food in the Kingdom, which involves determining allowable rates of sugar, salt and saturated fat in processed food. SFDA CEO Hisham Al-Ghaie said a specialized

Bahraini king praises Saudi Arabia’s staunch support for his country

:: Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa reiterated his country’s commitment to Saudi Arabia in its response to terrorism in all its forms and against all those who support or finance it. Following his arrival in Jeddah on Monday, the

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