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Saudi Arabia's beef imports from Brazil were 28,676 tonnes in the period from February 2016 through January 2017. (Shutterstock)
15:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia has halted chicken and beef imports from four Brazilian companies for safety measures.
The college of dentistry at University of Dammam. (University of Dammam)
11:39 GMT
University of Dammam has appointed its first female dean since its opening in 1975.
Saudi Aramco's IPO is scheduled in the second half of 2018. (File photo)
11:03 GMT
Saudi Aramco is seeking to issue $2 billion worth debut Islamic bond sale, the first step of a plan to tap markets for an estimated $10 billion.
Chinese 3D printing firm will build 1.5 million 3D printed houses in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
09:34 GMT
Chinese 3D printed housing company WinSun said it has reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia to lease 100 3D printers.
Yemeni women at the scene of an airstrike, March 18 (AFP)
08:00 GMT
Leading human rights group Amnesty International has crticized the US and UK for the "shameful contradiction" of providing aim to Yemen while supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, which has been bombing the country for two years.

March 22, 2017

The train will cover the distance between Jeddah and Mecca in 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)
15:00 GMT
The Haramain train will start operation in 2018, local daily Al-Madina reported on Tuesday.
The star will be headed to the Kingdom next weekend. (Facebook)
14:35 GMT
The star will be headed to the Kingdom next weekend.
Saudi Arabia wants to reduce the unemployment rate from 12.1 to 9 percent and boost the percentage of women in the Saudi workforce to 28 percent by 2020. (File photo)
10:06 GMT
The Saudi Ministry of Labor said the Nitaqat program aims to provide job opportunities for Saudi nationals and reduce the unemployment rate to 9 percent.

March 21, 2017

GCC governments have taken steps to shift the burden of funding services such as healthcare to the private insurance sector and away from government. (File photo)
14:13 GMT
Despite low oil prices and modest growth levels in 2016, S&P believes that the GCC health sector will still offer insurers opportunities.
Saudi Arabia is also developing a study into solutions for concealed commercial activities, in which expats work in the name of Saudis, such as allowing foreigners to invest within regulations by paying tax.(Shutterstock/Fitria Ramli)
09:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia is reportedly studying procedures to impose two types of tax for foreigners with self employed status.
The resumption of Saudi oil deliveries to Egypt signal a potential thaw in relations after months of tension.  (AFP/Hassan Anmar)
07:00 GMT
Two shipments of gasoline from Aramco will arrive on March 25 or 26, after two other shipments of diesel oil arrived over the past two days at the seaports of Suez and Ain Al-Sokhna.

March 20, 2017

Riyadh parents were not pleased when the Education Director said schools would operate as normal during a sandstorm. (Shutterstock)
14:22 GMT
Saudis in the country's capital Riyadh were angry that school had not been cancelled during a sandstorm, and aired calls for the city's education director to resign.
Women face a number of social obstacles in obtaining suitable jobs and they often cannot find reliable transportation. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's new remote employment program is the latest effort to increase women's participation in the workforce.
The deal aims to promote the Kingdom’s economy, develop the ICT sector and build national talents who could lead the digital transformation drive at the national level. (Wikimedia Commons)
05:00 GMT
Oracle will invest in the IT sector in support of Saudi's plans to diversify the economy and create new job opportunities for youths.

March 19, 2017

Saudi Arabia has sought to boost oil sales to China after losing market share to Russia last year. (File photo)
12:33 GMT
Saudi Arabia and China have agreed to increase their cooperation in the oil sector, including in Saudi oil exports to China.
Not everyone was happy to see him propose in front of the Kaaba. (Saudi Gazette)
10:39 GMT
Not everyone was happy to see him propose in front of the Kaaba.
Yemen fell into civil war in 2014, when Houthi rebels and allied forces of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh overran capital Sanaa and other parts of the country. (File/Photo)
10:00 GMT
A missile fired at the King Salman Air Base in Riyadh caused heavy losses.
Saudi Arabia's first female tourist guide wants her country to allow more and more women to become tourist guides. (File photo)
09:55 GMT
A Saudi woman sets a milestone by becoming the country's first female tourist guide.
CMA will take part in the eleventh meeting of the Arab Securities Commissions Association to be held in Tunisia.  (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
The CMA MoU will strengthen cooperation in the implementation of laws relating to the issuance of securities and other investment instruments, supervision of stock markets, and setting professional standards.

