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Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (AFP)
10:48 GMT
Saudis are being encouraged to dob in their Qatar-sympathizing countrymen via a Twitter hashtag.
“Attacks carried out by air caused over half of all child casualties, with at least 349 killed and 333 injured" (file photo)
07:47 GMT
The report claims 51 per cent of all child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year were the result of military operations by the coalition, describing the death toll as “unacceptably high”.

August 17, 2017

Through the new e-commerce store, visitors will now be able to browse and buy the entire range of HTC smartphones and accessories. (Pixabay)
13:35 GMT
HTC has launched a new e-commerce store to bring leading innovations in smart mobile devices to consumers across Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this year, al-Sadr had called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "take a historic, heroic decision" and step down. (File/Photo)
09:31 GMT
UAE owned publications say Moqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics.

August 16, 2017

Detail from Ayham Jabr's "Damascus Under Siege," which will be on display. (ReconnectingArts.com)
12:56 GMT
"Transition: Contemporary Art from the Middle East" will showcase the work of 38 modern Arab artists, and will include workshops
The report failed to look into policy in the US, where Trump is battling with courts to ban Muslims from entering the country. (AFP)
08:59 GMT
US annual religious freedom report slams its allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Syria has become a political playground for big players in the region like Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
08:53 GMT
There’s something much bigger at stake than the fate of mere Syrians in the mind of these actors: an attempt to curtail and ideologically condition the trajectory of the Arab spring.
Photo: @MnbrAlhilal
08:12 GMT
It has not even been a month since social media in the region welcomed Oman’s star goalkeeper Ali al Habsi signing a three-year deal with Saudi giant Al Hilal with thousands of tweets and Facebook posts.

August 15, 2017

This move is the latest indication of developing alliances between the gulf and Iraq. (AFP)
13:36 GMT
For the past 27 years the border has been closed aside from once annually for the Hajj pilgrimage.
The  Saudi-led embargo has forced state-owned Qatar Airways to cancel more than 50 flights a day (AFP)
11:11 GMT
Ever wondered what would happen if a Qatar airways plane defied the Saudi ban on entering its airspace?
Diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, but are now being revived. (Christophe Simon/ AFP)
08:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iraq will launch a joint trade commission, the Saudi Cabinet announced on Monday.
Half a million people have been infected with the deadly disease as refuse services have all but stopped and water is unsafe to drink in war-struck Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT
Half a million people have been infected with the deadly disease as refuse services have all but stopped and water is unsafe to drink in war-struck Yemen.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. (AFP/ File)
08:22 GMT
The authority aims to regulate the military industry in the Kingdom and monitor its performance.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih (R) and Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi hold a joint press conference in the Saudi Red Sea resort. (AFP)
07:59 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch joint trade commission.

August 14, 2017

Moqtada al-Sadr. (file/photo)
16:30 GMT
Who is Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr?
Saudi Arabia hosted the only three IPOs of this quarter. (File photo)
14:35 GMT
Activity in the IPO segment in the GCC region witnessed a slowdown during the second quarter of 2017, according to a new report.
Twitter is popular among internet users in Saudi Arabia
12:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia has summoned a group of Twitter users for online posts allegedly threatening the "safety and moderate ideology of society", as the kingdom aims to curb dissent and sectarianism.
The recovery in oil prices this year had been a key factor behind the reduced budget deficit. (File photo)
10:50 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit halved following sweeping spending cuts and a jump in oil revenues.
In excess of 2 million are expected for the Hajj this year. (File/Photo)
09:05 GMT
31 Muslim pilgrims have died whilst carrying out the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP)
08:28 GMT
Iraqi Minister reveals how he has been assigned to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

August 13, 2017

Can war be declared via Twitter? Saoud al-Qahtani, whose tweets made Qataris angry (Twitter)
15:44 GMT
It was a series of tweets by Saoud al-Qahtani, an advisor to the royal court, that inspired angry Qataris to launch the tag.
Women in Saudi Arabia are now chefs.
14:09 GMT
Dhoha Abdullah has just become the first female Saudi chef.
The list of the worst 10 airports around the world has Jeddah at the top, followed by South Sudan and Nigeria closing the top three. (AFP)
13:22 GMT
Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport has been ranked the worst airport in the world for 2016.
The extremist group eventually set up a base in Qatar, despite Saudi and the UAE attempting to host them. (AFP)
13:06 GMT
The extremist group eventually set up a base in Qatar, despite Saudi and the UAE attempting to host them.
The parks are expected to generate an estimated SAR130 billion ($34.6 billion) and draw 5.6 million visitors annually. (File photo)
12:47 GMT
Saudi Arabia is looking to build 24 parks across the kingdom in partnership with the private sector.
The civil war has devastated the already poor country. (AFP/File)
12:22 GMT
The civil war has devastated the already poor country.
Profitability at the five largest Saudi banks could be pressured going into 2018, according to Moody's. (File photo)
12:14 GMT
Profitability at the five largest Saudi banks could be pressured going into 2018.
The Saudi regime is killing its own people, and the world needs to pay attention. (Twitter)
10:42 GMT
The Saudi regime is killing its own people, and the world needs to pay attention.
The new Value-Added Tax (VAT) will be implemented in Saudi Arabia from January 1 next year simultaneously with other GCC countries. (File photo)
10:31 GMT
Companies with annual turnover of SR375,000 or more have until August 26 to register for the new Value-Added Tax (VAT).

