French President meets Saudi Crown Prince

French President meets Saudi Crown Prince

(Riyadh) – Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, met French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived on a visit to the Saudi Arabia. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), they reviewed Saudi-French relations, the strategic partnership between the two countries and discussed opportunities to […]

UAE urges full compliance with Lebanon travel ban

UAE urges full compliance with Lebanon travel ban

(Abu Dhabi) – The United Arab Emirates has reiterated the call to its citizens not to travel to Lebanon, whether from the UAE or from any other country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement urging full compliance with the Lebanon travel ban.

Saudi Monarch receives Palestinian President

Saudi Monarch receives Palestinian President

(Riyadh) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held an official discussion session with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who is currently on a visit to Riyadh. They discussed the latest developments in Palestine.

4 wounded in Houthi missile attack on Najran

4 wounded in Houthi missile attack on Najran

(Riyadh) – Four people, including a child, were wounded when missiles fired by Houthi militia across the Saudi border with Yemen landed in border town of Najran. Civil defense crews rushed the wounded to receive treatment in hospital, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Saudi Royal Court mourns death of Prince Mansur

Saudi Royal Court mourns death of Prince Mansur

(Riyadh) – The Royal Court has announced the death of the Deputy Asir Governor, His Royal Highness Prince Mansur bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. In a statement posted on Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Royal Council said that the funeral prayer will be performed tomorrow after Asr prayer at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in […]

UNESCO 39th General Conference Opens

UNESCO 39th General Conference Opens

(Paris) – World leaders at the ongoing 39th General Conference of UNESCO have made pleas for multilateral efforts to tackle the challenges facing the world at UNESCO. The leaders from Europe, Africa, Asian and the south Pacific highlighting the importance of concerted action to tackle disparate challenges including extremist radicalization and climate change, as well […]

Cabinet of Kuwait resigns

Cabinet of Kuwait resigns

(Kuwait) – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah accepted his government’s resignation, a week after a fresh dispute broke out in the oil-rich Gulf state’s parliament. Ministers including premier Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah, who has headed the government since 2011, will serve in a caretaker government until a new cabinet is appointed, the state news […]

Spanish PM pledges to restore legitimacy in Catalonia

Spanish PM pledges to restore legitimacy in Catalonia

(Madrid) – Catalan Parliament Speaker, Carme Forcadell, declared establishing the “Catalonian independent and sovereign republic” that is willing to engage in the civil society as soon as possible. The independence motion was passed in the 135-member assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, Speaker Forcadell added. The vote came a […]

Lavish funeral held for beloved Thai king

Lavish funeral held for beloved Thai king

(Bangkok) – Thousands of tearful citizens in Thailand were clad in black as they lined the streets and viewing areas for their king’s funeral rituals. The beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died on Oct. 13, 2016, after ruling the country for seven decades. He was 88. After a year of mourning, the country held its […]

Saudi Arabia donates $20 million to Rohingya refugees

Saudi Arabia donates $20 million to Rohingya refugees

(Geneva) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, has pledged to pay $20 million, during Donors’ Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari, head of the Centre’s delegation to the gathering delivered a speech, expressing sincere thanks to and appreciation of both the State […]

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