Gulf Times - King-Salman
Amir receives message from Saudi king

Amir receives message from Saudi king

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received a verbal message from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and it had fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but US lawmakers found hard to believe.

As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king checks son's power

As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king checks son's power

So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.

Saudi: 2 ministers replaced; 4 ministers and 10 princes arrested

Saudi: 2 ministers replaced; 4 ministers and 10 princes arrested

Saudi King Salman yesterday sacked three senior state officials while four current ministers were detained as part of an anti-corruption drive.

King Salman hopeful over 'historic' summit with Trump

King Salman hopeful over 'historic' summit with Trump

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held on Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Restored Saudi state perks may avert recession, help economic reforms

Restored Saudi state perks may avert recession, help economic reforms

The decision by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to restore cuts to financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel is being seen as helping the kingdom avoid recession this year while smoothing the path toward economic reforms.

US wants to see 'strong' Saudi Arabia, says Mattis

US wants to see 'strong' Saudi Arabia, says Mattis

The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks on Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance.

King Salman invites Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia

King Salman invites Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to visit his country, a public show of good relations following months of tension between the Arab world's most populous state and its richest.

Saudi king cancels Maldives visit over swine flu fears

Saudi king cancels Maldives visit over swine flu fears

The Saudi king has cancelled a scheduled visit to the politically-troubled atoll nation of the Maldives because of an outbreak of swine flu in its capital, the government in Male announced on Friday.

Saudi king agrees to support Syria, Yemen safe zones

Saudi king agrees to support Syria, Yemen safe zones

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, in a telephone call on Sunday with US President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said.

Saudi unblocks military aid to Lebanon

Saudi unblocks military aid to Lebanon

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon have agreed to hold talks on restoring a $3bn military aid package that Riyadh froze last year, a Lebanese source told AFP on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia projects $53bn deficit in 2017

Saudi Arabia projects $53bn deficit in 2017

Saudi Arabia on Thursday projected a 2017 budget deficit of about $53bn and a lower than expected shortfall for this year after government cost-cutting in response to lower oil prices.