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الكشف عن تفاصيل جديدة بشأن مقتل خاشقجي

حصلت الشرطة التركية على إفادات مسؤولي أحد المطاعم في إسطنبول، سبق لفريق اغتيال الصحفي السعودي جمال خاشقجي، أن اشترى منه 32 كليوجراما من اللحم
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الكشف عن تفاصيل جديدة بشأن مقتل خاشقجي

حصلت الشرطة التركية على إفادات مسؤولي أحد المطاعم في إسطنبول، سبق لفريق اغتيال الصحفي السعودي جمال خاشقجي، أن اشترى منه 32 كليوجراما من اللحم النيء، ...

قضايا «الريتز كارلتون» لم تُقفل بعد!

بعد إسدال الستار على حملة اعتقالات «الريتز كارلتون» والتي استهدفت اعتقال المئات من أسرة آل سعود والوزراء ورجال الأعمال على خلفية ما يسم
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قضايا «الريتز كارلتون» لم تُقفل بعد!

بعد إسدال الستار على حملة اعتقالات «الريتز كارلتون» والتي استهدفت اعتقال المئات من أسرة آل سعود والوزراء ورجال الأعمال على خلفية ما يسمى قضايا فساد، ...

من الضحية الثانية التي نجت من عملية تقطيع خاشقجي؟+فيديو

قال الرئيس التركي رجب طيب أردوغان إن أنقرة لم تكشف بعد عن جميع العناصر التي بحوزتها في التحقيق بمقتل الصحافي السعودي جمال خاشقجي في اسطنبول، م
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من الضحية الثانية التي نجت من عملية تقطيع خاشقجي؟+فيديو

قال الرئيس التركي رجب طيب أردوغان إن أنقرة لم تكشف بعد عن جميع العناصر التي بحوزتها في التحقيق بمقتل الصحافي السعودي جمال خاشقجي في اسطنبول، مشدداً ع...

في إعلان مفاجئ..باكستان تعلن تأجيل زيارة بن سلمان

ذكرت ​وزارة الخارجية الباكستانية​ في إعلان مفاجئ، تأجيل موعد وصول ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان للبلاد، إلى الأحد، دون إبداء أسباب لذلك....
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في إعلان مفاجئ..باكستان تعلن تأجيل زيارة بن سلمان

ذكرت ​وزارة الخارجية الباكستانية​ في إعلان مفاجئ، تأجيل موعد وصول ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان للبلاد، إلى الأحد، دون إبداء أسباب لذلك....

بريطانيا تطالب بالافراج عن الناشطات السعوديات

قدم عدد من نواب مجلس العموم البريطاني مشروع قرار بخصوص اعتقال الناشطات الحقوقيات في السعودية، يطالب بالتحقيق في مزاعم تعذيب المعتقلات، ويدع
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بريطانيا تطالب بالافراج عن الناشطات السعوديات

قدم عدد من نواب مجلس العموم البريطاني مشروع قرار بخصوص اعتقال الناشطات الحقوقيات في السعودية، يطالب بالتحقيق في مزاعم تعذيب المعتقلات، ويدعو حكومة تي...

محمد بن سلمان يزور عبد العزيز بن فهد في منزله

نشرت حسابات مقربة من الأسرة الحاكمة في السعودية فيديو يظهر زيارة ولي العهد الأمير، محمد بن سلمان، إلى منزل ابن عمه، عبد العزيز بن فهد....
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محمد بن سلمان يزور عبد العزيز بن فهد في منزله

نشرت حسابات مقربة من الأسرة الحاكمة في السعودية فيديو يظهر زيارة ولي العهد الأمير، محمد بن سلمان، إلى منزل ابن عمه، عبد العزيز بن فهد....

Saudi Arabia to host Global Aviation Summit 2019

Author: Rashid HassanID: 1550259280457709000Fri, 2019-02-15 22:34 RIYADH: The Saudi capital will host the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in April under the patronage of King Salman. Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civi
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Saudi Arabia to host Global Aviation Summit 2019

Author: Rashid HassanID: 1550259280457709000Fri, 2019-02-15 22:34 RIYADH: The Saudi capital will host the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in April under the patronage of King Salman. Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Nabil Al-Amoudi expressed his gratitude to the king for his support of the aviation sector and the summit, to be held on April 1 and 2 at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. “This continuous attention contributed to enhancing the role of the Kingdom on a global level in the field of air transport,” the GACA chairman told Arab News. Al-Amoudi said that the summit was one of the most important international events in air transport as it represented an opportunity to share knowledge on future policies, regulation and investment opportunities, as well as discussing the security and safety of the civil aviation system. The summit will review the plans of the civil aviation sector in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. It will also provide a chance to highlight the participation of women in civil aviation and their contributions in developing this vital sector, he said. The summit was a platform to discuss best international practices, the most important of which were in safety and security, environmental protection and innovation in aviation technology. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA)Global Aviation Summit 2019 Saudi Arabia discusses civil aviation training with UK’s Cranfield UniversitySaudi civil aviation authority signs cooperation deal with UK transport department

Saudi Arabia’s social protection system to ensure equitable distribution

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550263025907983500Fri, 2019-02-15 23:36 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has told a UN meeting that it has developed a system of social protection to protect low-income families in cooperation with government agencies. The system will gi
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Saudi Arabia’s social protection system to ensure equitable distribution

