Lebanon’s Hariri pictured greeting Saudi king on his return to Riyadh

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Saudi King Salman returned to Riyadh from Madinah on Saturday and was pictured being greeted by former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.He was also received by Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh Region Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman and Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif. 

Trump voices confidence in Saudi King, Crown Prince over corruption probe

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

US President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a move by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to arrest royals, ministers and investors in an anti-corruption drive last week. Trump tweeted on Monday that he had “great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” following the mass arrests. Trump also tweeted that “they know exactly what they are doing,” adding: “Some of those they are harshly treating have been ...

Saudi King Salman, Tillerson discuss regional developments in Riyadh

Sunday, 22 October 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Yamama Palace on Sunday and discussed recent regional developments, bilateral relations and means of cooperation between the two countries. A number of Saudi officials and ministers, including Saudi envoy to the US Prince Khaled bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and American officials, including Christopher Henzel, the chargé d'affaires at the American Embassy in Riyadh, attended the meeting. ...

Saudi King Salman arrives in Riyadh after historic visit to Russia

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has arrived in Riyadh on Monday night from Moscow after an historic state visit to Russia.The Saudi monarch was received at the King Salman Air Base Airport by a delegation of princes, governors and ministers.Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for world oil prices and could decide the outcome of the conflict in Syria.King Salman, the first sitting ...

Saudi King leaves Moscow after historic trip and heads to Riyadh

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman left Moscow on Sunday, ending his historic trip to Russia, and headed to Riyadh, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted King Salman for talks at the Kremlin on Thursday, cementing a relationship that is pivotal for world oil prices and could decide the outcome of the conflict in Syria. King Salman, the first sitting Saudi monarch ever to visit Russia, led a delegation to Moscow that agreed joint investment deals worth several billion dollars, providing much-needed ...

Understanding Saudi alliances with Washington and Moscow

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Hours after Moscow’s announcement that Saudi Arabia is interested in purchasing the most advanced Russian air defense system, the S-400, Washington declared that the American government agreed to sell the advanced THAAD missile defense system to the kingdom. This means that Riyadh has obtained the two most advanced air defense systems in the world to add to its military systems.More important than the military deal is the political one that the Saudi government is making with the two ...

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to visit Russia on Thursday

Monday, 2 October 2017

King Salman of Saudi Arabia will visit Russia on Thursday, senior Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was quoted by the TASS news agency as saying. "We are awaiting the king's visit on Thursday," Ushakov said Monday. The visit comes a month before members of the OPEC oil cartel, of which Saudi Arabia is the biggest producer, are due to meet with the other nations that have joined them in cutting crude output, including Russia, to discuss extending the pact that has helped prop up prices. (With ...

In first, Saudi university to open driving school for women

Sunday, 1 October 2017

In a first for Saudi Arabia, a university has said it will open a driving school for women, following a royal decree which lifted a driving ban on women last week. Princess Nourah University says it has more than 60,000 female students in Riyadh and other cities. In a statement, the university said it was “preparing to set up a driving school in cooperation with the relevant authorities." "This is the first such announcement following this week's order by King Salman to allow ...

How Saudi women’s license to drive has dealt a major blow to radicals

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Saudi King Salman’s royal decree on granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June reaffirms the government’s aims for women to be a crucial element in society. READ ALSO: Saudi Arabia: King Salman orders driving licenses for women The move shows that the Saudi government aims to ensure that women are granted a right that was previously stalled for societal reasons. Today, many Gulf observers believe Saudi Arabia is on a path of growth and restructuring in ...

Picture shows Saudi King with crown prince at Hajj 19 years ago

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

A picture has been posted to Twitter showing Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman 19 years ago at Hajj. The image was posted by Darah Foundation, also known as the King Abdulaziz Foundation For Research And Archives. It shows the king and his son at a camp wearing the ihram, two white seamless cloths worn by pilgrims during Hajj. Between 2 million and 3 million Muslims travel to Mecca each year for the pilgrimage - which every able-bodied Muslim ...

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