Water infrastructure projects valued at SAR 7.5bn executed by Saudi National Water Co.

The Kingdom’s largest supplier of water, Saudi’s National Water Co (NWC), is planning several large scale water infrastructure projects valued at SAR 2 billion in the tourist area of Taif, Saudi Press … [Read more...]

11 expatriates and government official face corruption charges

Jeddah-- Eleven expatriates face charges of bribing government official to expedite a paperwork processing for the company they work for. The expatriates will appear in the Administrative Court this … [Read more...]

British Home Secretary visits the Kingdom

Riyadh-- Image: Crown Prince Salman meets with British Home Secretary Theresa May on Sunday. (SPA) British Home Secretary Theresa May, during her one-day visit to the capital, held talks with … [Read more...]

Oil prices drop by more than 40 cents

Oil prices fell by more than 40 cents after surprise U.S. plans to initiate a “test” release of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The news spurred speculation of efforts to contain … [Read more...]

Event: 2nd Annual Digital Grids And Smart Cities Summit, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dates: 5th – 6th May 2014

Event: 2nd Annual Digital Grids And Smart Cities Summit Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Dates: 5th - 6th May 2014 The “2nd Annual Digital Grids And Smart Cities Summit” is a result of the tremendous … [Read more...]

Interview: Dr. Saad A. Khalil Esa, King Abdullah Initiative for Agricultural Investment Abroad

An exclusive interview with Dr. Saad A. Khalil Esa, Director, Office of King Abdullah Initiative for Agricultural Investment Abroad, The Ministry of Agriculture. What is the fund's value? It is a … [Read more...]

Saudi Aramco plans to produce 200 million cfd of natural gas by 2018

Khobar-- Saudi Aramco plans to produce 200 million cubic feet per day (cfd) of unconventional natural gas by 2018 to supply a new phosphate project and a power plant, an industry source said. OPEC … [Read more...]

Event: Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Dubai, UAE. Dates: 26th – 28th April 2016

Event: Arabian Hotel Investment Conference Location: Dubai, UAE Dates: 26th – 28th April 2016 With 11 years under our belt, Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2016 (AHIC) is on course to remain … [Read more...]

Growing demand for expressive fashion and stylists

The number of women following fashion trends in the Kingdom is developing fast with garments in more vivid colors and shapes that display the character of their wearers growing in demand. Although … [Read more...]

Muslim Brotherhood is designated as “terrorist organisation”

Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation. An interior ministry statement also classified two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels - the Nusra … [Read more...]

An African spirit of Sir Bani Yas Island

For Saudis travelling to Abu Dhabi and the cities of Dubai and Sharjah beyond it, Jebel Dhanna Resorts represents a convenient stop-over. However it also provides an alternative base for the … [Read more...]

Global agriculture market experiencing a steady 5 per cent annual growth

Global agriculture is a broad and large market (the 3rd largest after currency and energy markets) and experiencing a steady 4 – 5 per cent annual growth. Image for illustration purpose only The … [Read more...]

New train between Al-Ahsa and Dammam is operational

The Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) began operating The Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) began operating trains between Al-Ahsa and Dammam this Sunday. Train will depart twice a day from Sunday to … [Read more...]

4th Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) to highlight role of foreign direct investment in emerging markets

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), the region's leading economic event focusing on foreign direct investment (FDI), organized by the UAE Ministry of Economy, will highlight the role of FDI in the … [Read more...]

Book Review: King Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz by Alexei Vassiliev

In 2012 al-Saqi Books published a biography of King Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz by Alexei Vassiliev, whose History of Saudi Arabia it published in 1997. Vassiliev, a charming writer who draws on Russian … [Read more...]