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King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Issues A Number of Royal Decrees
Government | Friday 30 January, 2015 1:50 am
A huge Cabinet revamp has taken place following a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.Prince Turki bin Abdullah has been relieved as governor of Riyadh, and so with Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah as Makkah governor. Prince Faisal bin Bandar was replaced as Qassim...
King Salman, Obama to continue strategic ties
Government | Wednesday 28 January, 2015 8:49 am
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.In their first formal meeting, the talks...
Fatwa allows citizens to pledge allegiance via social websites
Government | Wednesday 28 January, 2015 8:36 am
A member of the Council of Senior Scholars said pledging allegiance to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman through social networking websites is allowed, especially since the monarch is the first Saudi king to have a Twitter account.Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manie, a member of the council, said...
Story behind the king’s title
Government | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 8:13 am
With the pledge of allegiance this week, King Salman became the third Saudi monarch to take up the title of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques after King Fahd and King Abdullah.Historian Hassan Al-Basha says in his book, Positions and Titles, that Saladin was the first king to take up the title as a ...
Massive show of support for king
Government | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 12:27 am
A large number of citizens declared loyalty to their new ruler, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, on Sunday.Regional governors and ambassadors posted in Saudi diplomatic missions across the world also received pledges of allegiance on behalf of King Salman on Sunday.More high-profile...
Bodyguard of King Abdullah served loyally for 10 years
Government | Tuesday 27 January, 2015 12:18 am
There was an outpouring of sympathy and praise online by Saudis for the personal bodyguard of King Abdullah, who served the late monarch for 10 years.Col. Abdul Aziz Al-Faghm was seen performing the funeral prayers for King Abdullah in Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh last Friday with his...
Leader par excellence
Government | Sunday 25 January, 2015 11:34 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who took charge as the seventh king of Saudi Arabia on Friday, is a man for difficult missions with distinguished leadership qualities. He has established strong relations with world leaders and worked closely with all previous kings, says Saudi...
King Abdullah remembered for his many achievements
Government | Sunday 25 January, 2015 11:32 am
Members of the Shoura Council and senior government officials said that the country has lost a wise leader who took the nation to great heights of peace and prosperity, “We have lost a wise leader who dedicated his life and efforts to serve his nation, and he remained the guardian of security and ...
World leaders descend on Riyadh
Government | Sunday 25 January, 2015 12:28 am
A long list of high-profile world leaders arrived in the capital on Saturday to pay their last respects to King Abdullah, who breathed his last on Friday.US President Barack Obama telephoned Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Saturday to convey his condolences and congratulated him on ...
The whole nation is rallying behind King Salman
Government | Saturday 24 January, 2015 1:16 pm
Saudis recalled the late King Abdullah’s concern for the people in general and Saudis in particular, and his unique contribution in making their lives peaceful and comfortable. They expressed their full faith in his successor, King Salman.Omar Abdullah Nasseef, dean of the English language...
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