Saudi Arabia

March 28, 2014

King Abdullah and Barack Obama once close allies (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT

In an attempt to improve ties with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. president has arrived in Riyadh for brief talks.

Prince Muqrin is currently the second deputy prime minister of the Kingdom (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is likely to become king in the future after being appointed as deputy crown prince, according to a Royal Court Statement.

March 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia aims to boost textile trade internationally. (Shutterstock)
12:55 GMT

Textile manufacturers from around the globe are gathering for the anticipated Textile Arabia exhibition in the Kingdom.

March 25, 2014

Almost one million foreign workers left KSA between March and November 2013 ahead of Saudi's major labor deportations at the end of last year (File Archive)
13:45 GMT

Saudi Arabia's legislation over the past few months has forced more than 50 per cent of KSA contracting firms to close their doors.

It took him 15 years to come back, but Saudi superstar Abdul Majeed Abdullah is finally returning to Dubai in concert this March! (Image: Facebook)
13:27 GMT

It took him 15 years to come back, but Saudi superstar Abdul Majeed Abdullah is finally returning to Dubai in concert this March!

"The 99" is inspired by the 99 names attributed to God in Islam. (Image: Mideastposts.com)
08:22 GMT

A group of Saudi Arabia’s top clerics have slammed an Islam-inspired cartoon series as “work the devil”, calling on Muslims to not watch it.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

March 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia's IT market is the largest in the GCC (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia is projected to be the most competitive economy by 2020 due to its integration and development of its IT sector and solutions.

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12:38 GMT

The planned TV show "Alice in Arabia" about an American girl being unknowingly kidnapped by her extended royal Saudi Arabian family has been nixed after getting major backlash.

Among other gainers in Dubai were property developer Deyaar and construction firms Arabtec Holding and Drake & Scull.
03:55 GMT

The index rose 1.3% to 9,425 points, its highest level since July 2008.

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

Bahrain remains a major issue of contention between Saudi and Iranian leadership (Courtesy of Kyiv Post)
11:24 GMT

Today's context presents more challenges to the Iran-Saudi relationship than it perhaps did 20 or so years ago.

Obama will be stopping in Saudi as part of an international tour. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is expected in Saudi Arabia on Friday where he will meet with King Abdullah and talk bilateral and regional issues.

Thirty-six Saudi engineers have been referred to the Ministry of Interior for investigation due to suspicion that they are holding fake engineering degrees.
03:55 GMT

“The total number of fake engineering degrees that were discovered has amounted to 1,300."

March 20, 2014

ABC Family brings the drama before the show even begins (Image: ABC Family logo)
11:09 GMT

A new US drama by ABC Family is in the works, the plot of which is upsetting to many peeps on Twitter.