October 23, 2013
Saudi designer Razan Alazzouni dressed the likes of Paris Hilton and is looking to bridge the East and West through her designs.
October 22, 2013
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief told EU diplomats that Riyadh will be scaling back and limiting cooperation with the US in protest against Washington's recent diplomacy in the region, particularly in reference to the Syrian conflict and KSA rival Iran.
US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Saudi Arabia's rejection of a seat on the UN Security Council with KSA's Foreign Minister on Monday, and said that Saudi had turned down a chance to greatly influence world affairs.
October 21, 2013
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and U.S Secretary of State John Kerry discussed on Monday issues that led Riyadh to snub a much coveted U.N. Security Council seat.
Human resource supervisors in private companies told Arab News that their companies will transfer sponsorships of expat workers who are crucial to them, while releasing other part-timers due to difficulties in changing their sponsorships.
Amnesty International criticizes Saudi for moving in reverse in terms of human rights violations within the region.
Known for his participation in the production of an anti-Islam film, Dutch politician Arnoud Van Doorn has converted to Islam and performed the Hajj with 27k Twitter followers in virtual tow.
October 20, 2013
Ministries of Interior and Labor have started sending text messages to citizens, companies and establishments warning them against employing illegal expatriates and having financial dealings with them.
Pilgrims spent around 18 billion Saudi riyals across all sectors, compared to around 26bn riyals during hajj 2012.
On Friday, Riyadh turned down the opportunity to have a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Why?
UN ambassadors from the Arab world are urging Saudi Arabia to reconsider its decision to forgo its non-permanent member seat of the UN Security Council, but their calls are being challenged by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Qatar who backing the kingdom's decision.
October 18, 2013
Although a contraction in the oil sector has affected real GDP growth, the consumer continues to be buoyed by gains made in the non-hydrocarbon sector as well as by high governmental expenditure.
Saudi Arabia said on Friday it refuses to accept its rotating U.N. Security Council seat, saying the council is incapable of ending wars and resolving conflicts.
Approximately 1.4 million Muslim pilgrims from 188 countries started leaving Saudi Arabia at the end of a largely incident-free haj.
October 17, 2013
Saudi Arabia was elected to serve as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council Thursday.