Saudi air defenses intercept Houthi missile over Riyadh

  • JEDDAH: Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen fired another ballistic missile at Riyadh on Tuesday, this time targeting Al-Yamamah Royal Palace in the Saudi capital....
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Saudi education minister meets Canadian, Iraqi ambassadors

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education Yousef Al-Benyan has separately met Canadian and Iraqi ambassadors to the Kingdom. Al-Benyan and Jean-Philippe Linteau discussed scientific cooperation between the Kingdom and Canada in the fields of public and university education, scientific rese...
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A place called home: Artists reveal their favorite places at 21,39 Jeddah Arts 

  • JEDDAH: The Saudi Art Council has announced this year’s 21,39 Jeddah Arts, a program of special exhibitions, workshops, and educational forums that are being held across Jeddah through June featuring the work of 27 artists from the Kingdom and other countries. The exhibition will then be...
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Who’s Who: Dr. Mohammed bin Yahya Al-Sayel, member of the UN’s Global Geospatial Knowledge and Innovation Center

  • Mohammed bin Yahya Al-Sayel has been appointed to become a member of the UN’s Global Geospatial Knowledge and Innovation Center following a royal decree on April 16. The UN-GGKIC aims to build geospatial capabilities and competencies at the global level, develop centers of knowledge and innov...
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Who’s Who: Haifa Al-Jedea, ambassador and head of Saudi mission to the EU and Euratom

  • Haifa Al-Jedea was recently named ambassador and head of the Saudi mission to the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community, following a royal decree. Al-Jedea was among 11 Saudi ambassadors who took their oaths of office at Al-Yamamah Palace, in the presence of King Salman, on Jan. 3. Prio...
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Who’s Who: Abdullah Al-Enezi, new Saudi ambassador to Iran

  • Abdullah bin Saud Al-Enezi has been appointed as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Iran. Al-Enezi’s career in diplomacy began after he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from King Saud University. He has since dedicated his skills and expertise to the Saudi Ministry of Forei...
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Saudi journalist empowering women with real stories

  • RIYADH: Saudi journalist Balqees Basalom started an online platform to shed light on Arab women role models to help young girls in the Gulf Cooperation Council area find inspiring women to look upto. “I was inspired to do this platform for the girls who grew up without a female role model,” B...
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Saudi defense minister, Yemeni leader discuss relations 

  • RIYADH: Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi minister of defense, has made a phone call to Rashad Al-Alimi, the chairman of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council, the Saudi Press Agency said early Monday. Prince Khalid reiterated the Kingdom’s continued support for the Yemeni Presidential Leader...
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On state visit to India, Saudi Crown Prince lauds ‘relationship written in our DNA’

  • NEW DELHI: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s state visit to India, following close on the heels of the G20 leaders’ summit in New Delhi, represents a turning point in the region’s strategic dynamics and for the economies of both countries, according to analysts. The crown prince arrive...
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Shubra Palace — Taif’s architectural landmark

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s historic Shubra Palace in Taif governorate features an artistic fusion of Roman and Islamic architectural elements. The palace blends the styles with the traditional architecture of the Hijaz region. It was built in 1905, with four floors and about 150 rooms. Its archit...
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