Saudi Arabia restores perks to state employees, boosting markets

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

Ties between Cairo and Riyadh had also suffered after an agreement to hand over to Saudi Arabia two Red Sea islands, signed during a visit by Salman to Cairo a year ago, was blocked by a court ruling.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. But it immediately provoked outrage in Egypt, and was subsequently blocked by a court ruling, signed during a visit by Salman to Cairo past year. "Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz appointed ambassador" read an official statement.

Prince Khalid replaced Prince Abdullah Bin Faisal Al-Saud atop the Kingdom's mission in the U.S.

The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to Washington signals the kingdom's eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties under President Donald Trump.

The two Arab leaders said they look forward to enhancing cooperation between their countries to face challenges and restore security and stability in the region, referring to the civil conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya.

Saudi Arabia also suspended all memoranda of understanding and agreements signed with Sisi during Salman's visit to Cairo in April 2016.

White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn
An alabama federal judge has ordered Auburn University to permit white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak Tuesday night. Cameron Padgett, who rented the auditorium for the event, sued the university on First Amendment grounds.

Saudi Arabia is opposed to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs.

Salman on Saturday ended the restrictions on compensation for state workers because he is "keen to provide comfort to the Saudi citizens", a decree said, as the kingdom prepares to increase electricity and other prices.

The king fired his civil service minister and put him under investigation for abuse of office.

Saudi Arabia has sacked Information Minister Adel Al-Toraifi and has also replaced its ambassador to the US.

Minister of Communications Muhammad Al-Suwail has been relieved and Muhammad Al-Sawaha was appointed as new minister.

Related News:

  • Qatari royals freed after hostage ordeal

    Qatari royals freed after hostage ordeal

    It is also expected that the first stage of the deal would end by the liberation of 750 prisoners from the Syrian regime prisons. The group was kidnapped December 16, 2015 from a desert hunting camp in southern Iraq by dozens of armed men in pickup trucks.
    NES Classic Edition To Be Discontinued Plus Stock Update

    NES Classic Edition To Be Discontinued Plus Stock Update

    The recent update will be a big blow for folks who have yet to get hold of a Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition . Nintendo is planning to come out with the SNES Mini, which is why the NES Classic Edition was discontinued .
    Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

    Justice Dept threatens sanctuary cities in immigration fight

    New Orleans police have no means or authority to enforce immigration laws or hold someone suspected of violating them, he said. Cook County, Illinois also received a warning, even though it did not get money from the Justice Department previous year .
  • Samsung Galaxy S8: Once Broken Consider It Dead

    Samsung Galaxy S8: Once Broken Consider It Dead

    The company has now pronounced it a software issue rather than a hardware quality bump as earlier expected. Instead, its claimed that its addressing the situation purely as a way to calm consumer unrest.
    Facebook video murder suspect kills himself in Pa., police confirm

    Facebook video murder suspect kills himself in Pa., police confirm

    In several posts, he claimed to have killed as many as a dozen people, but police have not found evidence to support that claim. McDonald's staff tipped off police about the location of Facebook killer Steve Stephens after he ordered 20 Chicken McNuggets.
    'Captain Marvel' Has Found Its Directors

    'Captain Marvel' Has Found Its Directors

    The film's plot will follow Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. In the regular Marvel Comics continuity, Carol Danvers made her first appearance in 1968's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13.
  • Janet Jackson's best friend slams claims she'll get millions in divorce

    Janet Jackson's best friend slams claims she'll get millions in divorce

    Gil considers the five-time Grammy victor family and even calls her newborn baby Eissa Al Mana his 'beautiful nephew'. Reports stated the singer-songwriter could get $ 1 billion for marrying the businessman.
    AMD Launches Radeon RX-500 Series; Polaris Evolved for 2017

    AMD Launches Radeon RX-500 Series; Polaris Evolved for 2017

    That seems to be one of the themes of AMD's Radeon RX 500 series of GPUs, the successor to the not-very-old RX 400 series. The Aorus Radeon RX 570 comes with a factory overclock to 1,280MHz, which works out to 36MHz over the stock RX 470 spec.
    Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect

    Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect

    The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned and investigators believe Leforce may have fled on foot. The injured deputy's name was not immediately released, nor was his condition.
  • U.S.  tax reform coming soon, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin says

