Prince Badr SRMG chairman

Updated 15 December 2015
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Prince Badr SRMG chairman

RIYADH: The Board of Directors at the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), the publisher of Arab News, appointed on Sunday Prince Badr bin Abdullah Al-Saud as the chairman and an independent member of the board.
It followed the board’s acceptance of the resignation of Sulaiman Al-Hudaithi as the chairman and a board member.
The board appointed Azzam Al-Dakhil as the group’s chief executive officer. It also made Saleh Al-Dowais the group’s executive director of operations.
Al-Dakhil will also be a representative of Human Resources Development Fund at the board replacing Ibrahim Al-Moaiqel.
The board also announced the appointment of Ahmed bin Aqail Al-Khatib as the representative of Public Pension Agency replacing Sulaiman Al-Jabrain.


Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Updated 30 min 56 sec ago
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Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Pompeo thanked King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation
  • The crown prince assured Pompeo that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies"

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, before arriving at Riyadh’s royal palace to talk with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo thanked Saudi King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, while the crown prince assured him that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies."

The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman.

“I hope you are comfortable here,” the king told Pompeo, according to the reporters. Pompeo responded, “Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Trump.”

(With AFP)