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 »



Saudi Shoura Council speaker pledges to increase Hajj quota for Sri Lankans

:: The speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, said on Monday that he would look into resolving issues faced by Sri Lankans in Saudi Arabia and the possibility of increasing the Hajj quota for the island nation

Saudi Shoura Council speaker arrives in Cairo

:: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh arrived in Cairo on Monday. His is visiting Egypt on the invitation of Dr. Ali Abdel Aal Sayyed Ahmed, speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives. The Saudi official

How KSA fights scourge of racism

:: There is racism and discrimination in every country with an ethnically diverse population. Saudi Arabia deals with it in two ways: By fostering pride in the homeland regardless of ethnic origin — and through the force of the law.

Saudi Shoura asks NAC to address irregularities in govt purchases

:: The Shoura Council has asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to work with relevant agencies to curb the rising number of cases involving irregularities in government purchasing. The Council urged Nazaha to require government agencies with the highest number

Saudi Shoura Council to vote on change to labor laws

:: Changes to labor laws to protect employee rights will be among topics discussed by the Shoura Council on Monday. In its 15th ordinary session, the council will explore two reports by the Social, Family, and Youth Affairs Committee on

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 Shoura Council members welcome King Salman’s focus on new direction

:: King Salman’s speech at the Shoura Council on Wednesday that defined the contours of Saudi Arabia’s domestic and foreign policies was widely welcomed. In the televised speech focused on economic issues, the king described corruption as a threat to

Saudi Shoura passes draft bankruptcy law

:: The Shoura Council on Monday approved the draft bankruptcy law which consists of 231 articles distributed over 17 chapters, including general provisions. The draft law aims to regulate bankruptcy procedures for preventive settlement, financial reorganization, liquidation, preventive settlement for

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

King Salman

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for the year-long agenda of the Shoura Council in

Saudi Arabia’s ‘unshakable position against extremism is based on Shariah’

:: Mohammed bin Amin Al-Jeffery, deputy chairman of Shoura Council, stressed that Saudi Arabia’s position on terrorism and extremism is a firm one deriving from the Islamic Shariah, the source of the Kingdom’s statutes and regulations. Al-Jeffery was speaking on

Saudi Shoura approves study of anti-hate law

:: The Shoura Council approved the study of a draft anti-hate and anti-discrimination law on Monday. The Islamic and Judicial Affairs Committee requested the study of the proposed law, which criminalizes acts that involve aversion to any religion and the

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his speech at the 137th International Parliamentary Union (IPU)

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

Saudi Shoura Council calls on SIDF to encourage women to enter field of industrial investment

:: The Shoura Council called on the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) to adopt initiatives aimed at identifying and encouraging women who wish to enter the field of industrial investment and provide financial support and advice to them. This came

Saudi Shoura to discuss proposed amendments to Anti-Information Crimes Law

:: The Shoura Council is today scheduled to discuss proposed amendments to several articles of the Anti-Information Crimes Law issued by Royal Decree No. (M/17) dated 8/8/1428. The proposed amendments are contained in a report by the Committee on Transport,

Saudi Shoura studying plan to merge religious police into Islamic Ministry

:: The Shoura Council is currently studying a major proposal to merge the religious police, officially known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, into the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The plan is widely seen

True development success can come about when human resources are used to the fullest, Saudi Shoura member Al-Helaissi says

Hoda Al-Helaissi

:: International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase their efforts toward addressing barriers and challenges impeding the realization of women’s rights and

Saudi Shoura Council calls to hire specialized women to issue fatwas

Abdullah Al-Asheikh

:: During its 49th ordinary session, the Shoura Council called on the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta to open independent sections for women. This ordinary session was held on Monday under the chairmanship of the president of the

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