Saudi Arabia

April 10, 2014

Border checkpoints in Yemen are frequently targeted by Al Qaeda militants in the country (File Archive/AFP)
13:55 GMT

At least two Saudi soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen on the Yemeni border.

Alaa said that it takes him a month to film and have one YouTube vid ready for release. (Image: Facebook)
08:13 GMT

Inspirational singing talent Alaa Wardi talks about his passion for music and how he makes his hit YouTube videos!

“People will go for the alternative once they know about it. After developing these three vaccines, we will continue to produce others,” he added.
03:55 GMT

The vaccines that are the focus of local and international scientists and Shariah experts, are meant to treat meningitis, hepatitis and meningococcal.

April 9, 2014

The GCC was the largest export destination with total export to the region reaching AED15.8 billion, with Saudi Arabia taking 57 percent of the total GCC export
10:55 GMT

Exports from Dubai to Saudi Arabia crossed AED9 billion in March 2014, according to Dubai Chamber figures.

April 7, 2014

The cost of a fingerprinting system and camera exceeds SR20,000 (5000 USD).
19:42 GMT

The Education Ministry has issued strict directives to education departments to draft a plan to counter absenteeism among students, especially around holiday and examination periods.

April 6, 2014

  The head of the Bakeries Committee in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Fayez Hamadah, said all bakeries in the region will be automated within two years.
15:55 GMT

While encouraging young Saudis to accept jobs at bakeries, Hamadah said they should not feel ashamed of working as bakers and added that anyone who wants to open a bakery will find complete support from his committee.

Riyadh and Jeddah are among the biggest 10 cities in terms of having the largest number of new hotel projects in the Middle East
11:55 GMT

The volume of hospitality market in the Kingdom is expected to grow by 4 percent to $93billion (SR348 billion) in the next five years.

April 3, 2014

The soaring (65m) Minaret of Jam sits in a deep river valley amidst towering mountains in Ghur province, Afghanistan. Built in the 12th century, its elaborate brickwork and blue-tiled top inscription represent the architectural and artistic tradition of this region.  High elevation won’t protect it from river flooding!
12:38 GMT

Arab World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

He said Saudi Arabia required at least 10 more universities within the next five years to meet the requirements of its growing population.
03:47 GMT

This brings the total number of public universities in the Kingdom to 28.

April 1, 2014

Inspection teams immediately contacted the visitors and tourists and informed them that the excess money charged would be refunded
09:55 GMT

In an unprecedented move, more than 30 hotel and furnished apartment owners along Jeddah’s Corniche were ordered to pay back customers a combined SR300,000 in excess charges during the 10-day spring break.

March 29, 2014

King Abdullah and President Obama discussed Egypt, Syria, Iran, and the Mideast peace process. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah met on Friday to discuss various Mideast policies.

March 28, 2014

King Abdullah and Barack Obama once close allies (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT

In an attempt to improve ties with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. president has arrived in Riyadh for brief talks.

Prince Muqrin is currently the second deputy prime minister of the Kingdom (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is likely to become king in the future after being appointed as deputy crown prince, according to a Royal Court Statement.

March 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia aims to boost textile trade internationally. (Shutterstock)
12:55 GMT

Textile manufacturers from around the globe are gathering for the anticipated Textile Arabia exhibition in the Kingdom.

March 25, 2014

Almost one million foreign workers left KSA between March and November 2013 ahead of Saudi's major labor deportations at the end of last year (File Archive)
13:45 GMT

Saudi Arabia's legislation over the past few months has forced more than 50 per cent of KSA contracting firms to close their doors.