July 11, 2012
Saudi Arabia's annual inflation eased to 4.9 percent in June, its lowest level since September 2011, despite a big rise in housing prices, an official statement said yesterday.
July 9, 2012
Saudi Arabia has reopened an old oil pipeline built by Iraq to bypass Gulf shipping lanes, giving Riyadh scope to export more of its crude from Red Sea terminals should Iran try to block the Strait of Hormuz.
Demonstrating after the arrest of a Shiite cleric by the Saudi authorities, two people were killed in Qalif late last night during a police intervention, according to activists.
July 8, 2012
In this Arab Spring Redux - we attempt to give a run-down of the Arab Spring at its various respective stages by individual country. Featured are the Arab Revolution pros and pop-idols who have got it down to a protest, spring and vote! This school report takes a look at each country's progress and stage of the Arab Spring 18 months later. Top of the Pops: the Arab Spring charts. The top ten!
July 5, 2012
On 2 July 2012 the Saudi Council of Ministers issued a package of five new laws which many believe will dramatically change the finance market in the Kingdom.
July 3, 2012
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always been a little unusual when it comes to Islamic finance and banking. Banks that were otherwise quite conventional, and which both paid and received interest, were proclaimed to be Islamic because ‘all banks in the kingdom are Islamic’.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday advised Saudi citizens not to travel to Lebanon. An official source at the ministry said the advice was issued because the situation in Lebanon is not stable these days.
The Egyptian government signed an agreement on Sunday with the Saudibased Islamic Development Bank (IDB) that will provide $1 billion to finance energy and food imports, the government said in a statement.
July 2, 2012
She was the most hated woman in Tunisia before the revolution but what does she have to say for herself now?
June 30, 2012
The last show of Arabs Got Talent season 2 ended with a montage of cuts linked together in one digest of a show-piece. The Saudis were winners, in the form of the light-artsist set, known as 'Thoughts of Darkness' from the Arabic 'Khawater fi Zalam' as they dazzled us into a different dimension. They won from a final draw of top three of Emirati protegee Shama Hamdan; young Algerian Dalia Sheih and owner of the big voice; and the Saudi light brigade.
June 20, 2012
Moroccan actress Maisa Moghrabi has completed filming the new television drama “Li’bat Al Mar’ah Rajul” (A Woman’s Game is a Man). The show was adapted from the controversial novel by Saudi author Sarah Al Ilwi.
June 18, 2012
Arab Idol and Arabs Got Talent meet when the two judges duet on a rap song.
June 17, 2012
Saudi Arabia was preparing to bury in Mecca Sunday evening Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz, who died at the age of 79. Now the kingdom is expected to appoint a successor.
With Crown Prince Naif's untimely death, questions are being asked as to who the next heir to the throne will be.
Saudi-based Construction Products Company (CPC) has announced plans to develop an industrial park in partnership with IL&FS Engineering & Construction Company (IECC).