A gunman was killed during an attack on a police station as four Saudi policemen were wounded in a separate assault on their patrols in the kingdom's Shiite-populated east, state media reported.
"Four masked gunmen on motorbikes entered al-Awamiya police center where one of them threw a petrol bomb while the rest opened fire at the station," interior ministry spokesman Mansur al-Turki said, quoted by SPA news agency.Full Story
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas visited Saudi Arabia and met King Abdullah on Friday to seek urgent aid for his administration as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears.
The leaders, who met in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, discussed "the financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority (PA) which will no longer be able to pay its employees as Ramadan approaches," the Palestinians' top diplomat in Riyadh said.Full Story
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said he and Saudi's King Abdullah held "fruitful" talks focused on regional stability, SPA news agency said Thursday after a late night meeting between the two leaders.
Our discussions were "fruitful and constructive and in the interest of Egypt, of Saudi Arabia and of the people of the region," Morsi told reporters in Saudi's southern port city of Jeddah at the end of Wednesday night's meeting.Full Story
Iran expressed concern on Tuesday over what it called "violent actions" by Saudi security forces against demonstrators from the country's Shiite minority, in which two people were killed.
Tehran is "concerned by the violent actions carried out by Saudi forces against religious figures and the population" in the heavily Shiite east of the country, foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmaparast was quoted by state news agency IRNA as saying.Full Story
Hizbullah voiced on Monday its concern over Saudi Arabia’s actions against religious figures in the kingdom, the last of which was the “wrongful” arrest of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
It urged the Saudi authorities to “halt the undemocratic actions against the peaceful and legitimate demands of Saudi citizens,” calling on them to respect religious figures.Full Story
Saudi authorities arrested four members of the notorious religious police who allegedly caused the death of a man and the injury of his wife and two children in a car chase, local media reported on Monday.
"Security services arrested four members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice after they were interrogated (on Sunday) over the chase that killed a man and injured his wife and two children in al-Baha" in the southwest, Okaz daily reported.Full Story
President Mohammed Morsi will head to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on his first foreign visit as Egypt's head of state, the official MENA news agency said on Saturday.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia "has invited President Morsi to visit Saudi Arabia to strengthen relations between both countries in all areas," said Saudi ambassador Ahmed Qattan, quoted by MENA, adding that Morsi will fly to Riyadh on Wednesday.Full Story
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awadh Asiri on Friday revealed that Saudi citizens were recently kidnapped and robbed in Lebanon, decrying the fact that the perpetrators remained at large although they are “well-known.”
“Some Saudis were kidnapped and robbed in Lebanon and the perpetrators were identified but have not been arrested until the moment,” Asiri said in an interview on MTV.Full Story
Prime Minister Najib Miqati discussed on Wednesday with Saudi Ambassador Ali Awadh Asiri his country’s travel restriction advisory to Lebanon.
“The cabinet is taking all the necessary measures to maintain security and stability in Lebanon,” Miqati told Asiri.Full Story
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded one of its citizens for smuggling drugs into the conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.
Ali al-Muzayyan was executed in the northern region of Jawf after being found guilty of smuggling "a large quantity of amphetamine pills," it said.Full Story