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JEDDAH: In a new record and highlighting its strategic place in world politics, Riyadh has hosted four major summits in the city over two days.The first gathering involved the Saudi and American governments, with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Kin...

JEDDAH: Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has said that his ministry is still waiting for details of the “Green Card” for expatriates proposed recently by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Al-Haqabani was speaking during a press conference abo...

RIYADH: The GCC and the US said on Thursday there was a need to remain vigilant about Iran’s destabilizing actions in the Gulf region, including its ballistic missile program, and support for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and extremist proxies i...

JEDDAH: In what is considered Barack Obama's last visit to the Kingdom as US president, he talked Thursday with Saudi and Gulf leaders about agreements on counterterrorism and bolstering ballistic missile defense systems.He also discussed with the Gu...

RIYADH: Hail Gov. Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen honored students recently for their academic achievements.Speaking during a ceremony recently in the presence of government officials, dignitaries from the region and employees of the education departmen...

RIYADH: Young men and women who have graduated from an insurance institute have expressed disappointment that the Ministry of Health (MoH) has not helped them land jobs.They called on Minister of Health Khalid Al-Falih to help them with their problem...

ALKHOBAR: Divorce rates in the Gulf states only reached 5.5 percent and not 30 percent as claimed, said Hamoud Al-Qashaan, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kuwait University in a lecture titled “Ways to improve family relationships,” which w...

JEDDAH: Nineteen European countries are now requiring Saudi tourists to take out Schengen visas if they travel to their shores, including France, Germany and the Netherlands, according to a local travel agency owner.Speaking to a local newspaper rece...

RIYADH: The country’s security agencies have arrested 9,862 people over the past six month in Al-Jouf for violating the country’s residency and labor regulations.Maj. Yazeed bin Saud Al-Nomas, assistant media spokesman for the police in the region, s...

RIYADH: The chief of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia), Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Sindh, recently opened an exhibition to highlight moderation in Islam.The 10-day exhibition was organized by the Coope...

JEDDAH: Many people living close to dams in the country are fearful that the current rainy weather will cause them to overflow, resulting in loss of lives and damage to property.There have already been reports of several such incidents across the cou...

JEDDAH: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh on Thursday.The deputy crown prince and Secretary Kerry discussed bilateral and regional issues. GCC leaders and the US president attended a GCC-US su...

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...

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