Last year, thousands of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia were stuck without a job or pay. The issue was particularly felt in construction companies such as Saudi Oger and Saudi Binladin. (AFP/ File)
April 24, 2017 - 09:41 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a plan to open bank accounts for domestic workers to guarantee they get their wages.
Saudi Arabi's King Salman. (AFP/file)
April 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Egypt's President is visiting Saudi Arabia in an attempt to repair a relationship that was recently shaken by a failed plan for Egypt to gift two Red Sea islands to Saudi.
The gold mine is owned by the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and will be joining other operating gold mines owned by the company. (Shutterstock)
April 23, 2017 - 14:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia is launching its biggest gold mine ever.
King Salman has sacked key officials, including the head of the army embroiled in Yemen's conflict. He's also scrapped cuts made last year to state employees' pay, prompted by oil revenue falls. (AFP/ File)
April 23, 2017 - 13:01 GMT
King Salman initiated wide-ranging shake-ups via royal decrees late Saturday.
In a handout picture released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabian air force pilot Prince Khaled bin Salman sits in the cockpit of a fighter jet at an undisclosed location on September 23, 2014. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 12:20 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington. President Trump who employs both his daughter and son-in-law at the White House, is likely to approve the nomination.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, has been hard hit by a recent slump in world energy prices. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
King Salman bin Abdulaziz appointed his two sons as minister of state for energy affairs and Ambassador to the US.
OPEC and non-OPEC countries signed a deal last November aimed at cutting production by 1.8 million barrels a day. (AFP/ Joe Klamar)
April 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Oil prices have stabilized after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled that a deal to extend oil production curbs was in the pipeline.
Mall of Arabia in Jeddah. (Twitter)
April 20, 2017 - 15:01 GMT
Saudi Arabia's labor minister issued an order on Thursday to restrict employment in shopping malls to Saudi nationals.
It's all happening on May 6. (Facebook)
April 20, 2017 - 14:17 GMT
It's all happening on May 6.
A Yemeni militiaman prepares to fire a rocket propelled grenade during clashes with Houthi rebels in Taiz, April 16 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
April 20, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
Human Rights Watch has said that rebels in Yemen are using landmines, despite them being banned under international law.
A Yemeni militiaman loyal to the Saudi-backed President, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, during clashes with Houthi rebels in Taiz, April 16 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
April 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Yemenis have suffered more and more since the war in the country intensified two years ago.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
April 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
The Kingdom has announced the launch of more than 30 solar and wind projects as part of a plan to reduce its dependence on oil. (Pixabay)
April 19, 2017 - 09:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia has announced it will launch over 30 solar and wind projects as part of a plan to cut its dependence on oil.
Saudi Oger has attracted significant media attention lately as tens of thousands of foreign workers were left destitute and stranded, unpaid for months before being laid off. (AFP)
April 18, 2017 - 18:25 GMT
Saudi Oger has sold a 2.8 percent stake in Saudi Investment Bank to an unidentified buyer.
Saudi Arabia hopes to see at least 1 million foreign workers leave the country during this year's three-month grace period. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2017 - 17:31 GMT
A Saudi campaign targeting residency and labor violators has facilitated the departure of more that 5.5 million illegal expats since 2013.
Women in Saudi Arabia are prevented from occupying some positions. (File photo)
April 18, 2017 - 12:55 GMT
Women represent over 80 percent of job seekers in Saudi Arabia, according to a report, but they still can't find jobs.