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Saudi Leadership Congratulates Egyptian President on National Day

Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi Leadership Congratulates Egyptian President on National Day

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on…

Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Reiterates Need to Reach Just Solution to Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday its welcoming of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on Israel’s policies and practices in…

Gulf Deputy Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia Dr. Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al-Dawood. (SPA)

Saudi Interior Ministry Highlights Successful Efforts at Countering Narcotics

Deputy Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al-Dawood, said on Tuesday that the Kingdom implemented a comprehensive security campaign…

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Gulf 7,700 flights through six airports transported foreign pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Hajj (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Bids Farewell to Last Pilgrims from Madinah Airport

The last group of pilgrims from this year’s Hajj season departed Saudi Arabia on Sunday aboard a Saudia flight from Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International…

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Gulf Prince Khalid bin Salman met on Monday with French Ambassador to the Kingdom Ludovic Pouille. Photo: Saudi Ministry of Defense

Saudi Defense Minister Meets with French Ambassador

Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met on Monday with French Ambassador to the Kingdom Ludovic Pouille. During the meeting in…

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Gulf Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met with Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Saleh bin Eid Al-Husseini at the Egyptian government headquarters. - SPA

Saudi Ambassador to Cairo, Egyptian PM Hold Talks

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met with Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Saleh bin Eid Al-Husseini at the Egyptian government headquarters. Dr. Madbouly…

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Gulf A man stands atop a hill in al-Wadi al-Kabir west of Oman's capital Muscat on February 14, 2018 while waiting for the peloton during the second stage of the 2018 cycling Tour of Oman. (AFP)

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Rare Attack at Mosque in Oman

The ISIS group claimed responsibility for an attack at a mosque in Oman, the group said on Tuesday, which left at least nine people dead, including three…

Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, meets with member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Chris Van Hollen in Jeddah. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Receives US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, received in Jeddah on Tuesday member of the US Senate…

Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Stresses Need for Peaceful Cooperation, Coexistence between Nations

The Saudi government stressed on Tuesday the importance of bolstering the international system so that it can repel chaos and conflict. Prince Mohammed bin…

Gulf The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA

Saudi Arabia Continues Airdrops of Food Aid into Gaza

Saudi Arabia, through its humanitarian arm, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), continued airdrops of food aid to the Palestinians…

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Gulf A general view of the capital of Oman, Muscat. (Getty Images)

Four Killed by Gunfire Near Mosque in Oman

Four people were killed and several wounded by gunfire in the vicinity of a mosque in Oman, the Omani police said on Tuesday. "All security measures and…

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Gulf People gather near the wreckages of vehicles destroyed at the scene of an explosion outside a restaurant where patrons were watching the final of the Euro 2024 football tournament on TV, in Bondhere district of Mogadishu, Somalia July 15, 2024. (Reuters)

MWL, Arab Parliament Condemn Terrorist Attack in Somali Capital

The Muslim World League (MWL) condemned the terrorist attack in Mogadishu, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Monday. In a statement, the MWL General…

Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince, British PM Underscore Efforts to Boost Relations

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, held telephone talks on Monday with British Prime Minister…

Gulf Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by US Secret Service agents as he is helped off the stage at a campaign rally in Butler, Pa., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Saudi Arabia Condemns Assassination Attempt Targeting Trump

Saudi Arabia condemned on Monday the shooting attack at former US President Donald Trump expressing solidarity with him and his family, the United States and…

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Gulf Saudi Arabia's King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has provided medical services to 2,271 patients in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan during the second week of July. (SPA)

KSrelief Provides Medical Services to 2,271 Syrian Refugees in Jordan's Zaatari Camp in 2nd week of July

Saudi Arabia's King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has provided medical services to 2,271 patients in the Zaatari camp for Syrian…

Gulf Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah shake hands during a joint news conference in Istanbul, Türkiye, July 14, 2024. (Reuters)

Saudi FM: Saudi-Turkish Coordination Council Aims to Fulfill Aspirations of the Two Countries

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah underscored the significant progress achieved in Saudi-Turkish relations across…

Gulf The message was received on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eng. Waleed bin Abdulkarim El-Khereiji. SPA

Saudi Crown Prince Receives Written Message from Emir of Qatar

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, has received a written message on bilateral…

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Gulf More than eight months of war, sparked by Hamas's unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel, have led to dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza

Arab Parliament, GCC Condemn Ongoing Massacres by Israeli Forces in Palestine

The Arab Parliament strongly condemned the ongoing brutal massacres carried out by the Israeli occupation against the defenseless Palestinian people. The most…

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Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi King, Crown Prince Congratulate French President on National Day

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to French President Emmanuel Macron on his country's…

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Gulf The UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

UAE Appoints Hamdan bin Mohammed as Defense Minister, Deputy PM

The Crown Prince of Dubai has been appointed as minister of defense for the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader cabinet shuffle, Dubai ruler and UAE…

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Saudi Arabia Calls for Activation of Int’l Accountability Mechanisms Against Israeli violations

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly denounced “the ongoing genocidal massacres against the Palestinian people by the Israeli military,”…

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Gulf The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi

Albudaiwi Stresses GCC's Firm Support for the Palestinian People

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi, stressed the firm and absolute support of the GCC member states for the…

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Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi Leadership Congratulates Kiribati President on Independence Day

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, sent a cable of congratulations to Republic of Kiribati President Taneti Maamau on…

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Gulf The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs met in Riyadh with the Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North Africa. SPA

Saudi FM Meets with French President's Advisor for Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has met in Riyadh with Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North…

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Gulf Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal (WAM)

UAE Judiciary Convicts 53 Persons Linked to Justice and Dignity Terrorist Organization

The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court has convicted 53 individuals and six companies of terrorism offenses, in the case of the terrorist Justice and Dignity…

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Gulf Bahraini Parliament hold a session last May (BNA)

Bahrain Court Removes MP from Parliament over Dual Citizenship

A Bahraini court on Wednesday removed MP Mohammed Rafiq Al Hussaini from his parliament seat after discovering he carried undisclosed foreign citizenship when…

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Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Jeddah in June. (SPA)

Ukrainian Ambassador to Riyadh: We Are Consulting with Saudi Arabia, Partners over Peace Plan

Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Anatolii Petrenko revealed that his country was preparing to hold its second peace summit. In remarks to Aswat Asharq Al-Awsatt…

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Gulf Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khaled bin Hussein Al-Bayari, and Head of Air Power at Airbus Defense and Space Jean-Brice Dumont. SPA

Saudi Arabia Signs Deal for 4 Airbus A330 MRTTs

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal to buy four Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The contract was…

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Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. (AP file photo)

Saudi, British FMs Discuss Gaza, De-escalation in the Region

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah received on Tuesday a telephone call from David Lammy, the United Kingdom's newly…