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New breakthrough for Saudi women’s rights

New breakthrough for Saudi women’s rights

    Riyadh: A requirement for Saudi female students to be accompanied by a male guardian in order to benefit from state scholarships abroad is likely to be scrapped soon. The decision follows last week’s breakthrough reform that allowed Saudi women to obtain passports and travel abroad with the approval of a male guardian, usually […]

Saudi Arabia removes travel restrictions for women

Saudi Arabia removes travel restrictions for women

   Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud has hailed the decision to allow Saudi women to apply for passports and travel abroad without the need for the approval of a custodian. The decision announced this week is seen as a great leap for the empowerment of Saudi women who […]

130-year old Indonesian man to perform Haj

130-year old Indonesian man to perform Haj

  Jeddah: An Indonesian man claiming to be 130 years old has arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to perform the annual pilgrimage (Haj). Ohi Aidros Samri arrived at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Red Sea city of Jeddah with six members of his family. He is being hosted by the King Salman’s Hajj […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to increase joint […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

  Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to […]

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

BTS, the first and only South Korean band to top the U.S. Billboard 200, has added Saudi Arabia to their world tour “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself”. The group has posted on its website that it would be performing in the Saudi capital Riyadh at King Fahad International Stadium on October 11. BTS will be the […]

In a first, Saudi princess leads Italian football club

In a first, Saudi princess leads Italian football club

Italian football has a princess. A Saudi princess who is now leading a football club. Princess Noora bin Saad Al Saud is now the president of Spoleto Calcio, a club located in Spoleto, Umbria, Italy’s Green Heart. The club plays in Serie D, he top level of the Italian non-professional football association. However, Noora, the […]

Saudi Arabia, S. Korea elevating innovative economic partnership for sustainable growth

Saudi Arabia, S. Korea elevating innovative economic partnership for sustainable growth

Saudi Arabia wishes to bolster ties with Asia’s fourth-largest economy to expand areas of industrial cooperation, the Middle Eastern country’s economy minister said Thursday, stressing both countries have knowledge and experience that can be shared for mutual and sustainable growth. “We want to elevate the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Korea to very specific projects […]

Three Middle East Events of 2018

Three Middle East Events of 2018

While they could be unconnected, the three exceptional news of 2018 collectively express the wind of changes. Khashoggi | Saudi Arabia First, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as the Kingdom’s state TV reports, quoting an initial inquiry. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, […]

Iran rejects Saudi allegations on Yemen

Iran rejects Saudi allegations on Yemen

The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations categorically rejects the allegations, as contained in Saudi Arabia’s letter to the President of the Security Council, dated 14 September 2016, regarding arms transfers to Yemen and violations of Security Council Resolution 2216, IRNA reports. This letter includes unsubstantiated claims that have […]

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