Saudi Arabia

June 26, 2014

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, expressed willingness to collaborate with  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in research projects focusing on agriculture and food production.
04:55 GMT

On cooperation between Gates Foundation and Saudi Arabia, he said “Saudi Arabia is the most generous country in terms of overall philanthropy.

June 25, 2014

Kerry met with Iraq's leadership earlier this week ahead of his meeting with Riyadh royalty Friday (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
20:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh Friday to meet with Saudi Arabia's leadership about the developing crisis in Iraq.

“Investors get scared, but more than that, people who provide them leverage get scared,” Mohindra said.
11:56 GMT

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), the Middle East's largest bourse that is planning to go public, reported a 37 percent drop in 2013 net profit, its first ever financial disclosure showed on Tuesday

June 24, 2014

Flowers and Gardens Festival
05:00 GMT

“Kids make up the highest percentage of festival-goers,” said the official for Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).

After four days of trading in the green, the Saudi stock market saw a significant setback on Monday, dropping more than one percent or 103.85 points.
04:55 GMT

Tourism, Construction and Real Estate Development sectors showed the worst performance.

June 23, 2014

Badawood said many jobs could be done from home with the support of computers and the Internet.
22:26 GMT

The Civil Service Ministry is planning to introduce a distance work system for government departments, especially for women, as part of the government’s efforts to create more job opportunities for citizens.

June 22, 2014

Russia's FM Sergei Lavrov met with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud bin Faisal Saturday in Jeddah (SPA/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Saudi's Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal said that his Russian counterpart is ready to support a peaceful transition in Syria Saturday.

June 21, 2014

Lavrov will meet with Prince Saud Al Faisal in Jeddah Saturday (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Russia's Foreign Minister will meet with Saudi leadership Saturday in Jeddah to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria.

June 20, 2014

The SAMA measure comes in line with the Ministry of Labor’s efforts to put a limit to the control of expatriates over some commercial activities, more commonly known as tasattur.
00:12 GMT

The SAMA measure comes in line with the Ministry of Labor’s efforts to put a limit to the control of expatriates over some commercial activities, more commonly known as tasattur.

King Abdullah was previously in Morocco before his scheduled visit to Cairo for medical treatment purposes (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is expected in Egypt today for the first time since the 2011 uprising that ousted former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

June 19, 2014

The Kingdom, with a population of some 29 million people, reported annual car sales hovering at 700,000 units last year.
13:00 GMT

POSCO, one of the largest steelmakers in the world, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore new business opportunities with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund, the company said Wednesday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said he held Saudi Arabia "responsible" for ISIS attacks (File/AFP)
12:45 GMT

Saudi officials denied any involvement in ISIS activities across Iraq and that the kingdom didn't provide any "moral or financial support" to the terrorist network.

Abdul Rahman Al-Hazza, president of the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation, center, announced several new programs at an event in Riyadh on Sunday. (AN photo by Sami Al-Yusuf)
07:00 GMT

Viewers won't be lacking for entertainment options this Ramadan season as the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has announced that it would broadcast 220 programs on its nine television channels and five radio stations during the holy month.

June 16, 2014

"The young men and women will receive fringe benefits including good salaries, financial incentives and vocational training," he said.
22:30 GMT

Only 1,760 young Saudi men and women applied for 11,751 vacancies made available by 70 private companies and establishments in the Saudi capital.

June 15, 2014

The OPEC meetings since 2012 have produced no policy change.
19:45 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suggested OPEC meet just once a year, rather than twice, a sharp reduction from the days when the group met for up to seven times a year in the early 2000s.