November 5, 2013
Workers in unskilled positions, part-time office workers under the sponsorship of their parents and international schoolteachers have been particularly hard hit.
Saudi Build 2013, the only construction trade show in KSA accredited by UFI, was launched this week in Riyadh. 850 exhibitors from 35 different countries are expected to attend to share the latest insights and trends of the construction industry.
Thousands of illegal workers were apprehended and await their final exit from the Gulf country.
November 4, 2013
With the amnesty period ending today, Saudi Arabia is now officially criminalizing those looking to make a living.
Although the World Bank may have said that Saudi Arabia has the least poverty in the region, the Kingdom is actually host to thousands living in abject poverty and struggling to make ends meet.
Saudi Arabia will begin deporting migrant workers without correct visa and residency status Monday.
John Kerry, on one of several stops on his Middle Eastern tour, has just landed in Saudi and will be expected to discuss Middle Eastern relations overall with local Saudi leadership.
The Saudi Ministry of Finance announced that the country's electronic payment system, SADAD now caters to approximately 29 million users, making it the second largest system of its kind in the world.
The online travel market in Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace and internet bookings are expected to exceed $1.9 billion in 2014, according to a study.
November 3, 2013
The governor of Riyadh told reporters Saturday that work on the KSA capital's metro will begin within months.
A World Bank report ranks Saudi Arabia as having the tenth lowest poverty rate worldwide.
October 30, 2013
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who met with United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday, said the success of peace talks was tied to “stopping support for terrorist groups.”
October 29, 2013
With less than a week left to the end of the legalization period that was extended for a further three months in July, foreign laborers in professions such as construction and building are still roaming side streets throughout the Kingdom’s cities, offering services for half the price they usually charge.
There is thus a strong need for the two countries to enhance their cooperation to develop scientific and applied research in oil refining and renewable sources for mutual benefits, he said.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused the Saudi Arabian government of trying to sabotage the Syrian peace talks.