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

Over 2 million pilgrims head home as Hajj officially ends today

:: Over two million pilgrims on Sunday entered their second Tashreeq day during which they continued throwing stones at the devil for the second day and left for Makkah to do Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation) and prepare either to go

Saudi plans for Hajj rituals are hailed a success

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki

:: Plans for nearly two million pilgrims to ascend Mount Arafat and its surroundings, stay the night in Muzdalifa and return to Mina valley to spend the post-Hajj days were declared a success on Friday. The security spokesman for the

Over 1.8 million arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

:: Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Yahya revealed that over 1.8 million pilgrims have been logged as arrivals for this year’s Haj at a press conference at Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday. “Over 1.6 million

Hundreds of Qataris leave Al-Ahsa airport to perform Hajj

:: Hundreds of Qatari pilgrims left Al-Ahsa International Airport on their way to Jeddah, following the order of King Salman to host all Qataris who wish to perform Hajj this year within the program of the king for Hajj and

Public transport creates 167,000 jobs for Saudis

:: The Council of Ministers’ decision to limit the work of drivers with vehicles to Saudis has helped raise the number of native workers in this field from 10 percent to 95 percent of those who offer their services on

Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry appoints special Hajj committees

Tawfiq bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sudairi

:: The deputy minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance said the ministry has appointed specialized committees to monitor and implement Hajj activities. Tawfiq bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sudairi, who is also vice chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, added that

Saudi plans for Hajj security, traffic unveiled

:: The government has made great efforts to ensure security and safety for pilgrims coming from all over the globe this Hajj season, said Maj. Gen. Munir Al-Jibril, assistant commander of Hajj forces for security affairs. He added that security

Saudi Arabia to exceed renewable energy targets

Turki al-Shehri

:: Saudi Arabia aims to exceed its target to generate 9.5 gigawatts of electricity from renewable energy annually, to highlight its long-term commitment to green energy, a senior government official said. “We plan to exceed 9.5 gigawatts,” Turki al-Shehri, head

Al-Falih inaugurates Forum in Jeddah

Khalid Al-Falih

:: Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih pointed to closer economic ties with China in his address to the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum. Al-Falih said the joint Saudi-Chinese Commission had worked on harmonizing Vision 2030 and the Chinese

Saudi to open health, education sectors to full foreign ownership

:: Saudi Arabia will allow foreign investors to take 100 percent ownership of companies in its health and education sectors, the head of the kingdom’s investment authority told Reuters. It is the latest move by the country to gradually ease

Saudi Arabia, China plan joint $20 billion investment fund

:: Saudi Arabia and China plan to establish and operate jointly a $20 billion Investment fund, sharing costs and profits on a 50:50 basis, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told Reuters on Thursday. Falih was speaking on the sidelines of

King Salman returns to Saudi Arabia after vacation

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman returned to the Kingdom after a month long vacation. The king left on a private trip abroad on 24 July leaving Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as his deputy during his absence. The king touched

Makkah governor hands over Kiswa to Al-Shaibi

:: On behalf of the King Salman, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal handed over the new Kaaba Kiswa (black cloth) to the senior caretaker of Kaaba Saleh bin Zain Al-Abidin Al-Shaibi. The Kiswa consists of 5 pieces; four of them

August 23 is first day of Dul-Hijjah month: Saudi Supreme Court

:: The first day of the Islamic month of Dul-Hijjah this year is August 23, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court declared on Tuesday. The court issued the announcement after validating the testimony of a number of witnesses who said they have

Fire breaks out in 15-story Makkah hotel, 600 pilgrims evacuated

:: Six hundred Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims survived a fire that broke out in a hotel in Makkah’s Al-Aziziyah neighborhood after they were evacuated by emergency response teams, Saudi state news agency SPA reported Monday. Official spokesman for the General

Over 120,000 illegal pilgrims turned back from Makkah

:: Security forces turned back more than 120,000 people who were headed to Makkah without a Hajj permit, and seized 61,600 vehicles, as of Aug. 17. Hajj security forces said they will step up operations with new security and traffic

Saudi Health Ministry detects 23 cases of MERS

:: The Health Ministry recorded 23 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS) during the 25 days of the current hijri month of Dhul Qaada, local media reported. The ministry recorded the most cases — 13 — in Dumat

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders discussed a number of issues and developments in Yemen. Related articles

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