Saudi deputy foreign minister receives Palestinian PM in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: As Eid Al-Fitr approaches, tailoring shops, chocolate stores and barber shops in the Kingdom are doing brisk business as a large number of customers visit them ahead of the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations. Jeddah’s traditional marketplace for thobe — the traditional Saudi attire — in Al-Baghdadia is buzzing with activity as vendors and tailors cater … Read more

Folk Maritime shipping line receives first vessel at Jeddah Port

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Saudi banks’ deposits reach $677bn in February, reflecting economic resilience     RIYADH: Saudi banks’ total deposits reached SR2.54 trillion ($677 billion) in February, marking a 10.26 percent increase from the same month last year, the official data showed.  Analysis conducted on the data released by the Saudi Central Bank confirmed that growth was primarily fueled by … Read more

Crown prince arrives in Makkah for remainder of Ramadan, receives Somali president and Bahraini counterpart

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MAKKAH: Makkah’s museums attract Muslims from across the world and enrich the pilgrimage experience. They also offer revealing insights into the Kingdom’s history and its dedication to Hajj and Umrah performers. Dr. Fahd Al-Maliki, vice chairman of the Saudi Historical Society and professor of graduate studies at Umm Al-Qura University, told Arab News that the … Read more

Riyadh Governor receives visit from Djibouti ambassador and other officials

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DUBAI: Saudi efforts to de-escalate the Gaza conflict are “in line” with Japanese policy, UEMURA Tsukasa, Japan’s special envoy for Middle East peace, said on Tuesday. “Aside from providing humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Saudi Arabia is doing a fairly good job politically, in line with (Japan’s) policy as well. In terms of humanitarian assistance, Saudi … Read more

Saudi airline flynas receives 50th A320neo Airbus plane amid fleet expansion

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s trade industry witnessed 104,000 commercial registrations in the first quarter of 2024, marking a 59 percent year-on-year growth, according to official data.  This comes as the Ministry of Commerce issued 65,363 permits during the same period in 2023, according to the quarterly business sector bulletin.  The spike in numbers brings the total number … Read more

Crown prince receives Spanish prime minister in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: Ramadan is the month when some people are not only spiritually and religiously invigorated, but also find renewed creative energy. Arab News prepared a list of art cafes and studios around the Kingdom that offer the space and tools to aspiring artists and creative minds to practice different art media. Arty Cafe Whether you … Read more

Saudi minister receives Ukrainian ambassador

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JEDDAH: Ramadan is the month when some people are not only spiritually and religiously invigorated, but also find renewed creative energy. Arab News prepared a list of art cafes and studios around the Kingdom that offer the space and tools to aspiring artists and creative minds to practice different art media. Arty Cafe Whether you … Read more

British maritime agency receives report of incident off Yemen’s Hodeidah

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How a ceasefire and unrestricted aid access could yet prevent a famine in north Gaza LONDON: Desperate appeals from UN agencies urging Israel to allow aid into Gaza to alleviate hunger and avert an imminent famine in the north of the embattled Palestinian enclave appear to have fallen on deaf ears. Despite a UN Security … Read more

Saudi Deputy FM receives Iranian ambassador

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Riyadh: The Saudi cultural attache’s office in the US brought the spirit of Ramadan to life with a vibrant Ramadan Bazaar event at their headquarters in Washington, DC. The popular bazaar drew crowds of Saudi clubs, families, students, and local community members for an authentic taste of the holy month’s traditions, the Saudi Press Agency … Read more

Minister receives Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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JEDDAH: The inaugural Ramadan Nights at Jeddah’s Hayy Jameel cultural center features a range of activities including workshops, film screenings, dining experiences, and shopping options. Highlighting the importance of community, culture, and well-being, the event will take place every Wednesday to Saturday over 14 nights during Ramadan catering for all ages and backgrounds. Ramadan Nights … Read more