Saudi Crown Prince meets Turkish president

Saudi Crown Prince meets Turkish president

(Jeddah) – Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud held a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the two sides discussed bilateral relations and latest regional developments, focusing particularly on counter-terrorism.

Saudi foreign minister meets EU officials

Saudi foreign minister meets EU officials

(Brussels) – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir held meetings in Brussels, Belgium, with EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator EU Coordinator for combating terrorism Gilles, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs – Political Director for the EEAS Jean-Christophe BELLIARD and European Parliament member Rachida Dati. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the meetings focused on […]

India elects Kovind as 14th president

India elects Kovind as 14th president

(New Delhi) – Ram Nath Kovind was elected India’s new president. Kovind won the largely ceremonial position with more than 65 per cent of the vote by members of India’s parliament and state assemblies, the election commission said. The 71-year-old former lawyer and state governor from the marginalised Dalit community was nominated by Indian Prime […]

Airspace closed due to Qatar terror links:Quartet

Airspace closed due to Qatar terror links:Quartet

(Cape Town) – The Saudi, UAE and Egyptian diplomatic envoys to South Africa met Minister of Transport Joseph Maswanganyi and discussed the recent procedures taken by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, regarding aircraft crossing their airspaces. They pointed out that the decision was taken after the four states uncovered evidence about Qatar’s sponsorship […]

Palestinian general census 2017 commences

Palestinian general census 2017 commences

(Ramallah) – Ola Awad, president of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), announced the start of field operations for the population, housing and institutions 2017 general census. “This is the third general census, fully conducted by Palestinians,” Awad said in a press release carried by the Palestinian news agency WAFA. “Modern technology will be […]

US State Secretary arrives in Kuwait

US State Secretary arrives in Kuwait

(Kuwait) – US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has arrived in Kuwait on an official visit. Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said that the US official had arrived in Kuwait as part of a GCC tour. Tillerson will discuss with the Kuwaiti leadership current developments and issues of mutual interest.

Terrorism has no religion: Saudi Arabia

Terrorism has no religion: Saudi Arabia

(Hamburg) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reaffirmed before the G20 Summit that terrorism has no religion, for it is a crime that targets the entire world. Indeed, it does not differentiate between religions and ethnic groups, and Saudi Arabia condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations, in a constant and unequivocal condemnation, wherever […]

Crisis with Qatar has no effect on human rights: NIHR

Crisis with Qatar has no effect on human rights: NIHR

(Geneva) – Within the framework of a tour by the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR)’ delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, NIHR President Said bin Mohammed Al Fihani held a meeting with President of the Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of El Salvador Joaquín Martelli. Al Fihani briefed him on the achievements of the NIHR […]

Qatar must implement list of demands: Saudi FM

Qatar must implement list of demands: Saudi FM

(Washington) – “There will be no negotiations over demands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other boycotting nations for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has said. The Saudi FM made the statement at a meeting with reporters at the Saudi embassy in Washington, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. […]

Shaikh Abdullah attends Serbian President’s inauguration

Shaikh Abdullah attends Serbian President's inauguration

(Belgrade) – His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Personal Representative of HM the King, represented HM the King at the inauguration ceremony of Aleksandar Vucic as Serbia’s new president in Belgrade. HH Shaikh Abdullah conveyed to President Vucic the greetings and best wishes of HM the King on his inauguration and his […]

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