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.
The King of Saudi Arabia receives King Abdullah of Jordan at the airport. (Twitter/Arab News)
April 28, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
During the meeting, they discussed the latest developments at regional and international arenas. They also discussed aspects of cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in all fields.
How many of the 42 songs can you name? (YouTube)
April 27, 2016 - 16:55 GMT
Who needs musical accompaniment when Alaa Wardi sings acapella?
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)
April 27, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Yemen peaces talks have moved into joint negotiations, with hopes that the ceasefire continues to hold.
A file photo of a woman in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Deputy Crown Prince's remarks about women's right to drive aroused a hot debate between liberals and conservatives in Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly, many women were on the side opposing women's driving.
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April 26, 2016 - 19:04 GMT
@ahdaafme: Official: Bert Van Marwijk signs contract extension with @SaudiNT after #WCQ2018 success.
Vision 2030's emphasis on privatization of state assets is designed to help wean the economy away from oil dependency. (File photo)
April 26, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
What you need to know about Saudi Arabia's plan for economic transformation.
The IMF has encouraged steps to lift subsidies and tighten public sector spending. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The IMF's MENA director praised Saudi Arabia for its Vision 2030 plan, but warns that other countries must do more to offset the impact of cheap oil.
An official from the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Telecommunication and Information Technology Committee suggested a gradual system of training Saudi employees to replace expatriates. (
April 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Insufficient local expertise and less-than-suitable workplaces for women may lead to the loss of telecoms businesses as they struggle to meet Saudization regulations.
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration in Cairo on April 25, 2016, against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
April 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Demonstrations on Monday across nine governorates in Egypt have been met with a heavy police clampdown.
Loyalist forces on patrol against al-Qaeda militants in the south of Yemen. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
April 26, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Loyalist forces and UAE troops recaptured Al-Mukalla from al-Qaeda militants.
Saudi border guards look out across the Yemen border in April 2015. (AFP/File)
April 25, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Houthi rebels attacked two Saudi watchtowers on the border, killing three Saudi guards.