Public smiles, private problems as Saudi prince visits White House
Saudi Arabia's young crown prince heads to the White House Tuesday, looking to underscore his grip on power and ensure that several emerging points of friction don't threaten a burgeoning alliance with Donald Trump.
Trump prepares for visit by Saudi prince who has rocked the kingdom
Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia's crown prince in Washington Tuesday, giving the president a receptive audience to denounce rival Iran and a chance to take stock of significant changes the prince is engineering in the kingdom.
Netanyahu says Saudi to open airspace to India-Israel flights
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow Air India to use its airspace in flights to and from Israel in what could indicate a warming of ties.
Saudi Arabia hosts first marathon for women
Saudi Arabia hosted its first marathon for women at the weekend, local media said, as the conservative kingdom seeks to boost female sports in a far-reaching modernisation drive. Hundreds of women runners, many of them dressed in traditional Islamic attire, raced in eastern Al-Ahsa region on Saturday. "The aim of the marathon is to promote…
NAHCON urges clerics to educate intending pilgrims on new Saudi policies
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has called on Muslim clerics to assist the commission in educating 2018 Hajj intending pilgrims on new Saudi Arabia policies on pilgrimage.
Saudi Arabia allows women to join military
Women in Saudi Arabia are now permitted to enlist in the army as the kingdom continues to enact reforms granting females more access to a wide range of previously forbidden careers.
US to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer
The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer after Russia this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. "This year promises to be a record-setting one for the US," the IEA wrote in its monthly market…
Conjoined Gaza twins separated in 'successful' Saudi surgical operation
Conjoined twin girls born in the blockaded Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip were separated in "successful" surgery in Riyadh Monday, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said in a statement.