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: TOURISM

Scholarships abroad for 330 students as part of ambitious Saudi tourism project

:: Hundreds of Saudi students are being given the chance to study abroad as part of an ambitious tourism project for the Kingdom. The Royal Commission for Al-Ula (RCU) is set to open the second phase of a scholarship program

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

The code you do not want to see on your boarding pass

:: If you are about to embark on a journey to the US and you see “SSSS” code on your boarding pass, then be prepared for a potentially lengthy experience at security. The code is part of the ongoing crackdown

Foreign visitor arrivals in Turkey rise 46.36 percent in July

:: The number of foreign visitors arriving in Turkey rose 46.4 percent in July to 5.08 million, marking the sharpest rise in 13 years, data from Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed on Friday. The rise – the highest

Tunisia’s tourism revenues up 19 percent as more Europeans return

:: Tunisia’s tourism revenues have risen 19 percent so far this year, reflecting a recovery in a vital sector crippled two years ago by attacks on foreign holidaymakers. Tourism Minister Salma Loumi said 4.58 million foreign tourists visited the North

Red Sea project to attract global tourism companies: Al-Qassabi

:: The Red Sea project will pave the way for partnerships with the world’s leading tourism companies, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said Wednesday. The project was launched Tuesday by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy premier, interior minister

Greek-Saudi ties in focus as Greece marks 196th National Day anniversary

Greek Ambassador Polychronis Polychroniou said Thursday that Greece and Saudi Arabia’s “core issues are identical, as both countries are pillars of stability in their respective regions, while there is remarkable progress on the fields of economic cooperation.” Polychroniou made his

Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain’s refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of

Tunisia welcomes first cruise ship since fatal museum attack

The first cruise ship has arrived in Tunisia since a deadly Islamic extremist attack on the country’s leading museum last year, a voyage welcomed by singers, dancers and government officials who hope it marks a rebirth of Tunisian tourism. The

Visitors to Middle East, North Africa expected to triple by 2030

The number of international tourists to the Middle East and North Africa will triple to 195 million in 2030 despite concerns over security, the head of the United Nations tourism body said Thursday. The region’s tourism sector — a key

Egypt: no one hurt in attack near Pyramids

An attacker fired birdshot at an Egyptian security post outside a hotel near the Giza Pyramids on Thursday morning, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said no one was hurt in the incident at the Three Pyramids Hotel, but the

Paris tourism slumps in wake of attacks

The attacks in Paris are having a major impact on tourism, initial figures show, pushing the French prime minister to meet industry officials to come up with a plan to limit the damage and keep visitors coming to the City

Tourism chief urges world ‘solidarity’ to defend travel

The World Tourism Organization urged the international community Thursday to pool its resources to protect travel against terrorism fears that have devastated the industry in Tunisia and Egypt. “The entire international community has the responsibility to help and support,” WTO

Britain authorizes flights to bring tourists home from Sharm el-Sheikh

Flights to bring British tourists home from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh will resume Friday, but passengers will only be allowed to carry hand luggage, the British government announced. “The government has decided, in consultation with the

France advises against travel to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort

France on Thursday advised its nationals against all non-essential travel to Sharm el-Sheikh following the crash of a Russian passenger jet that took off from the Egyptian resort at the weekend. The advice from the foreign ministry, updated on its

Tourism to generate 1.7m jobs by 2020

Job opportunities in the tourism sector of the Kingdom are expected to reach 1.7 million by 2020, according to the Tourism Information and Research Center (MAS), the statistical division of the the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH).

Mexican FM urges ‘exhaustive’ probe into Egypt tourist deaths

Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu called Wednesday for an “exhaustive” investigation into the accidental killing of eight Mexican tourists in Egypt by security forces, after visiting survivors in hospital. “The message that I bring from Mexico is that our

Egypt prosecutor contradicts police version of Luxor attack

Egyptian prosecutors contradicted Thursday police claims they had foiled a suicide and gun attack at the ancient Karnak temple by preventing assailants from entering the site. Police said Wednesday the attempted attack was foiled after policemen asked to search bags

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