United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Supreme Administrative Court nullified on Monday a deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that would have seen the sovreignty of two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, transferred to Saudi waters.
Paris reportedly had many issues to discuss with Riyadh, including preparations for the meeting of the French-Saudi Joint Commission, which will be held in the summer, and which aims at promoting economic, investment and commercial relations within the framework of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. (Twitter)
January 18, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
This will be Ayrault's first visit to Riyadh since his appointment as foreign minister in February 2016.
Every country has its own unspoken seat-related rules (Flickr)
January 18, 2017 - 12:49 GMT
Is it a feminist issue or just a matter of following the rules?
There are at least 10 known hot springs in Saudi Arabia.  (Shutterstock)
January 18, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
In order to meet demand and diversify Saudi Arabia's energy mix, the kingdom is eyeing potential geothermal sites in Al Khouba area of the southernwestern province of Jizan.
Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 18, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Speaking Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser announced that $25 trillion would need to be invested over the 25 years on new oil capacity to meet rising demand.
Smoke billows in the distance as Yemeni pro-government forces patrol during clashes with Houthi rebels in Yemen's western Dhubab district, on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
January 17, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition were also reported across the western part of the country.
The growth of the renewable energy sector in Saudi Arabia is an opportunity for job generation. (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's energy minister has announced an ambitious plan to invest $30B-$50B in renewable energy across various sectors.
The conflict escalated in mid-2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a major air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled Saudi-backed government. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Army launched wide-ranging campaign last month aimed at recapturing parts of Yemen’s southern Shabwah province.
Employees of the King Fahd Quran Printing Complex in Medina had complained of salary delays even prior to losing their jobs. (SPA)
January 17, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Saudi Oger workers lost their jobs at King Fahd Quran Printing Complex four months ago and have filed for intervention with the labour dispute committee over unpaid dues.
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:44 GMT
The Grand Mufti has a prestigious religious position in Saudi Arabia. He is the Mufti of all Muslin Sunnis around the world, since Saudi Arabia represents and leads all Muslims religiously.
A Yemeni man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for insulting Islam (Pixabay)
January 16, 2017 - 10:35 GMT
A Yemeni resident of the ultraconservative kingdom has been sentenced to 21 years in prison over posts on his Facebook page.
The girls embrace their surgeon during a return visit to Saudi Arabia several years ago (screenshot)
January 16, 2017 - 08:57 GMT
Old footage has resurfaced as Saudis celebrate their country's pioneering medical achievements.
The facilities sector is key to having three Saudi cities among the top 100 in the world, which is one of the aims of Vision 2030. (Shutterstock/Fedor Selivanov)
January 16, 2017 - 08:02 GMT
The FM market in Saudi Arabia is worth $20-$29 billion per annum with ten percent annual growth, according to Credo Consulting.
The resignations coincided with the introduction of new reforms by the ministry last year that tie public sector worker bonuses to a mandatory assessment and allow them to be fired.  (Twitter)
January 16, 2017 - 06:18 GMT
Nearly 1,500 employees resigned from Saudi government jobs in 2016, coinciding with the introduction of new reforms that included linking bonuses to mandatory assessment and possible dismissal.
Saudi Arabia national football team
January 15, 2017 - 15:53 GMT
Saudi national football team beat Cambodia 7-2 in a friendly match held at Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu-Dhabi yesterday as part of the Saudi team's preparatory camp in preparation for the away phase of world cup 2018 qualifying tournament.
Saudi Arabia's highest-ranking cleric has called cinemas and singing concerts as harmful and corrupting. (
January 15, 2017 - 10:01 GMT
Saudi Arabia's highest-ranking cleric has called cinemas and singing concerts as harmful and corrupting.