The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is to visit Egypt on April 4, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Kattan announced today.
Ambassador Kattan stressed that the visit comes in light of great attention paid by the King Salman to the government and people of Egypt and his keenness to strengthen ongoing cooperation between the two countries in all fields.
Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qusaibi, said that upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Saudi Credit and Saving Bank has allocated $900 million to help needy Saudi families, including $500 million to support small projects o and $400 million for the projects of the productive families.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Al-Jubeir met with a number of congressional leaders during his visit to Washington Feb. 8 and 9.
During the meetings, they discussed a number of topics of concern to the two countries, as well as bilateral relations in all fields of joint cooperation.
The meetings were attended by Ambassador Abdullah Al-Saud, Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Relations Dr. Khalid Al-Jandan, and Director of Information Affairs Department Ambassador Osama Nuqali.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir stressed the possibility of sending Saudi special forces to Syria within framework of the US-led coalition against Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization.
The Command of Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced today that Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemeni territory, toward Jazan, without causing any damage. Coalition air forces destroy the missile launch pad in Yemen.
In his article published in Newsweek magazine, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said that those that accuse the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of supporting violent extremism and terrorism not only fail to acknowledge the Kingdom’s leadership in combating terrorism and extremism around the world, but they also do not see that it is illogical and irrational for the Kingdom to be anything less than at the forefront of nations combating this scourge.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh this afternoon.
The Ministry of Interior today released an update on the August 6 terrorist attack on worshipers in a mosque at Special Emergency Forces Command in Asir Province. The attack resulted in the death of 11 security personnel and 4 Bangladeshi workers, wounded 33 others.
The suicide bomber was identified as Yousef Suleiman Abdullah Al-Suleiman, Saudi national, who is linked with a terrorist group. The terrorist group includes the following Saudi nationals:
The Ministry of Interior today identified the dead suicide bombers in the attack on the Ridha Mosque in Mahasin neighborhood in Ahsa, as 22 year old Saudi national Abdulrahman bin Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Tuwaijri. Al-Tuwaijri had previously been arrested for participation in demonstrations demanding the release of suspected terrorist detainees. The second would be suicide bomber was identified as Egyptian national Talha Hisham Mohammed Abdo. Abod was issued a Saudi visitor visa along with his family to visit his father, Hesham Mohammed Abdou Abdelhalim, Egyptian national.
The Ministry of Interior announced today that two suicide bombers had been prevented from entering Al-Imam Al-Reda Mosque in Al-Mahasen District of Al-Ahsa Governorate while worshipers were performing Friday Prayer.