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King Salman Relief Center sends urgent humanitarian aid to Eastern Ghouta

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center has sent urgent relief packages to the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta in Syria. The packages included supplies to run a charity kitchen and nutritional baskets. The aid was given to citizens in Doma, Arbin, Harasta, Mesraba and several other areas in Ghouta, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday. The center will be operating a charity kitchen for the next six months which will facilitate over 200,000 meals for the suffering citizens. This is ...

A beacon of light to free minds from shackles of ignorance

Saturday, 24 February 2018

When passing through a quite alley in the city of Jeddah, a small villa drew my attention and it evoked in me visions of the artistry Bahrain has long embraced — a place where art lovers reside in their own imaginary realms; an odd mélange of mad fervor and aesthetic excellence. The villa had a low wooden wall and a large door from which one could catch a glimpse of a hastily furnished salon. This home of art — the Misk Institute — reminded me of Mahmoud Darwish’s ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

Saudi energy minister: Ongoing talks to reduce OPEC production in 2019

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid al-Falih, said on Saturday that there are ongoing talks about an agreement to reduce OPEC productions in the start of 2019. According to Al Arabiya News Channel, the minister said that they are looking into establishing a permanent mechanism which would include producers inside and outside of OPEC. READ ALSO: Saudi Arabia to start solar project soon The minister also said that the decision on reducing the ...

Hundreds of blushing brides flock to Saudi bridal show

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Hundreds of brides-to-be flocked over the past two days to the first ever bridal exhibition and fashion show to be organized in Jeddah.Princess Mudi Bint Nasir Bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the 19th Saudi International Weddings Exhibition at Jeddah Hilton Thursday evening."Saudi women are becoming an essential partner in the development process particularly following many decisions that met women’s aspirations to enhance their skills and empower them to be productive, achieve their dreams ...

Saudi Arabia moves up five spots in 2017 International Corruption Index

Friday, 23 February 2018

The recent launch of Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index showed Saudi Arabia has moved up to the 57th ranking among 180 countries that were analyzed in the report.The kingdom held the 62nd spot in 2016, but went up five rankings in 2017 and although this was last year’s index, this comes in light of the country’s clear efforts in fighting against corruption.Saudi Arabia also scored third place among Arab countries, where the average ranking in the ...

Jubeir: Qatar issue minor compared to other crucial regional crises

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Friday that the positive changes occurring in Saudi Arabia will raise the country’s regional status. He was speaking at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels. Jubeir noted that Saudi Arabia is witnessing a period of change which will allow the youth to fulfil their dreams. The minister’s statements come on the sidelines of the high-level G5 Sahel force summit. Qatar case On Qatar, Jubeir ...

India, Saudi Arabia discuss oil price, energy investment opportunities

Friday, 23 February 2018

India is seeking a reasonable price for crude oil from Saudi Arabia, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday, in a move that could help Riyadh regain top spot in supplying the world’s third largest oil consumer. “Some instrument can be developed so that the pricing is suitable for both of us,” Pradhan said after a meeting with Saudi Arabian counterpart Khalid al-Falih. “We must get a reasonable price for crude oil and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas),” he said ...

UAE Minister: Arab quartet earns credit for Qatari concessions in terrorism file

Friday, 23 February 2018

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, tweeted on Friday saying that the Arab quartet earns credit for Qatari concessions to Washington in the case of funding terrorism. The minister continued saying that the quartet, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, will continue to pressurize Qatar to “gain additional concessions against extremism and terrorism” even if the outcome comes through the help of other countries. Problematic call In another tweet, Gargash ...

Iran’s selective approach to hybrid war

Friday, 23 February 2018

During the cold war, the world witnessed various proxy wars, involving USSR and the USA, and their official and unofficial allies. Moscow and Washington managed to wage proxy wars in Vietnam, Angola, Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Now there is no Warsaw block, and proxy wars could seemingly become history. However, it did not happen. In today’s world, certain regional players have adopted the Soviet method of waging proxy wars. Speaking of the Middle East, we should emphasize ...

Ali Hajizade

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to strengthen parliamentary relations

Friday, 23 February 2018

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Saddique met with members of Saudi-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Committee in the Shoura Council led by the committee’s chairman Dr. Abdullah H. al-Harby. The members of the committee warmly welcomed and thanked the ambassador and his team for their first visit to the Shoura Council. During the meeting the members of the council extolled the historical relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. They said there was room as ...

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