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550263025907983500Fri, 2019-02-15 23:36 JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has told a UN meeting that it has developed a system of social protection to protect low-income families in cooperation with government agencies. The system will give priority to eradicating poverty and raising the standard of living within three main areas: Social assistance, social insurance and labor market programs. The news came in a speech delivered by the deputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, Dr. Khalid Al-Manzalawi, during the general debate at the 57th session of the UN Commission for Social Development. “The Kingdom is currently undertaking several economic reforms to reduce the fiscal deficit, stimulate non-oil revenues and reduce subsidies and tax legislation,” he said. Al-Manzalawi added that poverty is one of the most important global problems, to the extent that the UN has made addressing it one of its priorities, developing 17 development programs that aim to lift societies out of such hardship. “Looking closely, we note that the problem is not just economic, but is highly related to social, cultural, legal and political changes,” he said. “Therefore, poverty differs from one society to another, and so does the way of dealing with it. However, there are common strategic foundations that can be adopted by all societies to solve this problem, though they can be implemented in different methods and mechanisms.” He said that the Kingdom had finished developing a comprehensive strategy to deal with poverty. This strategy includes initiatives and projects that will contribute to improving living standards. He said that the Kingdom has taken many measures to promote social security for people with disabilities and achieve their social integration. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs also supervises the work of 38 rehabilitation shelters for people with special needs and the Kingdom is home to 44 specialized associations and 347 day-care centers that serve disabled people of all ages. He said that the Kingdom has developed a national plan for people with disabilities. This covers 23 initiatives aimed at taking care of them, developing a standard classification for disabilities and national databases that constitute the reference point to follow up on related regulations and policies, along with leading the implementation of the work plan and empowering, raising awareness and providing support and consultation. One of the 37 objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020 is to empower the integration of disabled people in the labor market. In his speech before the UN, Al-Manzalawi said: “The Kingdom has promoted women’s place by developing their potentials and investment to activate their role on the local and international levels. “Vision 2030 sheds light on the efforts needed to guarantee women empowerment in societal and economic development and present them as influential and effective members on all levels.” He also highlighted the Kingdom’s commitment to investing in the education sector, where it has provided free education at all levels in the Kingdom, including higher education. Al-Manzalawi ended his speech by stressing that the Kingdom will always work with the UN and the international community to achieve the objectives of Sustainable Development 2030 and a bright future for future generations. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Dr. Khalid Al-Manzalawideputy permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN Saudi UN envoy stresses need to eliminate nuclear weapons11 newly appointed Saudi ambassadors sworn in

ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550263609028041500Fri, 2019-02-15 23:45 The stunning mountains in Jazan remain one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular tourist attractions. Part of the Sarawat range, the dense forests that cover the jagged rock formations creat
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ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550263609028041500Fri, 2019-02-15 23:45 The stunning mountains in Jazan remain one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular tourist attractions. Part of the Sarawat range, the dense forests that cover the jagged rock formations create a green blanket of natural beauty on the backbone of the Arabian Peninsula. The mountains are characterized by their towering peaks, terraces, and coffee and maize fields. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTravelTags: JazanSaudi Arabia ThePlace: Ashikar Heritage Village in RiyadhThePlace: The Mountains of Asir

Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550264493938121400Sat, 2019-02-16 00:01 JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat. Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulat
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550264493938121400Sat, 2019-02-16 00:01 JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat. Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle. The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday. An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Tabuk military exhibitionSaudi Royal Air Force Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercept a ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward JazanSaudi Royal Air Force intercepts Houthi missile over Najran

Yemen’s Houthis targeting aid warehouses, Al-Rabeeah claims

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550266138598230800Sat, 2019-02-16 00:28JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has condemned Houthi militias in Yemen for preventing officials from th
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Yemen’s Houthis targeting aid warehouses, Al-Rabeeah claims

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550266138598230800Sat, 2019-02-16 00:28JEDDAH: Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, general supervisor of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has condemned Houthi militias in Yemen for preventing officials from the World Food Programme (WFP) from accessing WFP grain stores in Hodeidah.Al-Rabeeah also listed a series of “heinous crimes” that he claimed had been committed by the Houthis, including the recruitment of child soldiers, the bombing of refugee camps, looting and confiscation of humanitarian aid, and “indiscriminate setting of mines in civilian areas.” He called on the UN and other organizations to intervene and stop “the Houthis’ violations of human rights.” Main category: Saudi Arabia

اسقاط طائرة تجسس بالحديدة والعدوان يواصل قصف المدنيين

أكد مراسل قناة العالم الاخبارية من اليمن ان قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية تمكنت من اسقاط طائرة تجسسية لقوى العدوان السعودي أثناء تنفيذها لمهام
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اسقاط طائرة تجسس بالحديدة والعدوان يواصل قصف المدنيين

أكد مراسل قناة العالم الاخبارية من اليمن ان قوات الجيش واللجان الشعبية تمكنت من اسقاط طائرة تجسسية لقوى العدوان السعودي أثناء تنفيذها لمهام عدائية في...

الدبكة العربية الاسرائيلية على جسد فلسطين الدامي

اجتَمع في وارسو مع رئيسِ وزراءِ الاحتلال الاسرائيلي الى طاولة واحدة وزيرُ الدولة السعودي للشؤونِ الخارجيةِ عادل الجبير ووزيرا الخارجيةِ الإ
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الدبكة العربية الاسرائيلية على جسد فلسطين الدامي

اجتَمع في وارسو مع رئيسِ وزراءِ الاحتلال الاسرائيلي الى طاولة واحدة وزيرُ الدولة السعودي للشؤونِ الخارجيةِ عادل الجبير ووزيرا الخارجيةِ الإماراتي عبد...

استجواب مطعم باع 32 كيلوغراما من اللحم لقتلة خاشقجي!

