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A woman looks at piles of manga. (AFP/File)
02:05 GMT
Representation from the Middle East may have been slim, but the pieces that did win will leave you in awe.

June 29, 2015

The Nabatean site of Madain Saleh in Tabuk became Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage site. (The Culture Trip)
09:39 GMT
The Umrah Plus program will allow foreign pilgrims to visit Saudi's tourist destinations beyond Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah.
Saudi seeks to finance slaughterhouses and access to Hungary's $130B food market. (Pixabay)
08:04 GMT
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has visited Hungary to strengthen partnership and investments between the two countries.
Technology can help bring family members together from near and far. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Are you Instagramming over Iftar? Saudis weigh in on the use of social media during Ramadan.

June 28, 2015

The reasons for quitting the jobs ranged from resignation, firing or dismissal to voluntary retirement. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Nearly 14,000 employees resigned in the last seven months, of which over 5,000 were teachers.
Security forces stand outside the Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City after it was targeted by a suicide bomber, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:18 GMT
The suicide bomber who attacked a Shia mosque in Kuwait City was a Saudi national, Kuwait's national news agency KUNA said.
Saudi guards monitor the border with Yemen from Ashiq Island, April 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Saudi soldier was killed by rocket fire from Yemen, according to a statement from the kingdom's interior ministry.

June 26, 2015

"Learn how to respect women for their contribution to society ... rather than view them as creatures of inherent sin." (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
"Learn how to respect women for their contribution to society ... rather than view them as creatures of inherent sin."
Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT
Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years.

June 25, 2015

The Shaybah field has the best Arabian Extra Light crude oil with a specific gravity of 42 degrees at depth of 4,900m. (Shutterstock)
14:27 GMT
Expansion of Shaybah oil field and upgrade of NGL plant make inroads despite searing temperatures and heavy dust storms.
French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius (R) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after a press conference in Paris. (AFP/Loic Venance)
06:00 GMT
The deals announcement is part of the first Franco-Saudi Joint Commission meeting in Paris.

June 24, 2015

She can sing, she can act, and now Aseel Omran has designed her own handbag collection with Conia Italy, as well. (Hot Arabic Music)
12:35 GMT
She can sing, she can act, and now Aseel Omran has designed her own handbag collection with Conia Italy, as well.

June 23, 2015

A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency office shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. (AFP/File)
18:40 GMT
A Saudi memo released in the WikiLeaks documents claims that Iran sent nuclear equipment to the country of Sudan.
Nasser Al-Qasabi is fighting fanaticism with funny. (Nawaret)
12:18 GMT
A Saudi imam is forced to apologize for branding Nasser Al Qasabi an 'apostate' as the actor scores a victory in his comedic war against radical zealots.
The jobs currently done by expats include operation and maintenance work on hospitals, roads and electricity projects. (Shutterstock)
08:55 GMT
The president of the Council of Saudi Chambers wants to increase employment of Saudi nationals in the contracting sector from five to 20 percent.
A Roumieh prison cell. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
07:24 GMT
The document, allegedly leaked from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, showed a request from the Lebanese government for $2.3 million to maintain Roumieh prison.

June 22, 2015

The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors.

The KAIA project will boast the world’s tallest air traffic control tower. (Shutterstock)
08:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz International Airport will be able to handle 30 million passengers at the end of phase one and 80 million by phase three.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz took over the throne in April. (AFP/File)
07:56 GMT
A few interesting points to know about the kingdom from what people have found in the documents so far.

