Saudi Arabia was the world's second-largest arms importer in the period 2012 to 2016, with an increase of 212 percent compared with 2007-2011. (File photo)
February 21, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said Monday the arms import figures for the Middle East accounted for 29 percent of global imports during the 2012-2016 period.
Photo: Tasnim News Agency
February 20, 2017 - 19:57 GMT
Esteghlal of Khuzestan has defeated hosting FC Al-Fateh of Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia in the first day of Group B on Monday.
It was out of this world. (Instagram)
February 20, 2017 - 19:08 GMT
It was out of this world.
The 41-year-old official had agreed a move to the Middle East but will now definitely take charge of at least one more game in England's top flight
February 20, 2017 - 19:08 GMT
The 41-year-old official had agreed a move to the Middle East but will now definitely take charge of at least one more game in England's top flight
February 20, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
While oil and gas spending globally is expected to continue to decline, Middle East producers are looking to buck the trend and maintain spending in order to meet production targets.
Performers at the opening ceremony for Medina Capital of Islamic Tourism 2017. (SPA)
February 20, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Prince Sultan bin Salman, chief of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), kicked off the opening ceremony for “Medina Capital of Islamic Tourism 2017.”
Suhaimi, who became the first female chief executive of a Saudi investment bank when she took that post at NCB Capital in 2014, is one of only a few women with a top job in Saudi finance. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Al Suhaimi is the first woman to lead Saudi's Tadawul, MENA's largest bourse.
Morgan Stanley is also expected to be a global co-ordinator and bookrunner on the Aramco listing. (File photo)
February 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
JPMorgan, Saudi Aramco’s longstanding commercial banker, is in pole position to be a global co-ordinator and bookrunner for the planned sale of a 5 per cent stake in the Saudi oil giant in 2018.
Photo: @ahdaafme
February 16, 2017 - 14:10 GMT
@ahdaafme: OFFICIAL: Mark Clattenburg will quit his job in English football to take up a new refereeing role in Saudi Arabia. #DawryJameel
The project is designed to cater to the needs of different income groups and family sizes and is being implemented in partnership with the private sector. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 09:30 GMT
The Sakani programme is part of efforts to allocate homes and financial assistance to 280,000 families by the Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Housing.
Your profile summary is one of the first things people look at, so it’s important to get it right. (Shutterstock)
February 16, 2017 - 09:17 GMT
If you think you are being original on your LinkedIn profile, think again.
Saudis travelers’ expenditure rate has been considered among the highest in Britain.  (Shutterstock/4kclips)
February 15, 2017 - 11:14 GMT
The British Tourism Authority has opened a new office in Riyadh for the purpose of attracting more Saudi visitors to London.
Comic Con comes to Jeddah this week (February 16-18th). (The Daily Beast)
February 15, 2017 - 08:47 GMT
And it's taking place this weekend.
The Cosplay competition must be devoid of “inappropriate signs or symbols in violation of or affecting Islamic morals” with sound effects also avoiding “inappropriate connotations”.  (Twitter/@SaudiComicCon)
February 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Supported by Saudi’s General Entertainment Authority, the three-day event will take place from February 16-18 at Take Off RC Club in Jeddah.
To cope with projected demand, there are an additional 61,224 hotel rooms in the pipeline across Saudi Arabia.  (Shutterstock/raydignity)
February 14, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Driven, in part, by domestic tourism, Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than $81 billion to the country’s GDP by 2026.
Saudi students want exams delayed until after Ramadan (Wikimedia Commons)
February 14, 2017 - 10:34 GMT
That's an excuse to get out of exams you haven't heard before!