أفادت وكالة «الاناضول» التركية بان "​شرطة إسطنبول​ حصلت على إفادات مسؤولي أحد المطاعم في ​المدينة، سبق لفريق اغتيال الصحفي السعودي ​ج
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استجواب مطعم باع 32 كيلوغراما من اللحم لقتلة خاشقجي!

أفادت وكالة «الاناضول» التركية بان "​شرطة إسطنبول​ حصلت على إفادات مسؤولي أحد المطاعم في ​المدينة، سبق لفريق اغتيال الصحفي السعودي ​جمال خاشقجي​، أن ...

اللواء جعفري: لينتظر الارهابيون انتقامنا القاسي

أکد قائد قوات حرس الثورة الاسلامية اللواء جعفري علی أن الارهابيين يجب أن ينتظروا انتقامنا القاسي....
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اللواء جعفري: لينتظر الارهابيون انتقامنا القاسي

أکد قائد قوات حرس الثورة الاسلامية اللواء جعفري علی أن الارهابيين يجب أن ينتظروا انتقامنا القاسي....

TheFace: Noura Alruwaitea, a Saudi youth with high aspirations

Author: Arab NEwsID: 1550175221169754600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:12 I aim to have a meaningful life. Thanks to a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and having attended conferences organized by UN for Youth, I believe in connectivity and
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TheFace: Noura Alruwaitea, a Saudi youth with high aspirations

Author: Arab NEwsID: 1550175221169754600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:12 I aim to have a meaningful life. Thanks to a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and having attended conferences organized by UN for Youth, I believe in connectivity and being inspired by those around me. I pursued a career in marketing and after graduating from college I started working for Careem. It is a fast-paced environment where you need to be agile and you get to develop skills very quickly. Working for Careem makes me feel empowered; it encourages creativity and offers the scope to work beyond the normal limits of a job. My story is a three-generation story; I am my mother’s daughter and my grandmother’s granddaughter. I inherited aspects of both of them, and they see the future and world through me. I was always given the opportunity to speak my mind and give my opinion as my mother was keen on encouraging this trait in me from an early age. This helped to develop my confidence, which paid off when I was chosen to take part in a panel discussion at a marketing conference, represent my university as an alumna, and was recently a judge in a Hult Prize on-campus competition. All this success can be traced back to childhood and my mother’s support. I learned the importance of values from my mother and grandmother, on personal and professional levels. I am a big believer in community and the ways in which dialogue connects us. I see inspiration in everything, and that led me to become part of the Riyadh chapter of Creative Mornings, a monthly meet-up group that aims to encourage the development of a creative community. This is also a form of giving, as I am a volunteer, giving back to my community. As an avid advocate of community engagement and a marketer by profession, I find that these two fields complement one another. In marketing, you learn how to target and engage with people so that they can be provided with what they need. Marketing has helped me better understand people and recognize different personality types, and so I am able to tailor whatever I am trying to promote to the person I am trying to convince. One of my fondest memories is of my grandfather. I saw a black and white photograph of him that was taken when he attended a conference at the UN, and it inspired me. I wanted to be part of that kind of experience. Two years later, I was attending a UN youth conference alongside university students from around the world. This taught me that everything is possible if you believe in it. After that experience, I attended several youth conferences in a number of countries, and at the last one, in London, I was the head of the first women’s delegation from Prince Sultan University to attend a Model UN meeting. At the age of 24, I am blessed to be part of the youth that is living the Saudi dream, where our voices are being heard. We are working hand in hand to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, which will show the world that Saudis are doers as our dreams become reality. Being a young woman in this nation at this time has unlocked so many opportunities for me, for which I am very grateful. Main category: Saudi Arabia TheFace: Yasmin Altwaijri, Saudi research scientistTheFace: Nedaa Zohair Fatani, hospitality executive

الرياض هرّبت سعوديين ارتكبوا جرائم في أميركا وكندا

ذكرت قناة «سي.أن.أن» الأميركية أن السعودية أصدرت جوازات سفر مزورة لتهريب عدد من مواطنيها الذين ارتكبوا جرائم في الولايات المتحدة وكندا
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الرياض هرّبت سعوديين ارتكبوا جرائم في أميركا وكندا

ذكرت قناة «سي.أن.أن» الأميركية أن السعودية أصدرت جوازات سفر مزورة لتهريب عدد من مواطنيها الذين ارتكبوا جرائم في الولايات المتحدة وكندا، رغم وجود دعاو...

قرار للبرلمان الأوروبي يدين احتجاز وتعذيب ناشطات بالسعودية

تبنى البرلمان الأوروبي أمس الخميس قرارا يدين احتجاز وتعذيب المدافعات عن حقوق المرأة في السعودية، ويطالب بالإفراج الفوري عن كافة الناشطين الم
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قرار للبرلمان الأوروبي يدين احتجاز وتعذيب ناشطات بالسعودية

تبنى البرلمان الأوروبي أمس الخميس قرارا يدين احتجاز وتعذيب المدافعات عن حقوق المرأة في السعودية، ويطالب بالإفراج الفوري عن كافة الناشطين المعتقلين....

لأول مرة تقع السعودية بفخ جرائمها ولم تنفع شرائها الذمم

تبنى البرلمان الأوروبي باغلبية ساحقة قراراً يدين احتجاز وتعذيب المدافعات عن حقوق المرأة في السعودية، مطالباً الرياض بالإفراج الفوري وغير ال
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لأول مرة تقع السعودية بفخ جرائمها ولم تنفع شرائها الذمم

تبنى البرلمان الأوروبي باغلبية ساحقة قراراً يدين احتجاز وتعذيب المدافعات عن حقوق المرأة في السعودية، مطالباً الرياض بالإفراج الفوري وغير المشروط عن ج...

