Nature reserve to be built in the Rub al Khali

Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) announced the first nature reserve in the Empty Quarter Desert. Hisham Mesaieed, director of EPD and head of The Progressive Petroleum … [Read more...]

Gap between educational output and job market requirements is increasing

Saudi is witnessing a gap between educational output and job market requirements, according to Minister of Labour Adel Fakieh. “The instructions of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abullah are … [Read more...]

Women’s colleges project in Al-Ula is announced

Madinah --   Image: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman pressing an electronic button to launch the construction of the Taibah University campus in Al-Ula on Monday, SPA Madinah Gov. … [Read more...]

Expired chicken supplies distroyed

Jeddah -- Jeddah Municipality inspectors investigated a warehouse that stored expired chicken supplies. Inspections continue to be exercised in the Kingdom for the last two months after successful … [Read more...]

73 per cent of Saudis do own their property

Jeddah -- Saudis have called on the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF) to expedite the disbursement of loans in order to help them building their homes before construction prices head up. Seventy … [Read more...]

KACST has established 21 joint scientific Center with Saudi universities and global research centers

KACST-- Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud, Vice President for Research Institutes, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) spotted the light on  distinguished achievements … [Read more...]

Rationalise its energy consumption in the GCC

An important step has been taken by the likes of the UAE and Saudi Arabia to drop power and water consumption by 30 per cent by 2030. This conscious step will be reflected on the economy and the … [Read more...]

Saudi Aramco cuts oil prices for Asian customers

Image for illustration purpose only Saudi Aramco cut the official selling price (OSP) for its benchmark Arab Light grade to a premium of USD 1.75 a barrel over Dubai and Oman, down from USD 2.45 in … [Read more...]

Unapproved collection by charities to be banned in the Kingdom

Jeddah -- The Shoura Council is currently considering a new law that would ban the unapproved collection of donations from the public by charities and religious organizations, including tough new … [Read more...]

Dates’ remnants instead of imported maize to compose compound feed for poultry

Riyadh -- A recent scientific study recommended making use of dates’ remnants unfit for human consumption in varied percentages to compose poultry feed instead of imported maize. Outcomes of the … [Read more...]

KACST Knowledge Center construction is announced

Riyadh -- The King Abdul Aziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) announce its plans to build a high-rise tower, a future KACST Knowledge Center. A construction of the project valued at SAR 500 … [Read more...]

President Barack Obama to travel to Saudi Arabia in March

  Image: Saudi King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama, 2011 President Barack Obama plans to travel to Saudi Arabia in March on a mission to smooth tensions with Washington's main Arab ally … [Read more...]

Jubail is preparing for the 16th annual Garden and Plant Festival

Jubail -- The Royal Commission in Jubail is preparing for the 16th annual Garden and Plant Festival on February 19th. Landscape conference is a one-day conference to be held in JUBIAL Industrial … [Read more...]

Interview: Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia

In this exclusive interview with the ECSSR, Her Excellency Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, discusses a range of issues including Australia’s relations with the Gulf region, climate … [Read more...]

Cooperation between Time Entertainment Holding and twofour54 is discussed

Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of twofour54 and Ameerah Al Taweel, Chairwoman and CEO of Time Entertainment Holding have discussed future collaboration opportunities to support the Arabic and international media … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia outperforms Britain as the world’s fourth largest defence spender

Saudi Arabia outperforms Britain as the world's fourth largest defence spender in 2013, a report prepared by London's International Institute for Strategic Studies said, as Western cuts and Asian and … [Read more...]

400 jewellery workshops in Saudi Arabia had to close

The shortage of Indian workers has forced around 400 jewellery workshops in Saudi Arabia to shut down with 100 others struggling to survive. "We now have 100 gold workshops that employ about 5,000 … [Read more...]

The changing face of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): a greater focus on the emerging markets?

The theme of this year’s Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), which will take place in Dubai on the 8th – 10th April 2014, is Investment Partnerships for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Frontier and … [Read more...]

Jail sentence to upto 20 years for supporting extremist religious and ideological groups

Jeddah -- Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh stated yesterday (Tuesday) that several young Saudi men have lost their lives after accepting false jihad calls to fight in wars … [Read more...]

Event: Global AgInvesting Middle East 2014, UAE. Dates: 24th – 26th February 2014

Event: Global AgInvesting Middle East 2014 Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Dates: 24th - 26th February 2014 Global AgInvesting Middle East 2014 (February 24-26) offers a comprehensive overview of … [Read more...]