S. Korea to build SR7.5bn nuclear reactors in KSA

Saudi Arabia and South Korea signed five key accords on Tuesday in Riyadh including a plan to study the feasibility of building nuclear reactors worth SR7.5 billion across the country.

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Kingdom, Turkey enter ‘a new era of cooperation’

Saudi Arabia and Turkey are embarking on a “new era” in their relations after talks between the nations’ leaders on Sunday, which included Yemen, Syria and Iran’s nuclear program, a senior diplomat said on Monday.

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KSA-Egypt talks spotlight anti-terror force, ME crisis

Saudi Arabia reiterated its support for Egypt following wide-ranging talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi on Sunday.

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Erdogan, El-Sissi set for key Saudi talks

Riyadh will witness this week a flurry of diplomatic activities beginning Sunday, when Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi.

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Anti-IS coalition seeks stronger Iraqi Army

Top military officials from 26 member states of the anti-Islamic State coalition, including Saudi Arabia and the US, stressed their readiness in Riyadh on Thursday to equip and strengthen the Iraqi army.

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Govt incentivizes growth of organic farming sector

Saudi Arabia has expressed its support to farmers in promoting organic farming, and to phase out production of all water intensive crops that are depleting the country’s scarce water supplies.

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Anti-IS coalition chalks out strategy in Riyadh

Military chiefs from more than 22 countries battling the Islamic State (IS) group began talks here Wednesday to assess the coalition’s current strategy and map out a plan to tackle other terrorist groups operating in the Middle East.

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Regional turmoil figures high in Saudi-Qatar talks

Regional turmoil, including the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, was the focus of talks held Tuesday between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

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Saudi Arabia to host crucial anti-IS meeting

audi Arabia will host a high-powered meeting of the defense chiefs of the anti-Islamic State coalition here on Wednesday. The meeting, to be attended by military chiefs, group commanders and chiefs of staff from the 22 countries in the US-led coalition, will discuss ways and means to combat the IS, possibly deploy troops and expand attacks on IS targets across the region.

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KSA, Arab League FMs to hold emergency meeting on Yemen

Foreign ministers of Arab League member states, including Saudi Arabia, will hold an emergency meeting on Yemen in Cairo on Wednesday, Nabil Al-Arabi, Arab League chief, said in the Egyptian capital on Sunday.

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Indian actor plays the role of a teacher in Riyadh

Indian actor Shatrughan Sinah played a new role of an educator on Saturday night when, as chief guest at the annual day celebrations of the Delhi Public School, Riyadh, he exhorted students to gain knowledge from the teachers and books and become “role models” in society.

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Riyadh shuts down embassy in Sanaa

Saudi Arabia, Italy and Germany shut down their embassies in Yemen on Friday amid growing political uncertainty as Yemen’s top UN envoy warned that the Arab world's poorest nation is at a crossroads between civil war and disintegration.

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27,000 Indonesians await deportation

Saudi Arabia plans to deport 27,000 Indonesian workers, who overstayed their work permits, over the next few weeks. Government agencies are working with the Indonesian diplomatic missions in Riyadh and Jeddah to deport the workers in groups.

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OIC, UN intervention urged to solve Kashmir dispute

Expressing solidarity with of Kashmiri people, Pakistani Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the UN General Assembly, and the international community to play their role in redressing the plight of the hapless Kashmiris.

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Expat prisoners’ release: Modalities being worked out

Government agencies are working closely with foreign diplomatic missions to identify and release expatriate prisoners currently serving jail terms for petty crimes following an amnesty announced by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.

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Dr. Zakir Naik wins King Faisal award

Dr. Zakir A. Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation of India, won the 2015 King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for Service to Islam on Tuesday.

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GCC in joint push to block tainted expatriates’ entry

In yet another move to cut reliance on foreign labor, the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is working on a joint database project that will contain comprehensive information about tainted foreign workers.

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Saudi, US position on Iran N-crisis unchanged

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and US President Barack Obama tackled a range of sensitive regional issues Tuesday during Obama’s visit to Riyadh.

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Partners in progress: King Salman, Obama to continue strategic ties

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and US President Barack Obama pledged to work closely on a range of regional and international issues at a meeting on Tuesday, including terrorism, the Iranian nuclear talks and conflicts in neighboring states.

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1.61 million follow King Salman on Twitter

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has become a widely followed world leader on Twitter, while his popularity is progressively growing on other social media networks.

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Saudi-India ties flourishing on strong footing

Trade, manpower and political interaction have been the dominant factors in India’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, with the import of oil being a major component.

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Nation pledges allegiance to Salman

Thousands of tearful mourners descended on Al-Yamamah Palace on Saturday to offer condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman following the death of King Abdullah on Friday.

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The youngest Cabinet minister at 35

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman appointed Mohammad bin Salman as defense minister here Friday, in what observers have described as an empowering message to young people in the Kingdom.

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King Abdullah invited to Egyptian conference

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has been invited to attend a high-profile international economic conference to discuss investment and reform initiatives of the new Egyptian government, said Affifi Ahmed Abdelwahab, Egyptian ambassador, here on Monday. The three-day event will be held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh starting March 13.

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KSA briefed about Pak anti-terror steps

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called on Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah at the King Abdul Aziz Medical City and inquired about his health and prayed for his early recovery.

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Ghazanfar Ali Khan