TheFace: Noura Alruwaitea, who attended a UN Youth conferences

Author: Arab NEwsID: 1550175221169754600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:12 I aim to have a meaningful life. Thanks to a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and having attended conferences organized by UN for Youth, I believe in connectivity and
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TheFace: Noura Alruwaitea, who attended a UN Youth conferences

Author: Arab NEwsID: 1550175221169754600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:12 I aim to have a meaningful life. Thanks to a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and having attended conferences organized by UN for Youth, I believe in connectivity and being inspired by those around me. I pursued a career in marketing and after graduating from college I started working for Careem. It is a fast-paced environment where you need to be agile and you get to develop skills very quickly. Working for Careem makes me feel empowered; it encourages creativity and offers the scope to work beyond the normal limits of a job. My story is a three-generation story; I am my mother’s daughter and my grandmother’s granddaughter. I inherited aspects of both of them, and they see the future and world through me. I was always given the opportunity to speak my mind and give my opinion as my mother was keen on encouraging this trait in me from an early age. This helped to develop my confidence, which paid off when I was chosen to take part in a panel discussion at a marketing conference, represent my university as an alumna, and was recently a judge in a Hult Prize on-campus competition. All this success can be traced back to childhood and my mother’s support. I learned the importance of values from my mother and grandmother, on personal and professional levels. I am a big believer in community and the ways in which dialogue connects us. I see inspiration in everything, and that led me to become part of the Riyadh chapter of Creative Mornings, a monthly meet-up group that aims to encourage the development of a creative community. This is also a form of giving, as I am a volunteer, giving back to my community. As an avid advocate of community engagement and a marketer by profession, I find that these two fields complement one another. In marketing, you learn how to target and engage with people so that they can be provided with what they need. Marketing has helped me better understand people and recognize different personality types, and so I am able to tailor whatever I am trying to promote to the person I am trying to convince. One of my fondest memories is of my grandfather. I saw a black and white photograph of him that was taken when he attended a conference at the UN, and it inspired me. I wanted to be part of that kind of experience. Two years later, I was attending a UN youth conference alongside university students from around the world. This taught me that everything is possible if you believe in it. After that experience, I attended several youth conferences in a number of countries, and at the last one, in London, I was the head of the first women’s delegation from Prince Sultan University to attend a Model UN meeting. At the age of 24, I am blessed to be part of the youth that is living the Saudi dream, where our voices are being heard. We are working hand in hand to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, which will show the world that Saudis are doers as our dreams become reality. Being a young woman in this nation at this time has unlocked so many opportunities for me, for which I am very grateful. Main category: Saudi Arabia TheFace: Yasmin Altwaijri, Saudi research scientistTheFace: Nedaa Zohair Fatani, hospitality executive

الجبير الخائف: إيران منعت حصول تسوية عربية إسرائيلية

سرب مكتب رئيس وزراء كيان الاحتلال الاسرائيلي بنيامين نتنياهو مقطع فيديو حول لقاء مغلق في وارسو اتهم فيه وزيرا الخارجية السعودي والبحريني إير
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الجبير الخائف: إيران منعت حصول تسوية عربية إسرائيلية

سرب مكتب رئيس وزراء كيان الاحتلال الاسرائيلي بنيامين نتنياهو مقطع فيديو حول لقاء مغلق في وارسو اتهم فيه وزيرا الخارجية السعودي والبحريني إيران بأنها ...

Property loans for Saudi women approved

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1550175866449813200Thu, 2019-02-14 23:24JEDDAH: Saudi women will be able to get property loans from the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), following a decision from its board of directors.The move aims to support Saudi women i
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Property loans for Saudi women approved

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1550175866449813200Thu, 2019-02-14 23:24JEDDAH: Saudi women will be able to get property loans from the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), following a decision from its board of directors.The move aims to support Saudi women in purchasing property, as well as increase the proportion of home-owning Saudis to 60 percent by the end of 2020 and to 70 percent by the end of 2030.The REDF decision came during its first board meeting of 2019.The board reviewed the updated number of people who have benefited from the mortgage loan program since early 2018, with the figure currently at 62,841. Main category: Saudi Arabia

How Shakespear befriended KSA’s founding father Ibn Saud

Fri, 2019-02-15 01:03 DUBAI: Among the artefacts on show in the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition, on show for the final weekend at Louvre Abu Dhabi, is a photograph of a handsome young man. He is an imposing figure, with chiseled features and his eyes hint
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How Shakespear befriended KSA’s founding father Ibn Saud

