Saudi Arabia

March 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia's IT market is the largest in the GCC (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia is projected to be the most competitive economy by 2020 due to its integration and development of its IT sector and solutions.

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12:38 GMT

The planned TV show "Alice in Arabia" about an American girl being unknowingly kidnapped by her extended royal Saudi Arabian family has been nixed after getting major backlash.

Among other gainers in Dubai were property developer Deyaar and construction firms Arabtec Holding and Drake & Scull.
03:55 GMT

The index rose 1.3% to 9,425 points, its highest level since July 2008.

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

Bahrain remains a major issue of contention between Saudi and Iranian leadership (Courtesy of Kyiv Post)
11:24 GMT

Today's context presents more challenges to the Iran-Saudi relationship than it perhaps did 20 or so years ago.

Obama will be stopping in Saudi as part of an international tour. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected in Saudi Arabia on Friday where he will meet with King Abdullah and talk bilateral and regional issues.

Thirty-six Saudi engineers have been referred to the Ministry of Interior for investigation due to suspicion that they are holding fake engineering degrees.
03:55 GMT

“The total number of fake engineering degrees that were discovered has amounted to 1,300."

March 20, 2014

ABC Family brings the drama before the show even begins (Image: ABC Family logo)
11:09 GMT

A new US drama by ABC Family is in the works, the plot of which is upsetting to many peeps on Twitter.

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

The proposed 1.7 million jobs are supposed to serve as employment opportunities for Saudi's youth (File Archive)
09:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia's government has allegedly created a plan to create 1.7 million job opportunities for young Saudis in the country's tourism industry.


The infrastructure sector requires an estimated $1 trillion in investments over the next four-five years.
03:55 GMT

"Returns on infrastructure in India are among the highest in the world,” the sources told HT.

March 19, 2014

Xbox one will debut in UAE and Saudi Arabian markets this September (Shutterstock)
15:00 GMT

Xbox One will debut in UAE and Saudi Arabian markets in September.

March 18, 2014

The GCC has been in disarray since Saudi, Bahrain and the UAE recalled their diplomatic envoys from Qatar. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said his country's ongoing diplomatic spat with Qatar is likely to be solved unless Doha changes its policies, the Saudi-owned Al Hayat newspaper reported Tuesday.

March 17, 2014

The prince expressed his pride at the collaboration between Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation, Global and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).
15:38 GMT

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was honored “Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold” by Princess Astrid of Belgium on behalf of King Philippe of Belgium.

The majority of Saudi companies say they will hire in the next three months, but over half of them are only looking to hire Saudi applicants (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Based on recent surveys, nearly 70 percent of Saudi companies claim they will either probably or definitely hire in the upcoming three months.