Tag Archives: King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Creates New Anti-Corruption Committee, Has 11 Princes Arrested

  November 5, 2017 at 1:19 am by

Al-Arabiya reported on Saturday evening that a new anti-corruption committee has been established by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, which almost immediately ordered the arrest of eleven Princes and a number of current and former government ministers. “Laws will be applied firmly on everyone who touched public money and didn’t protect it or embezzled it, or abused their power and influence,” a statement from King Salman said during … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch Allows Women to Drive

  September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm by

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree that allows females to hold a driver license effective from June 2018. The King also ordered the formation of a governmental committee to implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for both men and women equally. The monarch’s decision, which comes just few days after the Kingdom celebrated its National Day, is … Continue reading

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A New Crown Prince In Saudi Arabia

  June 21, 2017 at 8:10 am by

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has appointed his own son, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, as heir and first in line to the Kingdom’s throne, replacing his nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who occupied this position for the past three years. The new Crown Prince, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his current position as Minister of Defence. He previously served as deputy Crown Prince and was third-in-line … Continue reading

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Saudi King Welcomes US President to Riyadh

  May 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has welcomed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an official visit. An official welcoming took place at King Khalid International Airport, before the parties headed to the Royal Court. The two leaders had a private audience following a luncheon at the Royal Court in the capital, where President Trump was awarded the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud. … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Leaders Attend Arab League Summit In Amman

  March 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

King Abdullah II of Jordan was the hosting head of state of the 28th Arab League Summit held on Wednesday in Amman. Among those attending the summit were King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani; and the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah Welcomes Saudi Counterpart Ahead of Summit

  March 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

The King of Jordan welcomed his Saudi counterpart at the Marka Military Airport on Monday, as the Saudi King arrived in the country ahead of Wednesday’s Arab Summit. Following an official welcoming ceremony at the airport, the two leaders headed to the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, where they held business talks between the Jordanian and Saudi delegations. Several business agreements between the two nations were also signed. A spokesperson from … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

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Saudi King Salman Visits Qatar

  December 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

As part of his Gulf tour, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has paid a short visit to the state of Qatar. He was warmly welcomed by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the Emir of Qatar, and the Emir Father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Along with popular celebrations in the capital Doha, an official ceremony was also held at the the Emiri Diwan (Palace) … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Meets with King Salman in Morocco

  August 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II departed on a working visit to both Morocco and Scotland today, and he has met with the King of Saudi Arabia during his stop in Tangier. The two leaders spoke of bilateral relations and the most recent developments in the Middle East. Afterwards, King Salman hosted a lunch in honour of his guest. King Abdullah will now head to Scotland, where he will be a special guest at … Continue reading

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Arab Royals Attend the Conclusion of Raad Al-Shamal

  March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Many royals and leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries gathered Friday in Saudi Arabia along with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and participated in the closing ceremony of the military exercise “Raad Al-Shamal” (North Thunder). The ceremony which was organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin area. … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary’s First Day in Saudi Arabia

  February 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple arrived in Saudi Arabia last night, before having a light day today where they met with the Saudi Royal Family. Frederik and Mary were given a sight-seeing tour of Riyadh, the Saudi capital, this morning, which included a tour of Ad’Diriyah, a historical city that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010. They had lunch with King Salman, and the Crown Prince had a private … Continue reading

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Saudi King Appoints New Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince

  April 29, 2015 at 1:20 am by

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree with with changes in his cabinet. The changes are accepting of the resignation of his half brother, 69 year old Crown Prince Murqin. The Crown Prince post is now given to Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was previously the deputy Crown Prince and Minister of the Interior. Embed from Getty Images King Salman has named his son, Prince Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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Prince Salman Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

  June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm by

Following the funeral of the late Crown Prince Nayef Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as Crown Prince, deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The new Crown Prince who is the second Saudi heir in less than a year, after the death of his brothers, the late former Crown Princes Sultan and Nayef, … Continue reading

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Who Might be Saudi’s Next Heir?

  October 26, 2011 at 4:34 am by

Since the death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan on Saturday, the seat of Crown Prince has been empty. King Abdullah is to name a Crown Prince today or in the next few days, which will be chosen through the “allegiance council,” established by King Abdullah in 2006. Even though the Crown Prince had a deputy, Interior Minister Prince Nayef, the position does not go automatically to him. The council … Continue reading

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