Saudi Arabia

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A Saudi man inspects a damaged compound in Riyadh on May 14, 2003, following a suicide bomb attack. (Image courtesy of al-shorfa.com)
08:50 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Special Court has sentenced five terrorists to death for their involvement in three deadly blasts in Riyadh in 2003.

A possible scenario could be that Faisal submits his resignation in the coming days, the sources also said. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

Opposition sources in Saudi Arabia say that the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud Al-Faisal will be removed from his post, following the removal of the Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

April 20, 2014

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Singapore's education system is ranked second best in Asia (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Singapore's National Institute of Education is set to train 3,000 Saudi school principals over the next few years.

Saudi Arabia surpassed the United Kingdom, Japan and France in military spending in 2013 (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia ranks in the top four countries for military spending globally, according to a new report released out of Stockholm this week.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.

April 19, 2014

The World Health Organization has urged travelers to remain vigilant although no travel restrictions have been announced in the Kingdom (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

A foreigner has died of the deadly MERS virus in Riyadh, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.

April 18, 2014

Getting worse: Human rights groups grow concerned at the clampdown on activists in the Kingdom (Photo: Facebook)
13:30 GMT

A Riyadh court accused activist Fadhel al-Manasef of writing "anti-regime" blog posts and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

There are signs that the opposition’s foreign backers are trying to reverse the tide and salvage what is left of the waning insurgency. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

In the wake of a series of battlefield defeats for the Syrian rebels over the past few months, there are signs that the opposition’s foreign backers are trying to reverse the tide and salvage what is left of the waning insurgency, writes Patrick Cockburn.

Abdullah will be returning to holding live concerts in Kuwait, London and Paris. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Saudi superstar Abdul Majeed Abdullah has realized just how much he's missed performing live after his Dubai concert in March!

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.