Saudi Arabia

March 5, 2014

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.

March 3, 2014

Saudi Arabia deported most of its construction sector workers under its Saudization policies (File Archive)
14:00 GMT

Saudi Arabian contractors are calling on their Egyptian counterparts to overcome their worker shortages, according to reports this week.

March 2, 2014

Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal is expected to announce a donation for the Jerusalem Fund during his visit to Ramallah Tuesday (File Archive)
11:46 GMT

Saudi Arabian billionaire prince Al Waleed Ibn Talal will meet with Palestinian leadership in the public and private sectors this Tuesday.

February 27, 2014

The band during their performance at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah. (Image: Arab News)
05:00 GMT

A “Japanese Traditional Music Concert” was held at the Japanese Consul General’s residence last weekend in Jeddah which saw the talented Wacocoro Brothers perform.

Al-Waleed has been featured in Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index with a personal fortune of $30.5 billion as of Feb. 25, 2014.
00:16 GMT

In 2013, Alwaleed announced that he was severing ties with the Forbes Billionaires list.

February 25, 2014

Recent reports suggest that KSA is planning to purchase Pakistani-made shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles and anti-tank systems for armed Syrian rebels that are currently located in Jordan (Fadi Al Halabi/AMC/AFP)
19:11 GMT

Russia warned Saudi Arabia Tuesday that the Kingdom's decision to arm Syrian rebels with missile launchers will "endanger security across the Middle East and beyond."

Maldives is becoming an attractive investment spot for many Middle East based companies due to its friendly business policies (Courtesy of Trip Advisor)
17:47 GMT

A Saudi Arabia based firm is investing $100 million in Maldives' tourist industry, according to reports Tuesday.

Syrian rebels have requested anti-aircraft missile to take down Assad's planes. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia reportedly met with Pakistani officials to discuss purchasing arms for the Syrian rebels. Pakistan says these reports are "baseless."

February 24, 2014

ArabPlast 2015 will showcase latest technologies and track market trends of the Middle East petrochemicals industry
07:55 GMT

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has become the country partner of ArabPlast 2015, the largest plastics and petrochemicals show in the region.

February 23, 2014

Saudi Arabia has recorded 147 MERS cases, of which 61 have now proven fatal, since the virus first emerged in 2012. [Press TV]
19:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s health authorities say the death of an elderly woman from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has brought the death toll from the illness in the country to 61.

The Syrian opposition has long requested anti-aircraft weaponry in order to defeat Assad's powerful air force. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

A new report states that Saudi Arabia is seeking arms from Pakistan to arm the rebels in Syria.