The expansion will include the building a new unit for electricity generation using steam inside the West Cairo Power Station. (Shutterstock)
November 26, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
The Saudi Fund for Development loans supplement grants by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to help meet Egypt's growing energy needs.
The Binladin Group has been suspended from taking on new contracts following a crane accident at Mecca's Grand Mosque in September. (AFP/File)
November 25, 2015 - 13:10 GMT
One of Saudi Arabia's biggest construction firms has announced the immediate layoff of 15,000 staff in order to trim budgets affected by low oil prices.
Governments are urged to pass cyber-specific laws and establish procedures for breach reporting. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
A new report has seen a doubling in cybercrime in the first half of 2015, with the energy and telecom industries being the most targeted.
The circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba has been undergoing renovation for almost three years. (Skyscraper City)
November 25, 2015 - 10:55 GMT
Some 35,000 workers are putting the final touches on the circumambulation area and northern plazas of Mecca's pilgrimage site.
Somalia's mahogany trees provide charcoal for the Middle East's shisha smokers.
November 25, 2015 - 08:01 GMT
Ahead of the climate change conference in Paris, Somalia claims that its forests have been destroyed to cater to the Middle East's hubbly bubbly obsession.
Glowork seeks to empower Saudi women in business in Saudi Arabia. (LinkedIn)
November 24, 2015 - 21:52 GMT
Glowork, a Saudi agency that matches job-seeking Saudi women to jobs online, took home the social entrepreneurship award at the second iteration of the 2015 Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth.
A man in Riyadh wears protective gear as he herds his camels. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
November 24, 2015 - 15:30 GMT
The most recent death marks 548 deaths from MERS in Saudi since 2012.
An estimated 15 percent of smartphone users in Saudi Arabia are using apps for free calls. (Gadgets.Ndtv)
November 24, 2015 - 10:18 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission quashes rumors that free net-based apps such as Tango and Whatsapp would be blocked.
Houthi fighters continue to control large parts of Yemen despite Saudi military action. (AFP/File)
November 24, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
At least 15 people were killed by Saudi airstrikes around Yemen after the kingdom launched a series of attacks against Houthi militants.
Everyone's talking about Syria and Iraq, but much less discussed is the war in Yemen and the number of countries actually involved. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2015 - 22:55 GMT
Everyone's talking about Syria and Iraq, but much less discussed is the war in Yemen and the number of countries actually involved.
Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, confirmed that Jordan will be compiling a list of new extremist groups in Syria for the international community. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2015 - 17:30 GMT
Jordan is removing Saudi and Turkish funded militant groups from their official list of terrorist organizations.
Iran men’s national handball team (source:
November 23, 2015 - 16:37 GMT
Iran defeated Saudi Arabia in the 2015 Asian Qualification Tournament on Sunday and made its way to the semifinals.
Saudi Arabia's booming hospitality market is a big draw for luxury hoteliers. (Facebook)
November 23, 2015 - 13:24 GMT
Jumeirah, part of Dubai Holding, has 23 hotels across the globe but plans 100 hotels by 2020, with Saudi Arabia being top priority.
Wuzzuf is in partnership with 5000 companies and has helped 55,000 people find jobs via its website. (Facebook)
November 23, 2015 - 10:19 GMT
Following a two billion dollar investment, plans to reach one million users by 2020, with ambitious expansion plans in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Analysts are watching how the Chinese Yuan and the Saudi Riyal will perform against the US dollar in 2016. (File photo)
November 22, 2015 - 10:51 GMT
A new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report warns that $30 per barrel oil prices could accelerate the drain on Saudi's foreign reserves, which have already been falling at a rapid rate.
Saudi Arabia is hoping that the new tax will bring housing prices down as more properties are developed. (Ventures on Site)
November 22, 2015 - 08:48 GMT
A new tax on undeveloped land will rake in an estimated $50 billion and is intended to force land owners to fully develop land and solve the housing shortage.