Saudi Arabia

May 25, 2014

The Ministry of Civil Service in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education announced that 6,494 education jobs are available for Saudi youth.
03:55 GMT

Last week, the King approved a five-year plan worth more than SR80 billion ($21.33 billion) to develop the education sector.


Saudi Energy 2014 will serve as an ideal platform for energy professionals, government officials, investors and both local and regional buyers.
03:55 GMT

Saudi Energy 2014 is set to surpass the success of the 2013 edition that gathered 7,564 visitors.

May 22, 2014

The nomination of Alawi (the Owner of Red Sea Mall) was realized during the board meeting of the ICSC in Las Vegas.
13:23 GMT

Alawi is the owner of Red Sea Mall, considered to be the destination for entertainment and shopping in Jeddah.

May 20, 2014

Saudi Arabia is currently implementing Metro projects in Jeddah and Riyadh.
21:17 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has decided to implement integrated public transport systems, including Metros and buses, in Dammam and Qatif cities, a report said.

The plan, approved by King Abdullah, includes building of 1,500 nursery schools, training of about 25,000 teachers, and establishing educational centres and other related projects.
15:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia will spend an additional SR80 billion ($21.3 billion) to overhaul the kingdom’s education system under a five-year plan, a report said.

Egyptians performing Umrah is the principal activity for tourist companies in Egypt over the past three years given low incoming tourist traffic.
08:36 GMT

Cancellations of pilgrimages from Egypt to Saudi Arabia due to the coronavirus, also known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), have exceeded 25%.

May 19, 2014

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

May 18, 2014

In addition to trade in oil and gas, the Netherlands exports a wide range of products and technology in the agriculture, machinery, chemical and petrochemical sectors in Saudi Arabia
03:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia is considering trade sanctions against the Netherlands because of stickers printed by far-right politician Geert Wilders which display anti-Islam slogans in the colours of the Saudi flag.

The project will have production capacity of 16 million tonnes a year.
03:55 GMT

Ma’aden has already secured a $4.2 billion loan package from commercial banks and export credit agencies to fund the construction at Waad al-Shamal, which loosely translates as Northern Promise.

“It is the largest concrete raft in the world. In places, the thickness is five metres,” said Hammoud.
03:55 GMT

The over one kilometre tall Kingdom Tower will replace Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, 828 metres tall, as the highest in the world.

May 17, 2014

Around 520 MERS cases have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since 2012 (File/AFP)
14:56 GMT

The Saudi Health Ministry reported three further deaths from the MERS virus bringing the total number of fatalities to 163 as concern amounts over preparations for Hajj in the coming months.

May 15, 2014

Egyptian actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz on pilgrimage to Mecca (Image: Facebook)
08:19 GMT

She dutifully donned her hijab for the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca and shared her religious look for all her Facebook fans to see.

May 14, 2014

Al-Awaji noted that the Kingdom has electric links with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries while Egypt is linked with eight eastern Arab countries
19:09 GMT

" The Kingdom can import electricity from Egypt during the day time and re-export it in the evening," he said.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council on May 14, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN)
19:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urged Gulf Arab states to unite against common security threats, despite a splintering of unity over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hagel arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday as part of his regional tour where he will adress pressing issues such as the conflict in Syria and Iran's nuclear negotiations with the West (Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP)
13:56 GMT

The U.S. called on its Gulf ally Saudi Arabia Wednesday to "confront common threats" with Washington in the region, particular in terms of Iran.