Fri, 2019-02-15 01:03 DUBAI: Among the artefacts on show in the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition, on show for the final weekend at Louvre Abu Dhabi, is a photograph of a handsome young man. He is an imposing figure, with chiseled features and his eyes hinting at a shrewd intelligence. His is the face of a man accustomed to command, a man who might change history — as indeed he did. Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud was such a man. Known more commonly as Ibn Saud, he became the founding father and first monarch of the country which bears his name: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The photograph was taken in Kuwait in 1910, when he was about 35, and is among the first pictures taken of the future king, for he had never seen a camera before. The man who arranged the sitting — and in all likelihood took the photograph — was only the second European Ibn Saud had encountered. But Captain William Shakespear, a British explorer and diplomat, became such a trusted friend that the Arab leader called him “brother” and made him his military advisor. And it was thanks — certainly in part — to their closeness that Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a treaty to formalize a friendship that endures to this day. William Henry Irvine Shakespear was a son of Empire. Born in Bombay in British India in 1878, he served as an officer in the Bengal Lancers before joining the British Foreign Office in 1904 and five years later was posted to Kuwait as a political agent. He was not a typical colonial official. A gifted linguist, he spoke Urdu, Pashto, Farsi and Arabic, and indulged his passion for photography, botany and exploration with long expeditions into territory that had never been mapped, where he met and talked with Bedu tribesmen and studied the flora and fauna of the desert. Shakespear soon formed the view that the man to watch was Ibn Saud, son of the emir of Najd and scion of a proud ruling tribe. He was physically imposing — well over six feet tall and a proven warrior who, after a decade in exile, had recaptured Riyadh, the Al-Saud power base from the rival Al-Rashid tribe.  The chance to meet Ibn Saud came one day in February 1910 as Shakespear returned from a journey into the eastern desert. The trip had gone drastically wrong when tribesmen overran the camp, shot dead his chief guide and almost killed Shakespear himself. But then they recognized the rest of his party as old acquaintances and joined them around the campfire for gahwa (Arabic coffee) and storytelling. On returning to Kuwait, Shakespear found an invitation from the ruler, Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah, to a banquet in honor of his visitor, Ibn Saud. It was a most lavish affair which “cannot have cost less than £20,000 ($25,600),” Shakespear noted in his report.  In his diary he recorded that Ibn Saud was “a fair, handsome man, considerably above average Arab height with a particularly frank and open face and, after initial reserve, of genial and very courteous manner.” The two men, who were roughly the same age, hit it off straight away and Shakespear invited Ibn Saud to dine at the British diplomatic residence the following evening. Over a classic British meal of roast lamb with mint sauce, roast potatoes and tinned asparagus, the Arab nobleman was impressed not only by his host’s fluency in Arabic but by the way he could converse knowledgeably about aspects of desert life, including hunting with falcons and saluki hounds. It was, as authors David Holden and Richard John wrote in their book “The House of Saud,” “a cordial meeting of minds” that deepened over many lengthy conversations in Riyadh and in remote desert camps. Britain was keen to extend its influence over the Gulf, and Shakespear urged his masters to recruit Ibn Saud as an ally. But London hesitated. Kuwait was controlled by the Ottoman Turks, who in turn were Britain’s “buffer” against other, more hostile European nations trying to carve up the region, and Turkey was allied with the Al-Rashids, enemies of the Al-Saud. Even when Ibn Saud drove an Ottoman garrison out of the coastal oasis of Al-Hasa, Britain still would not commit, to Shakespear’s immense frustration. However, as he was coming to the end of his stint as a political agent, London consented to his request to visit Riyadh on his way back home. After five weeks on the back of a camel, he arrived to a warm welcome from his friend. It was during this stay that Shakespear took photographs of Ibn Saud and local scenes that comprise the first pictorial record of the Arabian heartland, showing Riyadh as little more than a village with mud walls, although, as Shakespear noted: “Quite a third of the town is taken up by the homes of the Saudi family.” The outbreak of World War I changed everything. Turkey sided with Germany. Suddenly, the British were desperate to have Ibn Saud as an ally against Turkey and dispatched Shakespear back to Riyadh to keep him away from the Turks at all costs. Within a week of his arrival in January 1915, Shakespear had drafted the first Anglo-Saudi document, which recognised Ibn Saud as independent ruler of Najd under British protection and sent it off to Kuwait for approval. Meanwhile, Ibn Saud rode 400 kilometers north with 6,000 men to confront the forces of his old enemy, the Al-Rashids, at a spot called Jarrab in what was both a traditional bedouin battle, with camels and plenty of hand-to-hand combat, and a proxy war between Britain’s newly signed-up ally and the Turkish-backed Al-Rashids. Shakespear made the fateful decision to tag along to photograph the event. On Jan. 24, scouts reported that Al-Rashid forces were mustering nearby. Ibn Saud urged Shakespear to stay behind at Qassim, but the Englishman wouldn’t hear of it. Riding in on a camel, wearing his British khaki uniform and pith helmet, he set up his camera in the center of the Saudi line on a hilltop. When the Al-Rashids charged, he made an easy target. At the end of the battle, Shakespear lay dead, but nobody was sure how he had died until his personal cook, Khalid bin Bilal, provided a first-hand account. Bilal had been captured in battle but escaped two days later and overheard Al-Rashid fighters talking about the Englishman who had been killed. Bilal went to the elevated spot where he had last seen his master carrying his camera and found his body, which bore three bullet wounds. A digitized form of his account was released by the British Library in 2015, a century later. Shakespear was 37 when he was killed. His diaries, notes and photographs went to the Royal Geographical Society, but historians have speculated on what other diplomatic successes he might have achieved and how different both Gulf and British history might have been had he lived.   What is known is that on Dec. 26,  1915, Britain and Ibn Saud signed the first Anglo-Saudi Treaty — the document drafted by Shakespear — and that the great Saudi leader never forgot his English friend. Many years later, when he was king of Saudi Arabia, he was asked who he considered to be the greatest European he had met. Without hesitating, he replied: “Captain Shakespear.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Roads of ArabiaLouvre Abu DhabiIbn SaudEditor’s ChoiceWilliam Shakespear Saudi crown prince India visit ‘historic event,’ says ambassadorWhat We Are Reading Today: Ibn Saud

Saudi Arabia pays $60 million to support Palestinian Authority’s budget

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1550175662319793000Thu, 2019-02-14 23:20 JEDDAH: The Saudi Fund for Development deposited $60 million into the account of the Palestinian Finance Ministry, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Osama Nugali, announced on Wednesday. N
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Saudi Arabia pays $60 million to support Palestinian Authority’s budget

