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Khamenei terms Saudis as America’s ‘milking cow’

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped “like a milking cow” by “infidel” Americans. “The Americans have said, they are just there to pump them for money like a milking cow, and later slaughter them,” Khamenei said in his statement on…

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Ramazan 2017 begins in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Middle East

RIYADH: The holy month of Ramazan in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries for the year 2017 began on Saturday (today). The first fasting day will be on the weekend (Saturday) in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries. The working hours in the Middle Eastern countries have…

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Ramazan moon: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Islamabad on Friday for the sighting of Ramadan moon, with little chances of the crescent being seen today. Chairman of the Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will chair the meeting. Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will also hold meetings in different parts of the country to help the Central Committee reach a…

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Ramazan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, first day of fasting on Saturday

RIYADH: The crescent for the holy month of Ramadan has not been sighted in Saudi Arabia, therefore, Saturday will be the first day of fasting in the Kingdom.   Saturday, May 27, is the start of holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi Supreme Court announced on Thursday. The crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday…

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Pakistan to allay Iran’s concerns on Saudi military alliance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan intends to take Iran into confidence regarding its decision to join a Saudi-led military alliance being headed by former army chief General (retd.) Raheel Sharif. According to a reliable source, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is likely to make a visit to Tehran in the next few days…

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New Cold War, US Saudi ties and Billions Dollars Business Deal

By: Nazia Memon Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is eager to reset relations with the new administration after feeling shunned by President Barack Obama, who crafted the 2015 nuclear deal with its rival Iran. Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies were so angry over President Barack Obama’s Middle East policies that they appeared…

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Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer: Trump

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of “terrorists and militias”.

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Hypocrisy much?: A timeline of 7 Trump statements against Muslims

RIYADH: As US President Donald J. Trump took the mic at the Riyadh Summit to address Muslim leaders of the world, one could not help but notice the billionaire’s change in stance towards Saudi Arabia and Muslim countries from the days of old when he used to criticise Muslims and even at one point, called…

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Govt insulted army first, why are social media activists being arrested? asks Imran

  ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan spoke out against the crackdown on social media activists by the government and wondered why action was being taken against them when it was the government who had insulted the armed forces in the Dawn Leaks scenario. Talking to media personnel outside his Bani Gala residence, Imran said that…

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Pakistan deeply committed to Muslim world’s unity: PM

RIYADH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan had a deep commitment to the unity of the Muslim world, and to the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue. During his interaction with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, US President Donald J. Trump and other leaders from the Arab and Islamic countries who gathered here…

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WATCH: PM Nawaz Sharif reaches Saudi Arabia to attend Islamic conference

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday and was given a warm welcome by the Saudi leadership. He will attend the first ever US-Arab-Islamic conference which will be held in Riyadh.

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Trump given lavish lunch on arrival in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A lavish and delicious menu was prepared for US President Donald Trump on his arrival in Saudi Arabia. According to details, a grand lunch was arranged for Trump on his arrival. There was a traditional twist on each dish. The American president reportedly enjoyed every dish he had ordered. The menu included mineral water,…

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U.S., Saudi firms sign tens of billions of dollars of deals as Trump visits

RIYADH: U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies signed business deals worth tens of billions of dollars on Saturday during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, as Riyadh seeks help to develop its economy beyond oil. National oil firm Saudi Aramco said it signed $50 billion of agreements with U.S. firms. Energy minister Khalid al-Falih said…

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PM Sharif arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit

ISLAMABAD: RIYADH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Sunday on a three-day visit of the Saudi Kingdom to attend the first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic Summit, being hosted by Saudi Arabia. The Prime Minister, upon arrival at the King Salman airbase, was received by Governor of Riaydh Prince Faisal bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud…

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Iran’s Rouhani draws fire from US after election win

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country’s long-standing foe the United States.

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VIDEO: Donald Trump takes part in traditional Saudi dance

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and United States President Donald Trump both took part in a tradition ardha dance at the King Abdulaziz cultural center on Saturday night. Watch the video.

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Traveling abroad, Trump struggles to escape crisis

President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff – a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was “a nut job”. Officials on board the Riyadh-bound presidential plane scrambled to coordinate with staff in…

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Saudi visit: Melania, Ivanka Trump’s outfits under media spotlight

Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump arrived in the Saudi capital city of  Riyadh wearing long, flowing sleeves, but no headscarves. Saudi Arabia King Salman happily greeted the two ladies as they landed in the Kingdom. However, an old Trump tweet in which he suggested that the hosts would be offended went viral on social media….

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US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House

RIYADH: Washington has agreed arms deals with Saudi Arabia worth almost $110 billion, a White House official said Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump’s visit to the traditional US ally. “This package of defence equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian…

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PM to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, will visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from May 21-23 to participate in the first trilateral US-Arab-Islamic summit at Riyadh. In his address at the summit, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will focus on Islam’s message of peace, tolerance…

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Trump lands in Riyadh on first leg of foreign tour

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Saturday for the start his first foreign tour since taking office. A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One minutes after it landed shortly before 9:50 am local time. Trump and his wife Melania walked side-by-side to…

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