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

Makkah Public Transportation Program inaugurated

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, signed a contract to import, operate and maintain Makkah Public Transportation Program (MPTP) buses with an alliance of national and international specialized companies. Hisham Al-Faleh, secretary-general of the Makkah Development Authority, which is

$3 billion ‘new city’ at Taif

King Salman

:: Plans were approved on Sunday for a $3 billion “new city” at Taif, with more than 10,000 homes, a culture and heritage tourist center, technology and industry parks, a university and an airport. The project will occupy nearly 1,250

Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Red Sea project

:: Virgin airlines founder Richard Branson will invest in a Red Sea project that aims to turn 50 Saudi Arabian islands into luxury tourism destinations, the Saudi government announced on Sunday. Branson is the first international investor to commit to

Prince Khaled lauds achievements of 10-year Makkah strategic plan

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman and Makkah governor, has praised what has been achieved in the 10-year strategic plan for development in the Makkah region. Presiding over the 3rd session of the Makkah Region Council on Sunday

Saudi-led coalition: ‘Qualitative operation’ aims to restore legitimacy in Yemen

:: The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that the “qualitative operation” against the Houthis is a continuation of the ongoing operations to restore legitimacy in Yemen. On Friday, in his first television interview since taking office,

38% of startups registered in 2016 are owned by Saudi women

Ghassan Al-Sulaiman.

:: Nearly 40 percent of startups launched in Saudi Arabia in 2016 are owned by women, “which highlights how the role of women in economic development has flourished,” said the Governor of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises

We will encourage more foreign investors this year, says Saudi Capital Market Authority head

:: Saudi Arabia intends to expand its stock market this year to attract more foreign investors, and seeks to become an international capital markets hub, Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Kuwaiz, chairman of the Capital Market Authority (CMA), told Reuters

Praise in Italy for Muslim World League’s role in promoting tolerance

:: The Muslim World League (MWL) has been praised in Italy for its role in promoting cultural communication and the values of moderation and tolerance. An MWL delegation led by its Secretary-General, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, met a number

Europe lauds KSRelief’s humanitarian work in Yemen

Abdullah Al-Rabeeah

:: European leaders have expressed their appreciation for the humanitarian assistance provided in Yemen by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRelief). At a meeting in Brussels, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief’s General Supervisor and an adviser to the

Qatari emir said to have jailed 20 members of ruling family

:: The emir of Qatar personally ordered the imprisonment of 20 members of the ruling Al-Thani family for their support of the Anti-Terror Quartet instead of Doha, a French magazine has claimed. Le Point spoke to Jean-Pierre Marongiu, an entrepreneur

Saudi Health Ministry launches campaign to encourage walking

:: The Health Ministry has launched a nationwide program via its e-portal to encourage people to walk 30 minutes per day for five days per week to maintain good health. Obesity among children and adults due to lack of exercise

UN human rights move shows KSA’s ‘support for international consensus’ over Yemen

:: The adoption of a draft Arab resolution by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows that Saudi Arabia is supporting “international consensus in Yemen,” the Kingdom’s ambassador to the war-torn country has said. The UN on Friday agreed to

KACND stresses support for Saudi youths

:: The deputy secretary-general of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND), Fahd bin Sultan Al-Sultan, stressed the center’s commitment to supporting youths. In a speech at the Second International Conference on Youth Volunteering and Dialogue at UNESCO’s

Makkah deputy governor inaugurates Electronic Forum

:: Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated on Thursday the Electronic Forum, organized by the Committee of Young Businessmen at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce

Saudi Arabia produces 44% of GCC’s natural gas

:: A senior official from the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) announced in Manama that Saudi Arabia produces 44 percent of the natural gas in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Speaking at the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals

King expresses pride in Saudi development, security, prosperity

King Salman

:: King Salman on Tuesday expressed pride in the Kingdom’s development in all areas as it celebrates its 87th National Day this year, with citizens and residents enjoying security and prosperity. Addressing a regular Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in

Italian interior minister lauds Muslim World League’s role in fighting extremism

:: Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa and his accompanying delegation in Rome on Tuesday. They explored a number of topics of common interest including citizenship and positive integration with the promotion of

Saudi economy grew in 2016 despite global slump: SAMA

:: While the global economic growth rate declined from 3.4 percent in 2015 to 3.1 percent last year, the Kingdom’s economy grew by 1.7 percent, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) reported. King Salman’s “wise leadership was keen on improving

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