New transport regulation to increase road safety


In accordance to a new transport regulation issued by the Land Transport Commission, transport companies will have to add devices that monitor speed and traffic violations in their cars. “These … [Read more...]

Frederic Chopin‘s adventures with folk music

Polonaise at a Victorian Ball

Frederic Chopin‘s musical talent has been widely recognises across the world. Maybe you wonder where his inspiration comes from – Poland, where he was born or France, where he reached his … [Read more...]

Prince Alwaleed Receives Tunisian Ambassador


HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) received at his office, HE. Mr. Ali Bin Arafa, Tunisian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The meeting was … [Read more...]

The holy month of Ramadan starts today


The crescent was sighted last night marking the start of the holy month of Ramadan. “The holy month of Ramadan should be fulfilled in the true spirit of a Muslim and according to the teachings of the … [Read more...]

Extremism is criticised by King Abdullah in address marking start of Ramadan

King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz

Riyadh-- Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday sharply criticised religious extremists, vowing not to let “a handful of terrorists ... terrify Muslims”, in a speech marking the start of the Muslim holy … [Read more...]

Prospects for Arab countries in Ascot for 2015


Royal Ascot racecourse is Britain's most popular annual race meeting. It is all about fast horses and fancy hats at Royal Ascot, the world's most famous horse race, and the most glamorous event in … [Read more...]

More oil may be pumped from Saudi Arabia


Brent Crude Oil Price hikes to nearly 1 month high to above USD 115 a barrel on Monday. The oil threat has been largely caused by the conflict in Iraq, OPEC's second-largest oil producer. In response … [Read more...]

Event: Emerging Markets Investment Summit 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 24th – 25th March 2015

Investment Summit 2015

Summit:                                     Emerging Markets Investment Conference Summit Venue:                         TBC, Abu Dhabi, UAE Summit Dates:                          24th – 25th March … [Read more...]

Tyrant: meet the Sopranos of Syria


The new FX drama by Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff "Tyrant" follows the journey of Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, a California pediatrician who also happens to be son to the dictator of Baladi, a fictional, … [Read more...]

40 percent of newly married couples in Saudi Arabia experience problems related to sex


Dr Mohammed Al-Saif, professor of social studies and research methodology at Qasim University, stated that 40 percent of newly married couples experience problems related to sex. An intimacy problem … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia and Russia to work together for a peaceful transfer of power in Syria

Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Jeddah on Saturday, AFP

Jeddah -- Image: Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Jeddah on Saturday. Source: AFP Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal and his Russian … [Read more...]

Five Shiites put on trial for removing Saudi Arabia’s flag in a school


Five Shiites were sentences to jail terms from three to six years for removing Saudi Arabia’s flag from a school in Eastern Province and replacing it with a black placard. The replacement was made … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia is ranked 13th on the millionaire households list


Despite remaining tensions following the Arab Spring and the escalation of the conflict in Syria, private wealth in the MEA region increased by 11.6 percent to reach $5.2 trillion in 2013, according … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia’s government and Saudi Aramco are warned by hackers

Cyber attack

In accordance to security firm Symantec, A Middle East-based group of hackers has issued a threat warning of cyber attacks against oil, gas and energy companies in the Middle East. A politically … [Read more...]

Support for adulterous relationship is prohibited by Islamic law

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah Al-Asheikh

Riyadh-- Islamic law prohibited any support for adulterous relationship, said Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque. His statement came as a … [Read more...]

Lack of a risk-taking attitude harms the entrepreneurship ecosystem

Noura Al Kaabi - ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 Opening Ceremony (2)

According to H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, CEO of TwoFour54, the entrepreneurs in the Middle East are facing several challenges, the topic discussed during the ArabNet Digital Summit. One of the key … [Read more...]

Applications of frankincense

Boswellia tree

Many people associate frankincense with a spiritual atmosphere. Incenses were sacred scents in various cultures, however its origins can be traced back from the Arabia and Africa. Frankincense has … [Read more...]

Fruit will soon be ‘tattooed’


Fruit will soon be ‘tattooed’ with barcodes, sell-by dates and logos as supermarkets phase out the sticky labels that customers find annoying. Marks & Spencer is to become the first British … [Read more...]

Kingdom Holding Co. to restructure a USD 550 million loan


In accordance to Bloomberg, Kingdom Holding Co., the investment firm of Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, is in talks with banks to cut borrowing costs and restructure a USD … [Read more...]

Fashion of hats: on the peak of prosperity


The fashion to wear hats is dateless. Hats function was to protect heads from the unexpected fall of rocks, masonry or even guns. Just after dcades a hat became a symbol of status and expression of … [Read more...]


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