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King replaces Labour Minister

King Salman bin Abdulaziz has replaced his Labour Minister, appointing Ali bin Nasser al-Ghafis who will replace Mufrej al-Haqbani. The King also made changes to the Council of Senior Scholars […]

Finance Minister replaced

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has replaced his Finance Minister in a reshuffle which continues on from other changes he started back in May this year. A number of senior […]

King reorganises government, appoints new ministers

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has had a busy weekend issuing some 51 royal orders making changes to ministries and other government departments. He has also appointed five new […]

Water Minister sacked

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has relieved his Minister of Water and Electricity, Abdullah Al-Hossain, of his duties according to a royal decree issued on Saturday evening. The king has […]

Cabinet of Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Prime Minister Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud Second Deputy […]

Saudi Arabia gets new Education Minister

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has relieved Minister of Education Dr. Azzam Muhammad Al-Dakheel of his post at the minister’s request as of yesterday. The King has appointed Dr. Ahmed […]

Women contest local elections for the first time

Saudi Arabia is holding local elections today across the whole country. Whilst the councils involved have very limited powers the elections are notable because they are the first time that […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia Press Release No. 15/383 August 17, 2015 On July 29, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund […]

King names new Housing Minister

King Salman bin Abdulaziz has named Majed bin Abdullah Al-Huqail (also Hugail) as the new Minister of Housing. He fills the portfolio after it fell empty in April. The King […]

King reshuffles Cabinet

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has made a number of unexpected appointments to his Cabinet. Adel Al Jubeir (53), previously the Saudi Ambassador to the United States […]

Health Minister sacked

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sacked his Minister of Health, Ahmed Bin Aqeel Al-Khatib. Apparently the decision was taken after a 27 second video was seen in which […]

King appoints new Housing Minister

King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sacked Shuwaish Al Duwaihias as Minister of Housing and appointed Essam bin Saeed as the new Minister. The move is reportedly due to a lack […]

King Salman reorganises Cabinet

Saudi Arabia’s new King has carried out a Cabinet reshuffle and reorganised the government. The new Council of Ministers has 31 members. The Ministers of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Finance, […]

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud named as new King

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, the Head of State of Saudi Arabia has died aged 90 years. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud […]

King conducts reshuffle

King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet on Monday. The King removed six ministers and appointed eight new ministers for the portfolios of health, higher education, […]

Culture Minister dismissed

The Minister of Culture and Information, Abdulaziz bin Mohiuddin Khoja, has been dismissed by King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz. No information as the reason for the dismissal has been forthcoming and […]

Adel bin Muhammad Fakeih appointed Health Minister

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has replaced his Health Minister, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah. Although no official reason was given in the decree, the regional newspapers report […]