Saudi Arabia focused on ‘real empowerment of women,’ says Kingdom’s UN envoy

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is moving “with all determination and firmness” to secure the “effective and real empowerment of women” so they can live without facing any discrimination, according to Mohammed Al-Ateeq, chargé d’affaires of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the UN. During the recent...
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UK electronic visa waiver assistance extended to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

  • RIYADH: The UK electronic visa waiver assistance service was now available to travelers in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, it has been announced. VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions, revealed that it had recently extended the service...
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Saudi ambassador to Yemen meets with Russian chargé d’affaires

  • RIYADH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and supervisor of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, met on Tuesday with Dr. Evgeny Kudrov, chargé d’affaires of the Russian Embassy in Yemen. During the meeting, the two affirmed their support for the Yem...
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King Salman chairs Saudi Cabinet meeting

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers held a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).  During the meeting, the cabinet confirmed that classifying eight individuals and 11 entities for their connection with the Iran...
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Saudi Arabia, Indonesia discuss boosting relations

  • RIYADH: The Saudi-Indonesian Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council has held a meeting in Riyadh. The meeting was chaired by Osamah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, member of the council and head of the committee, with Abdulaziz Ahmad, Indonesian ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The h...
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Al-Ahsa bisht festival showcases rich culture, heritage

  • RIYADH: Tuesday marks the end of the Hasawi Bisht festival, which is held in the Souq Al-Arbi’a in Al-Ahsa. The bisht is a traditional men’s cloak popular in Arab countries, worn over a thobe. It is placed on the shoulder and down to the leg without sleeves. The week-long festival featured ...
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Arabic Hackathon competition awards SR1 million to winners in Riyadh

  • RIYADH: The King Salman Global Academy for the Arabic Language, under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, minister of culture, organized the closing ceremony of the “Arabic Hackathon” in Riyadh on Saturday, with 22 teams winning in various competitions. The competition aims ...
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Saudi Shoura officials meet Kyrgyz delegation

  • RIYADH: Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Sulami, vice president of the Saudi Shoura Council, met on Sunday with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev at the council’s headquarters in Riyadh. Al-Sulami welcomed Kulubaev and his delegation during their visit to the Kingdom to strengthen bilateral relatio...
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Saudis save 2 Ukrainians trapped in ‘deceivingly dangerous’ Wadi Lajab

  • DUBAI: Shortly before nightfall on Tuesday, a group of Saudis rescued two Ukrainian tourists from a near-death experience in Jazan. After being enticed by the beauty of a 12-meter deep valley in Wadi Lajab, the tourists went swimming, but were soon trapped. A video showing the gallant rescue ...
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Saudi Shoura council, EU parliament discuss prospects for cooperation

  • RIYADH: The Shoura Council held the 15th parliamentary meeting between Saudi Arabia and the EU on Thursday, discussing opportunities to enhance ties and strengthen prospects for close cooperation. The council’s Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee with the European Parliament, headed by C...
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