Smoke billows in the distance as Yemeni pro-government forces patrol during clashes with Houthi rebels in Yemen's western Dhubab district, on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
January 17, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition were also reported across the western part of the country.
The growth of the renewable energy sector in Saudi Arabia is an opportunity for job generation. (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's energy minister has announced an ambitious plan to invest $30B-$50B in renewable energy across various sectors.
The conflict escalated in mid-2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a major air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled Saudi-backed government. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Army launched wide-ranging campaign last month aimed at recapturing parts of Yemen’s southern Shabwah province.
Employees of the King Fahd Quran Printing Complex in Medina had complained of salary delays even prior to losing their jobs. (SPA)
January 17, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Saudi Oger workers lost their jobs at King Fahd Quran Printing Complex four months ago and have filed for intervention with the labour dispute committee over unpaid dues.
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:44 GMT
The Grand Mufti has a prestigious religious position in Saudi Arabia. He is the Mufti of all Muslin Sunnis around the world, since Saudi Arabia represents and leads all Muslims religiously.
A Yemeni man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for insulting Islam (Pixabay)
January 16, 2017 - 10:35 GMT
A Yemeni resident of the ultraconservative kingdom has been sentenced to 21 years in prison over posts on his Facebook page.
The girls embrace their surgeon during a return visit to Saudi Arabia several years ago (screenshot)
January 16, 2017 - 08:57 GMT
Old footage has resurfaced as Saudis celebrate their country's pioneering medical achievements.
The facilities sector is key to having three Saudi cities among the top 100 in the world, which is one of the aims of Vision 2030. (Shutterstock/Fedor Selivanov)
January 16, 2017 - 08:02 GMT
The FM market in Saudi Arabia is worth $20-$29 billion per annum with ten percent annual growth, according to Credo Consulting.
The resignations coincided with the introduction of new reforms by the ministry last year that tie public sector worker bonuses to a mandatory assessment and allow them to be fired.  (Twitter)
January 16, 2017 - 06:18 GMT
Nearly 1,500 employees resigned from Saudi government jobs in 2016, coinciding with the introduction of new reforms that included linking bonuses to mandatory assessment and possible dismissal.
Saudi Arabia national football team
January 15, 2017 - 15:53 GMT
Saudi national football team beat Cambodia 7-2 in a friendly match held at Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu-Dhabi yesterday as part of the Saudi team's preparatory camp in preparation for the away phase of world cup 2018 qualifying tournament.
Saudi Arabia's highest-ranking cleric has called cinemas and singing concerts as harmful and corrupting. (
January 15, 2017 - 10:01 GMT
Saudi Arabia's highest-ranking cleric has called cinemas and singing concerts as harmful and corrupting.
Tourist visits for the purpose of attending exhibitions and conferences represents more than 15% of total tourism in the kingdom. (
January 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The number of licensed activities, including exhibitions, forums, conferences, workshops and meetings held in 2016 in Saudi Arabia reached 8,758 in 2016.
Saida Ahmad Baghili, an 18-year-old Yemeni woman. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Yemen's devastating conflict of more than two years is putting increasing numbers of people in the poor Arab country at risk of malnutrition. Humanitarian agencies warn that some areas in Yemen are on the brink of famine.
The flynas order from Airbus is for up to 100 A320neos, including purchasing options, according to Reuters.   (flynas)
January 12, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
The order, which would replace and expand a fleet of leased A320s, would give flynas one of the largest Middle East low cost fleets after state-owned flydubai.
The Saudi government recently indicated that it will be implemented in the first quarter of 2018, against an earlier intention to adopt VAT by January 1, 2018. (Shutterstock)
January 12, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
If VAT is to be introduced on January 1, 2018, the corporate sector needs a VAT framework agreement at least six months prior to the implementation to prepare themselves for the new levy.
This little girl won support from Saudis across Twitter (screenshot)
January 12, 2017 - 10:27 GMT
The infant was returned to her mother after videos of the abuse were shared widely online.