Saudi Arabia

April 29, 2014

The festival has been attended by the Greek Ambassador, among others (Image: FSR Magazine)
14:54 GMT

Saudi Arabia is hosting a Greek inspired food fest in the Riyadh Marriott Hotel, with different authentic Greek dishes being served every night.

He said affected students’ files, which contain birth certificates, copies of IDs and details of vaccinations, would remain in the private school until the fees are paid.
01:34 GMT

The Ministry of Education has introduced a new mechanism to enable the private school students who are unable to pay their tuition fees to join the government schools of their choice

April 27, 2014

Saudi Arabia captures approximately one-fifth (or $5 billion) of the global diamond trade (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT

The Saudi market has captured seven percent of the global trade and business in diamonds.

April 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced on Friday that over 300 MERS cases have now been detected in the country (File/AFP)
18:08 GMT

An Egyptian man has been diagnosed with MERS virus upon his return from Saudi Arabia, the country's state TV reported on Saturday.

The UN estimates that an estimated 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced due to violence this year (File/AFP)
10:59 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki has accused Saudi Arabia of meddling in Baghdad's affairs and further antagonizing the Syrian conflict by arming rebels.

April 24, 2014

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Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)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