August 12, 2017

A 2010 protest against the death penalty worldwide in Geneva, Switzerland (Flickr)
15:00 GMT
Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have called on King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to "extend the hand of mercy" to the 14 men.
"Proud to be queer and Muslim", London Gay Pride Parade, 2010 (Flickr)
11:42 GMT
After a hashtag last week called for the arrest of Saudi’s “incomplete” gay men, a new viral trend is calling for “coexistence with homosexuals”.

August 10, 2017

Photo: @AlNassrFC
21:09 GMT
Ghaly, who earlier played for Al-Nassr in 2009, makes a return...
Qatif, an area in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. (File/photo)
08:39 GMT
Saudi forces claim they have 'control' over the Shia-majority east, and are winding down their campaign.

August 9, 2017

The hashtag “Awamiya defeated” was trending on Twitter Wednesday (Twitter)
12:40 GMT
The Saudi military may have reportedly declared “victory” in the Shia town of Al-Awamiya but the online war among the Saudi people goes on.
Abu Dhabi is home to Ferrari World, the first-ever Ferrari-branded theme park in the world. (Shutterstock)
12:21 GMT
Abu Dhabi has launched a campaign to attract more high-spending Saudis.
The engineering industry is expected to become a boom sector under the Saudi Vision 2030. (File photo)
11:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia has decided to allow 100 percent foreign ownership in the engineering business.

August 8, 2017

Turkey believes a land route is a more sustainable alternative for trade with Qatar on the long run. (File photo)
14:44 GMT
Turkey seeks to establish a land route via Iran for trade with Qatar.
The billionaire Saudi prince sees potential in Egypt’s tourism sector. (File photo)
12:15 GMT
The billionaire Saudi prince sees potential in Egypt’s tourism sector.
"PayPal blocked in Saudi Arabia" was trending Monday - but was it? (Wikimedia Commons)
12:04 GMT
"PayPal blocked in Saudi Arabia" was trending Monday - but was it, and why was everyone talking about BeIN sports?
Saudi Arabia is no longer providing financial help to students of private colleges and universities. (Photo: KAUST)
11:51 GMT
Saudi Arabia will stop all financial aid to private university students in the Kingdom.

August 7, 2017

The Saudi-backed HNC has long insisted political transition means the departure of Assad. (AFP)
18:17 GMT
After being accused of being soft on Assad, Saudi Arabia reaffirm their stance that he should have no role in any transition to end the conflict.
Experts are of the view that the new expat tax will bring down housing rents in Saudi Arabia by 10 to 20 percent. (File photo)
14:44 GMT
Experts discuss positive results of the new expat.
Employees of Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera are seen at their Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017 (AFP)
11:54 GMT
On Sunday, Israel moved to close down Al Jazeera Jerusalem and expel its journalists, with interesting results for the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis.

August 6, 2017

The Red Sea tourism project was launched on Monday and is expected to create as many as 35,000 jobs. (Pixabay)
18:00 GMT
The project will cover 50 islands and 34,000 square kilometers between the cities of Umluj and Al Wajh.
There are more than 3.2 million families in Saudi Arabia who employ private drivers. (Pexels)
15:33 GMT
Saudi families pay more than SR2 billion every month in salaries to their private drivers.
Human rights groups have called Saudi's actions in Yemen "war crimes". (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
Human rights groups have called Saudi's actions in Yemen "war crimes".
Some neighborhoods in Riyadh have a lot of runaway expat workers who do not have any ID documents and can be seen walking the streets searching for random jobs. (AFP/ File)
11:11 GMT
Saudi authorities continue to exert painstaking efforts to prevent the employment of runaway domestic servants.
One of those set to be killed was arrested as a teenager and set to study in the US. (AFP)
10:46 GMT
One of those set to be killed was arrested as a teenager and set to study in the US.