    U.S. tax reform coming soon, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin says

    Subsequent gains in tax revenues produced by quicker economic growth would only be an additional bonus. Banks say the regulations have hurt their liquidity and created burdensome processes.
    Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in USA  diesel emission scandal

    Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in USA diesel emission scandal

    Seven employees have also been charged with crimes in the US , but five are in Germany and are unlikely to be extradited. Including a separate $1.5 billion civil penalty, Volkswagen agreed to pay a total of $4.3 billion to settle the U.S.
    China, US working on 'North Korea problem'

    China, US working on 'North Korea problem'

    The administration's immediate emphasis, they said, was to be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of Beijing. Another missile test from Sinpo failed earlier this month, when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean.


Most liked

Lavalin to buy WS Atkins for £2.1 billion
The price is a 35% premium to WS Atkins' closing price of 1,540 pence on the last business day before SNC-Lavalin announced the approach.

ITC examining options for Taj Mansingh auction
Instead of renewing the lease, the civic body chose to opt for a public auction as it would maximise the annual licence fee. However, NDMC and Indian Hotels fell out when NDMC revealed it wanted to hold an auction of the property to raise money.

Microsoft Says it Will Simplify Windows Updates into Two Per Year
Last year the company had announced that it will adopt an updated model providing users with two updates in a year. However, Microsoft says it plans to make the feature available to users with older laptops in the future.

National Football League mock draft: Mel Kiper addresses Kansas City Chiefs offensive needs
Otherwise, the Eagles have three experienced and talented quarterbacks (Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, and Matt McGloin) on the roster. Now, it is time to turn our attention to Kiper's look at the Minnesota draft picks and how the players could fall to the team.

Microsoft Will Eventually Replace Wunderlist with New To-Do App
Microsoft To-Do ships with a suggestions feature which highlights important tasks to you which you may want to focus on. For commercial users, IT professionals can now enable the To-Do Preview through the Office 365 admin center.

Reid back but Carroll out as West Ham prepare for Everton visit
Everton will also be looking for a late surge up the table but will be doing so from a much better position. The Belgian has scored in each of his last NINE games against the Hammers.

Patriots open 7-point favorites over Chiefs for Week 1
The pressure is really on the Falcons because their game at New England marks the first of three consecutive road games. The team hosts a Super Bowl rematch against the Atlanta Falcons in prime time in Week 7, on October 22.

Donald Trump Defends Bill O'Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
I guess, except of course, if it happens to be your friend, Bill O'Reilly, who is the one accused of sexually violating. Jones, a former adviser to then-President Barack Obama, said Wednesday on his CNN town hall series "The Messy Truth".

Mini Super Nintendo? SNES Classic may launch this year
Who among us would not love to spend a Christmas morning ripping through Donkey Kong Country or the original Super Mario Kart? If anything, the SNES version is only going to be more popular if Nintendo chooses the right 30 games to ship with it.

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan lead LA Clippers to win
Or in Rondo's case, give him the freedom to run the offense and direct players on the court the way he has throughout his career. But I have a hard time getting worked up about National Basketball Association players shooting back. "Hated him competitively.

Black college students could benefit from Trump's worker visa order
But those workers are hired using the H-2B visa for temporary non-agricultural workers. American jobs need to be protected and this executive order seems like a good step.

5 things to know about Tax Day: refunds are up, audits down
The protesters on Saturday demanded Trump to release his taxes like his White House predecessors have done for more than 40 years. Two of the largest marches took place in NY and Los Angeles , with each drawing around 5,000 people.

Netflix shares on track for worst day in five months
In Q1, the company reported USA streaming revenues of $1.5 billion and $1.05 billion coming from the worldwide market. By comparison, Google says about 1 billion hours of video per day are watched on its mostly free YouTube service.

Homeland chief denies US building deportation force
Kelly has estimated its price tag at $21 billion, while congressional Republicans have put the cost at $12 billion to $15 billion. Together, meth, cocaine, heroin and other opiates resulted in the deaths of some 52,000 Americans in 2015, Kelly said.

Nearly 300 North Koreans surrender in Malaysia for overstaying
I hope things work out well. "You look at different things over the years with President Obama", Trump added. Russian marines parade during the Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol, Crimea, July 31, 2016.