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Taiz, Yemen during a brief ceasefire. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT
Troops from the Popular Resistance Committees recaptured a strategic area that overlooks the Houthi-held city of Taiz.
The sponsor has not extended the Iqamas (residence permits) of many of these workers. (Saudi Gazette)
08:00 GMT
The labor office told these workers that their case will be forwarded to the higher court. But it will take at least three weeks because of procedural issues, the workers were reportedly told.

July 25, 2016

Saudi women shopping in one of the country's many malls. (File)
10:02 GMT
A recent study by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that closing shops early would have widespread negative economic impact.
Riyadh is one of three cities in Saudi in which only nationals can buy property. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The council upheld the decision that only Saudi nationals can own property in the two holy cities and country's capital.

July 24, 2016

Mini team Yazeed Mohamed al-Rajhi an co-pilot Timoo Gottschalk celebrate with a Saudi flag their second place podium of the Silk Way Rally in Beijing on July 24, 2016.
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Mini team Yazeed Mohamed al-Rajhi an co-pilot Timoo Gottschalk celebrate with a Saudi flag their second place podium of the Silk Way Rally in Beijing on July 24, 2016. PATRICK BAZ / AFP
Dubai is seeing exponential growth in foreigners owning property in the emirate. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Saudis and Jordanians are the top Arab buyers in the Dubai property market.
The festival will bring together many well-known comedians from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the GCC countries under one roof to bring laughter to the people of Asir region. (
13:00 GMT
Saudi promises laughter over six days.
Government services are moving online to better understand big data. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Middle Eastern governments are increasingly providing online services in order to collect and learn from citizens' data.

July 22, 2016

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The US State Department issued a warning for American citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

July 21, 2016

Al-Qurashi said that there is an Islamic committee monitoring the decisions of the Saudi Olympic Committee to ensure that it follows Islamic teachings
16:16 GMT
Women’s sports will be allowed in the Kingdom according to Shariah law, Saudi Olympic Committee Executive Director Hussam Al-Qurashi has announced.
Saudi tourists are the target market for a new tourism and hotel-booking site. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
HotelGate is launching a special site focused on the needs and wants of Saudi tourists.

July 20, 2016

Big family conglomerates in Saudi Arabia are also under pressure from authorities to invest more in the economy now that oil prices are low. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
SBG has long enjoyed a privileged position in Saudi Arabia, but the group's future will remain under pressure in the face of new economic realities.

July 19, 2016

The group has been beset by financial and legal difficulties due to the crane accident, government cuts and a fall in oil prices. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
The troubled Saudi contractor has requested extra time to meet a debt repayment, claiming it is awaiting outstanding payments from the government for completed works.
King Salman called on united front against terrorism in wake of Nice attack in France. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The King emphasised the importance a unified global effort to stamp out terror.

July 18, 2016

Sara Al-Attar
15:51 GMT
The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the conservative Gulf kingdom's team at the Rio Olympics, a spokesman said on Sunday.
APICORP Headquarters in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. (Trade Arabia)
11:00 GMT
The Saudi shipping company and the Arabian Petroleum Investments Company (APICORP) aims to own 15 giant oil tankers, financed from the fund's capital.
A police officer stands next to an armored vehicle that was used by soldiers during the coup attempt at Taksim square in Istanbul on July 17, 2016. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
08:30 GMT
The Turkish military attache to Kuwait was arrested as he was traveling to Germany.
Jafza is now one of the world’s biggest free zones, accounting for almost 32 percent of total FDI (foreign direct investment) flow into the country. (Arabian Supply Chain)
07:53 GMT
Free zone growth in the GCC is showing no signs of slowing, but they are not immune from the evolving global dynamics and policy imperatives.

July 17, 2016

Dark plumes of smoke can be seen rising from a hotel fire in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (YouTube)
14:00 GMT
Authorities are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

July 16, 2016

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed at an earlier peace talk in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Delegations have arrived in Kuwait, despite Hadi threatening to boycott meeting with the Houthi delegation.

July 14, 2016

Ankara, Turkey (File photo)
13:21 GMT
A 17 year old Saudi girl went on a trip with her family to Turkey – And then she ran away from them. Now the Saudi government is trying to get her back.
Saudi Arabia will allow imports of beef and beef products from US cattle less than 30 months of age, with the policy expanded after a phase-in period. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
The agreement ends a halt to sales imposed in 2011 after the US had a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) commonly known as mad cow disease.

July 13, 2016

Workers survey the aftermath of a crane that collapsed at Mecca's Grand Mosque, killing more than 100 worshippers. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Last year's crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca killed 111 pilgrims and injured 238 others.
In September 2015, 107 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a crane belonging to the Saudi Binladin Group collapsed onto the Grand Mosque in Mecca. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The date of the first hearing of the suspects implicated in last year's crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque is expected to be announced in the coming days.
Snow City cost SR100 million and has been built over 5000 square metres with an hourly capacity of 350 people.  (Khaleej Times)
07:00 GMT
The new snow-themed leisure and entertainment attraction at Al-Othaim Mall Rabwa will have a year-round temperature of -3 degrees.
The majority of refugees attempting to cross into Saudi Arabia by sea are Sudanese. (AFP/File)
04:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia stopped a boat of African refugees headed from Sudan to the Kingdom.