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 »



King Salman calls for political solution in Yemen during Shoura Council speech

:: King Salman on Monday pledged to continue the Kingdom’s fight against extremism and all forms of terrorism. He also vowed to support the system of social services and sustainable growth for citizens. His annual policy speech at the opening

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 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

KSA’s Shoura Council recommends banning marriages for girls under 15

:: Several Shoura Council members have sent a recommendation to the Justice Ministry saying that no girl under 15 should marry, according to sources quoted by Okaz Arabic newspaper. The recommendation, drafted by Moodhy Al-Khalaf, Latifa Al-Shaalan, Noura Al-Musaed, Issa

Shoura calls on Education Ministry to revise plans to cope with Vision 2030

The Shoura Council has called on the Education Ministry to revise its policies, objectives and educational projects to cope with the strategic educational objectives of Vision 2030. The call came after Council members listened to a presentation by the Committee

Saudi green card is ‘for investors and scientifically skilled’

Fahad bin Juma, vice chairman of the Shoura Council Financial Committee, said eligibility for the Saudi green card will be determined by a number of entities topped by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, according to Al-Watan newspaper. He said

Shoura studies Umra visa extension proposal

A Shoura Council member said the council is expected to adopt a proposal to extend the Umra visa period to three months after it is studied, Al-Watan newspaper reported Friday. Vice chairman of the council’s financial committee, Dr. Fahad bin

Shoura panel calls for effective transport system

A Shoura Council panel on Tuesday has called on the Ministry of Transport to set up an effective transport system to link projects of the Ministry of Housing with all types of transportation of nearby urban areas. Shoura Council as

Mother of Saudi killed preventing ISIS attack appointed to Shoura council

Kawthar al-Arbash was named – along 29 other Saudi women – as a new member of the kingdom’s reformed Shoura council. Arbash, who is a Saudi journalist and writer, is known to be an outspoken critic against sectarianism during the

Saudi labor minister changed; top religious body, Shoura reshuffled

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has replaced the Saudi labor minister and reshuffled the Kingdom’s top consultative body, SPA reported on Friday. In a royal decree, the king also reshuffled the Council of Senior Scholars. King Salman

Saudi Shoura Council to study a system against harassment

The Shoura Council will soon include in its agenda the formulation of a system to combat harassment, the council’s spokesman Mohammed Al-Muhana has said. He revealed that a specialized committee of the council has studied the outlines of the system

Plan to establish Arab Court of Human Rights in final stage

The Shoura Council is giving final touches to the draft statute of the Arab Court of Human Rights. To be based in Bahrain, the court will have independent judges and provisions enforceable in all member states. The observations being amended

Shoura Council concerned by Saudis’ migration

The Shoura Council has expressed its concern over the increasing number of Saudis who move to neighboring countries on a temporary or permanent basis. “Nearly 5 percent of the local population moves and this is a cause of concern for

Shoura members criticize hate speech by some imams

A number of Shoura Council members have voiced objections to some imams who express their personal opinions during Friday sermons. The members asked the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to supervise the sermons to make sure they were written by specialists

Shoura backs 40-hour week, 2 days off

The Shoura Council has reaffirmed its earlier recommendation that private sector firms should reduce their working week to 40 hours, with two days off. This was the decision taken at the consultative body’s 16th meeting chaired by its Deputy Chairman

Shoura Council calls for reduction in Internet fees

Members of the Shoura Council have called on the country’s telecommunication companies to reduce their Internet and other communication fees. These costs were too high and were a heavy burden on citizens, particularly since these companies were making huge profits,

Shoura expresses concern over military pensioners

The Shoura Council has asked the Public Pension Agency (PPA) to take regulatory and financial corrective measures to redress the financial deficit in the military pension system. The Shoura Council, in its 7th ordinary session here on Monday, also asked

Shoura to take up case of university administrators

The Human Resources Committee of the Shoura Council has promised to look into the issue of university administrators who have the qualifications to teach and have demanded a change in their status. The administrators appealed to the Shoura Council after

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