Saudi Arabia

June 19, 2014

The Kingdom, with a population of some 29 million people, reported annual car sales hovering at 700,000 units last year.
13:00 GMT

POSCO, one of the largest steelmakers in the world, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore new business opportunities with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund, the company said Wednesday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said he held Saudi Arabia "responsible" for ISIS attacks (File/AFP)
12:45 GMT

Saudi officials denied any involvement in ISIS activities across Iraq and that the kingdom didn't provide any "moral or financial support" to the terrorist network.

Abdul Rahman Al-Hazza, president of the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation, center, announced several new programs at an event in Riyadh on Sunday. (AN photo by Sami Al-Yusuf)
07:00 GMT

Viewers won't be lacking for entertainment options this Ramadan season as the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has announced that it would broadcast 220 programs on its nine television channels and five radio stations during the holy month.

June 16, 2014

"The young men and women will receive fringe benefits including good salaries, financial incentives and vocational training," he said.
22:30 GMT

Only 1,760 young Saudi men and women applied for 11,751 vacancies made available by 70 private companies and establishments in the Saudi capital.

June 15, 2014

The OPEC meetings since 2012 have produced no policy change.
19:45 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suggested OPEC meet just once a year, rather than twice, a sharp reduction from the days when the group met for up to seven times a year in the early 2000s.

On average, SABIC files a new application every 18 hours, each based on the work of approximately four researchers, the statement added. The petrochemicals giant said that it filed 373 patent applications in 2013 and applied for 159 applications in the first quarter of this year.
03:55 GMT

On average, SABIC files a new application every 18 hours, each based on the work of approximately four researchers, the statement added.

June 12, 2014

He also explained that the ministry's "Ajeer" system is linked to recruitment companies and will allow the ministry to monitor the recruitment deals between the companies and their clients.
15:42 GMT

The Ministry of Labor is planning to unify the wages of domestic workers hired on a temporary basis,

IALI has always worked in close partnership with the International Labor Office and other host country organizations, and is increasingly working at regional levels.
10:01 GMT

The International Association of Labor Inspection (IALI) is the global professional association for labor inspection.

June 11, 2014

Local authorities in Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam announced over 1.6 billion dollars’ worth of investment projects, according to a conference press release.
04:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation announced plans for what would be the world’s largest desalination plant using a technique called reverse osmosis.

June 10, 2014

Saudi Arabia is notorious for showing what rights advocates describe as zero-tolerance toward dissent.
10:34 GMT

A Jeddah court sentenced two Shia activists to death for attacking security forces during a 2012 anti-regime protest on Monday.

June 8, 2014

The report gave no indication of whether any change in investment strategy was envisioned.
12:15 GMT

The central bank has managed investment of the kingdom's foreign currency reserves until now, much of it in US Treasury bonds.

“This is the Kingdom’s duty based on our religion, ethics and the joint destiny of the two countries,” said the king, who is vacationing in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
08:43 GMT

On Tuesday, King Abdullah called for a “Friends of Egypt” conference, which would raise funds for the country to weather its current economic crisis.

Shatha exclusively launched her single on Rotana's YouTube channel, which received plenty of positive comments from her listeners and loyal fans. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

Shatha Hassoun is grateful for Rashed al Majed's connection with her latest single "Henianah."

June 5, 2014

The Ministry of Haj has warned local Haj companies against running exaggerated advertising campaigns and to refrain from using language that seemingly promotes special or VIP services.
14:00 GMT

The ministry has also banned companies from publishing photos of scholars on their print advertising campaigns to lure potential Hajis (pilgrims) to sign up with them, Makkah daily reported.

The embassy called on service seekers to book an appointment in advance to submit the required documents to the centers through website http://www.vfstasheel.com
12:18 GMT

Saudi Embassy in Egypt announced that it has decided to start issuing visas to visit the Kingdom through three regulatory stages, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.