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Former Deputies Lead Candidate Lineup in Kuwait National Assembly Elections

Gulf The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry’s Elections Affairs Administration began receiving applications from candidates for upcoming National Assembly elections (KUNA)

Former Deputies Lead Candidate Lineup in Kuwait National Assembly Elections

The first day of registration for Kuwait’s National Assembly (parliament) elections saw 42 candidates, including two women, stepping forward. The Interior…

Mirza al-Khuweildi (Kuwait)
Gulf Displaced Palestinians walk around in an UNRWA school housing displaced Palestinians, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 4, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia Rejects Attempts to Undermine UNRWA in Gaza 

Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Abdulaziz Al-Wasel said on Monday that the Kingdom rejects attempts to undermine the role of the…

Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Shehbaz Sharif on Taking Constitutional Oath as PM of Pakistan

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, sent on Monday a cable of congratulations to Prime Minister…

Gulf Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah meets with Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces Committee and the President of the France-Gulf States Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate Olivier Cadic in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)

Saudi FM Meets with President of France-Gulf States Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held talks in Riyadh on Monday with Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed…

Gulf Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz receives South Korean Minister of Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)

Saudi, South Korean Interior Ministers Discuss Boosting Security Cooperation

Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz received South Korean Minister of Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min in Riyadh on…


Gulf Saudi Commerce Minister Dr. Majid al-Qasabi is seen at the13th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization in Abu Dhabi. (Dr. al-Qasabi on  the X platform)

Saudi Source Denies Meeting Held between Minister of Commerce and Israeli Official 

A Saudi source denied on Monday social media posts about a meeting being held between Commerce Minister Dr. Majid al-Qasabi and an Israeli official. In a…

Gulf Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah attends the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 21, 2024. (AFP)

Saudi FM: People of Gaza Subject to Ugliest Human Rights Violations

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah said on Monday the people of Gaza are being subject to the ugliest human rights violations, while…

Gulf Tunisian President Kais Saied receives Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Tunis on Monday. (SPA)

Tunisian President, Saudi Interior Minister Discuss Security Cooperation

Tunisian President Kais Saied received in Tunis on Monday Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz. Prince Abdulaziz bin…

Gulf Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz meets with his Iraqi counterpart Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari in Tunis on Sunday. (SPA)

Saudi Interior Minister Discusses Boosting Cooperation with Arab Counterparts 

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of Interior and Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, held on Sunday a…

Gulf Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, seeks through the project to clear Yemeni lands of the mines that were randomly planted by the Houthis. SPA

KSrelief's Masam Project Dismantles 727 Mines within a Week in Yemen

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Project (Masam) for clearing mines in Yemen, dismantled, during the third week of February, a total…

Asharq Al Awsat (Aden)
Gulf The 80 tons of goods include generators and electrical appliances. SPA

Ninth Saudi Relief Plane Carrying Aid to Ukrainian People Arrives in Poland

The ninth Saudi relief plane, operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has arrived at the Polish airport of Rzeszów, located…

Asharq Al Awsat
Gulf The two aircraft carry on board two trucks and two forklifts. SPA

Two Saudi Relief Planes Deliver Trucks, Forklifts to Aid Palestinian Relief Efforts in Egypt

The 39th and 40th Saudi relief planes, dispatched by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) in coordination with the Ministry of Defense,…

Asharq Al Awsat
Gulf Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada can be seen. (File/AP)

Saudi Ambassador to Canada Meets with Arab Counterparts

Saudi Ambassador to Canada Amal bint Yahya Al-Muallami has recently attended a meeting of the Council of Arab Ambassadors to Canada, SPA said on Friday. The…

Asharq Al Awsat
Gulf MWL Secretary General Meets with US Congress Delegation, Pakistani Minister of Trade

MWL Secretary General Meets with US Congress Delegation, Pakistani Minister of Trade

Secretary-General of Muslim World League (MWL) and Chairman of the Association of Muslim Scholars Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Isa received in Riyadh…

Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi Leadership Congratulates Sultan of Brunei, Emperor of Japan on Respective National Days

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on the…

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

King Salman: Saudi Founding Day Celebrates History of Stability, Harmony 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz stressed on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's Founding Day celebrates the state’s history of stability…

Gulf The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with his Turkish counterpart. SPA

Saudi FM Discusses Gaza Situation with French, Turkish Counterparts

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Stéphane Séjourné on Thursday. …

Asharq Al Awsat (Rio de Janeiro)
Gulf A Kuwaiti woman casts her vote in previous elections for the National Assembly (KUNA)

Kuwait to Hold Elections Without the Commission

Kuwait issued a decree on Wednesday temporarily suspending the National Assembly’s election law until Oct. 1. The government has not set a date for the…

Asharq Al Awsat (Kuwait)
Gulf Individuals from the Saudi society in their different attire (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi State History: Three Stages of Development, Building on Ancestral Foundations

Throughout the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, spanning over 300 years, there are tales of founding, unification, and development, weaving a connected…

Bandar Abdul-Rahman bin Muammar (Riyadh)
Gulf A group of people in an old Saudi market (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Shuqir to Asharq Al-Awsat: Heritage of First Saudi State Was Erased, Marginalized

The first Saudi state, upon its establishment, sought to support social harmony by boosting security and imposing strict penalties against crime, which…

Badr al-Khuraif (Riyadh)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. SPA

Saudi FM: G20 Bears Responsibility to Take Decisive Action to End Gaza Catastrophe

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah participated in the first session of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Rio de…

Asharq Al Awsat (Rio de Janeiro)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met Wednesday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. SPA

Saudi Arabia, US Discuss Developments in Gaza

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met Wednesday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20…

Asharq Al Awsat (Rio de Janeiro)
Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. SPA

Saudi King Receives Message from Tajikistan’s President on Bilateral Ties

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received on Wednesday a written message from Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon. The…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah. (AP file photo)

Saudi FM Arrives in Brazil to Attend G20 Meeting

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to take part in the G20 foreign ministers'…

Gulf MWL

MWL Expresses Regret over Ceasefire Veto at UN Security Council on Israel’s Gaza War

The Muslim World League (MWL) has expressed its discontent and regret over the veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate…

Asharq Al Awsat
Gulf OIC regrets UN Security Council’s failure to adopt resolution on Gaza. (SPA)

OIC Regrets UN Security Council’s Failure to Adopt Resolution on Gaza

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep regret over the UN Security Council’s failure to adopt the draft resolution to end the brutal…

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

Arab Leaders Congratulate Saudi Arabia's King on Founding Day

Arab leaders on Wednesday congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s Founding Day, which falls…

Asharq Al Awsat
Gulf KSrelief continued implementing a project aimed at improving health care services for Syrian refugees and host communities in Bebnine, Akkar Governorate, Lebanon. (SPA)

KSrelief Provides Health Care Services to Syrian Refugees and Host Community in Lebanon

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) continued implementing a project aimed at improving health care services for Syrian refugees and…

Asharq Al Awsat
Gulf Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani welcomes on Tuesday Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who is visiting Doha (Qatari News Agency, QNA)

Kuwait, Qatar to Bolster Defense Cooperation

Qatar and Kuwait on Tuesday affirmed their keenness to strengthen defense cooperation in all fields and develop strategic relations and partnerships to protect…

Asharq Al Awsat (Doha)