Saudi Arabia

April 17, 2014

The Qatar-Saudi rift was not on the agenda of the most recent Gulf Cooperation Council meetings (File Archive/AFP)
06:55 GMT

Oman's Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi told reporters this week that the Gulf rift between Qatar and its neighboring states has now ended.

Saudi Weddings 2014, is the perfect one-stop wedding festival for future weds to see, touch, hear, compare wedding jewelry, dresses, cosmetics and fragrances according to the latest trends.
03:55 GMT

The exhibition considered the biggest family gathering in the field of weddings and fashion as it involves more than 80 companies around the world

April 16, 2014

Prince Salman's poor health recently motivated King Abdullah to appoint Prince Muqrin as the successor to the throne. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

The Saudi law of succession moves horizontally from brother to brother, a rule that complicates the succession process as the ruling generation ages.

April 15, 2014

Bandar previously served as KSA's ambassador to the United States (File Archive/AFP)
19:51 GMT

Saudi Arabia has replaced its intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request."

Jameel prizewinner and Turkish fashion label Dice Kayek (by sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege) evoked Istanbul’s rich architecture with lamé brocade Caftan (recalling luxurious Ottoman robes); Hagia Sophia (a beaded and embroidered satin coat inspired by Byzantine mosaics); and Dome 2 (a sheer cotton blouse folded like the ribs of Istanbul’s roofs).
11:44 GMT

An Arab art competition sponsored by architect Zaha Hadid is exhibited in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Saudi's Ministry of Health said the new hospitals will increase patient beds to 68,000 (File/AFP)
10:27 GMT

A top government official has announced the Kingdom's plans to build 63 new hospitals across the country, boosting service and quality medical care.

April 14, 2014

Washington lawmakers have refused to pass the reforms, claiming they would prove too heavy a burden during a time when the US is still running a large budget deficit.
17:29 GMT

The US is responsible for delaying long-awaited IMF reforms, Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf told Asharq Al-Awsat on the sidelines of the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, DC on Saturday.

The German government will not approve a reported deal to sell up to 800 battle tanks to Saudi Arabia,
03:55 GMT

The sale of the Leopard-2 tanks had been billed as one of the biggest deals for the German armaments industry, Bild reported.

April 13, 2014

The committee has exempted pharmacies, gas stations, coffee shops and restaurants with special permits from the decision.
21:13 GMT

Sources close to the committee expected the closure of shops to be effective before the advent of Ramadan in early July

Food for thought: Saudi Arabia's food consumption grew by 55.3 percent since 2012 (File/AFP)
13:30 GMT

Saudi's yearly food, hotel & hospitality Arabia exhibition takes opens on Sunday with over 400 booths set up from other countries.

April 11, 2014

In 2013, the company said, the smartphones market imported nearly 1 billion units achieving this great number with Samsung Electronics being number one in the Saudi market.
03:55 GMT

Global sales of the Galaxy S series totaled 200,000,000 units since its introduction.

April 10, 2014

Border checkpoints in Yemen are frequently targeted by Al Qaeda militants in the country (File Archive/AFP)
13:55 GMT

At least two Saudi soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen on the Yemeni border.

Alaa said that it takes him a month to film and have one YouTube vid ready for release. (Image: Facebook)
08:13 GMT

Inspirational singing talent Alaa Wardi talks about his passion for music and how he makes his hit YouTube videos!

“People will go for the alternative once they know about it. After developing these three vaccines, we will continue to produce others,” he added.
03:55 GMT

The vaccines that are the focus of local and international scientists and Shariah experts, are meant to treat meningitis, hepatitis and meningococcal.

April 9, 2014

The GCC was the largest export destination with total export to the region reaching AED15.8 billion, with Saudi Arabia taking 57 percent of the total GCC export
10:55 GMT

Exports from Dubai to Saudi Arabia crossed AED9 billion in March 2014, according to Dubai Chamber figures.