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1550175662319793000Thu, 2019-02-14 23:20 JEDDAH: The Saudi Fund for Development deposited $60 million into the account of the Palestinian Finance Ministry, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Osama Nugali, announced on Wednesday. Nugali, who is also the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the League of Arab States, said that the money represented Saudi Arabia’s monthly contributions to the PA’s budget for November and December 2018, and January 2019. He added that it came within the framework of Saudi Arabia’s permanent support for the Palestinian cause at all political, economic and humanitarian levels. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Palestinian AuthorityPalestineGazaIsrael King Salman: Saudi Arabia stands by Palestinian statehood pushPalestine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen dominate Arab ministers’ meeting

Taif Forum inaugurated in Beirut

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550175628709790400Thu, 2019-02-14 23:19 JEDDAH: Under the sponsorship of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Taif Forum was inaugurated in Beirut on the 14th anniversary of the assassination of his father Rafic. Under th
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Taif Forum inaugurated in Beirut

Author: Arab NewsID: 1550175628709790400Thu, 2019-02-14 23:19 JEDDAH: Under the sponsorship of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Taif Forum was inaugurated in Beirut on the 14th anniversary of the assassination of his father Rafic. Under the theme “Achievements, Figures and Partners,” the forum was organized by the Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development in cooperation with the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon. Hariri thanked King Salman and the crown prince for Saudi Arabia’s support for Lebanon. Walid Bukhari, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Lebanon, stressed the Kingdom’s keenness on the safety, unity and stability of Lebanon. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: LebanonBeirutLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Saudi Arabia lifts warning on travel to LebanonLebanon marks 14 years since Hariri assassination

TheFace: Noura Alruwaitea, head of the first women delegation at UN meeting

Author: Arab NEwsID: 1550175221169754600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:12 I aim to have a meaningful life. Thanks to a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and having attended conferences organized by UN for Youth, I believe in connectivity and
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TheFace: Noura Alruwaitea, head of the first women delegation at UN meeting

Author: Arab NEwsID: 1550175221169754600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:12 I aim to have a meaningful life. Thanks to a passion for meeting people from all over the world, and having attended conferences organized by UN for Youth, I believe in connectivity and being inspired by those around me. I pursued a career in marketing and after graduating from college I started working for Careem. It is a fast-paced environment where you need to be agile and you get to develop skills very quickly. Working for Careem makes me feel empowered; it encourages creativity and offers the scope to work beyond the normal limits of a job. My story is a three-generation story; I am my mother’s daughter and my grandmother’s granddaughter. I inherited aspects of both of them, and they see the future and world through me. I was always given the opportunity to speak my mind and give my opinion as my mother was keen on encouraging this trait in me from an early age. This helped to develop my confidence, which paid off when I was chosen to take part in a panel discussion at a marketing conference, represent my university as an alumna, and was recently a judge in a Hult Prize on-campus competition. All this success can be traced back to childhood and my mother’s support. I learned the importance of values from my mother and grandmother, on personal and professional levels. I am a big believer in community and the ways in which dialogue connects us. I see inspiration in everything, and that led me to become part of the Riyadh chapter of Creative Mornings, a monthly meet-up group that aims to encourage the development of a creative community. This is also a form of giving, as I am a volunteer, giving back to my community. As an avid advocate of community engagement and a marketer by profession, I find that these two fields complement one another. In marketing, you learn how to target and engage with people so that they can be provided with what they need. Marketing has helped me better understand people and recognize different personality types, and so I am able to tailor whatever I am trying to promote to the person I am trying to convince. One of my fondest memories is of my grandfather. I saw a black and white photograph of him that was taken when he attended a conference at the UN, and it inspired me. I wanted to be part of that kind of experience. Two years later, I was attending a UN youth conference alongside university students from around the world. This taught me that everything is possible if you believe in it. After that experience, I attended several youth conferences in a number of countries, and at the last one, in London, I was the head of the first women’s delegation from Prince Sultan University to attend a Model UN meeting. At the age of 24, I am blessed to be part of the youth that is living the Saudi dream, where our voices are being heard. We are working hand in hand to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030, which will show the world that Saudis are doers as our dreams become reality. Being a young woman in this nation at this time has unlocked so many opportunities for me, for which I am very grateful. Main category: Saudi Arabia TheFace: Yasmin Altwaijri, Saudi research scientistTheFace: Nedaa Zohair Fatani, hospitality executive

FaceOf: Carlos Duarte, professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thu, 2019-02-14 22:28 Prof. Carlos Duarte has been a principal investigator and professor at the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology (TRSDC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) since 2015. TRSDC and KAUST have re
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FaceOf: Carlos Duarte, professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Thu, 2019-02-14 22:28 Prof. Carlos Duarte has been a principal investigator and professor at the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology (TRSDC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) since 2015. TRSDC and KAUST have recently developed an application to conserve and enhance the biodiversity in the Red Sea, and as well as protect endangered species. TRSDC aims to understand the role of marine life in the functioning of the present and future biosphere, focusing specifically on marine ecosystems in the Red Sea and the response of marine life to environmental drivers and human pressures. “I have no doubt that the lessons we learn from the application of technology to sustainable development here will be used in the future to benefit fragile ecosystems around the world,” Duarte said. Born in Lisbon in 1960, Duarte dedicated his life to biology. He received his degree from Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, and his Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. After completing his studies, Duarte worked at the Institut de Ciencias del Mar de Barcelona. He then moved to Center d’Estudis Avancat de Blanes to become a research scientist for 9 years. In 1999, he moved to take another research scientist post, this time at the Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados, from which he is currently on a period of extended leave. He also holds a post as a director and Winthrop Professor at the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia, in addition to being an adjunct professor at Tromso University, Norway. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: #FaceOfKAUST FaceOf: Hattan Ahmed, head of Entrepreneurship Center at KSA’s KAUSTFaceOf: Rayan Mustafa Qutub, CEO of the Ports Development Co. at KSA’s KAECFaceOf: Deemah Al-Yahya, executive manager of Misk InnovationFaceOf: Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali, rector of King Faisal University

