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: TRAVEL

Reminder for Saudi citizens: return tickets necessary for travel to Philippines

:: The Saudi Interior Ministry is urging citizens who want to visit the Philippines to have a return ticket so as not to be denied entry to the country. Philippine authorities have modified regulations, allowing them to prevent foreigners who

More countries could be listed for harsh US travel restrictions

:: More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted Friday. White House and Homeland Security officials said that

Unpack your fears, pack your bags and travel solo

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: Many people believe traveling alone is boring, and the first thought that comes to mind is: “What am I going to do with myself?” The result is that a lot of people cancel their plans

US Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

:: The United States Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump’s government a fresh setback Wednesday, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the United States – for now. The

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris, insists Doha meets demands

:: Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain

High living costs as food, travel prices shoot up in Qatar

:: Living costs in Qatar have become far more expensive following boycott by all of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, Al Arabiya’s sister news channel, Al Hadath reported on Wednesday. Food prices have doubled and at times went

Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has come out on top in a list of the ten best airlines in the world, according to TripAdvisor users. The travel website revealed its inaugural Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines on Monday and there were some

Travel from Saudi Arabia to the UAE ‘in 80 minutes’ – without getting on a plane

One day, you may be able to travel from the Saudi capital of Riyadh to the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi within 80 minutes, without having to board a plane. It may seem impossible, but the firm Hyperloop One has announced

Emirates Airlines to let passengers keep laptops, tablets until boarding

Emirates plans to allow travelers to take their laptops and tablets past security gates and only collect them before boarding, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, as they aim to minimize the impact of an electronics ban on routes to the US.

Zika hasn’t gone away but some travelers are shrugging

Zika hasn’t gone away, but as the mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines, travelers seem less concerned about it than they were last year. “We had a big downturn in honeymoon business last year,” said Hans Pfister, who owns

No visa needed for Saudi citizens traveling to Belarus

The Republic of Belarus has issued a presidential decree to exempt citizens of 80 countries, including Saudi Arabia from the entry visa requirements, the Saudi Press agency reported on Tuesday. This was announced by the Director General of the General

Saudi envoy stresses no travel ban to Lebanon

Saudi’s ambassador to Lebanon said the kingdom has only warned against travel to the Arab country and has not imposed a ban, the envoy said in an interview with the Arabic website for Al Arabiya News Channel. Ali Awad Assiri

Britain’s Emirati visitors deserve better treatment

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor I have always had great respect for British people. Ever since I bought a home in the serenely beautiful English countryside as a young man struggling to build my business, I have considered England

5 must-have travel apps

For centuries, humans have traveled the world without any help from smartphones, tablets, or other gadgets. Chances are you have as well. But while it is perfectly possible to find your way like this, why not use the technological resources

New Jeddah airport to be ready by mid-2017

The new upgraded King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah will open for full operations in mid-2017, according to the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), the country’s regulatory body. Construction on the new facility and testing of all equipment would

Third Istanbul airport opening delayed until 2018

The opening of Istanbul’s third airport, a controversial multi-billion-dollar project expected to become one of the world’s busiest air hubs, has been delayed until 2018, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. The facility had been scheduled to open on

Jeddah awaits 15,000 pilgrim over next few months

King Abdulaziz International Airport has predicted the arrival and departure of 15,000 flights carrying pilgrims over the next few months. The airport’s Hajj and Umrah Director Khalid Al-Harby said on Tuesday all flights with pilgrims will be directed to the

Egypt restricts women travelling to Turkey

Mideast Egypt

Egypt has imposed restrictions on female citizens travelling to Turkey, police said Sunday, months after introducing similar measures for men to stop them joining the Islamic State jihadist group. Women aged 18 to 40 are now required to obtain security

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