Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the US unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday.
The king made the statement during a r
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Prince Khaled bin Bandar as head of intelligence three months after his predecessor, who was in charge of efforts to support Syrian rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, was sacked.
Saudi King Abdullah, in a Ramadan message on Saturday, vowed to crush Islamist militants threatening the kingdom, the state news agency reported, saying the world's top oil exporter would not tolerate "a band of terrorists".
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah sacked the deputy defence minister on Saturday less than two months after he was appointed, the state news agency reported.
The royal decree said the decision to relieve Prince Khaled bin Bandar bi
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi King Abdullah briefly discussed global oil supplies during a meeting on the crisis in Iraq on Friday, a senior State Department official said.
During the talks, Kerry referred to recent c
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against potential "terrorist threats", state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
The agency said the monarch gave the order after c
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has asked countries to attend a donor conference for Egypt, his country's most populous Arab ally, following its election of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Tuesday, state media reported.
Saudi Arabia's leaders hope US President Barack Obama and King Abdullah understand each other better after talks and can stabilise a close regional security alliance after months of rockiness over Middle East policy, diplomats said.
US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah discussed "tactical differences" in their approach to some issues during a meeting in Riyadh on Friday, but agreed both sides remain strategically aligned, a senior US official said.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered government ministries to facilitate a SR250 billion ($66.7 billion) housing construction programme that he originally announced in 2011, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.