Saudi Arabia

December 1, 2014

96,599 Kuwaiti tourists have visited so far this year compared to 66,714 tourists during the same period in 2013
23:33 GMT

8,197,917 tourists visited Egypt during the first 10 months of 2014.

The suspension could have major implications for Saudi companies and the auditing market in the kingdom.
11:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s market regulator has suspended the local unit of accountancy firm Deloitte & Touche from doing auditing work.

The Canadian national is the forth expat to be attacked in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

A Canadian man was stabbed with a metal object while he shopped with family in eastern Saudi Arabia, police have confirmed.

The 2009 flooding caused millions in damage. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:28 GMT

The 2009 floods killed more than 120 people.

November 30, 2014

Sabban also stated that oil prices would never cross $100 again. “It will be a thing of the past.”
04:55 GMT

Saudi economists advised the government to peg the oil price between $45 and $50 while preparing the national budget for 2015.

November 27, 2014

The plan is expected to come into effect very soon, however no time-frame was spelled out by the Directorate General of Passports, KSA.
23:16 GMT

The proposed move has sprung a wave of joy among over nine million expats community in the Kingdom who had to undergo mental and financial stress due to residency laws in Saudi Arabia.

November 25, 2014

There have been numerous demonstrations in Saudi oil-rich Eastern Province since February 2011, with protesters calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to discrimination against minority Shia Muslims. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 77 people in connection with a terrorist attack that killed eight Shia Muslims earlier this month, stating that the attack is believed to have been ordered by the ISIL groups.

Saudi Arabia is one of the foremost investors in Egypt, with investments exceeding $26bn.
04:55 GMT

Egypt suffers from legislative chaos, lack of legal reforms: Saudi businessmen.

November 24, 2014

Al Kaf was the Gulf’s longest-serving CEO in the sector, taking the helm at Mobily in 2005 after 19 years at UAE’s etisalat.
00:27 GMT

Al Kaf will be suspended until Mobily’s audit committee completes its investigation into these errors.

November 23, 2014

Muhammad Mardhi Isa Al-Zahrani will enter a special rehabilitation program once settling back in Saudi. (AFP/John Moore)
09:48 GMT

A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Saudi Arabia was released and sent back to the kingdom Saturday after being held for 12 years in the facility.

The Danish expat was taken to hospital after being shot in the shoulder. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT

A Danish expat was shot and injured by an unknown assailant in the Saudi city of Riyadh, according to security sources.

November 21, 2014

MERS is linked to camels, but many new cases occur between humans in hospitals. (File photo)
07:14 GMT

The Saudi Ministry of Health raised the total number of MERS cases in the kingdom since September 2012 to 808.

November 20, 2014

Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah continues to back Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT

Saudi officials on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to blacklist both Shia groups Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.

November 17, 2014

Jordan’s only golf course is a 9-hole gem just a short drive south of Amman (play off 18 tees to gain a different perspective on the second time around!). The Bisharat Golf Course offers challenging hillside terrain with putting “browns” sited within forested wadis. Enjoy a cold beer and spectacular views from its cozy clubhouse patios.
09:34 GMT

Golf in the Middle East: eat, pray, golf! 17 Middle East golf courses to grip it and rip it!

November 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar. [AFP]
22:08 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar