Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom announce strategic partnership in joint communique

Friday, 9 March 2018

During the visit to the United Kingdom of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the Government of Queen Elizabeth ll, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom confirmed and reinforced the relations between the two countries, and committed to developing a deeper and more strategic partnership to enhance mutual interests. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed his Royal Highness the Crown Prince at the beginning of his visit and invited him ...

Saudi Aramco signs preliminary gas deal with Shell

Thursday, 8 March 2018

State oil giant Saudi Aramco signed a preliminary deal to pursue international gas opportunities with Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday as part of top crude exporter Saudi Arabia’s diversification drive before the listing of Aramco. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in London between the two companies was during the official visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Britain, and would include gas upstream and liquefaction projects. “It is a discussion that began ...

May, Mohammed bin Salman agree to counter Iran’s destabilizing acts in region

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday agreed on the importance of working together to counter Iran’s destabilizing regional activity, according to the UK Prime Minister‘s office. May and Mohammed bin Salman also agreed that a political solution was the only way to end conflict and the humanitarian suffering in Yemen. They also agreed on the importance of full and unfettered humanitarian and commercial access in Yemen, including through ...

King Salman allocates 175 mln riyals to purchase desalinated water

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has ordered allocation 175 million riyals to purchase desalinated water annually from mobile stations to meet the growing demand for desalinated water in Saudi Arabia.Engineer Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Corporation for Desalination of Salt Water, announced that allocating this amount of money annually will contribute to increase the supply of desalinated ...

TIME Person of the Year: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wins 2017 Reader Poll

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has won TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 online reader poll, earning more votes than other world leaders, industry titans, entertainers and activists. The 32-year-old crown prince received 24 percent of the “yes” votes cast. Second place went to the people around the world who are part of the #MeToo movement, with 6 percent of the votes. Finishing third, with 5 percent of votes each, were former San Francisco 49ers ...

Saudi recounts viral royal selfie with crown prince during tour of al-Ula

Sunday, 3 December 2017

While Bandar al-Enezi and his companions were enjoying the beautiful sites in al-Ula in al-Sharaan area, they heard the sounds of dune bashers approaching. Bandar and his companions said they were relatively shocked to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who stopped and apologized. “After driving off about a 100 meters he turned back and came once again to apologize to and was asking for our forgiveness,” Bandar told Al Arabiya. The crown prince praised the beauty of the area ...

Aramco expects to boost capital expenditure by about 10 pct

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Oil giant Saudi Aramco expects to increase its capital spending budget by almost 10 percent in its next financial year, a senior vice president at the state-owned company said on Thursday. The plans to increase investment come as Aramco prepares for a much-vaunted international IPO as Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pushes reforms to make the kingdom less reliant on oil. Aramco’s senior vice president of technical affairs, Ahmad al-Sa’adi, told a business ...

Saudi Banks freeze over 1,200 accounts in corruption probe, number still rising

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Saudi Arabian banks have frozen more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government's anti-corruption purge, bankers and lawyers said on Tuesday. They added that the number is continuing to rise

Why is the famous case of Jeddah’s floods being re-investigated?

Sunday, 5 November 2017

The famous case of Jeddah’s floods was about to be forgotten, until the royal order issued yesterday, to form a Supreme Committee to fight Corruption. The Supreme Committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman decided to re-investigate the file of the corruption involved in the flood disaster retroactively, after several files revealed involvement of senior officials and ministers who will not be able to get away with it this time.  116 people killed, 350 missing  The ...

Conjoined Sudanese twins to be seperated on Sunday in Riyadh

Friday, 3 November 2017

The King Abdullah Specialist Pediatric Hospital at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh will conduct a surgery to separate two Sudanese twins on Sunday. The operation, which will be conducted on the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will separate the 13-month-old conjoined female twins Joud and Junna who are connected through the chest and abdomen areas. According to Dr Abdullah al-Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court General Supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and ...

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