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‘Smooth transfer of power highlights Kingdom’s tradition’

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muqrin, Deputy Premier; and Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, received pledges of allegiance from princes, ministers, eminent scholars, senior civilian and military officials, and a group of citizens.

Arab, Islamic states mourn passing of King Abdullah

Arab and Islamic countries have declared a state of mourning over the death of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah.

Public holiday today

King Salman has announced that Sunday will be an official holiday for all government sectors and students in all phases of education.

World leaders in Riyadh to offer condolences

World leaders in Riyadh to offer condolences

World leaders arrived in Riyadh on Saturday and more are expected on Sunday to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah.

King Abdullah: A leader of Arabs, a statesman for the world

King Abdullah: A leader of Arabs, a statesman for the world

The era of the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah saw a great improvement and development on different levels.

‘Best successors to a great predecessor’

‘Best successors to a great predecessor’

Several leaders and officials from within the Kingdom and abroad congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on his ascendance to the throne .

King Abdullah will be remembered for his wisdom and nobility

King Abdullah will be remembered for his wisdom and nobility

Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, second deputy premier and minister of interior, expressed deep sorrow on the death of King Abdullah.

‘He gave us the chance to learn’

‘He gave us the chance to learn’

As tributes pour in from heads of state all over the world paying respects to the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, one community who is feeling his loss very hard are the over 80,000 Saudi students studying in the US.

Saudi missions abroad receive mourners

Saudi missions abroad receive mourners

Leaders and ordinary people from all parts of the world joined Saudis in mourning the death of King Abdullah.

‘Down with the Houthis’ rule’, thousands chant in a huge rally

‘Down with the Houthis’ rule’, thousands chant in a huge rally

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa on Saturday in the largest demonstration against Houthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September.

Israel razed 77 Palestinian homes: UN

Israel razed 77 Palestinian homes: UN

The United Nations has accused Israel of illegally demolishing the homes of 77 Palestinians.

Obama India trip aimed at boosting global partnership

Obama India trip aimed at boosting global partnership

President Barack Obama departed for India on Saturday, where he will focus on boosting cooperation between the regional powerhouses before traveling to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the late King Abdullah.

UAE’s $315b construction industry sustains MENA development pace

UAE’s $315b construction industry sustains MENA development pace

The UAE’s developers are setting the pace for sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa.

Stability is the name of Saudi future

Stability is the name of Saudi future

As much as the Saudi people were saddened by the death of their beloved king, the sadness of the people fond of spreading rumors and seeding dissension was greater.

Prince Saud Al-Faisal Underwent Successful Surgery in the United States

Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs, underwent successfully a surgery in the vertebrae in the United States of America.

Pentagon: Training for Iraqi, Syrian forces moving ahead

The Pentagon says US efforts to train Iraqi forces and moderate Syrian rebels to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State group are moving forward.

40 dead in DR Congo protests: HRW

40 dead in DR Congo protests: HRW

Forty people have died in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

King Abdullah contributed much to peace and stability in the world

King Abdullah was, indeed, a great ruler who contributed much to the social and political stability, peace and prosperity of around the world.

The late king was an active supporter of women's rights

King Abdullah had been an active supporter of women empowerment. He knew that all-round development is possible only through the empowerment of women.

Those who seek the truth will be guided to right path

Less than one percentage of Muslims supports the attack on Charlie Hebdo but the magazine takes revenge by insulting again the loved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

New UN program sends 54 convoys to Syria

The United Nations says it has carried out 54 aid deliveries to Syrians through newly-authorized convoys from neighboring countries since July.

Jail for US teen who wanted to fight in Syria

A US court on Friday jailed a “radicalized” Colorado teenager intercepted by the FBI when she attempted to join her fiance in the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group to fight in Syria.

Canadian accused in Iraq bombing extradited to US

A Canadian man has been extradited to the United States to face federal terrorism charges that he helped orchestrate the April 2009 truck bombing of a US base in Mosul, Iraq, that killed five

Clashes on Syria border kill 5 Lebanese troops

The Lebanese military said in a statement late Friday that five troops, including an officer, were killed in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border.

First attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

First attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner.

