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Since being founded in 2012, the END Fund has raised more than $70m and supported the treatment of 100 million people at risk of neglected tropical diseases. (Shutterstock)
January 24, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's donation will support END’s efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases over the next three years with an emphasis on the Middle East and Africa.
Nazaha said it found irregularities in eight contracts worth more than SR80 million, which were intended to purchase licenses to implement an electronic program to unify the company’s systems. (Shutterstock)
January 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi's anti-corruption body has identified a number of financial and administrative irregularities conducted by the SEC executives related to contracts, purchases of licenses and falsifying information.
Sheikh Adel Aujan (right), chairman, Aujan Group Holding, and Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company, celebrate the billionth can of Rani produced under their partnership. (Coca-Cola)
January 24, 2017 - 05:32 GMT
Aujan transformed Aujan Industries by acquiring exclusive distribution rights for Vimto and with $1B joint venture with the Coca-Cola Company.
The SABIC-Shell joint venture includes six world-scale petrochemical plants with a total output of more than 4m metric tons per year. (File photo)
January 23, 2017 - 09:30 GMT
Shell's divestment of the joint venture with the Saudi Basic Industries Corp, know as SADAF, for $820 million comes as the latest in a string of business disposals.
In April of 2016, Saudi Arabia said it was considering a US-style green card system to help reduce remittances. (File photo)
January 23, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
in response to reports of a proposal by the Shura Council to imposing fees on expats' remittances, Saudi Arabia has confirmed that it is "committed to the principle of free movement of capital in and out of the kingdom".
Women's March in Los Angeles on Saturday (David Mcnew/AFP)
January 22, 2017 - 11:03 GMT
In a hypocritical move, several conservative figures have bizarrely tweeted that women's marchers should focus their efforts on promoting feminism in Saudi Arabia.
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki Moon delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Supreme Administrative Court nullified on Monday a deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that would have seen the sovreignty of two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, transferred to Saudi waters.
Paris reportedly had many issues to discuss with Riyadh, including preparations for the meeting of the French-Saudi Joint Commission, which will be held in the summer, and which aims at promoting economic, investment and commercial relations within the framework of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. (Twitter)
January 18, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
This will be Ayrault's first visit to Riyadh since his appointment as foreign minister in February 2016.
Every country has its own unspoken seat-related rules (Flickr)
January 18, 2017 - 12:49 GMT
Is it a feminist issue or just a matter of following the rules?
There are at least 10 known hot springs in Saudi Arabia.  (Shutterstock)
January 18, 2017 - 11:30 GMT
In order to meet demand and diversify Saudi Arabia's energy mix, the kingdom is eyeing potential geothermal sites in Al Khouba area of the southernwestern province of Jizan.
Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
January 18, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Speaking Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser announced that $25 trillion would need to be invested over the 25 years on new oil capacity to meet rising demand.
Smoke billows in the distance as Yemeni pro-government forces patrol during clashes with Houthi rebels in Yemen's western Dhubab district, on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
January 17, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition were also reported across the western part of the country.
The growth of the renewable energy sector in Saudi Arabia is an opportunity for job generation. (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's energy minister has announced an ambitious plan to invest $30B-$50B in renewable energy across various sectors.
The conflict escalated in mid-2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a major air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen's embattled Saudi-backed government. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Army launched wide-ranging campaign last month aimed at recapturing parts of Yemen’s southern Shabwah province.
Employees of the King Fahd Quran Printing Complex in Medina had complained of salary delays even prior to losing their jobs. (SPA)
January 17, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Saudi Oger workers lost their jobs at King Fahd Quran Printing Complex four months ago and have filed for intervention with the labour dispute committee over unpaid dues.
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:44 GMT
The Grand Mufti has a prestigious religious position in Saudi Arabia. He is the Mufti of all Muslin Sunnis around the world, since Saudi Arabia represents and leads all Muslims religiously.