Saudi Arabia

March 3, 2014

Saudi Arabia deported most of its construction sector workers under its Saudization policies (File Archive)
14:00 GMT

Saudi Arabian contractors are calling on their Egyptian counterparts to overcome their worker shortages, according to reports this week.

March 2, 2014

Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal is expected to announce a donation for the Jerusalem Fund during his visit to Ramallah Tuesday (File Archive)
11:46 GMT

Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal will meet with Palestinian leadership in the public and private sectors this Tuesday.

February 27, 2014

The band during their performance at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah. (Image: Arab News)
05:00 GMT

A “Japanese Traditional Music Concert” was held at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah which saw the talented Wacocoro Brothers perform.

Al-Waleed has been featured in Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index with a personal fortune of $30.5 billion as of Feb. 25, 2014.
00:16 GMT

In 2013, Alwaleed announced that he was severing ties with the Forbes Billionaires list.

February 25, 2014

Recent reports suggest that KSA is planning to purchase Pakistani-made shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles and anti-tank systems for armed Syrian rebels that are currently located in Jordan (Fadi Al Halabi/AMC/AFP)
19:11 GMT

Russia warned Saudi Arabia Tuesday that the Kingdom's decision to arm Syrian rebels with missile launchers will "endanger security across the Middle East and beyond."

Maldives is becoming an attractive investment spot for many Middle East based companies due to its friendly business policies (Courtesy of Trip Advisor)
17:47 GMT

A Saudi Arabia based firm is investing $100 million in Maldives' tourist industry, according to reports Tuesday.

Syrian rebels have requested anti-aircraft missile to take down Assad's planes. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia reportedly met with Pakistani officials to discuss purchasing arms for the Syrian rebels. Pakistan says these reports are "baseless."

February 24, 2014

ArabPlast 2015 will showcase latest technologies and track market trends of the Middle East petrochemicals industry
07:55 GMT

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has become the country partner of ArabPlast 2015, the largest plastics and petrochemicals show in the region.

February 23, 2014

Saudi Arabia has recorded 147 MERS cases, of which 61 have now proven fatal, since the virus first emerged in 2012. [Press TV]
19:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s health authorities say the death of an elderly woman from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has brought the death toll from the illness in the country to 61.

The Syrian opposition has long requested anti-aircraft weaponry in order to defeat Assad's powerful air force. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

A new report states that Saudi Arabia is seeking arms from Pakistan to arm the rebels in Syria.

Could this Facebooked pic be an indication that she's soon to sit on a four person panel for the upcoming MBC talent show? (Image: Facebook)
08:33 GMT

MBC Saudi Arabia is prepping for a new talent show of guys and gals impersonating celebs, and Haifa Wehbe just might join the judging committee fun.

February 20, 2014

Demonstrators gather in Qatif in the Shiite-populated east of Saudi Arabia on July 8, 2012. [AFP]
22:16 GMT

Two Saudis wanted for their involvement in unrest in the eastern town of Awamiya and two policemen were killed on Thursday in a clash in the predominantly Shiite area, the Ministry of Interior announced.

The Kingdom, the world’s largest crude exporter, shipped 7.54 million barrels a day on average last year, up from 7.41 million barrels a day in 2012.
19:33 GMT

Saudi Arabia exported more crude oil in 2013 than in any year since at least 2002, according to official statistics posted on the website of the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI).

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on February 20, 2014 shows Syrian children attending a rally in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (portrait on the flag) in the northern coastal city of Tartous. [AFP]
17:23 GMT

Saudi Arabia will hold next week a “Day of Solidarity” for the thousands of Syrian children affected by the war in their country, the kingdom’s state-run agency said on Thursday.

To cope with the increasing number of visitors, the Saudi government has outlined a plan to invest more than $30 billion in its airports by 2020.
17:16 GMT

Tourism is being ranked a top priority for Saudi tourism officials.