Who’s Who: Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed, state minister and Cabinet member for Shoura Council affairs

  • Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed was recently appointed state minister and Cabinet member for Shoura Council affairs, replacing Mohammed bin Faisal bin Jaber Abu Saq, who was appointed as an adviser at the Royal Court. King Salman issued a number of royal decrees on Thursday to make appointme...
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Who’s Who: Mazen bin Ghazi Dirar, chairman of the National Committee for Hajj, Umrah and Visit Activities

  • Mazen bin Ghazi Dirar is the chairman of the National Committee for Hajj, Umrah and Visit Activities. He is also a business development consultant at Kidana and the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites. Dirar received a bachelor’s degree in political science from King Abdulaziz Uni...
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Qatari, Omani, Kuwaiti and Bahraini forces arrive in Saudi Arabia for GCC security exercise

  • RIYADH: Security forces from Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to take part in a joint tactical exercise of Gulf Cooperation Council member states. First to arrive was a contingent from the Royal Oman Police, commanded by Colonel Salim Mubarak Al Abrawi. Th...
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Saudi and Jordanian naval forces conclude 5-day joint military exercise

  • RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Naval Forces concluded a joint maritime exercise with their counterparts from the Jordanian Armed Forces, the Saudi Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.  Safe Beach 5, which began on Sunday, took place in the Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Fleet. Maj. Gen. Ali bin Saeed ...
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Who’s Who: Abdulaziz A. Alsheikh, co-founder and managing director of Spectropharma

  • Abdulaziz A. Alsheikh has been co-founder and managing director of Spectropharma,  a Saudi company established to research, manufacture and market pharmaceutical and biosimilar products, since May 2021. Spectropharma is in the process of developing a state-of-the-art manufacturing facili...
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues a number of royal decrees

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a number of royal decrees, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. Dr. Munir bin Mahmoud El-Desouki has been appointed as president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Saleh bin Ali Al-Qahtani has been appointed as chairman of the bo...
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UAE forces arrive in Saudi Arabia to take part in GCC security exercise

  • RIYADH: Members of the UAE’s security forces arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday ahead of a joint tactical exercise with security agencies from the other Gulf Cooperation Council member states. Arab Gulf Security 3 will take place this month in Dammam in the Eastern Province, the Saudi Defens...
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Who’s Who: Dr. Amr Al-Amri, deputy CEO of Aseer Development Authority

  • Dr. Amr Al-Amri has been deputy CEO and acting CEO of Aseer Development Authority since June 2020, where he has contributed to the digitization and institutional establishment of the authority, and the launch of the Aseer strategy. Prior to that, he served as general manager of the civil sect...
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Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet welcomes Sudan dialogue initiative

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed the UN-brokered Sudanese dialogue initiative, and said it supports everything that would unite and maintain security, stability and development in Sudan. The comments were made following a weekly Cabinet meeting chaired remotely by King S...
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GCC chief stresses importance of China relations

  • RIYADH: The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf stressed the importance of strengthening Gulf-Chinese relations to serve common interests, and the necessity of intensifying cooperation in areas of mutual interest. This came during the GCC secretary-g...
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