Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The former US vice president pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability[…]
Buses carrying 500 pilgrims from families of Palestinian martyrs within the guests of King Salman for Hajj and Umrah program, on Sunday evening departed from the Gaza Strip heading to Cairo airport in Egypt. The head of the Committee of Pilgrims of Palestine, Mohammed bin Saad Al-Dossari, revealed that this[…]
Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to explain whether its former crown prince has been under house arrest since he was overthrown last month. The international rights advocacy group has called on Saudi Arabia to clarify immediately whether there are restrictions on the movements of Mohammad bin Nayef[…]
Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired. According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also[…]
US President Donald Trump, leaders and representatives of 55 Arab and Muslim-dominated countries kicked off their Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh on Sunday, focusing on unity in the fight against terrorism. King Salman of Saudi Arabia was the first to address the summit, telling the gathering that Islam provided the best[…]
Donald Trump heads to Saudi Arabia on Friday on his first foreign trip as president to repair relations with the United States’ closest Arab ally, restart the Arab-Israeli peace process and, potentially, reassert the US security role in the region. Going to Saudi Arabia first is a highly symbolic move[…]
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered a review of the Kingdom’s Haj plans and entire procedures for the annual pilgrimage of Haj following the stampede in Mina. The King also directed the agencies concerned to carry out a prompt investigation into circumstances that led to the[…]
The injured and families of those who died in last week’s crane crash tragedy at the Grand Mosque could be paid huge sums in blood money and other compensation if the contractor is found guilty of negligence, according to legal experts. They also welcomed the decision taken by Custodian of the[…]
Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that the purpose of launching Operation Decisive Storm was to prevent foreign forces from using Yemen as a base for regional conspiracies and transforming it into a stage for terrorism. “By launching Decisive Storm, Saudi Arabia’s only intention was to support the Yemeni people,” said[…]
Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country’s top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family. Salman, 79, had increasingly taken on the[…]
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