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The investment will boost Saudi's economy and generate 15,000 jobs (File/AFP)
16:50 GMT

The Kingdom has begun the first phase of the $7.2 billion project, which will create 15,000 jobs.

The JEC seeks to achieve new world records using latest technologies for foundation works of high rise buildings.
03:55 GMT

The foundation and piling works, one of the most important and difficult stages of the project, took 12 months to complete, the JEC said.The JEC seeks to achieve new world records using latest technologies for foundation works of high rise buildings.

April 23, 2014

Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Qatar's foreign minister said in a statement on Wednesday that his country's disagreement with fellow GCC nations was "over".

Jarba has requested that Saudi Arabia provide more support to the rebel Free Syrian Army in their fight against the Assad regime, as well as ISIL (File Archive/AFP)
13:37 GMT

Syria's main opposition coalition has requested more aid and support from Saudi Arabia for the rebel Free Syrian Army.

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is currently worth $1.3 billion in 2014 (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT

As Hotel Saudi 2014 exhibited on Tuesday in Jeddah, good news followed. The Kingdom expects the hospitality industry to grow by 2.5 percent between now and 2017.

April 22, 2014

The Kingdom generates over 15 million tons of solid waste each year, requiring a greater investment in recycling and waste management (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

Saudi Arabia will host a two-day waste management summit starting on Wednesday to push for a "green era" in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia: No surprises here! The oil-rich Kingdom took the lead 39 names on the list with Al-Waleed Bin Talal holding on to the throne (and that libel case he brought against Forbes for “underestimating” his wealth).
10:51 GMT

There may always be money in the banana stand but where's the money in the Middle East really coming from? Al Bawaba has dissected the Forbes rich list to help show you where the Middle East's richest men are from.

April 21, 2014

Saudi Arabia plans to invest $109 billion to produce 41 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy by 2032, which is almost 30 percent of its total energy requirement by that time
20:53 GMT

These initiatives aims to boost the Kingdom’s potential for becoming the largest producer of solar energy in the world

A Saudi man inspects a damaged compound in Riyadh on May 14, 2003, following a suicide bomb attack. (Image courtesy of al-shorfa.com)
08:50 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Special Court has sentenced five terrorists to death for their involvement in three deadly blasts in Riyadh in 2003.

A possible scenario could be that Faisal submits his resignation in the coming days, the sources also said. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

Opposition sources in Saudi Arabia say that the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud Al-Faisal will be removed from his post, following the removal of the Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

April 20, 2014

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Singapore's education system is ranked second best in Asia (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Singapore's National Institute of Education is set to train 3,000 Saudi school principals over the next few years.

Saudi Arabia surpassed the United Kingdom, Japan and France in military spending in 2013 (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia ranks in the top four countries for military spending globally, according to a new report released out of Stockholm this week.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.

April 19, 2014

The World Health Organization has urged travelers to remain vigilant although no travel restrictions have been announced in the Kingdom (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

A foreigner has died of the deadly MERS virus in Riyadh, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.