Wednesday , December 13 2017

Tag Archives: saudi arabia

King Salman hosts Philippine president

Leaders discuss labor, anti-narcotics RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 11, (AP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Tuesday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of thousands of Filipinos work as nurses, domestic helpers, drivers, waiters and technicians. It was Duterte’s first time meeting with the Saudi king. Philippine media outlets …

Read More »

Saudis, oil majors discuss gas investments

LONDON/DUBAI, April 11, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia and international oil companies have discussed gas venture opportunities inside the kingdom and abroad as part of the top crude-exporting country’s drive to diversify investments before the listing of national energy giant Saudi Aramco. Saudi officials explored investment opportunities with firms including BP and …

Read More »

Trump’s pro-business stance buoys Saudi effort: Prince Saud

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 3, (AP): The Saudi prince tasked with attracting foreign investment said Monday that US President Donald Trump’s pro-business administration can be a good thing for the kingdom as it overhauls its economy and prepares to publicly list shares of state-owned oil giant Aramco. Prince Saud …

Read More »

Prince Mohammed, Trump share view Iran a security threat – Saudi hails ‘historical turning point’

WASHINGTON, March 15, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in US-Saudi relations after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders’ shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a …

Read More »

Attack on Arab royals foiled – Malaysia arrests Yemen militants

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7, (RTRS): Malaysia on Tuesday said suspected militants from Yemen arrested late last month ahead of a visit by Saudi King Salman were planning an attack on “Arab royalties”. A senior police source said the four Yemenis belonged to a Houthi insurgency group that has been fighting …

Read More »

Good times over for expats in Saudi – Kingdom steps up efforts to employ more Saudis

RIYADH, Feb 26, (AFP): Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ more of its own people, and with economic …

Read More »

Saudi men ‘show’ their support to end violence against women

RIYADH, Feb 9: Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announces its participation in the 31st Al-Janadriyah National Festival of Heritage and Culture as a strategic partner. Organized by the Ministry of National Guard, the event began on Wednesday February 1, 2017 and will …

Read More »

Court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia – ‘Tiran, Sanafir sovereign Egyptian territories’

CAIRO, Jan 16, (AFP): Egypt’s top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked rare protests. The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had appealed against a lower court ruling in June …

Read More »

Saudi detains two rights activists – ‘No charges have been filed’

DUBAI, Jan 10, (AFP): Saudi Arabia has arrested two human rights activists, one of whom tweeted a depiction of the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The arrests of Essam Koshak and Ahmed al-Mshikhs are “part of the ongoing attacks on human rights defenders …

Read More »

Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail in Saudi over unpaid wages protest

RIYADH: Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail for unrest during protests over unpaid wages by Saudi Binladin Group several months ago, reports said on Tuesday. Al-Watan newspaper and Arab News did not give the nationalities of the 49 workers, and foreign embassy staff contacted by …

Read More »
Translate »