Saudi Arabia

June 22, 2014

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

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.

June 20, 2014

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.

On average, SABIC files a new application every 18 hours, each based on the work of approximately four researchers, the statement added. The petrochemicals giant said that it filed 373 patent applications in 2013 and applied for 159 applications in the first quarter of this year.
03:55 GMT

On average, SABIC files a new application every 18 hours, each based on the work of approximately four researchers, the statement added.

June 12, 2014

He also explained that the ministry's "Ajeer" system is linked to recruitment companies and will allow the ministry to monitor the recruitment deals between the companies and their clients.
15:42 GMT

The Ministry of Labor is planning to unify the wages of domestic workers hired on a temporary basis,

IALI has always worked in close partnership with the International Labor Office and other host country organizations, and is increasingly working at regional levels.
10:01 GMT

The International Association of Labor Inspection (IALI) is the global professional association for labor inspection.

June 11, 2014

Local authorities in Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam announced over 1.6 billion dollars’ worth of investment projects, according to a conference press release.
04:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation announced plans for what would be the world’s largest desalination plant using a technique called reverse osmosis.

June 10, 2014

Saudi Arabia is notorious for showing what rights advocates describe as zero-tolerance toward dissent.
10:34 GMT

A Jeddah court sentenced two Shia activists to death for attacking security forces during a 2012 anti-regime protest on Monday.

June 8, 2014

The report gave no indication of whether any change in investment strategy was envisioned.
12:15 GMT

The central bank has managed investment of the kingdom's foreign currency reserves until now, much of it in US Treasury bonds.