36th GCC Summit concludes in Riyadh

36th GCC Summit concludes in Riyadh

(Riyadh) – The 36th Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States (GCC) Leaders’ Summit, held at the Al Diriyah Palace in Riyadh, ended with the issuance of a communiqué. The GCC leaders reviewed the joint action, political, social and economic changes being experienced by the region and the world, and their direct repercussions on the GCC […]

Saudi Women Sit in Shura Council for 1st Time

Saudi Women Sit in Shura Council for 1st Time

(Riyadh) – Thirty Saudi women took seats in Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, for the first time in kingdom’s history, as they were sworn in before King Abdullah at his palace in Riyadh. The women were sworn in along with 130 male colleagues collectively. “The development we are working at must be gradual,” King Abdullah said […]

3rd Arab Economic Summit Begins

3rd Arab Economic Summit Begins

(Riyadh) – The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit has commenced at Riyadh, aimed at boosting economic integration and development in the Arab countries. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is leading the UAE delegation which included a number of Sheikhs, […]

GCC shielded World Economy from ‘Serious Damage’: Lagarde

GCC shielded World Economy from ‘Serious Damage’: Lagarde

(Riyadh) – Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has issued a statement lauding the Gulf nations’ pragmatic oil stabilization policies for safeguarding the global economy from falling into an inflationary spiral by helping stem the spike in oil prices. Lagarde in a media statement issued at the conclusion of a meeting […]

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef passes away

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef passes away

(Riyadh) – Saudi Crown Prince, Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has died the royal court said. His funeral would be held on Sunday after sunset prayers in Makkah in western Saudi Arabia. The 79-year-old’s death, just eight months after he replaced his late brother crown prince Sultan, raises the issue of succession at a time of […]

GCC Ministers of Commerce hold 45th Meeting

GCC ministers of commerce hold 45th meeting

(Riyadh) – UAE Minister of Economy, H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri is participating in the 45th GCC ministers of commerce meeting being held in Riyadh within the framework of the committee of trade cooperation. Dr. Toufic Al-Rabi’ah, the Saudi Minister of Industry and Commerce and current chairman of the committee is heading the meeting. […]

Saudi King orders reopening of mission in Egypt

Saudi King orders reopening of mission in Egypt

(Riyadh) – Saudi King, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has “instructed the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Cairo to resume his post, and ordered the reopening of the embassy and the consulates in Alexandria and Suez”, state agency SPA reported. The decision was announced after King Abdullah met top ranking Egyptian delegation. Riyadh recalled its ambassador after angry […]

Turkish PM meets Saudi King Abdullah

Turkish PM meets Saudi King Abdullah

(Riyadh) – Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Saudi King, Abdullah in Riyadh for talks on the Syrian conflict, amid Gulf Arab calls to arm rebels despite a tenuous truce going into effect. Commenting on the meeting, Turkish ambassador Ahmet Muhtar Gun said, “The major issues in the region, particularly those concerning the Syrian […]

Sheikh Abdullah attends GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum

Sheikh Abdullah takes part in GCC- US Strategic Cooperation Forum

(Riyadh) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister is taking part in the First Ministerial meeting of the GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum that has commenced at the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The GCC Foreign Ministers, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the GCC Secretary General Dr Abdul Latif […]

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

(Riyadh) – US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister to discuss the Syria conflict against a backdrop of tension with Iran and oil policy differences. “Both sides have recognised that their common interests are much more significant than the issues that have recently been dividing them,” said Robert […]

Photo Gallery

E MAIL US : editor@thediplomatmagazine.com
Copyright © 2011. The Diplomat. All rights reserved | Developed by: ASN tECH Free WordPress Themes
Wp Advanced Newspaper WordPress Themes Gabfire