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The solar project seeks to harness renewable energy and build a local manufacturing industry that can boost Saudi Arabia's exports, and ultimately generate 7,000 jobs by 2020. (File photo)
April 27, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
A massive renewable energy program in Saudi Arabia is expected to generate thousands of jobs.
On Wednesday, SAAB and Alawwal Bank topped the hikes of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) after their possible merger announcement. (AFP/ Fayez Nureldine)
April 27, 2017 - 11:02 GMT
The merger is expected to create the third biggest bank in Saudi Arabia.
“This was the most frustrating day for the Saudi women,” said a female Shoura Council member. (AFP/ Fayez Nureldine)
April 26, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Sad day for Saudi women.
Saudi Arabia believes that the decision to restore allowances to public sector employees is broadly positive for equities and is likely to boost consumption. (AFP/ Amer Hilabi)
April 26, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia claims that its decision to restore public allowances is likely to boost the economy.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir enter a hall for a meeting in the Russian capital, Moscow, on August 11, 2015. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stressed during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that head of the Syrian regime Bashar Assad has no place in Syria’s future.
Under Saudi law all women must have a male guardian who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia, a country where women are not allowed to drive cars, has been elected to the United Nations women's rights commission, sparking anger.
The Saudia app now allows the possibility of retrieval and review of previous reservations, in addition to saving the data of the passenger on his mobile phone, and sharing the booking with friends. The Hijri calendar may be used in the booking too, the airline said. (Pixabay)
April 26, 2017 - 11:49 GMT
The new Saudia app is available on App Store and Google Play.
Qassim and Hail airports become the 16th, 17th airport run by the Turkish company both in Turkey and abroad. (AFP photo)
April 26, 2017 - 11:39 GMT
The company will be operating four airports in Saudi Arabia.
Almarai's total net sales figure has been negatively impacted in Egypt by the devaluation of the Egyptian pound, and the significant decline in exports to Iraq due to border closures. (Almarai)
April 26, 2017 - 09:55 GMT
For the first quarter of 2017, Almarai net revenue grew by 4.7% in Saudi Arabia but much less in other countries.
The bodies of two Indian workers belonging to a now defunct construction company have been lying in a mortuary in Riyadh for months as their employer refused to bear the cost of repatriation. (Shutterstock)
April 25, 2017 - 14:27 GMT
The cancellation of visas and transportation cost are prime reasons behind the delay in repatriation of the dead bodies.
Saudi climbing instructor Yasmin Gahtani displays her skills (Photo: Arab News)
April 25, 2017 - 10:53 GMT
After years of climbing in the US and Europe, Yasmin Gahtani, who represents herself as the first Saudi certified climbing wall instructor (CWI), is on a mission to bring the sport home.
Egypt is set to finalize tenders for the mega project next month and award the contract to the winner in September this year. (File photo)
April 25, 2017 - 08:45 GMT
Global technology giants are in the race for a $1.6-billion power project being jointly developed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
On Saturday, Saudi King Salman made a rare reversal in cuts to financial allowances for civil servants. (AFP/ File)
April 24, 2017 - 14:20 GMT
Saudi Arabia posted a significantly smaller budget deficit in the first quarter than projected, according to reports.
Last year, thousands of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia were stuck without a job or pay. The issue was particularly felt in construction companies such as Saudi Oger and Saudi Binladin. (AFP/ File)
April 24, 2017 - 09:41 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced the launch of a plan to open bank accounts for domestic workers to guarantee they get their wages.
Saudi Arabi's King Salman. (AFP/file)
April 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Egypt's President is visiting Saudi Arabia in an attempt to repair a relationship that was recently shaken by a failed plan for Egypt to gift two Red Sea islands to Saudi.
The gold mine is owned by the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and will be joining other operating gold mines owned by the company. (Shutterstock)
April 23, 2017 - 14:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia is launching its biggest gold mine ever.