Saudi Arabia

June 12, 2014

He also explained that the ministry's "Ajeer" system is linked to recruitment companies and will allow the ministry to monitor the recruitment deals between the companies and their clients.
15:42 GMT

The Ministry of Labor is planning to unify the wages of domestic workers hired on a temporary basis,

IALI has always worked in close partnership with the International Labor Office and other host country organizations, and is increasingly working at regional levels.
10:01 GMT

The International Association of Labor Inspection (IALI) is the global professional association for labor inspection.

June 11, 2014

Local authorities in Indonesia, Laos, Philippines and Vietnam announced over 1.6 billion dollars’ worth of investment projects, according to a conference press release.
04:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation announced plans for what would be the world’s largest desalination plant using a technique called reverse osmosis.

June 10, 2014

Saudi Arabia is notorious for showing what rights advocates describe as zero-tolerance toward dissent.
10:34 GMT

A Jeddah court sentenced two Shia activists to death for attacking security forces during a 2012 anti-regime protest on Monday.

June 8, 2014

The report gave no indication of whether any change in investment strategy was envisioned.
12:15 GMT

The central bank has managed investment of the kingdom's foreign currency reserves until now, much of it in US Treasury bonds.

“This is the Kingdom’s duty based on our religion, ethics and the joint destiny of the two countries,” said the king, who is vacationing in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
08:43 GMT

On Tuesday, King Abdullah called for a “Friends of Egypt” conference, which would raise funds for the country to weather its current economic crisis.

Shatha exclusively launched her single on Rotana's YouTube channel, which received plenty of positive comments from her listeners and loyal fans. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

Shatha Hassoun is grateful for Rashed al Majed's connection with her latest single "Henianah."

June 5, 2014

The Ministry of Haj has warned local Haj companies against running exaggerated advertising campaigns and to refrain from using language that seemingly promotes special or VIP services.
14:00 GMT

The ministry has also banned companies from publishing photos of scholars on their print advertising campaigns to lure potential Hajis (pilgrims) to sign up with them, Makkah daily reported.

The embassy called on service seekers to book an appointment in advance to submit the required documents to the centers through website http://www.vfstasheel.com
12:18 GMT

Saudi Embassy in Egypt announced that it has decided to start issuing visas to visit the Kingdom through three regulatory stages, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

June 4, 2014

Lebanon is home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
15:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia's envoy to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri said Wednesday that a new aid program for Syrian refugees would provide $1.8 million over the next six months along with additional shelter and food.

MERS is increasingly thought to come from camels and Saudi Arabia has warned its people to take precautions near the animals (AFP, File).
05:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia has dismissed a Deputy Health Minister following the discovery of 113 unrecorded MERS cases, making the country´s death toll jump to 282.

June 3, 2014

He said the ministry has approved 53 companies providing Haj services at reduced rates out of 116 which applied for accreditation. “
13:56 GMT

The Haj Ministry has asked Saudis and expatriates wishing to perform low-cost Haj this year to register their names at its website, which has been created specially for this purpose.

Bassem Youssef was feeling the pressure as he said goodbye to TV again.
07:00 GMT

"Enormous" pressure has led the Egyptian satirist to step away from the camera.

June 2, 2014

Social networking sites such as Twitter will be targeted in the new review of the Anti-Cybercrime Law (Ingvar Bjor/ Shutterstock.com).
08:54 GMT

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is reviewing its 2007 Anti-Cybercrime Law to define legal proceedings against social networking sites that promote adultery, homosexuality and atheism.

May 29, 2014

Around 565 people have contracted the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia according to health officials (File/AFP)
17:08 GMT

Saudi authorities recorded 13 deaths from the MERS virus, bringing the total people killed to 186 since 2012.