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Muhammad Mardhi Isa Al-Zahrani will enter a special rehabilitation program once settling back in Saudi. (AFP/John Moore)
09:48 GMT

A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Saudi Arabia was released and sent back to the kingdom Saturday after being held for 12 years in the facility.

The Danish expat was taken to hospital after being shot in the shoulder. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT

A Danish expat was shot and injured by an unknown assailant in the Saudi city of Riyadh, according to security sources.

November 21, 2014

MERS is linked to camels, but many new cases occur between humans in hospitals. (File photo)
07:14 GMT

The Saudi Ministry of Health raised the total number of MERS cases in the kingdom since September 2012 to 808.

November 20, 2014

Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah continues to back Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT

Saudi officials on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to blacklist both Shia groups Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.

November 17, 2014

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
09:34 GMT

Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

November 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar. [AFP]
22:08 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar

The four-day event was held in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT

Saudi Arabia's 26th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Trade Exhibition successfully concluded following the four-day run in Riyadh.

November 14, 2014

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.

November 13, 2014

One of the underwear (cropped) shots in which Omran appears to be naked in. (Image: Facebook)
11:16 GMT

Saudi-Turkish model Tomy Omran took off his clothes once again for a brand new photo shoot!

November 12, 2014

Al Jasmi and Sager will sing their duet during the opening ceremony of the Gulf Cup of Nations. (Image: Facebook)
14:14 GMT

As football fans prepare for the launch of the Gulf Cup of Nations, UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi and Saudi singer Rabeh Sager prepare to sing their latest duet live during the event!

 Masum is in Saudi Arabia for the highest-level talksbetween the two neighbours in years, as relations thaw in the face of the jihadist threat. [AFP]
14:10 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz met with Iraqi President Fuad Masoum at the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday evening, to discuss regional developments and steps to improve the relationship between the two countries.

CEO of New Medical Center Group of Companies, B.R. Shetty, will invest millions in Saudi's new Jazan industrial city. (Shutterstock)
06:53 GMT

A top Indian billionaire will invest up to $266.5 million in Saudi Arabia's healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

November 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz. [AFP]
14:15 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz left the Kingdom for Australia on Monday to represent Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit.

His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhamad Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, with the actor Adel Imam at #SIBF14. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT

Egyptian actor Adel Imam praised Saudi Arabia and UAE’s support to Egypt during the turbulent political situation it recently went through.

November 10, 2014

Penalties varied according to the different infringements, with some included the halt of e-services, fines and limiting the issuance of labor permits.
17:20 GMT

The Ministry of Labor fined more than 74,500 establishments with penalties over SR12.80 million (3.4 million USD) during 2014 so far.