March 16, 2017

The agreements between Saudi Arabia and China will cover a variety of issues, ranging from energy to space technology. (AFP/Lintao Zhang)
12:53 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially $65bn as he began a visit to Beijing on Thursday.
According to Deputy Chinese Foreign Minister Zhang Ming, the agreements cover a variety of issues, ranging from energy to space technology, but he did not provide further details. (AFP)
12:00 GMT
China hosts Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Beijing in an effort to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties.
The new rules will allow schools to operate in their existing premises if they follow all safety and security procedures and have a plan to renovate and develop the rented buildings.  (File photo)
11:00 GMT
Saudi's Ministry of Education had issued new rules requiring private schools to move to buildings more suitable for education within two academic years, threatening the closure of many schools.
The ministry of labor wants to train 50 percent of Saudis working in the non-profit sector by 2020. (Shutterstock)
10:21 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor said it plans to professionalize the main occupations in the non-profit sector and add 60,000 job opportunities.
US and Saudi officials intend to consult on additional steps to deepen commercial ties and promote investment, and to expand cooperation in the energy sector. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
07:00 GMT
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman has met with the US President and announced the development of a new Saudi-US investment program.
Saudi banks are more profitable than most of their GCC peers. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
According to a new report, Saudi banks are more profitable than most of their GCC peers.

March 15, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince And Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman Speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2017. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
16:00 GMT
US President Donald Trump hosted Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman al-Saud at the White House Tuesday, for talks expected to focus on the economy and rolling back Iranian influence in the Middle East.
Smoke from an earlier airstrike is seen in Sanaa, Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
It comes a day after another round of Saudi airstrikes killed 28 Houthis in northern Yemen.

March 14, 2017

A key component of this partnership is a series of training programs for female journalists in Saudi Arabia and the region. (Shutterstock)
15:00 GMT
Alwaleed Philanthropies has sealed a new partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation focused on empowering female journalists in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Rajhi Capital analysts said the government has identified VAT, an expat levy, a municipal fee, an excise tax on harmful products and luxury tariffs as major avenues for generating non-oil revenue. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Al Rajhi Capital analysts expects Saudi Arabia's budget surplus will be achieved by 2020 if reforms in the fiscal balance program are implemented within the set timeline.
Yemeni men clear rubble from a previous Saudi airstrike near Sanaa. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The strikes occurred against Houthi positions in the northern Hajjah province near the Saudi border.
Saudi Arabia is Japan’s largest oil supplier, with about one-third of all oil imports in 2015 coming from the Kingdom.  (AFP/Shizuo Kambayashi)
07:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Japan agreed to promote 31 projects in 9 areas of cooperation, including a joint study on the possible listing of Saudi Aramco on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The cartel and non-OPEC Russia have said that a possible extension of the production cut deal is still too early to assess.  (AFP/File)
06:42 GMT
OPEC may have to choose between giving rival higher-cost producers a reason to pump more or cutting back its supply and some market share for the sake of higher prices and market balance.

March 13, 2017

Al-Ahli's Everton Ribeiro (C) fights for the ball against Al-Taawun's Ricardo Tavares Machado (L) and Abdullah Ibrahim Kano (R) during the AFC Champions League group stage football match between UAE's Al-Ahli and Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawun on March 13, 2017, at the Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai.
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18:49 GMT
Al-Ahli's Everton Ribeiro (C) fights for the ball against Al-Taawun's Ricardo Tavares Machado (L) and Abdullah Ibrahim Kano (R) during the AFC Champions League group stage football match between UAE's Al-Ahli and Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawun on March 13, 2017, at the Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai. STRINGER / AFP
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The meeting would mark the first between top-level Saudi and US officials since Trump came into office in January.
Al Qurrayah, Saudi Arabia. (Pixabay)
10:00 GMT
The president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage announced new tourism destinations in the western region, and the launch of a new domestic tourism campaign for students.
Saudi Arabian King Salman arrives at Haheda Airport in Tokyo on March 12, 2017. (AFP/Toru Yamanaka)
09:14 GMT
King Salman has arrived in Japan to meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a four-day stay, the first visit by a Saudi king to Japan in 46 years.

March 12, 2017

The legendary Arab singers performed live in the Saudi capital on Thursday night in a rare music concert. (Al Arabiya)
08:37 GMT
The legendary Arab singers performed live in the Saudi capital on Thursday night in a rare music concert.
Al-Falih added that the kingdom held a long-term view and had kept capital spending unchanged despite the weakness of oil market conditions over the last two years. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Saudi oil minister Khalid Al Falih is concerned about the investment’s inability all over the world to keep pace with the needs of development in the hydrocarbon industry.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition has come under increasing criticism for its civilian death toll in Yemen. (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Rescue workers battled the blaze to pull bodies out of the rubble from the blast, which struck the Red Sea fishing town of Khoukha.

March 11, 2017

Photo: khaleejtimes.com
17:17 GMT
Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen, a Saudi dentist and humanitarian, set a new record that added to her tally of world records, while crossing the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Water Canal, swimming a total distance of 24 kilometres (km) on Friday, 10th March, 2017.