Saudi Arabia

February 20, 2014

The US consulate hosted New York City’s “Clinton Curtis Band” as well as several Saudi bands and together they rocked the evening. (Image: Arab News)
05:00 GMT

Last week, the US Consulate hosted New York City’s “Clinton Curtis Band” for a special performance in Jeddah.

February 19, 2014

"This is an equitable outcome for all parties," said BAE Systems chief executive Ian King.
17:00 GMT

Britain has reached an agreement over the rising cost of providing Saudi Arabia with Typhoon Eurofighter jets, British defence company BAE Systems said on Wednesday.

Noura Al-Ansari debuts into drama in "Coping With Life" (Image courtesy of Yahoo Maktoob News)
13:12 GMT

In her debut film, Saudi actress Noura Al-Ansari sweeps into the movie scene as a mental patient with an abusive father. Dig into all the drama with "Coping with Life".

The ministry documented over 8,600 different violations in all companies visited by its inspectors
08:36 GMT

The Saudi Ministry of Labor recently tackled 2,034 cases of expatriates not working for their sponsors, according to a deputy labor minister.

Prince Salman arrived in Japan Tuesday following his three-day state visit to Pakistan (Toru Yamanaka/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi is expected to meet with Japan's leadership Wednesday.

February 18, 2014

The master-planned communities will feature landscaped central parks, mosques, educational institutions, healthcare centres, children’s play areas and community centres and will be designed by international architects.
20:27 GMT

The new entity, called Emaar Jameel, will focus on developing integrated real estate projects in the Kingdom.

Berri said he asked the Kuwaiti emir to mediate the talks between Iran and Saudi. (Image courtesy of
07:24 GMT

Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berry has called on the Gulf countries to play a mediating role and bring about the end to the frosty relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi National Guard Minister Mutaib bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz (R) talks to Britain's Prince Charles (L), on February 17, 2014 following the latter's arrival at Riyadh airport. The Prince will also travel to Doha on his trip. (AFP)
07:04 GMT

The heir to the British throne Prince Charles arrived in Saudi Arabia late Monday as part of a four-day Middle Eastern tour.

February 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia is planning to open 26 new hospitals throughout the Kingdom, but the government has claimed that land shortages have stalled healthcare development nationwide (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia is claiming that land shortages are the reason it has been unable to implement over 220 new health projects throughout the Kingdom.

February 12, 2014

Only 25 percent of KSA projects are implemented on time (Courtesy of Emirates 247)
14:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia is losing $27 billion every year due to "deliberate stalling of construction projects by corrupt government officials."

An Iraqi stands on a pickup that was seized from anti-government fighters affiliated to the Al-Qaeda Islamist organization during a military operation led by Iraqi soldiers and policemen. [AFP]
05:49 GMT

Twenty-nine men who have been captured over the last few years have been extradited to the country of Saudi for trial.

February 11, 2014

Intense cold conditions in Tabuk and Northern Border areas and rains in Baha, Taif and Madinah, which are the main vegetable-producing areas, have triggered the price hike.
15:21 GMT

The price of okra has surged 150 percent in the retail market in the past couple of days with prices of other vegetables also going up considerably.

February 10, 2014

Oman plans to invest $1.3 billion in fisheries development up to 2020 (Courtesy of the BBC)
11:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Oman are "on top of the wave" of the Gulf's aquaculture industry.

In Riyadh, women walk out of a shopping mall to wait for their driver to pick them up. [kiaorgaza]
05:01 GMT

After rounds of debate on driving in the KSA, women are taking another stand for their freedom to move.

February 9, 2014

Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement with Boeing that will allow the two aviation companies to collaborate on defense and commercial air initiatives in the future (File Archive)
13:00 GMT

Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement late last week with Boeing that will encourage partnerships between the two companies within the fields of defense and commercial aviation.