Saudi Arabia

February 12, 2014

Only 25 percent of KSA projects are implemented on time (Courtesy of Emirates 247)
14:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia is losing $27 billion every year due to "deliberate stalling of construction projects by corrupt government officials."

An Iraqi stands on a pickup that was seized from anti-government fighters affiliated to the Al-Qaeda Islamist organization during a military operation led by Iraqi soldiers and policemen. [AFP]
05:49 GMT

Twenty-nine men who have been captured over the last few years have been extradited to the country of Saudi for trial.

February 11, 2014

Intense cold conditions in Tabuk and Northern Border areas and rains in Baha, Taif and Madinah, which are the main vegetable-producing areas, have triggered the price hike.
15:21 GMT

The price of okra has surged 150 percent in the retail market in the past couple of days with prices of other vegetables also going up considerably.

February 10, 2014

Oman plans to invest $1.3 billion in fisheries development up to 2020 (Courtesy of the BBC)
11:14 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Oman are "on top of the wave" of the Gulf's aquaculture industry.

In Riyadh, women walk out of a shopping mall to wait for their driver to pick them up. [kiaorgaza]
05:01 GMT

After rounds of debate on driving in the KSA, women are taking another stand for their freedom to move.

February 9, 2014

Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement with Boeing that will allow the two aviation companies to collaborate on defense and commercial air initiatives in the future (File Archive)
13:00 GMT

Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement late last week with Boeing that will encourage partnerships between the two companies within the fields of defense and commercial aviation.

Saudi Arabia has invested more than $8 billion in Turkey's economy (File Archive)
10:22 GMT

Despite Turkey's recent and growing economic woes, Saudi Arabia is still investing up to $8 billion in Ankara's businesses, according to recent data.

"Al-Bernameg" aired on MBC! (Image: Facebook)
06:53 GMT

The highly anticipated return of Bassem Youssef was broadcast at last on Friday, February 7th on the privately owned MBC Misr channel.

This scene shows rescue workers removing bodies from the hotel after the fire was under control. [alalam]
05:14 GMT

At least 15 are dead and over 100 are wounded after a hotel fire broke out in Medinah.

February 6, 2014

China's military expenditure had increased by some 40 percent since 2010, raising it to an estimated $112 billion.
18:39 GMT

Overall global defence spending probably fell marginally in 2013, it said, but increased dramatically in Asia and the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia hopes it $9.5 billion investment in building the new mining industrial city will increase economic growth to the Kingdom (Courtesy of Arabian Industry)
12:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia just signed $9.5 billion worth of contracts to establish a new industrial city in KSA focusing on mining.

Several global automakers have reportedly been considering proposals to set up plants to manufacture cars in the kingdom
10:03 GMT

China is studying whether its automakers could start manufacturing cars in Saudi Arabia to help meet increasing demand.

On narrow-body planes, both the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 737 MAX are being considered, he said.
03:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s stock market witnessed five new listings in 2013 with a combined value of SR1.96 billion ($523 million).

February 5, 2014

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Kingdom`s grand mufti, prays during the funeral of the Saudi woman and her daughter. [biyokulule]
05:24 GMT

Saudi's Grand Mufti warns against false jihad.

February 4, 2014

Medina is now one of four cities serviced by Etihad Airways (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

Etihad Airways made its first daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina Tuesday.