None of the available positions were in the main cities of Riyadh, Jeddah or Mecca. (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The total number of women applicants for the Ministry of Education had reached 72,542 when the system froze, prompting the education ministry to extend the deadline for applications.
Saudi Arabia suffered a deficit of $98 billion in 2015, while the projected shortage this year is $87 billion. (Shutterstock/Andrew V Marcus)
September 25, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
With the exception of the UAE, Gulf economies must embrace a new reality of budgetary shortfalls for the foreseeable future.
The UAE population is very small but its dealer tops the world for Bentley sales. The Bentley Bentayga 2017. (Pinterest)
September 25, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
The British luxury carmaker has defied the UAE car market with a 45 percent year-on-year growth.
Millennials demand the latest technology to help them stay connected and engaged and expect hotel chains to personalise their experience during their stay. (Shutterstock)
September 25, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
With today's travellers carrying three or more mobile devices, a hotel with 1,000 rooms can have 4,000+ devices accessing their network simultaneously.
An ECESR economist argues that the same economic structural problems persist, and the IMF adopts more or less the same approach towards countries as it did back in 1991.   (AFP/File)
September 25, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
The first in a series of policy papers from The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights wonders whether lessons have been learned from the 1991 rescue package.
Costa Brava is one of two landfills of a government plan to end the country’s trash crisis, which began July of last year with the closure of the Naameh landfill after 17 years of operation. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
September 25, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Activists prevented garbage trucks from entering the Costa Brava landfill, in protest of the environmental damage the dump would have to the surrounding areas.
An increase in the risks related to the country’s considerable external debt and the weakening in previously supportive credit fundamentals were the main factors for the rating cut. (File photo)
September 25, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the government of Turkey’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings to Ba1 from Baa3 amid increased political turmoil following the botched coup last month.
Initially, Dubai’s broader medical tourism plan is focusing on elective procedures, like aesthetic and weight loss surgeries. (File photo)
September 25, 2016 - 06:53 GMT
Dubai's strategy to become a medical tourism hub is being carefully crafted, but to compete with Asia and Europe it must establish key differentiators.
The purchase agreement was signed last year in Paris in the presence of Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Muhammad Bin Salman. (File photo)
September 25, 2016 - 05:17 GMT
The announcement of new Saudi Arabian Airlines planes was made on the occasion of the Kingdom’s National Day.
Al Olayan also appears on Forbes’ list of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”. (World Economic Forum)
September 22, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Forbes considered position, size of company or organization, and sphere of impact to compile a list that is dominated by Egyptian women.
The halal market could be the biggest industry in the world by 2030 but is currently let down by a lack of unified international standardisation or accreditation. (File photo)
September 22, 2016 - 11:20 GMT
The International Halal Accreditation Forum aims to create a single global standard to be implemented by major food and product exporting countries.
Falah Al Amri, Iraqi governor to OPEC and Director General of Iraq’s Oil Marketing Co, known as SOMO. (YouTube)
September 22, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Iraq’s governor to OPEC fuels hope from next week's meeting in Algeria, saying it is the “right time” for an agreement on limiting crude output and raising oil prices.
Tariffs of private generators remain uncontrolled and unregulated, and are set randomly despite a general weekly pricing guidance published by the government. (File photo)
September 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Despite the lack of recent studies on sectors’ energy consumption, the Lebanese government continues to finance more than 90 percent of EdL’s purchases of fuel at a cost of $1.8B while private power generators prosper.
The conflicting regulations on wheat imports led to disturbances in the market as several shipments were rejected at the ports en route to Egypt. (File photo)
September 22, 2016 - 07:49 GMT
Egypt has been forced to backtrack on its zero ergot wheat policy after the country's strategic reserves were "adversely affected".
Fujairah Port is already the world's second largest bunkering hub. (
September 22, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The $177M jetty for very large crude carriers (VLCC) can load or discharge up to two million barrels of crude oil within 24 hours and is strategically located to provide direct access to Asian and African markets.
The US licenses contain strict conditions to ensure that the planes will be used exclusively for commercial passenger use and cannot be resold or transferred to a designated entity. (File photo)
September 22, 2016 - 05:26 GMT
After lengthy delays the US has finally approved the first of two licenses for Iran to proceed with its multi-billion purchases from Boeing and Airbus.