Saudi Arabia

May 27, 2014

Ahlam and Abdo performing at the Qatari wedding ceremony. (Image: Facebook)
11:08 GMT

Mohammad Abdo and Ahlam entertained guests with their greatest hits at a Royal wedding ceremony in Qatar this week.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been labeled a terrorist organization by both the Saudi and the Egyptian governments. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

Nine university professors have been arrested in Saudi Arabi for alleged links with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

May 26, 2014

The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé launch in Saudi Arabia follows a 42 percent jump in Jaguar sales recorded for MYNM in the last fiscal year
23:12 GMT

Immediately recognizable, the vehicle was built on the design of the stunning C-X16 concept sports Coupé and the F-TYPE Convertible – winner of the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award.

May 25, 2014

Mohammad Abdo with producer Hasaan Al Abdeeli (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT

He's been keeping the music coming for pretty much forever now, so we know his latest track “Thikrayatak” (Your Memories) is totes legit.

The Ministry of Civil Service in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education announced that 6,494 education jobs are available for Saudi youth.
03:55 GMT

Last week, the King approved a five-year plan worth more than SR80 billion ($21.33 billion) to develop the education sector.


Saudi Energy 2014 will serve as an ideal platform for energy professionals, government officials, investors and both local and regional buyers.
03:55 GMT

Saudi Energy 2014 is set to surpass the success of the 2013 edition that gathered 7,564 visitors.

May 22, 2014

The nomination of Alawi (the Owner of Red Sea Mall) was realized during the board meeting of the ICSC in Las Vegas.
13:23 GMT

Alawi is the owner of Red Sea Mall, considered to be the destination for entertainment and shopping in Jeddah.

May 20, 2014

Saudi Arabia is currently implementing Metro projects in Jeddah and Riyadh.
21:17 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has decided to implement integrated public transport systems, including Metros and buses, in Dammam and Qatif cities, a report said.

The plan, approved by King Abdullah, includes building of 1,500 nursery schools, training of about 25,000 teachers, and establishing educational centres and other related projects.
15:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia will spend an additional SR80 billion ($21.3 billion) to overhaul the kingdom’s education system under a five-year plan, a report said.

Egyptians performing Umrah is the principal activity for tourist companies in Egypt over the past three years given low incoming tourist traffic.
08:36 GMT

Cancellations of pilgrimages from Egypt to Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus, also known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), have exceeded 25%.

May 19, 2014

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

May 18, 2014

In addition to trade in oil and gas, the Netherlands exports a wide range of products and technology in the agriculture, machinery, chemical and petrochemical sectors in Saudi Arabia
03:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia is considering trade sanctions against the Netherlands because of stickers printed by far-right politician Geert Wilders which display anti-Islam slogans in the colours of the Saudi flag.

The project will have production capacity of 16 million tonnes a year.
03:55 GMT

Ma’aden has already secured a $4.2 billion loan package from commercial banks and export credit agencies to fund the construction at Waad al-Shamal, which loosely translates as Northern Promise.

“It is the largest concrete raft in the world. In places, the thickness is five metres,” said Hammoud.
03:55 GMT

The over one kilometre tall Kingdom Tower will replace Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, 828 metres tall, as the highest in the world.

May 17, 2014

Around 520 MERS cases have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since 2012 (File/AFP)
14:56 GMT

The Saudi Health Ministry reported three further deaths from the MERS virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 163 as concern amounts over preparations for Hajj in the coming months.