Tuesday, February 19, 2019

OIC, MWL condemn Israeli law as racist and illegal

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim World League (MWL) condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Jewish nation-state” law, which declares that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the...

Iran denounces Netanyahu’s allegations as “obscene charge”

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign minister denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s allegations against Tehran at the U.N. General Assembly as an “obscene charge,” the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The response came after Netanyahu on Thursday...

Saudi minister meets Imran Khan, other ministers and Gen Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Media Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday as part of an official visit to the country. Following a welcome at Khan’s office,...

BD, Saudi Arabia sign MoU on military cooperation

JEDDAH: Saudi King Salman has welcomed at his palace in Riyadh Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Her highness, also Bangladesh’s defense minister, shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the...

‘Intelligent Hajj’ program launched to facilitates pilgrims

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, center, at the launch of the ‘Intelligent Hajj’ initiative on Wednesday. JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal inaugurated the “Intelligent Hajj” program on Wednesday. The Ministry of Communication and Information...

Saudi Arabia says it will respond to any action with a ‘greater reaction’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has declared that it rejects any threats and attempts to undermine it, and would respond with “greater action” to any sanctions or action taken against the Kingdom, state news agency SPA...

King Salman supervised the Hajj arrangements

JEDDAH: Almost 2.4 million Muslims from all over the world participated in Hajj this year. King Salman himself arrived in Mina, in the holy city of Makkah on Monday, to supervise the services provided during...

“I love working with Trump, ties with US unchanged despite his comments”: Prince...

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has said that relations with the US are still strong despite comments by Donald Trump that the Kingdom must pay for American military support. He said: “Actually we will...

Makkah governor hands over new Kiswa to senior caretaker

MAKKAH: The Kiswa consists of five pieces; four of them cover the four sides of Kaaba, while the fifth one is hung as a curtain above the door of Kaaba. Preparing the Kiswa takes several...

Jeremy Hunt talks with King Salman, Prince Mohammad, FM Adel Al-Jubeir on Khashoggi...

RIYADH: British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt held a meeting with King Salman in Riyadh on Monday and discussed the latest developments in the region and according to British sources the murder of journalist Jamal...