May 9, 2014
The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia has slammed Nigerian group Boko Haram, saying the terrorists "smear the image of Islam," after 250 school girls were kidnapped near the Cameroon border.
May 8, 2014
The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that there is no travel ban for Saudi Arabia as a result of increasing MERS cases in the country.
Egypt is likely to ban pilgrims to Saudi Arabia amid growing concern over the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, according to a former health minister.
Saudi Arabia reported four more people have died from the MERS virus bringing the number of infections up to 449 since 2012.
Founder of a human rights group and prominent blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in jail, 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a $267,000 fine for insulting Islam and adopting a liberal ideology.
May 7, 2014
In the second part of Sisi's first interview since announcing his candidacy, Sisi said financial aid from the Gulf states has surpassed $20 billion since June 30.
May 6, 2014
Saudi Arabia "dismantled a terrorist organization" that was plotting to attack government facilities and foreign interests.
AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded an 18-month contract to provide management consultancy services to the Jeddah Metro Company.
May 5, 2014
Some newspapers and websites in the UAE on Sunday reported that the ministry has put a temporary ban on the import of live camels as a precautionary measure to prevent the outbreak of any contagious disease.
In March the Kingdom reportedly suspended a limited tourist visa programme, until infrastructure had improved.
Current railway projects in the Middle East and smart communication systems coupled with intelligent transport systems for railways will form the focus for a major summit opening in Riyadh (May 5).
The 10-year deal is worth 7.885 billion riyals ($2.1 billion, 1.5 billion euros), Saptco indicated, noting that Riyadh authorities informed them they won the deal on Wednesday.
May 1, 2014
Qatar Airways announced doubling flights to Gassim and added a new destination route to Al Hofuf.
Work on a metro system through Saudi Arabia's holy city is expected to begin in 2016.
Several Saudi and international banks have banned all transactions including remittances to Sudanese banks.