Saudi Arabia

November 5, 2014

“The budget of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia depends 90 per cent on oil … I’ve already said that this is a huge mistake,” said the prince.
21:09 GMT

Prince Alwaleed publicly urged the government last month to do more to protect the economy of the world’s top oil exporter from the slide.

Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja was removed from his post by royal order.
12:05 GMT

The outgoing minister had announced that he was closing the Wesal TV channel, which was accused of inciting sectarian hatred.

This image from Twitter is said to show the aftermath of Tuesday's attacks in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
07:47 GMT

Police say 15 people involved have been arrested.

November 4, 2014

Shia Muslims in Saudi beat their chests to commemorate Ashura in Riyadh, November 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:55 GMT

Four people were killed in the Saudi city of Riyadh during a security operation after the shootings of five Shia Ashura mourners in the country's east.

Five people were killed by gunmen during a Shia gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia late Monday (File/AFP)
18:41 GMT

Saudi police arrested six suspects Tuesday in connection with killing five Shia mourners during a gathering to commemorate Ashura.

Between 1980 and 2013, Saudi Arabia’s life expectancy at birth increased by 12.5 years
16:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia has achieved higher than the global average in the development achieved in the education sector, according to the Human Development Report for 2014

A Lebanese soldier stands guard on a road leading to Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh Sunni area, October 27, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia and France will equip the Lebanese army with $3 billion worth of military aid to battle the growing number of militants in the country.

Shia Muslims worldwide commemorate Imam Hussein during Ashura. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a gathering of Shia Muslims and killed five mourners commemorating Ashura in Saudi Arabia.

November 3, 2014

Development of the part jointly owned with the Saudis has been frozen for a year, according to Al-Rai.
05:55 GMT

The row comes a month after production at the offshore Khafji oilfield in a neutral zone between the two Arab states was halted last month.

November 2, 2014

Al-Nimr was sentenced to death by a Saudi court on October 15. (AFP/File)
19:38 GMT

Saudi Arabia's King has pardoned Shia leader Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

The curving clays and sand soils of Iran’s salt desert,  Dasht-e Kavir, appear like swirls in fine lumber. Satellites can directly identify different minerals and recognize large geological structures and mineral deposits that are undetectable by ground-based surveys. Iran is one of the world’s most important mineral producers.
12:01 GMT

Middle East deserts as you've never seen them before - from orbit

These stadiums, which will have a capacity of 45,000 spectators, will be built on the lines of the hitech King Abdullah Sports City located 50 km from Jeddah,
04:55 GMT

Aramco has been ordered by Saudi monarch King Abdullah to build these stadiums

October 31, 2014

Accusations of terror support have bounced between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks amid growing international IS concern. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Amid mounting Hezbollah's accusations of terror support, the head of the Saudi National Guard said the kingdom is a 'fierce enemy' of extremism.

October 30, 2014

Al-Hilal squad
13:15 GMT

The well-known Saudi prince, Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, tweeted days ago that he promises 100,000 Riyals or about $26,650 as bonuses to all of the players of the Saudi football team, Al-Hilal.