Saudi Arabia

December 25, 2014

Saudi female supporters won't be able to attend the match between Al Ittihad and Al Hilal
20:18 GMT

Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified security around a stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah to ensure no woman could sneak in to watch a football match.

Who said Santa had a bunch of reindeer? Santa (or Santas more like it!) ride proud Arabian pedigree horses in the Middle East - it´s too hot for reindeer of course! Yalla, giddy up!!
04:13 GMT

Arab Santas unite! Here's our top picks from the MENA region. Welcome to Christmas in Arabia!

December 24, 2014

Qatar-based Al Jazeera shut down its Egypt channel in the past week, causing further tension between Cairo and Doha. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Saudi brokered talks to end an 18-month standoff between Doha and Cairo will continue into January following Al Jazeera's decision to close its Egypt channel.

December 23, 2014

Budget will be released after a special cabinet meeting
12:36 GMT

Previously, media had said the ministry was expected to make its 2015 budget statement on Monday afternoon

December 20, 2014

Saudi security forces killed four and injured a number of others in Awamiyah on Saturday. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT

Saudi security forces killed four anti-regime militants in clashes in the town of Awamiyah

December 19, 2014

According to the report, there were 998,100 government employees in the Kingdom consisting of 991,000 Saudi men and women.
13:51 GMT

A total of 5,298 expatriate government employees were sacked in 2011 while 4,380 Saudi female government employees left their jobs in the same year, a study revealed.

December 18, 2014

The kingdom is the largest economy in the Arab world, and OPEC’s biggest crude producer.
04:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia will continue massive public spending despite a 50 percent drop in the price of oil which provides the bulk of the kingdom’s revenue.

December 17, 2014

Bugsy is currently collaborating with lots of artists, both locally and internationally, and in different genres. (Image: Arab News)
11:27 GMT

Ahmad Bugshan talks beats, music production and hip hop in Saudi Arabia!

Alarab will feature expert opinion from renowned guests and never-before-seen social media interaction with its viewers, it said.
04:55 GMT

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and owner of Alarab News Channel.

December 15, 2014

The policeman was shot dead during a rescue operation to free three hostages. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT

A gunman holding three laborers hostage in Riyadh shot and killed a policeman Monday during an attempted rescue operation.

December 14, 2014

On Wednesday, Naimi shrugged off suggestions that Saudi Arabia might cut production to reverse the deepest price slump in years.
18:17 GMT

Crude oil supplies from Saudi Arabia inched up in November from a month earlier, an industry source said, signalling no change in the kingdom's supply

December 11, 2014

Denmark has confirmed that a citizen was shot and wounded in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on November 22. (AFP/File)
19:02 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says the country has arrested three supporters of the ISIL terrorists for the shooting and injuring of a Danish citizen late November.

Saudi Arabia will stop buying domestically-grown wheat in two years' time and rely completely on imports of the grain
16:56 GMT

By investing tens of billions of dollars, the desert nation's output grew through the 1980s until it ironically became one of the world's largest wheat exporters.

The Ministry of Labor has taken penal action against as many as 707 companies and establishments, which failed to implement a mandatory Wage Protection Program.
16:28 GMT

Abdullah Abu Thunain, deputy minister for inspection and work environment development, said that the punitive measures were taken following raids carried out by inspectors

December 10, 2014

Kimmy is said to be traveling to Saudi Arabia, but fans think there's more to the story than being told! (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT

Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is traveling to Saudi Arabia!!! Shame, her famous booty will have to stay hidden under a thick abaya!