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The LuLu group chairman announced that they have already invested SR1 billion in Saudi Arabia and intend to further invest SR800 million in the next two years. (YouTube)
May 30, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
At the inauguration of its 125th store worldwide and seventh in Saudi Arabia, the Abu Dhabi-based retailer eyes further expansion in the Kingdom.
Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 09:24 GMT
Saudi students criticized on Twitter for lavish parties post-exams
Six Saudi travelers were detained in the Istanbul airport for ten hours and denied entry to Turkey on accusations of having ties to Daesh. (Shutterstock)
May 30, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The six men had to borrow another traveler's phone to call the embassy when Turkish authorities kept their wallets and phones for several hours.
The Swissotel, Movenpick Hajar Tower and Mecca Clock Royal Tower Hotels in Mecca. (Booking.com)
May 29, 2016 - 12:24 GMT
Continuing its drive to create more job opportunities for Saudi citizens, the labor ministry is setting a new goal for Mecca's hotels and tourist resorts.
Beautiful Balqees and her gorgeous hubby. (Instagram)
May 29, 2016 - 11:57 GMT
Congratulations are in order for the 27-year-old singer.
Shop rents have dropped from SR3,000 to SR500 per month. (File photo)
May 29, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
As the deadline for the Saudization of the telecoms industry approaches, the closing of shops has led to a steep fall in rents.
A Loyalist soldier observes the crowd at a gas station in Aden, Yemen. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
A group of seven Daesh militants arrested in Aden was lead by a French national.
Ahead of an Iranian delegation to Saudi on Tuesday, Iran sent a letter listing its rightful demands and propositions aimed at ensuring safety for Iranian nationals during the Hajj.  (Wikimedia Commons)
May 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Hajj plans for Iranian pilgrims go down to the wire as talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran continue today.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir has continued to be vocal about opposing Bashar al-Assad remaining in power. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Adel al-Jubeir raised concerns over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting between the GCC and Russia.
Yemenis gather at the site of a twin bombing that targeted Yemeni forces in the southern city of Aden on May 23, 2016. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 26, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The delegation has called for militias to be disbanded before reaching any political agreement.
Last year, Iraq secured $1.7 billion in loans from the World Bank and $833 million from the IMF. (YouTube)
May 26, 2016 - 12:24 GMT
Following the IMF's decision to grant Iraq with a $5.4B standby loan, news of the IsDB loan will offer some respite to the country's $20.5B deficit.
A Yemeni child walks through the rubble of a building hit by a Saudi airstrike. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 10:33 GMT
A Saudi airstrike on a Yemeni family home killed 11 people, leaving one child still alive.
The IsDB and THY will also cooperate within the framework of the Parties’ Social Responsibility Program in the transportation and distribution of hajj meat provided to the poor, health, and education.  (Twitter)
May 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Turkish Airlines will provide aviation training and tech support to 56 of the IsDB's member countries.
The development will include 2 square kilometres of residential units and create more than 200,000 jobs.  (Ventures on Site)
May 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The joint venture between Mountain View-Sisban and Egypt's Ministry of Housing is one of the first major projects in Egypt based on a public-private partnership.
A study on pollution with the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), is expected to be released soon. (Arab News)
May 25, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Claims by a former environmental professor at King Abdulaziz University over pollution on Jeddah's beaches have been rejected by the head of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment.
A man lifts his hands in prayer while overlooking pilgrims on Hajj. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed on terms to allow Iranian pilgrims to participate in Hajj this year.