Indian police re-arrest hunger strike activist

Indian police re-arrest hunger strike activist

Indian police have re-arrested a human rights campaigner staging a 14-year hunger strike.

Blast in southern Philippine city kills 2 and wounds 54

A powerful explosion killed at least two people and wounded 54 others in a southern Philippine port city.

HK Occupy protest leaders arrested

HK Occupy protest leaders arrested

The original founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released on Saturday.

Indonesian police release deputy head of anti-graft agency

Indonesian police release deputy head of anti-graft agency

Police released a deputy head of Indonesia’s top anti-corruption body early Saturday.

Top US official meets dissidents in Cuba

Top US official meets dissidents in Cuba

The highest-ranking US official to visit Cuba in three decades met with leading dissidents on Friday.

US spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

US spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

US spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander

Remembering Abdullah

Remembering Abdullah

Saudi Arabia's Abbas Al-Saffar holds a banner in honor of late King Abdullah prior to the start of the 24th Men's

Chelsea, City knocked out

Chelsea, City knocked out

Premier League title challengers Chelsea and Manchester City both crashed out of the FA Cup.

Djokovic, Serena in last 16

Djokovic, Serena in last 16

Fired-up top seed Novak Djokovic powered into the Australian Open.

Bale nets winner as Ronaldo sees red

Bale nets winner as Ronaldo sees red

Gareth Bale scored a late winner from the penalty spot.

Australia thinking of one game at a time

Australia thinking of one game at a time

Australia is determined not to get carried away with its chances of lifting the Asian Cup on home soil despite

Gyan saves Ghana, S. Africa on brink

Gyan saves Ghana, S. Africa on brink

Just days after being taken to hospital with malaria, Asamoah Gyan lit up the Africa Cup of Nations Friday with a late

Amir Khan eyes clash with old friend Pacquiao

Amir Khan eyes clash with old friend Pacquiao

British welterweight Amir Khan revealed a fight against Manny Pacquiao could be on the cards after a meeting with his

Grace lands Qatar Masters

Grace lands Qatar Masters

South Africa’s Branden Grace won the Qatar Masters by one shot from Scotland’s Marc Warren at the Doha Golf Club

Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Attacks on power plants, telecommunications and financial systems, even turning all of Los Angeles' traffic lights

Saudi Arabia holds oil policies steady

Saudi Arabia holds oil policies steady

Oil prices reacted, almost immediately and violently, to the news of the death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.

Egypt awards €100m contract for rail system

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €100 million by Egyptian National Railways.

International education luminaries to shed light on boosting economy

International education luminaries to shed light on boosting economy

GESS Dubai organizers are optimistic visitor turnout will be higher at this year’s edition of the event that is

Oil producers in US not able to drill at $45 a barrel: Pickens

Electrical power tycoon Boone Pickens predicted on Friday that oil selling prices would be again around $70 or $eighty a barrel by the fourth quarter of this calendar year.

Grown diamonds to help beat supply-demand gap

The mined diamond supply has seen a constant decline in the past decade driven by the fact that key diamond mines have passed their peak production levels.

Animated film brings van Gogh's art to life

Animated film brings van Gogh's art to life

Danuta Roman is channeling her inner Vincent van Gogh. She applies short brushstrokes of azure, turquoise and Payne's

Hathaway: It's not like the world has gotten nicer

Hathaway: It's not like the world has gotten nicer

Anne Hathaway was not supposed to star in "Song One."

Sundance TV Festival? Lines blurring, says Redford

Sundance TV Festival? Lines blurring, says Redford

For three decades, it's been America's premier independent film festival.

Bob Dylan, 'wise' at 73, gives album free to seniors

Bob Dylan, 'wise' at 73, gives album free to seniors

Bob Dylan is giving away his latest album for free to select seniors.

Electronica pioneer Froese of Tangerine Dream dead at 70

Electronica pioneer Froese of Tangerine Dream dead at 70

Edgar Froese, whose band Tangerine Dream crafted an ambient and futuristic sound that set the stage for generations of

A time of great national sadness is therefore also a moment for great expectation, that the new king is eminently-well qualified to take up and advance the stunning vision of King Abdullah.
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