Where We Are Going Today: Durrah Beach Resort

Author: ASEEL BASHRAHEELID: 1550175738259802000Thu, 2019-02-14 23:21 One of my earliest memories is of my feet submerged in the bluest of blue waters at Durrah Beach Resort. It has been like a second home to my family, a place we visit when we wan
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Where We Are Going Today: Durrah Beach Resort

Author: ASEEL BASHRAHEELID: 1550175738259802000Thu, 2019-02-14 23:21 One of my earliest memories is of my feet submerged in the bluest of blue waters at Durrah Beach Resort. It has been like a second home to my family, a place we visit when we want to escape the noise and bustle of the city, relax and recharge our batteries. As an adult, I still enjoy getting away from it all at the resort and losing myself to the water and the warmth of the sun. Whether I am enjoying the hotel facilities or relaxing on the private beach, I have come to associate the place with family gatherings and reunions with friends. Located 45 minutes from Jeddah, Durrah Beach Resort is a huge haven overlooking the Red Sea. There is also a marina that offers a wide range of activities, from jet skis for two or a jet boat for the whole family, to scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports. For the less daring, or energetic, the resort also has some wonderful fishing spots, and you can dine on your own catch. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTravelTags: Durrah Beach ResortSaudi Arabia Where We Are Going Today: NozomiWhere We Are Going Today: Fakieh Aquarium in Jeddah

Saudi potter has ceramic art industry cracked

Author: Noha KutbiID: 1550176597069881900Thu, 2019-02-14 23:35 RIYADH: An award-winning Saudi ceramics artist is proving to be a real trail-glazer in reviving the ancient craft in the Kingdom. Enterprising business owner Morouj Ahmed Alshatri has
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Saudi potter has ceramic art industry cracked

Author: Noha KutbiID: 1550176597069881900Thu, 2019-02-14 23:35 RIYADH: An award-winning Saudi ceramics artist is proving to be a real trail-glazer in reviving the ancient craft in the Kingdom. Enterprising business owner Morouj Ahmed Alshatri has gone from strength to strength since setting up her Keramos studio in Jeddah three years ago. Her venture, the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia dedicated to teaching pottery and ceramics, is quickly gaining an international reputation for its quality products. Alshatri developed her passion for arts at a young age, honed her skills at school, and eventually majored in Islamic arts at King Abdul Aziz University. While studying, she took part in numerous exhibitions to gain industry experience, and after graduating worked for a Jeddah company in its art department. Alshatri said working in a professional environment taught her “how to turn a piece of art into something productive.” She added: “It taught me to deal with clients and helped me to combine art and business aspects together. I decided to concentrate on the art of pottery and ceramics because it brings together many different crafts such as sculpting, drawing, formation and painting. “Pottery is something our ancestors practiced, so I was alarmed to discover that there were no centers dedicated to teaching it (in Saudi). This is when I took the step of establishing something to bring pottery back into our lives.” In March 2016, with the help of Torathuna, an organization that supports local entrepreneurs and craft businesses, Alshatri set up her Keramos enterprise. Alshatri places an emphasis on quality in all aspects of her studio to ensure items are produced to the highest standards and imports all her raw materials and equipment from countries such as Italy and the US. Inspired by Islamic art and miniature art, Alshatri said the main aim of Keramos was to highlight Islamic and Saudi cultural heritage, with many of her pieces showcasing unique regional identities. “I’ve had many delegations from abroad visit the studio, including the consul general of the US. They were all very interested to see our culture and civilization represented in the pieces,” she added. A recurring theme in Alshatri’s designs is Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, an ancient art form practiced in the region of Asir, which is now on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Her works mix modern, traditional and Islamic elements together, and she finds Arabesque to be significant, which is the use of Islamic geometric patterns in a rhythmic form. “I also like to add Arabic calligraphy as well as Qur’an verses to my work, because I feel that it holds a story; it will make people stop to ask about the meaning instead of just passing it by.” Alshatri runs workshops at her studio for adults and children, partly aimed at fostering an understanding of how basic household products are made. “The kids get such a thrill when they eat and drink out of items they have created. It really gives them a sense of joy.” According to Alshatri there are therapeutic advantages in being a potter. “Some psychologists and doctors suggest that to reduce stress one should go outdoors and walk barefoot on sand or soil. This process of ‘grounding’ allows the natural surfaces to absorb the negative charges from your body. Working with clay allows for the absorption of these charges too,” Alshatri said. She pointed out that pottery had helped her to control her own energy and stress levels and noted that it can teach adults and children to be patient and stay focused. Alshatri said that research had shown clay to exude high levels of positive energy and its use for making natural items such as water jugs can have major health benefits. “I’ve watched people who have come into my studio, and they have told me it has a calming and relaxing atmosphere.” Since its creation, Keramos studio has won several awards in Saudi Arabia and abroad. Alshatri said one of her biggest challenges has been sourcing good-quality clay, and she has approached Saudi Aramco with the idea of using special extraction techniques to produce it in the Kingdom. She said: “We live in a desert and we have an abundance of sand and mud. I know we have the potential to develop clay to the same standards as the imported products.” Looking ahead, Alshatri hopes to grow her company to be the leading Saudi brand for developing ceramic art pieces. She said interest in pottery was increasing all the time and feedback from people attending her workshops was positive. “Some students continue to produce pottery pieces after completing the workshops, either for their own use or for commercial use. It’s always nice to know that I managed to get people interested in pottery,” she added. Main category: Saudi ArabiaArt & CultureTags: Saudi ceramicSaudi Arabia Ceramic artworks on display at annual eventSaudi artists perform at ‘Open Stage Night’ at German Embassy in Riyadh

