Saudi Arabia

March 10, 2014

The Saudi religious police are a powerful force in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
15:25 GMT

The Saudi religious police leveled an ancient graveyard in al Baha, a decision that angered many residents.

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has already recruited 107 Saudi engineers who graduated from Saudi universities and obtained scholarships abroad
12:55 GMT

Ibrahim NaffeeThe new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) will create job opportunities for over 3,500 Saudi men and women in shops, restaurants and hotels at the airport, according to tourism experts.

March 9, 2014

Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quit their posts in Doha this week (Courtesy of Photographers Direct)
12:55 GMT

Prominent Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quite their posts in Doha as tensions escalate between Qatar and its GCC counterparts.

Egypt first labelled the group as a terrorist organization in December 2013. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced that it supports Saudi Arabia's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Alaa Wardi, a now-famous YouTube hit in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Facebook)
07:11 GMT

Google-owned video-sharing giant YouTube organized its first visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, aiming to support the site's content generators and strengthen its strong user base in the kingdom.

Maliki accused the Gulf powers of incing terrorism in Iraq during an exclusive interview with France 24 Saturday (File Archive/AFP)
07:05 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of destabilizing Iraq vis-a-vis supporting militant groups during an interview broadcast Saturday.

March 8, 2014

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran soured after Iran's revolution in 1979. This will be Rouhani's first trip to the Kingdom. (AFP/File)
06:34 GMT

Rouhani has accepted an official invitation to visit Saudi Arabia.

March 6, 2014

Gulf investors are in talks with UK-based Hypermach to launch the next generation of supersonic jets (Courtesy of BBC)
13:00 GMT

Gulf investors are in talks with a British firm to develop the next era of supersonic jets that would move passengers from New York to London within...2 hours!

March 5, 2014

Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood has apparently caused a major rift in the GCC. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Qatar expressed "regret" and "surprise" at the news that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrawing their Gulf Cooperation Council envoys from Doha on Wednesday. According to inside sources, Qatar's stance on Syria and Egypt has caused a "rift" in the GCC.

A Qatari national was jailed in the UAE for seven years over links to an Islamist group in what Doha has described as an unfair ruling (File Archive)
09:49 GMT

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their diplomatic envoys to Qatar Wednesday.

Al Farabi performing at one of their gigs. (Image: Arab News)
09:47 GMT

Saudi "Al Farabi' are the new "It" band. Get ready, their music and lyrics are like nothing you've ever heard before.

French and Lebanese officials will meet Wednesday to finalize the three billion Saudi-sponsored arms deal (Thomas Samson/AFP)
05:00 GMT

France is planning to finalize its multi-billion arms deal with Lebanon and Saudi Arabia Wednesday

March 4, 2014

But in the business world, women are gradually coming to enjoy greater opportunities, partly because of heavy government spending on women’s education including state-funded scholarships to foreign universities.
21:13 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) has appointed Sarah Al-Suhaimi as chief executive of its investment banking arm.

Reports of immigrant abuse are widespread in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT

A new report from Human Rights Watch says that Saudi Arabia has deported thousands to war-torn Somalia. Many immigrants say Saudi Arabia is inhospitable to foreign workers.

A file photo from November, 2013 shows scores of illegal workers in Saudi queuing up after the government crackdown on expats. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

An illegal expat worker died and nine others were wounded when police intervened to quell “chaos” at Al-Shumaisi Deportation Center on the outskirts of Jeddah, police said on Monday.