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Royal Court: Saudi King Salman Admitted to Hospital for Routine Check up 

Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)

Royal Court: Saudi King Salman Admitted to Hospital for Routine Check up 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz was admitted to hospital in Jeddah for a routine check up for a few hours. He was admitted to…

Gulf Senior clerics and scholars are seen at the Islamic Fiqh Council in Riyadh. (MWL)

Islamic Fiqh Council Condemns Abuse, Violations against Muslims

The Islamic Fiqh Council condemned on Tuesday abuse and violations against Muslims. The 23rd edition of the Council, which is affiliated with the Muslim…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf Jordan's King Abdullah II welcomes Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah upon his arrival at Marka military airport, in Amman, Jordan April 23, 2024. (Reuters)

Emir of Kuwait Visits Jordan, Leaders Stress Common Stances on Major Issues

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned on Tuesday of the danger of the latest escalation in the region that may lead it towards instability and insecurity. He made…

Asharq Al Awsat (Amman)
Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Underlines its Firm Stance on Achieving Regional, Int’l Peace

The Saudi government underscored on Tuesday its firm stance on achieving security and stability in the region and world, reiterating its call on the…

Gulf The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs participated on Monday in the opening of the High-Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation between the EU and the GCC in Luxembourg. SPA

Saudi Foreign Minister Participates in Opening of EU-GCC Regional Security Meeting

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah participated on Monday in the opening of the High-Level Forum on Regional Security and…

Asharq Al Awsat (Luxembourg)

Gulf Iranian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alireza Enayati during the reception of the first batch of Iranian pilgrims at Madinah’s airport (Iranian Embassy)

Iranian Pilgrims Return to Madinah After 9-Year Hiatus

The first batch of Iranian pilgrims arrived at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah on Monday after a hiatus of 9 years. The…

Abdulhadi Habtor (Riyadh)
Gulf Members of the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum. Reuters file photo

UAE Rejects Allegations of Destabilizing Sudan

In a letter addressed to the Security Council, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has categorical rejected the false allegations made by the Permanent…

Asharq Al Awsat (London)
Gulf UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan receives Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi (Reuters)

Oman’s Sultan in UAE to Strengthen Bilateral Relations, Cooperation

Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan discussed on Monday strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation to…

Asharq Al Awsat (Abu Dhabi)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. SPA

Saudi, British Defense Ministers Discuss Military Escalation in the Region

Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call on Monday from British Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps. …

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah meets with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares in Luxembourg on Monday. (SPA)

Saudi FM Discusses Gaza with Spanish, Polish Counterparts in Luxembourg

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held talks in Luxembourg on Monday with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares. …

Gulf Advisor at the Saudi Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah meets with United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Julien Harneis in Riyadh on Monday.

KSrelief Supervisor General Meets with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen

Advisor at the Saudi Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah held…

Gulf The Saudi Interior Ministry. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia Executes Convict for Joining Terror Group

The Saudi Interior Ministry executed on Monday a convict on charges of joining a terrorist organization and taking part in fighting in a foreign country. In…

Gulf Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. (AFP)

Saudi FM in Luxembourg for GCC-EU Forum on Regional Security, Cooperation

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah arrived in Luxembourg on Sunday to participate in a high-level forum on regional…

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Gulf Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Al Budaiwi

GCC: Forum on Security, Regional Cooperation is an Opportunity to Promote Dialogue with EU

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Al Budaiwi said that the High-Level Forum on Security and Regional Cooperation between the EU and…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament) in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee/File Photo

Kuwait PM to Serve as Emir's Deputy if Emir is Abroad

Kuwait's Prime Minister Ahmad Abdullah al-Ahmad al-Sabah will serve as the Emir's deputy when the latter is not in the country, state news agency (KUNA) said…

Asharq Al Awsat (Kuwait)
Gulf Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti presided over the twenty-third assembly of the Islamic Fiqh Council and the Muslim World League (MWL) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: MWL

Saudi Grand Mufti Urges Utilizing Technology for Islamic Authorities’ Coordination

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh, has highlighted the adaptability of Islamic law in addressing contemporary issues and stressed…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed bin AbdulKarim El-Khereiji and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia Francisco José Coy Granados. (SPA)

Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Signs Two MoUs with Colombian Counterpart

Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed bin AbdulKarim El-Khereiji and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia Francisco José Coy Granados,…

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Gulf Vendors selling bread wait for customers at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 19, 2024. (AFP)

OIC Regrets Security Council's Failure to Accept Full UN Membership for Palestinian State

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed on Friday its profound disappointment with the UN Security Council's decision to deny Palestine full UN…

Gulf Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassem Mohamed Al-Budaiwi.

GCC: Failure to Recognize Full UN Membership for Palestinians Does Not Help Achieve Peace

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassim Mohammed Al-Budaiwi emphasized on Friday the GCC’s firm position in support of the right of the…

Gulf A general view taken from Jerusalem's Mount of Olives shows the holy city with the Dome of the Rock mosque in the center in the early hours of April 19, 2024. (AFP)

Muslim World League Expresses Deep Regret over Obstructed Palestinian UN Membership

The Muslim World League (MWL) voiced on Friday its profound disappointment at the failure to grant Palestine full membership in the United Nations. In a…

Gulf UAE Voices Deep Concern Over Ongoing Regional Tensions, Calls for Restraint 

UAE Voices Deep Concern Over Ongoing Regional Tensions, Calls for Restraint 

The United Arab Emirates expressed on Friday its deep concern over ongoing regional tensions, calling for refraining from any steps that further exacerbate…

Gulf FILE PHOTO - An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX company aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen/File Photo

UAE’s Etihad Airways Says Operations are Back to Normal

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways' flight operations are back to normal after the harsh weather conditions in the United Arab Emirates over recent days, the…

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Gulf Saudi Arabia Expresses Regret over UN Failure to Recognize Palestinian State through Membership

Saudi Arabia Expresses Regret over UN Failure to Recognize Palestinian State through Membership

Saudi Arabia expressed regret on Friday over the failure of the UN Security Council to adopt a draft resolution accepting full membership of the State of…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf Saudi Assistant Defense Minister Talal Al-Otaibi arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday on a two-day visit. (Pakistan's Ministry of Defense)

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Seek to Bolster Security, Defense Ties

Saudi Assistant Defense Minister Talal Al-Otaibi arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday on a two-day visit to put the finishing touches on bilateral defense projects…

Ghazi al-Harthi (Riyadh)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah talks to journalists during a joint press conference with his Pakistani counterpart at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, 16 April 2024. (EPA)

Saudi, Spanish FMs Discuss Gaza Conflict 

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held a telephone call on Thursday with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares. …

Gulf Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral International Affairs and Supervisor General of the Public Diplomacy Agency, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Rassi meets with Bahrain’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa in Riyadh. (SPA)

King Salman Receives Written Message from King of Bahrain 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud received on Thursday a written message from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa…

Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah

Saudi, Belgian FMs Discuss Gaza Situation

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah received a phone call on Friday from Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, European…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa during their meeting on Wednesday in Amman (Petra News Agency).

Bahrain, Jordan Stress Need to Reduce Regional Tension, Military Escalation

The kings of Jordan and Bahrain underlined the importance of reducing tensions in the Middle East and avoiding military escalation. During a meeting in Amman…

Asharq Al Awsat (Manama)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia, EU Discuss the Escalation in the Region

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has received a phone call from the High Representative of the European Union for…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)