July 10, 2014
Security officers in Saudi Arabia have arrested nearly 2,200 foreign workers in Madinah and Hail and Baha this month for allegedly violating the country’s residency and labor regulations.
Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.
July 9, 2014
Saudi Arabia is the world’s top food importer, and also rated as one of the worst wasters.
The recruitment application of any Saudi who has a history of maltreating Filipino housemaids would never be accepted.
July 8, 2014
A number of shells landed in the Saudi Arabian region of Arar as the kingdom stepped up security along the border with Iraq.
Royal Dutch Shell is ending investments in a gas development project in Saudi Arabia, complicating the top oil exporter’s efforts to exploit its huge gas reserves.
July 7, 2014
"We have asked them to submit their bids for this project. We intend to sign the contract with the winning bidders in early October," he said.
Bad decisions always bite: labor crackdown, consumer borrowing suggested as potential reasons for Saudi Arabia's slowed economic growth
In the first quarter, growth in all three sectors that relied on cheap foreign labor — construction, retail and transport — slowed markedly from a year ago.
July 6, 2014
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the country's state news agency this week that despite rumors, Tehran has not ever had plans to visit Saudi Arabia.
July 5, 2014
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a government building in Saudi Arabia Saturday after being surrounded by security forces, Al-Arabiya reported.
July 4, 2014
However, the sector also faces a number of challenges such as the shortage of skilled teachers and regulation of fees that obstruct the growth of the education industry in the long term.
July 3, 2014
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said all necessary measures were being taken against "terrorist threats" on Thursday while 30,000 soldiers were deployed to the borders with Iraq.
July 2, 2014
The estimated cost of the project is approximately SR28 billion ($7.5 billion), and production at the new facility is expected to commence in late 2016.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait released 152 Egyptian prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.
Brent oil held steady above $112 per barrel as upbeat manufacturing data in China pointed to demand growth while conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine continued to underpin supply concerns.
July 1, 2014
Saudia had refused to respond to the requests of the domestic Haj companies for meetings to discuss the problems they had been experiencing," he said.
A Canadian immigration company has, in violation of Saudi citizenship laws, posted an advertisement on the newspapers encouraging Saudi citizens to apply for Greek and Canadian citizenship, Makkah daily reported.
Saudi Arabia pledged $500 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq Tuesday.
The higher committee for regulating the working hours of retail shops has completed a draft law that will force all shops and sales outlets across the Kingdom to work anywhere between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Muslims might be fasting and all that jazz, but some deem the Ramadan dramas promote decadence instead.
Travel operators in Riyadh will increase the prices of weekend Umrah packages from SR90 ($23) per head to SR160 ($42) from Wednesday thanks to the influx of pilgrims during Ramadan.
June 30, 2014
Evidently, the extended maturity will provide a pricing benchmark for longer-tenor sukuk and energize an alternative venue for financing infrastructure projects.
A high commission set up to develop the regulations ensuring retailers close at 9 p.m. has completed its task.
June 29, 2014
Whether the decision allowing the export of ultralight, condensate, marks the beginning of the end of the ban on American crude oil exports or not is being debated ferociously within the energy fraternity.
King Abdullah said Saudi Arabia would fight extremists and that terrorists "are not related to Islam," during a Ramadan speech in the Kingdom.
Human Rights Organizations and news reports recently have blasted Gulf countries over the mistreatment and exploitation of low-wage expat workers
June 28, 2014
HRW has strongly slammed Saudi Arabian authorizes for hacking into the mobile phones of dissidents to obtain data on anti-regime protests.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Saudi leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, seeking their support for an inclusive government in Iraq.