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Abdullah Al-Saadan, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant changes to diversify its oil-dependent economy and to meet the socioeconomic goals set in Saudi Vision 2030. In a bid to achieve these goals, the government is taking all necessary measures to further improve the performance of all sectors of the economy. Maaden (Saudi Arabian Mining Co.) is one of […]

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Saudi Cabinet praises recent royal orders

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman wished good luck to officials recently named to new positions in royal decrees issued early Saturday. At the government session in Makkah, the king also thanked former officials for their efforts. The Cabinet welcomed the royal orders and thanked the king for continuing to push forward the process of development […]

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Saudi Royal Air Force intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired at Kingdom

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

The Saudi Royal Air force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia at Saudi Arabia’s western city, Yanbu, during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Colonel Turki Al-Maliki said Saudi forces spotted the launching of the ballistic missile by the Houthis from Yemeni territory towards Saudi Arabia at 4:00 am. Al-Maliki said the […]

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Saudi king orders establishment of council of royal reserves

By   /  June 2, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

RIYADH, June 2 (Xinhua) — Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Saturday ordered the establishment of a council of royal reserves at the royal court, state Saudi Press Agency reported. The council’s president and members shall be appointed by a royal order, while each reserve shall be named by the cabinet and have […]

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Royal reprieve after Jordan price hikes spark protests

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdullah II ordered the government on Friday to freeze new price hikes on fuel and electricity, officials said, after angry protests across the cash-strapped country. Past price hikes have triggered riots in Jordan, a country of 9.5 million with few resources, burdened by poverty and unemployment. Late Thursday and early Friday, hundreds […]

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US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

LONDON: The American bishop whose sermon caused a stir at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle thought the invitation was a prank. Rev. Michael Curry told ITV that he thought “somebody was doing an April Fools’ joke on me.” Curry’s sermon, entitled “The Power of Love,” was one of the most discussed moments […]

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Celebrities arrive at Britain’s royal wedding

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

DUBAI/WINDSOR: Stars including Oprah Winfrey, Amal and George Clooney and David Beckham arrived at Britain’s ancient Windsor Castle on Saturday for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Winfrey, the US talk show queen, was seen strolling through the grounds of Windsor Castle ahead of the service, as was Elba, the British actor who […]

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Royal retreat of Windsor prepares to party for Harry, Meghan

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

WINDSOR: A party atmosphere is already developing in the English town of Windsor, where Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will get married next week. The town, long known for the magnificent Windsor Castle that dominates the skyline, has been prettied up for the big event, with tens of thousands of visitors expected on […]

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