Despite the hurdles they face, the majority of working women in the region are quite ambitious,
April 17, 2015 - 17:34 GMT
Around 75 per cent of working women in the GCC say that they are not treated equally in their workplaces, which hampers their prospects to advance in their careers as quickly as men.
It is the second time this week that an Indonesian domestic worker has been executed. (AFP/File)
April 17, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian female domestic worker, just two days after executing another woman from the Southeast Asian country.
Saudi Arabia announced last July that it would permit direct foreign purchases of shares in the first half of 2015 (image: on file).
April 16, 2015 - 19:35 GMT
Saudi Arabia will open its $532 billion stock market to direct foreign investment on June 15.
Saud al-Faisal said the country's judiciary would invest the case. (AFP)
April 16, 2015 - 17:57 GMT
Saudi Arabia has said two Saudi officers responsible for the sexual abuse of two teenage Iranian girls at Jeddah airport would receive the maximum penalty.
Ali Abdullah Saleh served as Yemen's President from 1990 to 2012. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 11:10 GMT
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
According to the UN, about 16 million people lack access to safe water sources in Yemen, while nearly five million are now facing an emergency situation. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.
In resource-scarce Yemen, the Saudi campaign's blockade on airspace and sea ports and strained significantly the flow of foodstuffs and medical supplies from entering the country, further escalating international concern for the humanitarian crisis unfolding amid the fighting. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 07:12 GMT
In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives congratulations from Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz after becoming president. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2015 - 17:50 GMT
Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.
OPEC agreed to maintain production at its meeting last November in spite of pressure to curb output and stabilise sliding prices,
April 15, 2015 - 09:59 GMT
Last week, Naimi said the kingdom stood ready to “improve” prices but only if other producers outside OPEC joined the effort.

Shar Al-Shahri, director general of the expropriation department, said owners must present their title deeds and other documents for getting compensation.
April 14, 2015 - 17:58 GMT
Saudi government is set to expropriate more than 749 properties around the country at a cost of SR466.4 million ($124 million) for future infrastructure projects.
Coalition fighter jets pounded areas across Yemen Tuesday as the Saudi-led military campaign in the country entered its 20th day. (AFP/File)
April 14, 2015 - 09:59 GMT
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.