The hand of a victim amid the destruction following reported airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition air-planes on the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammad Huweis)
October 23, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
A UN panel of experts has accused the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of a deliberate “double tap” airstrike on a funeral gathering in Yemen earlier this month. In a report to the UN Security Council, obtained by IRIN, the panel says that the coalition’s second strike in particular “violated its obligations” under international law and it “did not take effective precautionary measures to minimize harm to civilians, including the first responders” on the scene.
A traditional swordsmanship display in Saudi (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 12:36 GMT
The move was welcomed as just and fair by many in the Kingdom.
The $17.5B bond issue kicks off the efforts by the Kingdom to plug its large budget deficit of $87 billion this year due to a hole left by oil prices, which have fallen more than a half from the peak seen in 2013. (File photo)
October 20, 2016 - 05:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia is expected to raise 75 percent more in the $17.5B bond issue than the earlier anticipated, receiving an order book of around $70 billion.
The civilian deaths have drawn particular attention since a strike earlier this month that left more than 140 dead at a funeral ceremony. (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Sounds of powerful explosions were heard following two airstrikes by alliance jets against the facility, in the eastern part of rebel-controlled Sana'a.
New findings reveal that Saudi Arabia is becoming the number one in the Middle East in term of the use of social media. (Shutterstock)
October 19, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Global Internet Forum and Exhibition will be held for the first time in the Middle East in Jeddah in March 2017.
Women participate in a panel during Batala's launch in Riyadh on Monday. (Arab News)
October 19, 2016 - 12:38 GMT
Announced during an event in Riyadh, the Batala channel has more than 1,000 videos and is categorized by genres such as comedy, education, fitness, and more.
Yemeni children fill empty jerrycans with water from a donated source amid ongoing widespread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on October 18, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
October 19, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The 72-hour truce is due to begin Wednesday night after a meeting held in London on Sunday between John Kerry, Boris Johnson, and UN Special Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
The system was implemented after some employees at Medina’s mayor’s office and municipality were “not strictly following their working hours”. (Shutterstock)
October 19, 2016 - 10:50 GMT
In an attempt to increase productivity, Medina Municipality has imposed a system requiring employees to clock in via fingerprint scanner five times a day.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
October 18, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The Houthis have yet to comment and the entry date for the ceasefire has not been specified.
Saudi women seeking to marry a non-Saudi husband must be aged between 30 and 55 with an age difference of no greater than 10 years. (Shutterstock)
October 18, 2016 - 11:09 GMT
Stricter rules for the marriage of nationals to non-Saudis include minimum requirements for income, housing, age and health standards.
A small number of potential buyers from the Middle East are vying for Oger's stake in Arab Bank, including Saudi Arabia's al-Hokair family. (File photo)
October 17, 2016 - 11:58 GMT
The embattled company is hoping to raise up to a billion dollars with the sale of its 20.93 percent stake in Arab Bank, but experts warn that even $1B is a drop in the ocean for Oger's debts.
This file photo taken on October 8, 2016 shows a general view of the destruction following reported airstrikes on a funeral hall by Saudi-led coalition air-planes on a building in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
October 17, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi's campaign in Yemen has come under heavy criticism since last week’s airstrike on a funeral gathering in Sanaa.
A man prepares traditional Shwarma meat. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2016 - 16:19 GMT
Saudi Arabia is known for its strange laws and practices, but its newest one is pretty out there.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin-Salman. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2016 - 12:07 GMT
The unorthodox and swift rise of an inexperienced prince in Saudi Arabia has shaken the Saudi monarchy and left an overload of other princes craving for power angry and disgruntled, a report says.
The new partnership is an ambitious effort by SoftBank and its billionaire founder, Masayoshi Son, to expand the company’s footprint worldwide. (Twitter)
October 16, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The Japanese-Saudi joint venture will create one of the largest tech investment funds in the world.
A general view of the destruction following airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition airplanes. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The airstrike last Saturday killed a number of prominent political figures, drawing condemnation from the United Nations and prompting the United States to announce a review of its support for the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen's Houthi rebels.