Saudi Arabia Archive

Saudi Arabia denies secret Netahyahu-Crown Prince meeting

Israeli media alleged Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly traveled with Pompeo to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with the crown prince. The Saudi foreign minister has denied reports of a groundbreaking meeting Sunday between top Israeli officials and Crown Prince Mohammed bin

Saudi Arabian Airlines face claim over 50 leased Airbus planes

The airline said it would stand by its contractual commitments and was also prepared to defend itself against inaccurate claims. State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines is facing a claim in London’s High Court filed last month by a Dubai-based financial services firm over an alleged

Saudi Arabia limits Hajj to pilgrims amid outbreak

Due to coronavirus pandemic, country will not allow pilgrims from abroad this year. Saudi Arabia this year will limit the annual Hajj pilgrimage to people living inside the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, shutting the doors to pilgrims from abroad. 1,307 DEATHS HAVE

S. Arabia eases virus restrictions around Mecca

The first phase will begin on May 31, in which entering and exiting Mecca will be allowed between 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Saudi Arabia announced a “two-phase normalisation plan” early Thursday for Mecca with the aim

Saudi Arabia reports 50,000 coronavirus cases

The death toll in the kingdom increased by 10 to 302, the official said on state TV. The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia topped 50,000 on Saturday, the health ministry said. DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 302 A ministry official reported 2,840 new

US Secretary meets Saudi King to discuss regional issues

Mike Pompeo’s visit was reported aiming to focus on human rights issues such as that of Saudi-American physician Walid Fitaihi. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh to discuss the latest regional

Saudi Arabia keeps existing travel ban to Israel

Over the past few months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touted progress in normalizing relations between Israel and unnamed Arab countries. Despite permission from Israel to visit, Israeli citizens are not welcome in Saudi Arabia for the “time being,” said the Saudi foreign minister on