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Saudi Arabia begins trial of twins who brutally murdered their family

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

A criminal court in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh began on Tuesday the trial of twin brothers who killed their mother and fled the scene of the crime with stolen cars.The two brothers killed their father, stabbed their third brother in the Hamra neighborhood of Riyadh in in June 24, 2016. Police were able to arrest the two shortly after their crime.The two defendants were charged with the crimes they have committed on Tuesday morning and reportedly appeared confused and afraid in court. They were ...

What are two Indian girls doing at the camel festival in Riyadh?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Indian sisters, Nilo and Kauri, sculpted a statue out of sand showcasing their artistic interpretation of the King Abdulaziz camel festival in Riyadh. Nilo told Al Arabiya that they flew in from India to take part in the festival upon receiving an invitation from the festival’s management. She added that they had contributed several other artworks and sculptures made out of sand, including a Vision 2030 map of the kingdom and a shepherd with a falcon and a lamb using 14 sand shipments. ...

King Salman hosts Malaysian prime minister in Riyadh

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Razak in the Yamama palace in Riyadh on Tuesday.Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and how to enhance cooperation between both countries. They also discussed the latest developments in the region.The meeting comes in light of Malaysia’s upcoming prime ministerial elections which will take place in August 2018.

Saudi woman set to make mark in first squash World Series in Riyadh

Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Saudi Arabian Professional Squash Association (PSA) is hosting its first Women’s Squash Masters tournament in Riyadh on Sunday.The tournament will include 32 international players, including Nada Abo al-Naja, Saudi’s wildcard player.Nada will be the first and only Saudi national participating in the event, and is set to play against number two seed, French player Camille Serme.The winner will play against Nicol David, eight-time World Champion, in the quarter finals.Ziad Al-Turki ...

Saudi attorney general: 11 princes arrested after crowding near palace

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General has confirmed the arrest of 11 princes who gathered at the royal palace and refused to leave last Thursday. The attorney general, Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, said the princes refused to leave and demanded the cancellation of a royal order for them to pay their outstanding electricity bills. “On Thursday, 11 princes gathered at the Qasr al-Hukm Palace demanding the cancellation of the royal order, which provided for the suspension of electricity and water ...

Arab Coalition: Ballistic missile launched from Yemen intercepted

Friday, 5 January 2018

Saudi Air Defense intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemen’s Houthi militia on Friday over Najran city. The official spokesperson of the Arab Coalition, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said that at 7:56am Saudi Air Defense shot down a ballistic missile targeting Saudi Arabian soil. Al-Maliki added that the missile was launched deliberately from Yemen targeting residential areas. The missile was intercepted by the Patriot defense system above Najran which caused minor damage to a ...

King Salman receives family of slain Saudi Shiite judge

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz offered his condolences on Tuesday to the family of Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah al-Jirani, a judge of the Department of Endowments and Inheritance in the Qatif court who was kidnapped and killed by terrorist factions, according to the Saudi Press Agency. King Salman welcomed Sheikh Jirani’s relatives in his office in the Yamama Palace in Riyadh. The family expressed their gratitude for the King’s condolences and care for the deceased, and ...

Veterinarian arrested in Saudi Arabia for performing plastic surgery on camels

Friday, 29 December 2017

Security authorities in Saudi Arabia recently caught a veterinarian red-handed while he was performing plastic surgery on camels using certain drugs and needles. The process was fully documented and so is a statement by a camel enthusiast who said that this doctor, who is of an Arab descent, performs these surgeries for camel owners participating in the King Abdulaziz camel festival. The vet reportedly injects substances to make the camels’ ears smaller, and facial features bigger in order ...

Saudi Crown Prince discusses bilateral relations with Egypt’s Sisi

Friday, 29 December 2017

In a telephone call with Egyptian President Abdelfattah el-Sisi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, discussed ways of developing bilateral relations between the two countries. They also discussed developments in the region and the prospects of further cooperation in various fields. Sisi last travelled to Riyadh in April for the Arab Islamic American Summit, where he met with Saudi King Salman to strengthen bilateral ties and ...

PHOTOS: A glimpse inside Riyadh Metro’s ‘ride to the future’

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh recently launched the first exhibition, spread across over 5000 square meters, to create awareness regarding the significance of public transportation. It was also an opportunity to experience the use of metro for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Once visitors enter the exhibition, they have to pass by one of the two queues meant to simulate checking-in procedures., There are two queues – one for non-registered and the other for those ...

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