Saudi Arabia

January 14, 2015

Last year, Jeddah’s KAIA was ranked the world’s worst airport by a website called A Guide to Sleeping In Airports.
14:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s plans of privatisation come amidst a flurry of negative feedback it received about one of its airports.

January 13, 2015

Jeddah's old downtown area held its first ever Heritage Festival last year. (Image: Travelnewsdigest.in)
08:02 GMT

The cultural Jeddah heritage festival is kicking off this Wednesday, and will last for ten fun-filled days.

January 12, 2015

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, his oil minister and other top officials have criticised Saudi Arabia for not backing steps to bolster prices.
04:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest crude exporter and the biggest producer in the 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

January 11, 2015

The Saudi embassy will reopen in Baghdad for the first time in over 24 years. (Photo: AFP/File)
15:22 GMT

The Saudi embassy in Baghdad will reopen in two months' time, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister has announced.

"Without doubt, cooperation of countries that are on the same line in OPEC can neutralise the plans of some powers who are against OPEC, stabilising a reasonable price for oil in 2015," Rouhani said. (Photo: Your Middle East.)
11:40 GMT

OPEC members Iran and Venezuela are reeling from a slide in the cost of crude to around $50 per barrel from $100 just six months ago

January 10, 2015

The attackers killed two soldiers and a senior officer at the Saudi border on Monday. (AFP/File)
04:53 GMT

According to the Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia, three of the four gunmen who attacked the Saudi-Iraq border on Monday have since been identified as Saudi nationals. The attackers and three others were killed in the attack.

January 9, 2015

Raif Badawi will reportedly receive 50 lashes every Friday for the next 20 weeks. (AFP/File)
13:39 GMT

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi received 50 lashes in public for "insulting Islam", despite a global outcry from human rights groups calling for his release.

January 8, 2015

Saudi law permits the death penalty for crimes such as murder and drug trafficking. (AFP/File)
19:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a two men after sentencing them to death because of drug trafficking and murder.

January 7, 2015

The picture of Waed embracing hunky Clooney! (Image: Facebook)
16:16 GMT

Saudi singer Waed posted a picture of herself hugging George Clooney... When did that happen?

January 6, 2015

Psy's "Gangnam Style" is one major K-Pop hit! (Image: techotv.com)
10:24 GMT

Saudi youngsters love them some Korean TV and music.

January 5, 2015

A third Saudi guard succumbed to injuries sustained early Monday morning when four militants stormed a Saudi-Iraq border post and detonated an explosive belt. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The death toll has risen to three in this morning's suicide bombing attack near the Saudi Arabian border with Iraq, where four gunmen opened fire on border personnel and later detonated an explosive belt, killing two guards and wounding anther, who has since succumbed to his injuries.

Daesh militants clashed with Iraq's army in Anbar, prior to the border attack. (Image: Army Recognition)
09:17 GMT

Two Saudi guards were killed and a third injured Monday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives during clashes on the border with Iraq.

Two Daesh militants were killed in the clashes, while four others were injured in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Iraq's army clashed with Daesh in the Anbar province, close to the border with Saudi. Two militants were killed during the clashes according to reports.

January 4, 2015

The aid package was first announced in 2013 and included the purchasing of French weapons, equipment and vehicles for the Lebanese army. (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT

Saudi and French defense ministers discussed the delivery of military aid to Lebanon during a meeting in Riyadh Sunday.

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15:18 GMT

The newly launched MBC Pro Sports network has signed a megadeal with Saudi telco STC to sponsor the televised broadcast of the Saudi Professional League.