Saudi Arabia

December 27, 2013

Jeddah authorities are planning to spend $160 million in 2014 to ease traffic woes for its residents (File Archive)
12:00 GMT

KSA's Jeddah announced that it will spend $160 million to ease traffic congestion in its metropolitan area.

December 26, 2013

Raif Badawi, founder of the Free Saudi Liberals site, has been sentenced to seven years in jail and 600 lashes by a Jeddah court, according to a tweet from his lawyer Waleed Abu Alkhair. [indexoncensorship]
20:24 GMT

After jailed blogger, Raif Badawi, was sentenced to 600 lashes, a Saudi judge has recommended that he be charged for apostasy which carried the death penalty if convicted.

Last December, Toyota said it had agreed to pay about $1.1 billion (€800 million) to settle a class action lawsuit launched by US vehicle owners affected by the series of mass recalls from the automaker.
15:30 GMT

A fatal crash involving claims of unintended acceleration sparked huge global recalls and badly dented the company’s reputation for safety.

The BMW 7-Series V12 Bi-Turbo Special Edition can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 250 km/h (Courtesy of Car Scoop)
13:18 GMT

the BMW 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo was launched on the Saudi Market this week.

Natural gas supplied by Aramco is expected to double next year. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
09:19 GMT

Higher prices and improved demand outlook are expected to increase the 2014 year-on-year earnings of top 10 Saudi Arabian petrochemical companies.

Hamza Hawsawi, also known by his stage name “Ayzee”, is one of the Kingdom’s most talented R&B singers. (Image: Arabnews)Ay
23:48 GMT

Arab News interviews Saudi's R&B singing sensation "Ayzee."

December 25, 2013

“This questionnaire addresses all workers including foreigners and women and it aims at understanding their viewpoints on work-related issues,” he said.
03:55 GMT

The Labor Ministry said on Tuesday that it was collecting information from Saudi and expat workers about working atmosphere in the Kingdom and problems facing them at places of work, through a questionnaire

December 24, 2013

Saudi Arabia is the largest importer of cars in the Middle East region (File Archive)
12:55 GMT

Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) will take place from Dec. 24-29 at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.

Competition has grown steeply in the Saudi telecom sector. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:36 GMT

The Saudi telecom sector growth is set to experience a slowdown after three years of impressive organic growth,

December 23, 2013

Saudi Arabia's planned spending in 2014 represents a 4.3 percent increase from 2013 (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:24 GMT

Saudi Arabia has set a record-high government budget of $228 billion (855 billion riyals) for 2014

Saudi Arabia's intervention in Bahrain to suppress the Shiite majority opposition uprising in 2011 sparked other protests in KSA's Eastern Province in response (File Archive)
08:54 GMT

A Saudi Arabian Shiite citizen of the overwhelmingly Sunni kingdom was sentenced for 30 years for acts of violence and protest over Riyadh's decision to aid Bahrain in suppressing its opposition risings in 2011.

Bader Alamoudi has been named chief executive of JP Morgan’s Saudi Arabian business, the statement said.
03:55 GMT

The move was part of a wider trend in the kingdom to tap senior executives from leading global financial institutions to run key state entities

December 22, 2013

Palestinian film "Omar" was nominated for an Oscar on Friday, while fellow Palestinian production "Palestine Stereo" wasn't. (Image: Facebook)
07:06 GMT

A Palestinian film has been shortlisted for a best foreign language Oscar on Friday.

The sheer volume of consumer loans is a real cause for concern because it indicates the absence of logic on the part of borrowers.
03:55 GMT

The volume of consumer loans has increased and so has the sufferings of citizens who have taken out such loans.

December 20, 2013

A US federal appeals court has revived claims by families of 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia
15:03 GMT

A federal appeals court in New York City has revived litigation against Saudi Arabia on behalf of families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.