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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Bahraini king receives Qatari opposition figure

:: Bahrain’s King Hamad on Sunday received Qatari opposition figure Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and his delegation at Al-Rawdah Palace in Manama. Sheikh Sultan tweeted that it was an “honor” to meet with the king. During their meeting, they

King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

:: King Salman’s recent speech at the Shoura Council represents a roadmap highlighting major aspects of domestic and foreign policies in achieving Vision 2030, said Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain. The ambassador said the speech

Saudi Cabinet condemns terror acts in Manama, Marseille, Las Vegas

:: The Cabinet expressed its thanks and appreciation to King Salman on Tuesday for the recent royal decree on traffic regulations, which included issuing driving licenses to women. In the decree last week, the king ordered ministries to take the

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

Islamic bank Ithmaar exploring sale of stake in Bahrain-based BBK – sources

:: Bahrain’s Ithmaar Holding is exploring the sale of its 25.4 percent stake in BBK BSC, which has operations in Bahrain and Kuwait, India and Dubai, sources familiar with the matter said. The stake is valued at about $250 million

Bahrain hails US declaration of Al-Ashtar members as terrorists

Bahrain has welcomed the decision by the US Department of State to designate individuals affiliated with Al-Ashtar Brigades as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224. “This stance reflects the position of the friendly United States of America

Bahrain expects second Saudi-Bahrain causeway to boost tourism

The proposed second causeway linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is likely to boost Bahrain’s tourism industry, Khalid Al-Rumaihi, CEO of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), told Arab News on the sidelines of the sixth Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Financial

GCC ‘faces challenges’ as summit begins

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria’s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and

Bahrain launches two new visas for 114 countries

Bahrain on Saturday launched the fourth phase of its new visa policy, with the announcement of a new single entry visa and one-year multiple reentry e-visa. The new single entry visa will enable up to two-week stay, while the one-year

Kerry in Bahrain to discuss regional conflicts

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday in Bahrain where he is expected to discuss regional conflicts ahead of a Gulf summit to be attended by President Barack Obama. Kerry will meet his counterparts from the Gulf Cooperation

Bahrain arrests 4 Americans for aiding protesters

Bahraini police said it detained four Americans for providing “false information that they were tourists,” while also alleging one took part in an attack on its officers. The US Embassy in Manama said in a statement Monday it was “aware

Bahrain faces threats from Iran, Daesh, Al-Qaeda

Tariq Al-Hassan

Bahrain is slowly returning to stability five years after a 2011 uprising was put down, but still faces security threats from Iran-backed elements and militants linked to Daesh, according to Brig.-General Tariq Al-Hassan, the kingdom’s police chief. Speaking ahead of

No Pakistan mediation between KSA and Iran

Adel Al-Jubeir

Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has denied the existence of any Pakistani mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran, reported BNA on Sunday. He said many countries have come forward with mediation offers, which have been dismissed by Riyadh. He was speaking

Saudi Gulf Airlines set to get license by end-March

Saudi Gulf Airlines is set to obtain regulatory approvals to launch flights within the Kingdom by the end of March, a top official at Saudi Arabia’s aviation watchdog said on Thursday. Should the license be granted to the privately-owned airline,

GCC working on joint missile defense: Bahrain

Gulf Arab states are cooperating on regional missile defense and hope to announce the results soon, a Bahraini officer said on Wednesday, suggesting progress in long-stalled efforts to create a cross-border approach to counter Iran’s growing missile capabilities. U.S. and

LuLu moves ahead with Bahrain expansion plans

Middle East retail major LuLu Group, which is on a vast expansion mode, opened its 5th Hypermarket in Bahrain at Juffair. Shaikh Khaled bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa, deputy prime minister of Bahrain, opened the 120th LuLu Hypermarket of the group. The

Bahrain to punish those who ridicule Saudi legal system

Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior affirmed the right of Saudi Arabia to take whatever security measures and procedures it sees right and suitable to maintain the security and stability of the country and people. An announcement by Bahraini authorities said they

Bahrain’s new landmark Marassi Galleria unveiled

UAE-based real estate investment and development company Eagle Hills, in partnership with local developer Diyar Al Muharraq, has revealed its flagship urban center Marassi Galleria, a unique residential, hospitality and lifestyle shopping and entertainment destination. Anchored on the beachfront, Marassi

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