Saudi Arabia

September 24, 2014

President Obama met with representatives from five Arab nations that joined the US in Syrian airstrikes, as well as Iraq, during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, September 23, 2014 (Saul Loeb/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama will go before the United Nations General Assembly and seek specific promises of military, financial or humanitarian support from each country against the Islamic State.

September 15, 2014

Pilgrims performing the Haj (AFP/ File Archive).
08:31 GMT

The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.

September 14, 2014

Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman Osama Nugali [AFP]
09:27 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry says the kingdom plans to reopen its embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad once the situation improves in Iraq.

September 11, 2014

Syria's Islamist Ahrar al-Sham group  members taking part in a training session at an undisclosed location in Syria. [AFP]
07:08 GMT

American officials say Saudi Arabia has agreed to a request from the US administration to provide bases to train foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government.

“Saudi Arabia has already shown strong interest in strengthening its green building presence."
04:55 GMT

International experts expect to see more organizations in Saudi Arabia take action to make existing buildings more efficient.

September 10, 2014

 A consortium of international fragrance retailers has launched the International Group of Luxury Fragrances in Saudi Arabia.
16:20 GMT

The Group is dedicated to enriching the olfactory experience with a deeper understanding of international fragrances.

OPEC also publishes production figures from secondary sources, a legacy of past OPEC disagreements about countries’ reported output figures.
15:39 GMT

In the report, OPEC cut its 2014 global oil demand growth forecast for a third consecutive month and also reduced its assessment of the requirement for its members’ crude oil.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia has called a conference on counter-terrorism Thursday in Jeddah.

September 9, 2014

Mecca Great Mosque. [AFP]
16:20 GMT

Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj

September 8, 2014

The first female defendant was sentenced to 15 years, while the other women were found guilty of luring other women to join the group. (Photo for illustrative purposes only: AFP/File Archive).
18:00 GMT

Five women, of whom four Saudis and one Yemeni, are set to be tried by a specialized criminal court for terror-related activities.

September 7, 2014

The new causeway, a terrestrial link, will be called the “King Hamad Causeway”.
14:08 GMT

The new link is expected to consolidate economic, social and cultural relations and cooperation between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, of which Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are members.

Islamic State militants threatened to strike Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha, according to reports (File/AFP)
07:35 GMT

Saudi Arabia tightened security along the borders with Iraq by announcing plans to build a five-layer security fence, amid growing threats for the Islamic State.

September 4, 2014

Over 60 per cent of low-cost Hajj slots were filled within the first 24 hours of going on sale (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Hajj Ministry released more low-cost slots for for the annual pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia has approved a number of new airport development projects worth more than SR5 billion ($1.33 billion), according to reports.
04:55 GMT

The projects include building a new airport at Jazan called the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport and the expansion of the airport in Arar.

September 3, 2014

Crystal Lagoons Corp is the world's leading company for luxury lagoons and resorts (Image: Hospitality Business)
12:19 GMT

The leading world developer of giant crystalline lagoons has unveiled a massive 8-hectare project in the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre to build hotels, a medical city, educational facilities, villas and apartments.