June 21, 2015

WikiLeaks is due to release some 500,000 Saudi documents in the coming weeks. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
WikiLeaks is due to release over 500,000 classified documents from Saudi Arabia containing secret government information.
Scenes from Nasser's comedy show "Selfie." (News-sa.com)
12:39 GMT
Saudi comedian actor Nasser al Qasabi has been accused of mocking religion in his new comedy series "Selfie." This triggered a wave of harsh criticism, with some demanding that his head is chopped off by ISIS.
New rules allow Yeminis to work without transferring their sponsorship. (Robin Wyatt Photoshelter)
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Yemenis are taking advantage of the high demand for temporary workers in shops and restaurants.
Relax, you’re in Lebanon! Breaking your fast in public here gets you nothing more than dirty looks and an occasional flying slipper. That said, be respectful of your practicing Muslim brothers and sisters and refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in the public areas of Lebanon’s more conservative Muslim communities.
08:39 GMT
Ramadan laws can be hard to keep up with. No two countries seem to have the same rules, let alone the same punishments! We broke down the laws for the most popular destinations in the Arab world. What's in, what's out, and what you'll have to do to make amends. It's the Ramadan crackdown countdown!

June 20, 2015

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed is responsible for the UN peace efforts in Yemen. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Yemeni political factions involved in indirect negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva have ended their deliberations without reaching an agreement.

June 19, 2015

The concept is already concerning, but take a look at the winners Tehran chose. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT
The concept is already concerning, but take a look at the winners Tehran chose.
Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 18, 2015. (Al Bawaba/File)
14:05 GMT
In an unprecedented move, Russia and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.
Syrian civilians carry an injured man away from the site of a barrel bombing. (Al Bawaba/File)
08:08 GMT
70 countries across the planet united on Thursday to express outrage over the Syrian regime's systematic use of barrel bombs and to demand an end to the deadly, indiscriminate attacks.

June 18, 2015

A Saudi officer guards the border of Yemen. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
19:27 GMT
A Saudi army Lieut-Colonel was killed as a landmine went off in the mountainous area of Jebel Towaileq in Jazan province near the southern borders with Yemen.
According to the Saudi representative to the UN, there are about 10 million expatriates in the Kingdom with “clear temporary contracts granting them full rights.” (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
The Saudi government has refuted claims by the United Nations that it and other GCC countries fail to protect the rights of expatriate workers.
Saudi Arabia's stock exchange is now open to foreign investment, and the move offers benefits to Turkey.
01:24 GMT
Saudi Arabia's stock exchange is now open to foreign investment, and the move offers benefits to Turkey.
A former official at the National Iranian Oil Company said if Iran's oil exports reach the pre-sanctions level, Saudi Arabia will have to decrease its output. (AFP/File)
01:15 GMT
A former official at the National Iranian Oil Company said if Iran's oil exports reach the pre-sanctions level, Saudi Arabia will have to decrease its output.

June 17, 2015

The former Pakistani ambassador to Saudi Arabia said as many as 50,000 Pakistani tribal fighters are ready to boost Riyadh in its fight against the Houthis in the event of a conflict on the ground. (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT
The former Pakistani ambassador to Saudi Arabia said as many as 50,000 Pakistani tribal fighters are ready to boost Riyadh in their fight against the Houthis in the event of a conflict on the ground in Yemen.
A Yemeni boy flashes the sign of victory in a classroom at a school where internally displaced families are taking shelter after fleeing fighting between militiamen loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels on June 10, 2015 in the port city of Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
13:00 GMT
A UNICEF report stated that 279 children have been killed and 402 injured since the Saudi-led airstrikes began ten weeks ago.
Rotana is a Saudi singer who's based in LA, USA. (Instagram)
12:33 GMT
Saudi singer Rotana Tarabzouni is doing the impossible to make it in the music industry.
An Amnesty International activist holds a picture of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi during a protest against his flogging punishment in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Berlin, Germany, January 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT
When asked about the flogging and jailing of secular Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, a UK spokeswoman excused Saudi Arabia's actions as the right to practice "freedom of religion." So what does she have to say about Daesh's decapitations?

June 16, 2015

General Secretary Ban Ki-moon speaks next to the Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed with representatives of the Yemeni government at the opening of the Geneva peace talks on June 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Delegates from both sides expressed their low expectations for the outcomes of peace talks currently being held in Geneva.
Supporters of the Shia Houthi movement hold up their weapons during a rally in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, June 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT
Don't forget, not everyone in Yemen supports the Houthi movement. If the Shia group wanted change, democratic means were the way forward, not violence.