Founded in 1999, Travelstart now has 200 employees across 6 global offices including Dubai, Cairo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Lagos and Istanbul. (Arabnet)
November 26, 2015 - 13:30 GMT
Following launches in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Morocco, customers in KSA can now enjoy an end-to-end service in Arabic on the travel booking portal.
A picture taken on November 17, 2015 shows a girl standing in a window in the old city of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
November 26, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Airstrikes were carried out in the northern Saada province, targeting the city of Baqam.
The feminization campaign began in 2012, but recent amendments to the labor law make certain conditions for female employment mandatory. (Twitter)
November 26, 2015 - 12:23 GMT
The deadline for 'feminizing' women's retail stores in Saudi Arabia has been extended to allow companies more time to adapt working practices and conditions to women's needs.
The Saudi Interior Ministry in Riyadh. (AFP/Bilal Qabalan)
November 26, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia added a dozen Hezbollah leaders to their "terrorism list" and will freeze their assets.
The expansion will include the building a new unit for electricity generation using steam inside the West Cairo Power Station. (Shutterstock)
November 26, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
The Saudi Fund for Development loans supplement grants by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to help meet Egypt's growing energy needs.
The Binladin Group has been suspended from taking on new contracts following a crane accident at Mecca's Grand Mosque in September. (AFP/File)
November 25, 2015 - 13:10 GMT
One of Saudi Arabia's biggest construction firms has announced the immediate layoff of 15,000 staff in order to trim budgets affected by low oil prices.
Governments are urged to pass cyber-specific laws and establish procedures for breach reporting. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
A new report has seen a doubling in cybercrime in the first half of 2015, with the energy and telecom industries being the most targeted.
The circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba has been undergoing renovation for almost three years. (Skyscraper City)
November 25, 2015 - 10:55 GMT
Some 35,000 workers are putting the final touches on the circumambulation area and northern plazas of Mecca's pilgrimage site.
Somalia's mahogany trees provide charcoal for the Middle East's shisha smokers.
November 25, 2015 - 08:01 GMT
Ahead of the climate change conference in Paris, Somalia claims that its forests have been destroyed to cater to the Middle East's hubbly bubbly obsession.
Glowork seeks to empower Saudi women in business in Saudi Arabia. (LinkedIn)
November 24, 2015 - 21:52 GMT
Glowork, a Saudi agency that matches job-seeking Saudi women to jobs online, took home the social entrepreneurship award at the second iteration of the 2015 Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth.
A man in Riyadh wears protective gear as he herds his camels. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
November 24, 2015 - 15:30 GMT
The most recent death marks 548 deaths from MERS in Saudi since 2012.
An estimated 15 percent of smartphone users in Saudi Arabia are using apps for free calls. (Gadgets.Ndtv)
November 24, 2015 - 10:18 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission quashes rumors that free net-based apps such as Tango and Whatsapp would be blocked.
Houthi fighters continue to control large parts of Yemen despite Saudi military action. (AFP/File)
November 24, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
At least 15 people were killed by Saudi airstrikes around Yemen after the kingdom launched a series of attacks against Houthi militants.
Everyone's talking about Syria and Iraq, but much less discussed is the war in Yemen and the number of countries actually involved. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2015 - 22:55 GMT
Everyone's talking about Syria and Iraq, but much less discussed is the war in Yemen and the number of countries actually involved.
Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, confirmed that Jordan will be compiling a list of new extremist groups in Syria for the international community. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2015 - 17:30 GMT
Jordan is removing Saudi and Turkish funded militant groups from their official list of terrorist organizations.
Iran men’s national handball team (source:
November 23, 2015 - 16:37 GMT
Iran defeated Saudi Arabia in the 2015 Asian Qualification Tournament on Sunday and made its way to the semifinals.