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RIYADH: US President Barack Obama arrived here on Wednesday amid elaborate security arrangements in order to ensure a safe stay for him in the capital.Police vans were seen patrolling city streets and security helicopters circling in the skies to pro...

RIYADH: Members of the Shoura Council, business leaders and experts have called on the US and Gulf states to work together to undermine Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East.They have also urged the US to formulate and adopt a fair Middle Ea...

JEDDAH: The Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) has argued that it would be too difficult and costly to build a canal linking the Arabian Gulf with the Arabian Sea to bypass the Hormuz Strait.SGS President Zuhair Nawab told Arab News that in addition to th...

RIYADH: The GCC countries expressed total solidarity with Morocco in its dispute with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s infuriating description of Western Sahara territory as an “occupation.”The GCC summit at Al-Diriyah Palace in Riyadh — chaired by...

RIYADH: It is vital for the GCC and the US to work together because of the security challenges facing the region, said Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and defense minister, on Wednesday.Speaking at a meeting between GCC...

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama does not support the legislation against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks and would not sign it, White House spokesman Josh Earnest has said.House Speaker Paul Ryan also did not endorse the Senate bill on T...

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor will not allow any foreign nationals to continue work in the mobile and telecommunications industry in the Kingdom.The announcement was made on Wednesday, as a follow-up to the directive issued by Labor Minister Mufrej A...

JEDDAH: Forty five percent of the Corniche development project has been completed by the Jeddah municipality, including walkways, toilets and security systems.This is according to Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras who recently toured the 4.5-kilometer area f...

AL-KHARMA: Teachers here have called for a probe after claiming they traveled hundreds of kilometers in bad weather to find that classes had been suspended at their school without notice.They claimed that the administration of the school in Taif had...

RIYADH: The Labor Ministry is considering providing private sector employees assistance to place their children in kindergartens outside their place of work. Labor Ministry Undersecretary for Special Programs Abdulmuneem Al-Shahri said the government...

RIYADH: Education Minister Ahmad Al-Issa on Tuesday inaugurated a three-day entrepreneurship forum titled “Youth Vim and Vigor and Business Creativity” at the King Saud University (KSU).Al-Issa opened the forum on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy...

JEDDAH: The Interior Ministry has warned that several social media websites are being used by extremists and criminals to mislead the country’s youth, a local publication reported on Wednesday.In a lecture entitled “The impact of media on ideas and t...

RIYADH: Women would now be allowed to work in kitchens, family entertainment parks, accountancy jobs and shops selling women’s items, according to the Labor Ministry. Abdulmuneem Al-Shehri, the ministry’s undersecretary for special programs, said the...

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addressed the summit, welcoming the GCC leaders, in Saudi Arabia and welcoming, in his own name and on behalf of the leaders of the GCC member states, the King of Morocco Mohammed VI, who the GCC member states hold a...

JEDDAH: US defense chief Ashton Carter reaffirmed the US’s commitment to Gulf security on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of US President Obama to the Saudi Arabia.At a joint press conference with Abdullatif Al-Zayani secretary general of the GCC, Car...

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