Strong Turkish-Saudi links present enormous economic opportunities

RIYADH: Rapidly expanding trade and nascent foreign investment promise stronger economic links between the world’s two fastest-growing G-20 states — Turkey and Saudi Arabia — which are also the two prominent member nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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KSA, US discuss ways to end ME crises

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry here on Saturday, discussing bilateral relations and the security situation in the region with special reference to Syria.

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German minister to discuss Syria, Iran

RIYADH: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Saudi Arabia on Sunday and Monday for talks on key regional issues including Syria, said Michael Ohnmacht, spokesman of the German Embassy, here Thursday.

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Excellence: More than 50 years of ThyssenKrupp’s success story

RIYADH: ThyssenKrupp Saudi Arabia Contracting Ltd. ranks today as one of the best global companies offering a range of industrial solutions, products and world-class technology.

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New Saudi-Oman highway to reduce distance by 800 km

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Oman have completed the construction of a mega road project linking the two countries.

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GCC officials to discuss key issues before UN meet

RIYADH: Key regional issues, with special reference to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, will top the agenda of talks between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers in the Saudi capital on Tuesday.

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Two Indian warships dock at Jubail Port

RIYADH: Two warships from India — INS Delhi and INS Trishul — have arrived on a goodwill mission at Jubail Port on Thursday.

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Flayed: Raid on KSA diplomat’s home in India

RIYADH: The Saudi Embassy in India on Wednesday termed as “false and concocted” the charges of sexual assault leveled against one of its diplomats.

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Iran’s destabilizing role in focus at US talks

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is holding historic talks here with American President Barack Obama that would ensure significant headway in bringing peace to the troubled Middle East, the Royal Court said in a statement on Thursday.

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Saudis probed in India over ‘suspicious movement’

RIYADH: Senior Indian police and intelligence officials interrogated two Saudis after they were detained following their suspicious movement in Trichy, a southern city in India’s Tamil Nadu state.

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‘Congested Gulf air space causing delays’

RIYADH: The airspace above the Gulf region is becoming increasingly congested, resulting in regular flight delays, an expert said here Monday.

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GCC-Iran talks report unfounded

RIYADH: The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council has denied reports of a planned meeting between the bloc and Iran on Sept. 22. The denial came on Saturday after some misleading reports about a scheduled Tehran-GCC meeting appeared in a section of Gulf and Iranian press.

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Houthis responsible for bloodshed in Yemen

RIYADH: Gulf states have reiterated their criticism of Iran for supporting the Houthis in Yemen in violation of the UN arms embargo.

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Zayani backs creation of united GCC police force

RIYADH: In a renewed move to strengthen intelligence functions and security information sharing to combat crime, Abdullatif Al-Zayani, secretary-general of the the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), has lent full support to speed up the creation of a common GCC police force.

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Services of pioneering Palestinian scientist recalled

RIYADH: A pioneering Palestinian scientist and great friend of Saudi Arabia Dr. Mujid Kazimi, who contributed to the design and safety of nuclear power plants, died at the age of 67 recently. Condoling the untimely death of Kazimi, Abdullatif Al-Othman, governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and president of the Saudi chapter of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Club said “Kazimi’s had an inspiring life.”

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Saudi, Emirati aid planes help Aden get back on feet

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE have stepped up aid delivery to Yemen with two planeloads of relief supplies — one Saudi and the other Emirati — landing at Aden’s airport Friday.

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Technology: Cisco's key focus for growth in KSA

RIYADH: Sensor equipped objects and their networks — what Cisco calls the Internet of Everything (IoE) — will generate SR59.1 billion in value for the public sector of Saudi Arabia over the next decade, says Mohammed Alabbadi, the newly-appointed general manager of Cisco Systems Saudi Arabia.

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Coalition ‘not over’ until UN resolution takes effect: GCC

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen for more than two months will continue until a UN resolution calling for a rebel pullback takes effect, Qatar's foreign minister said on Thursday.

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Yuksel wins Riyadh’s SR2.29bn rapid bus transit system deal

RIYADH: Turkish construction giant Yuksel Insaat has won a SR2.29 billion ‘Riyadh Rapid Bus Transit System’ (BRT) project, which is part of the impressive King Abdulaziz Transport System plan.

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Maaden puts Saudi mining sector on the global map

RIYADH: Mining giant Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) has been rated as one of the best world-class companies on various operational, projects, training and skill development and financial parameters with its asset base recording 14-fold increase; now exceeding $22.5 billion in total.

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Danube Group to build on Saudi construction demand

RIYADH: As the billionaire founder and chairman of Danube Group, one of the Gulf’s most successful business conglomerates, Rizwan Sajan is a well-known name in the business circles of the Gulf countries, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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King, Bashir discuss cooperation

RIYADH: Prospects for future Saudi-Sudan cooperation with special reference to key regional issues including Yemen were discussed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Sudanese President Omar Bashir here Wednesday.

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Yemen dialogue stresses Hadi’s legitimacy

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has lent all possible support to restore peace and security in war-torn Yemen and to reinstate the legitimate government in Sanaa, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said here on Sunday.

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King lauded for Yemen relief center

Saudi officials, scholars and Yemenis including President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for opening a relief center that would provide aid for the Yemeni people.

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Prompt clearance for medical aid to Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has responded to the appeal of the International Committee of the Red Cross by giving prompt clearance to deliver life-saving medical aid into Yemen.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan