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Three Daesh Terrorists Arrested for Murder of Saudi Brigadier

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior announced that the investigation of the murder of Brigadier Ahmad Faya Asiri has led to three arrests. The murder, which took place in February in the city of Jizan, was committed by Daesh. Authorities arrested the main perpetrator of this crime, who is Osama Ahmed Mohammed Al Rajhi, a Yemeni national. Two other partners were arrested: Muwaffaq Saleh Sunaid Al-Harbi, a Saudi national, and Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Al-Rajhi, a Yemeni national. After conducting forensic examinations by concerned authorities, a pistol and silencer used in the crime were found in the house of the

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Saudi Amb: U.S. Business Will Be Important to Saudi Arabia’s Progress

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud said today that the U.S. business community is destined to play a major role in the future success of the Saudi economy. He made the remarks in a keynote address delivered at the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council conference in Los Angeles titled, “Localization, Innovation, and Partnership Opportunities for Industrial Development in Saudi Arabia.” In his speech, Ambassador Al-Saud discussed the many ways that the transformation of Saudi society is driving changes in the Saudi economy and business sector. “Americans and American business will play an important role in Saudi Arabia’s progress towards

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Deputy Crown Prince Meets with Anti-Daesh U.S. Envoy

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met in Jeddah with Brett McGurk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Daesh). They discussed continuing cooperation and engagement to further the coalition’s campaign to ensure a lasting defeat of Daesh. Brett McGurk serves as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL at the U.S. Department of State. His previous assignment was Deputy Special Presidential Envoy from September 2014 until November 2015. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs from August 2013 until his current

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Kingdom Disrupts Daesh Cells, Arrests Terrorists from Nine Nations

According to the Saudi Ministry of Interior, security forces have arrested hundreds of foreign nationals from 9 different nations in the last two years for involvement in terrorist activities with Daesh (ISIL). Saudi security forces have dismantled the terrorist cells and arrested members hailing from Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, Nigeria, Chad, Pakistan and the Philippines. These terrorist activities by Daesh in the Kingdom have included the following: Pakistani national Abdullah Gulzar Khan was arrested for plotting a suicide attack on the  U.S. consulate in Jeddah during Ramadan. Yemeni national Omar Saeed Mahdi Bahaisami, was arrested for the murder of a Saudi corporal

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Saudi Women Point the Way to Change

Nermin Fawazi Sa’d, an engineer and entrepreneur, is ranked one of 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes and Arabian Business. She is a woman living and working in Saudi Arabia, pointing to the changing, economic diversification and the empowerment of Saudi women that the Kingdom is currently undergoing. In a column for Forbes Magazine, Ms. Fawzi Sa’d wrote, “Americans need to update their thinking about the Kingdom. This was brought home on my recent visit to the United States, where I met with technology investors and executives in Silicon Valley and San Francisco and thought leaders in Washington, DC.” Although some

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Ambassadors Praise Saudi Vision 2030

At a forum convened by Arab News, Ambassadors to the Kingdom from Germany, Turkey, South Korea and India praised the launch of the Vision 2030 plan. German Ambassador Dieter W. Haller stated, “Vision 2030 is a dynamic program toward changing the overall face of the country. With this change taking place, every country is looking toward the Kingdom with hope and optimism as it is undergoing a fundamental change from an oil driven economy to an industrial economy.” “It is a very important and strategic vision document and pointed that it will be very helpful in sustainable economic development,” added  Yunus

Saudi Arabia Announces Islamic Military Coalition to Fight Terrorism

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism.

A joint statement said the military alliance will be led by Saudi Arabia, with a joint operations center based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations to fight terrorism and develop the necessary programs and mechanisms for supporting these efforts. The statement cited a duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups.

At a press conference following the announcement, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the campaign would coordinate efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.

“The coalition will fight every terrorist organization, not only Daesh,” said Prince Mohammed. “We [the coalition] will develop efforts to fight terrorism on an ideological, media and security level.”

Countries participating in the alliance are:  Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, Comoros, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Yemen. More than ten other Islamic countries have also expressed their support for this alliance.


Source: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia