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Daily protests over unpaid salaries culminated in seven company buses torched by angry workers on Saturday. (AFP/Mahmoud Mahmoud)
May 03, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The embattled construction giant owes SR4.8 billion to employees for 2017 and an additional SR595 million payable in 2018.
Women in Saudi Arabia will now have the right to receive a copy of her marriage contract and to check the details of it, including prenuptial agreements and whether the wife will be allowed to take a job. (File photo)
May 03, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Many Saudi women have had issues with proving their marriage was legitimate and with inheritance in the case of the husband's death.
Saudi's King Fahd Causeway is a series of bridges and causeways connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (Wikipedia)
May 03, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Two new causeways linking Saudi Arabia to Bahrain and Qatar have been proposed at a sustainable development conference in Doha.
Binladin Group spokesmen have confirmed that some staff have been let go, but gave no numbers. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Suspension of lucrative contracts after last year's deadly crane collapse has reportedly lead to up to 77,000 layoffs and unpaid salaries for workers in Mecca and Jeddah.
The tax is being implemented in an effort to address a shortage in housing projects, increase transparency and strengthen the tax system.  (File photo)
May 03, 2016 - 05:05 GMT
A tax on undeveloped properties has already lead to a 25 percent drop in prices, as owners rush to sell off investments.
British Prime Minister David Cameron meets Saudi Foreign Minister in 2011 (AFP / Akira Suemori)
May 02, 2016 - 13:46 GMT
The couple have been exposed to abuse on Twitter after seeking to stay in the UK.

The assistance to the families, in the form of land, villas, apartments or financing, will be extended over a year starting on May 8. (File photo)
May 02, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Under Saudi Arabia's sweeping reform plan, the new housing package is part of the goal to increase the rate of home ownership among Saudis by five percent by 2020.
Saudi police survey the aftermath of the Al-Asir mosque bombing in August 2015. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Saudi authorities arrested a man suspected of participating in the Asir bombing, shooting at mosque worshippers, and planning large-scale attacks.
Employees of the Saudi Binladin Group are seen at work in Mecca. (SPA)
May 01, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Daily sit-in protests have become the norm as Binladin workers given the option to take urgent exit visas or wait for payment of arrears, some of which date back six months.
United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (C) arrives to give a press conference at the Information ministry in Kuwait City on April 26, 2016.  (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
May 01, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Saudi-backed government have accused the Houthis and their allies of attempting 'to alter the military equation' in the war.
Saudi border guards are seen during training exercises. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The interior ministry said the three were involved in the assassination of Col. Kitab al-Otaibi.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by implication lays out multiple areas where foreign investment and know-how will be needed
April 28, 2016 - 15:20 GMT
Women's rights With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom’s economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemon...
Pro-Hadi loyalist forces and civilians examine the aftermath of a suicide bombing in Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
April 28, 2016 - 14:17 GMT
The UN Resident Coordinator for Yemen called for more international involvement in addressing the humanitarian needs in Yemen.
Spanish police arrest an 18-year-old Moroccan girl suspected of recruiting other women. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The state prosecutor has charged her with preparing and distributing material against the Kingdom on Twitter, which posed a threat to the country's security and stability. Through her posts, she demanded the release of detainees, the prosecutor said, a local publication reported.
Jordanian King Abdullah II and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2016 - 08:41 GMT
King Abdullah and King Salman, during an expanded meeting in the presence of high-ranking officials from both countries, expressed their keenness to boost Jordanian-Saudi relations in all fields in a way that serves the interests of both countries and peoples, the Royal Court statement added.
Saudi Aramco plans to sell less than 5 percent of the company via an initial public offering. (File photo)
April 28, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
In addition to an IPO, the energy giant plans joint ventures, a focus on local recruitment, a sukuk issue and new management structure.