Saudi Arabia

October 19, 2014

Yemeni protesters demonstrate outside the Saudi embassy in Sana'a against the death sentence of Shi'a cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr on Oct. 18. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
08:04 GMT

Sheikh Nimr, who has repeatedly criticized the lack of basic freedoms in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death last week.

October 17, 2014

Euro Disney has a debt of about 1.7 billion euros
01:44 GMT

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will join a financial bailout of the money-losing Euro Disney theme park, his Kingdom Holding Co said Tuesday.

October 16, 2014

The majority of these children were Egyptians, Syrians, Burmese and from the African continent.
00:46 GMT

The member said education authorities needed to find a solution to the problem because “education is a basic human right for everyone, whether they are a citizen or foreigner living in the Kingdom.”

Dira square in Riyadh where public executions are sometimes carried out (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT

The prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr has been sentenced to death for allegedly encouraging protests in Saudi Arabia, his family said.

During the “Laish Hip-Hop?” session at Lund University. (Image: Arab News)
07:34 GMT

Lund University students were treated to a special seminar on Arabic hip hop this month!

October 14, 2014

The attacker is believed to be a Saudi national who was born in the U.S. (File/AFP)
18:46 GMT

An American citizen was shot dead while another injured by an gunman in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh Tuesday. The attacker is now being held by security forces.

Saudi and Dubai stocks plunged by 6.5 percent but are now recovering (File/AFP)
14:04 GMT

After a rocky Monday, most stock markets in the Middle East recovered with Saudi Arabia and Dubai leading the figures.

Key issues are due to be discussed at the delegation in Kuwait, namely how to boost tourism in the region (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

GCC ministers will meet Tuesday to discuss how to boost tourism in the region. The delegation is due to be lead by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities President Prince Sultan bin Salman.

Wounded Yemeni men are treated at a hospital after a powerful suicide bomb rocked the capital Sanaa on Oct. 9, 2014, killing at least 47. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:29 GMT

Houthi leaders called on the Saudi government to prosecute TV presenter Khalid al-Gamdi.

October 13, 2014

Saudi Arabia has privately told oil market participants it can accept oil prices between $80 and $90 a barrel, sources briefed by OPEC’s biggest producer have told Reuters.
12:59 GMT

“$100 is no longer the ideal market price,” he said. “It’s good for producers but too high for consumers, leading to oversupply.”

October 12, 2014

The pull back then snowballed due to panic selling and, possibly, margin calls, according to market players.
00:55 GMT

Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates fell sharply on Sunday as declines on global bourses sparked a broad sell-off in the Gulf region.

The consortium is led by Faiz Al-Abideen, a prominent Saudi businessman and adviser to members of the royal family, whose group has built 17 power plants in Saudi Arabia and abroad.
23:44 GMT

The proposed power plant, which would cost anywhere between $3 billion and $4.5 billion, will generate between 2,500 and 3,500 megawatts (MW) of power.

The programs for tackling unemployment have contributed to creating a parallel crisis in the labor market and disrupting the market.
04:55 GMT

At least one million vacancies must be created to tackle unemployment among Saudis and 300,000 jobs are needed annually to absorb new graduates entering the labor market,

October 11, 2014

Luis Suarez
18:56 GMT

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Uruguay since his biting ban, as he set up his country's goal in the 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia.

October 10, 2014

The stats don’t lie - Arabs score high with porn sites. Cairo is the #1 city that searched for “sex” on Google. So don’t be shy-- check out who searched for sex by country in this cross section that includes some Muslim hot spots in and out of the Middle East 'desert'.
00:43 GMT

Think 1001 Arabian nights and we bring you 10 online porn findings relating to Middle East and Muslim users. See how the the region procrastinates with porn and brace yourselves for some unexpected hard truths.