Smartphone application launched to improve public agencies’ services in Saudi Arabia

Author: Noor NugaliID: 1550176323489859800Thu, 2019-02-14 23:31 RIYADH: A smartphone application to measure citizens’ satisfaction with government services was launched on Tuesday by the National Center for Performance Measurement (ADAA). The Wa
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Smartphone application launched to improve public agencies’ services in Saudi Arabia

Author: Noor NugaliID: 1550176323489859800Thu, 2019-02-14 23:31 RIYADH: A smartphone application to measure citizens’ satisfaction with government services was launched on Tuesday by the National Center for Performance Measurement (ADAA). The Watani application, available for iPhone and Android devices, offers around 80,000 services provided by more than 30,000 government service centers in 1,150 cities and villages throughout Saudi Arabia. It also gives Saudi citizens, residents and visitors to KSA the ability to access more than 125 electronic services provided by 22 government electronic platforms. “Towards further transparency and accountability, the Watani application enables beneficiaries by presenting them with a platform to provide performance feedback directly to government entities. The beneficiaries’ evaluation contributes to a system of performance indicators measured by Adaa with the aim to improve the performance of all government entities and services nationally,” said Ibrahim Neyaz, the acting director general of National Center for Performance Measurement “Adaa.” Watani app services include three tools aimed at supporting decision-makers. A “national dashboard” will be made available to Saudi princes governing districts and to heads of public agencies, to enable them to directly assess the level of satisfaction of citizens. Saudi decision-makers will be provided with periodically updated “electronic reports” that will allow them to identify gaps in the performance of public agencies and to interact directly with beneficiaries. “Satisfaction reports” aimed at receiving data from the Watani application and other measurement tools adopted by ADAA, such as questionaires and focus groups, will be submitted directly to the Saudi prime minister. Users can download the application to their mobile phones or use it on the Watani website (watani.gov.sa). ADAA is an independent agency presided over by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It aims to measure the performance of public agencies and work on improving their efficiency. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: National Center for Performance Measurement (ADAA) Saudi Arabia holds workshop at WTO on National Center for Performance Measurement, AdaaSaudi potter has ceramic art industry cracked

Saudi education minister honors winners of excellence award

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1550175770489802600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:22JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Hamad Al-Asheikh honored the 114 winners of the Excellence in Education Award. Al-Sheikh said the ministry accords its utmost attention to the award becaus
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Saudi education minister honors winners of excellence award

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1550175770489802600Thu, 2019-02-14 23:22JEDDAH: Saudi Education Minister Hamad Al-Asheikh honored the 114 winners of the Excellence in Education Award. Al-Sheikh said the ministry accords its utmost attention to the award because it contributes to achieving better performance in the field of education. He also praised distinguished Saudi students and top achievers. The government is putting a great deal of hope in its distinguished citizens to help in the nation’s progress, he said. The award aims to boost the performance of personnel by instilling in them a positive spirit of competition and promoting a culture of successful practice, he said. Main category: Saudi Arabia

شاهد..هاشتاغات جريمة نحر الطفل زكريا في السعودية

بينت حلقة برنامج « هاشتاغ » الذي يذاع على قناة العالم، ردود الافعال المتوالية على جريمة نحر الطفل زكريا في السعودية ....
قناة العالم الأخبارية

شاهد..هاشتاغات جريمة نحر الطفل زكريا في السعودية

بينت حلقة برنامج « هاشتاغ » الذي يذاع على قناة العالم، ردود الافعال المتوالية على جريمة نحر الطفل زكريا في السعودية ....

شاهد قناة إسرائيلية تكشف اسرارا و خفايا مع دول مجلس التعاون

تطرقت حلقة برنامج « هاشتاغ »و الذي يبث على قناة العالم، الى اسرار و خفايا كشفت قناة إسرائيلية بشان العلاقة مع دول مجلس التعاون في الخليج
قناة العالم الأخبارية

شاهد قناة إسرائيلية تكشف اسرارا و خفايا مع دول مجلس التعاون

تطرقت حلقة برنامج « هاشتاغ »و الذي يبث على قناة العالم، الى اسرار و خفايا كشفت قناة إسرائيلية بشان العلاقة مع دول مجلس التعاون في الخليج الفارسي ....

ردا على اعتداء زاهدان.. الثأر الايراني قادم لا محالة

يبدو انه لا نهاية لمسلسل المؤامرات التي تطال الشعب الايراني، الذي أثبت وفاءه للثورة الاسلامية حيث سجل ملحمة كبرى بمشاركته الاخيرة في المسيرا
قناة العالم الأخبارية

ردا على اعتداء زاهدان.. الثأر الايراني قادم لا محالة

يبدو انه لا نهاية لمسلسل المؤامرات التي تطال الشعب الايراني، الذي أثبت وفاءه للثورة الاسلامية حيث سجل ملحمة كبرى بمشاركته الاخيرة في المسيرات المليون...

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