Saudi Arabia

March 17, 2014

The prince expressed his pride at the collaboration between Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation, Global and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).
15:38 GMT

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, was honored “Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold” by Princess Astrid of Belgium on behalf of King Philippe of Belgium.

The majority of Saudi companies say they will hire in the next three months, but over half of them are only looking to hire Saudi applicants (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Based on recent surveys, nearly 70 percent of Saudi companies claim they will either probably or definitely hire in the upcoming three months.

Saudi Arabia's inflation rose from 2.9 to 3.5 percent last year, but authorities are saying that the situation "remains under control" (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Recent US Federal Reserve purchases will not effect Saudi Arabia's "stable" economy, say authorities.

March 15, 2014

Little Rand al-Shehili became a hit in Saudi Arabia for her beautiful singing voice. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

A young Saudi girl has emerged as one of the most praised stars in the kingdom and the region after a video of her singing went viral.

March 14, 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has long opposed the Muslim Brotherhood for fear that the group could challenge the monarchy. Qatar's continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood in the region continues to inflame tensions within the GCC (photo courtesy: photo-dictionary.com).
16:34 GMT

At a recent Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, Saudi Arabia demanded Qatar to shut down several organizations, including Al-Jazeera

March 13, 2014

Singapore Tourism Board is in the process of developing materials in Arabic to lure more tourists from MENA and the Arabic-speaking world (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Singapore is boosting its efforts to woo Saudi tourists to its island city location.

Saudi Arabia's decision to include the Muslim Brotherhood on its list of terrorist groups represents a major shift in Saudi society (File Archive)
11:48 GMT

Saudi Arabia's recent declaration of a new additions to its terrorism blacklist is nothing new when you look at the Kingdom's history, says one analyst.

March 12, 2014

The festival kicks off with a bang (Image courtesy of Saudi Gazette/ Syeda Amtul)
12:17 GMT

For three weeks, 11 movies from 12 different Asian countries will be screened at eight venues in Jeddah. It's Asian movie marathon and mania going down in Saudi this month.

Phosphine has become a YouTube and social media hit within Saudis and the Arab world. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:46 GMT

Phosphine, a short film that was posted recently on YouTube, is topping over 3.5 million viewers and is quickly gaining popularity through WhatsApp and other social networking media.

The final designs of the three railway stations would be ready later this month
07:16 GMT

Three stations will be constructed at the Jeddah Islamic Seaport enabling the Saudi Landbridge train project to cover all of the companies operating in the port.

March 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia banned the sale of energy drinks at government, educational and health facilities last week (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Saudis spend nearly $1.6 billion a year on energy drinks. With the recent announcement of a ban on the industry, questions may be asked as to how limiting this billion-dollar consumption habit may affect KSA's economy.

Disagreements over the Muslim Brotherhood have caused a rift in Saudi-Qatari relations. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT

The Saudi foreign minister threatened to block Qatar's land and sea borders over Qatar's involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saudi government recently designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Bassem Youssef questions the crackdown on his show (Image: Facebook)
08:38 GMT

Bassem Youssef can't get a break. His show was suspended by CBC for mocking pro-Sisi campaigns, and now that MBC Masr has picked it up, the signal was intentionally jammed on Friday night. Now he speaks out on presidential candidates' stance on "freedom of expression".

Saudi construction industry has witnessed a boom in contract awards and ongoing construction activities
06:55 GMT

The Saudi construction sector is poised for significant growth over the next few years thanks to the boom in contract awards and ongoing construction activities coupled with healthy lending appetites by bank.

Saudi Arabia touts the highest paid CEOs and expatriates in the GCC (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

CEOs in Saudi Arabia are the highest paid executives among all GCC countries, according to a new report.