Saudi Arabia

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According to the report, there were 998,100 government employees in the Kingdom consisting of 991,000 Saudi men and women.
13:51 GMT

A total of 5,298 expatriate government employees were sacked in 2011 while 4,380 Saudi female government employees left their jobs in the same year, a study revealed.

December 18, 2014

The kingdom is the largest economy in the Arab world, and OPEC’s biggest crude producer.
04:55 GMT

Saudi Arabia will continue massive public spending despite a 50 percent drop in the price of oil which provides the bulk of the kingdom’s revenue.

December 17, 2014

Bugsy is currently collaborating with lots of artists, both locally and internationally, and in different genres. (Image: Arab News)
11:27 GMT

Ahmad Bugshan talks beats, music production and hip hop in Saudi Arabia!

Alarab will feature expert opinion from renowned guests and never-before-seen social media interaction with its viewers, it said.
04:55 GMT

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), and owner of Alarab News Channel.

December 15, 2014

The policeman was shot dead during a rescue operation to free three hostages. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT

A gunman holding three laborers hostage in Riyadh shot and killed a policeman Monday during an attempted rescue operation.

December 14, 2014

On Wednesday, Naimi shrugged off suggestions that Saudi Arabia might cut production to reverse the deepest price slump in years.
18:17 GMT

Crude oil supplies from Saudi Arabia inched up in November from a month earlier, an industry source said, signalling no change in the kingdom's supply

December 11, 2014

Denmark has confirmed that a citizen was shot and wounded in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on November 22. (AFP/File)
19:02 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says the country has arrested three supporters of the ISIL terrorists for the shooting and injuring of a Danish citizen late November.

Saudi Arabia will stop buying domestically-grown wheat in two years' time and rely completely on imports of the grain
16:56 GMT

By investing tens of billions of dollars, the desert nation's output grew through the 1980s until it ironically became one of the world's largest wheat exporters.

The Ministry of Labor has taken penal action against as many as 707 companies and establishments, which failed to implement a mandatory Wage Protection Program.
16:28 GMT

Abdullah Abu Thunain, deputy minister for inspection and work environment development, said that the punitive measures were taken following raids carried out by inspectors

December 10, 2014

Kimmy is said to be traveling to Saudi Arabia, but fans think there's more to the story than being told! (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT

Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is traveling to Saudi Arabia!!! Shame, her famous booty will have to stay hidden under a thick abaya!

“This represent about 30 percent of the country’s gross domestic product,” the study said.
05:55 GMT

The Shoura Council is currently debating a new law to fight tasattur or illegal business activities conducted by expatriates in the name of Saudis.

December 9, 2014

Taxis will be provided with the most advanced communication technology, so passengers can call a taxi company to arrange a pickup
23:10 GMT

Under new laws for public taxis that come into effect in 45 days, commuters in the Kingdom will no longer hail cabs on the streets.

The Shoura Council also declared this year that Arabic be used as the lingua franca in international conferences and official forums inside the Kingdom.
18:18 GMT

The Ministry of Education ordered the closure of 17 international schools and issued warnings to 32 others last year for violating local laws.

December 8, 2014

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is 90 years old. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has carried out an extensive cabinet reshuffle.

Similarly, the profits dropped by 56 per cent in Q3 compared to the previous quarter when profits stood at SR143.7 million ($38.2 million), it stated.
15:01 GMT

The construction and building firms listed in Saudi Arabia saw their net profits plunge by 39 per cent to reach SR528 million ($140.6 million).