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A new study conducted by Cisco shows that 60 percent of IoT initiatives stall at the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage. (Pixabay)
May 28, 2017 - 14:55 GMT
A new study by Cisco shows that 60 percent of IoT initiatives stall at the PoC stage.
Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries target several items with the new selective tax, including tobacco products and power drinks by 100 percent, and fizzy drinks by 50 percent.
May 28, 2017 - 10:47 GMT
Saudi Arabia has announced it will start implementing the selective tax in June.
Saudi King Salman (R) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before leaving Cairo's international airport on Monday April 11, 2016. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reaffirmed that his kingdom stands in solidarity with and supports all efforts spent by the Egyptian government on reigning in terrorism.
The Saudi Ministry of Labor has forced a cleaning and maintenance company to release overdue paychecks to more than 450 male and female workers. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 11:09 GMT
Saudi cleaning firm forced to pay delayed salaries to hundreds of workers.
The Emirati, who made his name at Emaar, also has several other e-commerce plays going after acquiring a large stake in regional venture capital fund MEVP last Thursday. (File photo)
May 24, 2017 - 14:29 GMT
Emaar Malls has acquired a 51 percent stake in Namshi - the latest move by Emirati billionaire Mohamed Alabbar.
Filipino low-cost airline Cebu Pacific is suspending operations to and from Kuwait, Riyadh and Doha, claiming that these routes are no longer viable. (AFP/ Jay Directo)
May 24, 2017 - 13:49 GMT
Filipino low-cost airline Cebu Pacific said they will be suspending their GCC flights.
Qatar said Wednesday it had begun an inquiry into an unprecedented security breach by hackers who posted fake news stories attributed to its ruler on highly sensitive regional political issues. (AFP/ Marwan Naamani)
May 24, 2017 - 13:17 GMT
The cyber attack, which hit Qatar's official news agency website and Twitter account, caused ripples inside the Gulf state and across the Middle East.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on March 16, 2017. (AFP/ Amir Cohen)
May 24, 2017 - 11:57 GMT
Israel has voiced concern following the $110 billion arms deal signed between the US and Saudi Arabia.
The fake statement mentioned a number of sensitive issues including Iran's role in the region, Islamist groups Hamas and Hizballah, and the US President Donald Trump. (AFP)
May 24, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
State run news agency 'QNA' published a fake statement attributed to Emir Tamim about a number of very sensitive regional issues including Iran's role in the region, Hamas and Hizballah.
Then French President Francois Hollande (L) and French President-elect Emmanuel Macron at a special ceremony at the Jardin du Luxembourg, on May 10, 2017. (AFP/ Eric Feferberg)
May 23, 2017 - 21:00 GMT
A senior French diplomat has said that Saudi Arabia is France’s largest market in the Middle East.
A Boeing aircraft takes off in Belgium. (AFP/ Philippe Huguen)
May 23, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
The aviation sector play a central role in relations between the US and Saudi Arabia.
All private sector establishments in Saudi Arabia with an annual revenue of over SR375,000 ($100,000) will be paying monthly VAT starting January 2018. (Shutterstock)
May 23, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The VAT will be 5 percent of the revenue starting January 2018.
US President Donald Trump submitted a proposal to sell off half of the US oil stockpile as a way to curb the national debt. (AFP/ File)
May 23, 2017 - 12:15 GMT
Oil prices fell on Tuesday, weighed down by US President Donald Trump's plan to sell off half the country's oil stockpile.
Last week, Reuters reported that Noon’s CEO Fodhil Benturquia and other staff had left the company. (Noon)
May 23, 2017 - 08:24 GMT
JadoPado was acquired by Mohamed Alabbar earlier this month.
US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver press statements before an official dinner in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Netanyahu, whose staunch opposition to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal led to an acrimonious fallout with president Barack Obama, praised Trump's reversal on US policy on Iran.
The Saudi leader's speech came minutes before a highly anticipated address by Trump. (AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
King Salman claims $100 billion deal with the US was aimed at 'countering malign Iranian influence'.