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Saudi Arabia's beef imports from Brazil were 28,676 tonnes in the period from February 2016 through January 2017. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 15:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia has halted chicken and beef imports from four Brazilian companies for safety measures.
The college of dentistry at University of Dammam. (University of Dammam)
March 23, 2017 - 11:39 GMT
University of Dammam has appointed its first female dean since its opening in 1975.
Saudi Aramco's IPO is scheduled in the second half of 2018. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 11:03 GMT
Saudi Aramco is seeking to issue $2 billion worth debut Islamic bond sale, the first step of a plan to tap markets for an estimated $10 billion.
Chinese 3D printing firm will build 1.5 million 3D printed houses in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 09:34 GMT
Chinese 3D printed housing company WinSun said it has reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia to lease 100 3D printers.
Yemeni women at the scene of an airstrike, March 18 (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Leading human rights group Amnesty International has crticized the US and UK for the "shameful contradiction" of providing aim to Yemen while supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, which has been bombing the country for two years.
The train will cover the distance between Jeddah and Mecca in 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)
March 22, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Haramain train will start operation in 2018, local daily Al-Madina reported on Tuesday.
The star will be headed to the Kingdom next weekend. (Facebook)
March 22, 2017 - 14:35 GMT
The star will be headed to the Kingdom next weekend.
Saudi Arabia wants to reduce the unemployment rate from 12.1 to 9 percent and boost the percentage of women in the Saudi workforce to 28 percent by 2020. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 10:06 GMT
The Saudi Ministry of Labor said the Nitaqat program aims to provide job opportunities for Saudi nationals and reduce the unemployment rate to 9 percent.
GCC governments have taken steps to shift the burden of funding services such as healthcare to the private insurance sector and away from government. (File photo)
March 21, 2017 - 14:13 GMT
Despite low oil prices and modest growth levels in 2016, S&P believes that the GCC health sector will still offer insurers opportunities.
Saudi Arabia is also developing a study into solutions for concealed commercial activities, in which expats work in the name of Saudis, such as allowing foreigners to invest within regulations by paying tax.(Shutterstock/Fitria Ramli)
March 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia is reportedly studying procedures to impose two types of tax for foreigners with self employed status.
The resumption of Saudi oil deliveries to Egypt signal a potential thaw in relations after months of tension.  (AFP/Hassan Anmar)
March 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Two shipments of gasoline from Aramco will arrive on March 25 or 26, after two other shipments of diesel oil arrived over the past two days at the seaports of Suez and Ain Al-Sokhna.
Riyadh parents were not pleased when the Education Director said schools would operate as normal during a sandstorm. (Shutterstock)
March 20, 2017 - 14:22 GMT
Saudis in the country's capital Riyadh were angry that school had not been cancelled during a sandstorm, and aired calls for the city's education director to resign.
Women face a number of social obstacles in obtaining suitable jobs and they often cannot find reliable transportation. (Shutterstock)
March 20, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's new remote employment program is the latest effort to increase women's participation in the workforce.
The deal aims to promote the Kingdom’s economy, develop the ICT sector and build national talents who could lead the digital transformation drive at the national level. (Wikimedia Commons)
March 20, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Oracle will invest in the IT sector in support of Saudi's plans to diversify the economy and create new job opportunities for youths.
Saudi Arabia has sought to boost oil sales to China after losing market share to Russia last year. (File photo)
March 19, 2017 - 12:33 GMT
Saudi Arabia and China have agreed to increase their cooperation in the oil sector, including in Saudi oil exports to China.
Not everyone was happy to see him propose in front of the Kaaba. (Saudi Gazette)
March 19, 2017 - 10:39 GMT
Not everyone was happy to see him propose in front of the Kaaba.