First Saudi woman appointed as deputy minister of labor and social development

Saudi Arabia's new Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Tamader bint Youssef Al Rammah. (Archive)
Updated 27 February 2018
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First Saudi woman appointed as deputy minister of labor and social development

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has appointed Tamader bin Youssef Al-Rammah as deputy minister of labor and social development, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
The appointment, made on Monday, comes as King Salman approved plans for the development of the Saudi Ministry of Defense.
The plans outline the ministry’s vision and strategy and its organizational structure, governance and human resources requirements to meet the national defense strategy.
The king also announced a raft of key civil and military appointments in a series of decrees.


‘Individuals responsible for Khashoggi's death were out of scope of their authority’, Saudi FM tells Fox News

Updated 21 October 2018
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‘Individuals responsible for Khashoggi's death were out of scope of their authority’, Saudi FM tells Fox News

  • Al-Jubeir said "conflicting reports" about whether Khashoggi had left consulate in Istanbul prompted probe
  • Said Kingdom was working on finding out location of the body and determining full details

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Sunday that King Salman is determined to hold to account those responsible in the case regarding the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The individuals did this out of the scope of their authority,” Jubeir told Fox News’ Bret Baierhe during an exclusive interview, adding that none of those involved in Khashoggi’s death had close ties to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“There were not people closely tied to him. This was an operation that was a rogue operation,” he said.

He added that conflicting reports about whether Khashoggi had left the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul prompted a probe into his disappearance, and that Saudi Arabia will continue to put out information on the case "as it becomes available."

The Saudi foreign minister offered his condolences to the family of Khashoggi and said the death was a "tremendous mistake."

Al-Jubeir added that Saudi Arabia was working on finding out the location of Khashoggi’s body and determining the full details into what happened.

He told the news program that Saudi-US ties would "weather" the Khashoggi case.