King Salman congratulates Egypt’s Sisi on his victory in presidential election

Monday, 2 April 2018

Saudi King Salman congratulated on Monday the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who won a second term at the country’s recently held presidential elections. The Saudi king expressed his best wishes during a phone call with the Egyptian president, stressing that "this great great Egyptian people's trust came as a result of His Excellency's distinct efforts in the fields of development and combatting terrorism", according to the Saudi Press Agency. King Salman also praised ...

King Salman: Saudi Arabia will respond firmly to attempts against its security

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Saudi King Salman confirmed, on Tuesday, that Saudi Arabia will respond firmly to any attempts aimed at its security. Saudi Arabia affirmed after blocking seven missiles launched towards its territory Sunday night that the Houthi militias' violations expose Iran's continued interference and destructive role. King Salman expressed his thanks and appreciation to the leaders of the brotherly countries for their condemnation of the missile attacks by the Iran-backed Houthi militias which were ...

Saudi Arabia signs agreement to deposit $2 bln in Yemen central bank

Friday, 16 March 2018

Saudi King Salman instructed that two billion US dollars be deposited in Yemen’s central bank account, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Mohammed bin Mansour Zammam, Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen, co-signed the deposit agreement in Riyadh, on Thursday. In remarks following the signing ceremony, Al-Jadaan said that this agreement comes in continuation of the Kingdom's support for the Yemeni people, bringing to three billion US dollars ...

King Salman approves specialized offices within Public Prosecution to battle corruption

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved the creation of specialized departments in the Public Prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption, which will be directly linked to the Attorney-General.The Attorney-General, Sheikh Saud Bin Abdullah, said the king’s nod to create these departments comes “within the framework of his concern to combat corruption in all its forms and with the aim of protecting the country and its resources.”The Attorney-General added ...

How 2017 has made 2018 a landmark year for women in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The past 12 months has seen an exciting string of landmark reforms that have granted Saudi women with greater freedoms in the kingdom. The changes fall under the government's Vision 2030 which is committed to enable women to play a greater role in the economy, with a target to lift women in the workforce to 30 percent by 2030 from 22 percent. Below are snippets of several stories that Al Arabiya English has published in the past year that have been an example of the changes impacting women. A ...

Saudi cabinet gives nod for cooperation deals with the US and Britain

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Saudi Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with authorities  in the United Kingdom and the United States to strengthen cooperation in a wide range of areas including education, science, entertainment, intellectual property, clean energy, and civil aviation security. King Salman chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Minister of Civil Service and Acting Minister of Culture and Information Sulaiman ...

Saudi Crown Prince departs Egypt for the UK on an official visit

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Based on the directions of Saudi King Salman and in response to an invitation from the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman headed, on Tuesday, to the UK and Ireland for an official visit, after a celebrated trip to Egypt, reported Saudi Press Agency. During the trip, Prince Mohammed will meet with Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles as well as the British Prime Minister Theresa May, and a number of officials to ...

Saudi King Salman promises football stadium for Iraq in call with PM Abadi

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has promised to build Iraq a football stadium following a friendly match between the two countries’ teams last week, in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday.The two leaders also discussed how to enhance and strengthen cooperation between their countries, and the Iraqi-Saudi Joint Coordination Council, a body created last October to improve strategic relations and help rebuild devastated areas retaken from militants in Iraq.

Moderate Islam in King Salman’s era

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Saudi King Salman is well aware of the machinations of Brotherhood, which exploits our honorable religion to gain political power even if it undermines the kingdom’s security and stability. After becoming King, one of his first decisions was to decisively curb their activities. King Salman had closely dealt with them when he was governor of Riyadh. We knew for a fact that these Brotherhood affiliates were few in number. However, they had a loud voice because they were organized, or to be ...

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Know who are the three Saudi women appointed in top roles by royal decree

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Saudi King Salman appointed three women in top leading roles via an official royal decree on Monday Night. The first is Dr. Tamadr bint Yousif Al-Rammah, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development. She holds a PhD in Radiology and Medical Engineering from the University of Manchester's School of Medicine, and was a Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs for Saudization. Professor Kawther bint Mousa Al-Arbash was also appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdulaziz ...

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