Saudi Arabia

February 9, 2014

This scene shows rescue workers removing bodies from the hotel after the fire was under control. [alalam]
05:14 GMT

At least 15 are dead and over 100 are wounded after a hotel fire broke out in Medinah.

February 6, 2014

China's military expenditure had increased by some 40 percent since 2010, raising it to an estimated $112 billion.
18:39 GMT

Overall global defence spending probably fell marginally in 2013, it said, but increased dramatically in Asia and the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia hopes it $9.5 billion investment in building the new mining industrial city will increase economic growth to the Kingdom (Courtesy of Arabian Industry)
12:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia just signed $9.5 billion worth of contracts to establish a new industrial city in KSA focusing on mining.

Several global automakers have reportedly been considering proposals to set up plants to manufacture cars in the kingdom
10:03 GMT

China is studying whether its automakers could start manufacturing cars in Saudi Arabia to help meet increasing demand.

On narrow-body planes, both the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737 MAX are being considered, he said.
03:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s stock market witnessed five new listings in 2013 with a combined value of SR1.96 billion ($523 million).

February 5, 2014

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Kingdom`s grand mufti, prays during the funeral of the Saudi woman and her daughter. [biyokulule]
05:24 GMT

Saudi's Grand Mufti warns against false jihad.

February 4, 2014

Medina is now one of four cities serviced by Etihad Airways (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

Etihad Airways made its first daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina Tuesday.

Saudi women in the workplace has been increasing, particularly over the last year (Courtesy of Arabian Gazette)
17:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia's capital has partnered with oil giant Shell to promote expanded women investment activity, focusing on businesses that can be run from the home.

The Saudi Arabian diesel generators market has witnessed a significant growth due to increase in construction and industrial activities
09:49 GMT

High economic growth rate, continuing investments towards world class infrastructure, growth in telecom market, coupled with expansion of healthcare industry and the housing market are few of the key factors driving the demand for diesel generators in Saudi Arabia.

Obama during a previous meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. [AFP/File]
05:44 GMT

As part of regularly scheduled visits, Obama is expected to visit Saudi Arabia for discussion in March.

February 2, 2014

Saudi is seeking information on connections to terrorist funding sources. [rediff]
05:25 GMT

Meant to fight terrorism by imposing high penalties to funding sources, Saudi enacts counter-terrorism law.

January 31, 2014

According to Hof, one Iranian official told him that “neither the U.S. nor Israel intervened in Syria,”
13:21 GMT

Former U.S. ambassador Frederic Hof has revealed that Iranian officials, in private meetings, told him that Iran is not in conflict with the U.S. or Israel but rather believe Saudi Arabia to be the main threat considering its perceived tampering in Syria.

January 30, 2014

Egypt's Central Bank will receive $4 billion in total from KSA by September (Courtesy of Al Arabiya)
10:50 GMT

Saudi Arabia gave Egypt's central bank $2 billion in aid, and plans to give Cairo $2 billion more by September this year.

The moment Abdo kissed Asala's hand and his fans went crazy! (Image: youTube)
09:53 GMT

Mohammad Abdo and Asala were "caught" hand-kissing each other this week. His fans did not like that one bit!

January 29, 2014

The Nitaqat system, a scheme that penalises companies based on the percentage of its expatriate employees
21:12 GMT

“Companies manipulate the system to give the impression that they have helped Saudis get employed,” Saeed Al-Asheikh, a member of council was quoted as saying in Arab News.