Kerry arriving next week to discuss Yemen crisis

Updated 19 August 2016
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Kerry arriving next week to discuss Yemen crisis

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia next week, the State Department said. Kerry would meet senior Saudi leaders as well as counterparts from Gulf states to discuss the conflict in Yemen, State Department spokesman John Kirby said.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.