1.4 million foreign pilgrims are expected to perform Haj

“Nearly 1.4 million pilgrims arrived to Kingdom and we expect this number to cross the 1.4-million mark,” said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar. From the health perspective, no cases of contagious disease … [Read more...]

Smartphone penetration in Saudi Arabia is, by world standards, phenomenal

Smartphones are reshaping the way people interact with their environment across the world, and particularly among the GCC where nearly everyone possesses more than one phone. Out of 22 million … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia’s economic growth eased to 3.8 per cent

Saudi Arabia's economic growth eased to an annual 3.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 due to a slowdown in the oil sector, Reuters reported. According to the Central Statistics Office, GDP … [Read more...]

Eid Al Adha is expected on Saturday, October 4th

Today is the first day of Dhu Al Hijja. Arafat Day, the climax of the annual pilgrimage, is expected to fall on Friday, October 3rd. Whilst Eid Al Adha is expected on Saturday, October 4th. … [Read more...]

A special envoy to fight climate change in the Middle East

New York-- Amir Peretz urged upon United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to recruit a special envoy with an objective to fight climate change in the Middle East, during his speech at the UN … [Read more...]

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund moves out of fossil fuels to invest in clean energy

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than US50bn in fossil fuel assets. The announcement was made on Monday, a day before the UN … [Read more...]

23-year-old Saudi national is missing Los Angeles

A 23-year-old Saudi national is missing Los Angeles for days. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, a Cal State Northridge student, was last seen about noon Thursday at his Northridge residence in the 9900 … [Read more...]

Labour Ministry opens first female section

Riyadh – A female section had been opened by the Labour Ministry in Riyadh to help businesswomen and other qualified women to recruit house-mads and drivers. The Labour Ministry announced that more … [Read more...]

Bamboo crib covered in raw silk

The time to choose a baby crib has arrived. It was inspiring to witness Dr Gunter Pauli's drive, motivation and commitment to the socially driven ecosystem during one of his lectures on the Blue … [Read more...]

The evolution of eating habits: new trends of food consumption

The world interconnectedness and continued innovation in agriculture and high-tech industries facilitate an easier access to comfort, whilst food industry is considered as one of the milestones to be … [Read more...]

Invitation to the International Real Estate & Investment Show 2014 !

As global recovery takes place, prices and transaction volumes have already begun to rebound as cash-rich investors start moving from the sidelines. IREIS 2014 specialized to bring together … [Read more...]

3,000 jobs for all-female Saudi outsourcing centre

Riyadh-- The first Saudi all-female business process outsourcing (BPO) service centre will aim to provide 3,000 jobs to Saudi women in the next three years, a media report said on Monday. The BPO … [Read more...]

120 drug addicts will perform Haj this year

120 drug addicts will perform Haj this year to mark a fresh new start in life with the blessings of Allah, stated the Interior Ministry in its statement issued on Sunday. “The participants have … [Read more...]

40 per cent of construction projects are delayed due to lack of qualified workforce

Construction companies in Saudi Arabia have lost 40 per cent in the last two years due to the lack of professional foreign workers in the Kingdom, stated Fahd Al-Hammadi, Chairman, Contractors … [Read more...]

John Kerry to meet 11 foreign ministers in Jeddah today

Jeddah— Image: US Secretary of State John Kerry looks over Baghdad, Wednesday. Source: AP The meeting on the war on terrorism, with special emphasis to the geopolitical crisis in the Middle East … [Read more...]

Supermoon may be seen tonight

Harvest Moon 2014, appeared last night, completes a celestial triple play of consecutive supermoons over the course of the summer. The full moon last night, Sept. 8, is for the third straight month … [Read more...]

Saudi mufti urges fight against Isil

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh urges fight against Isil (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). He stated, "If the notorious militant group fights Muslims, they must fight the jihadists … [Read more...]

USD 3 billion arms deal is finalised

Image: French President Francois Hollande (right) and Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Source: AP. Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Salman Bin … [Read more...]

Low-cost Haj will be facilitated to more than 40,000 pilgrims

Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar instructed authorities to allocate vacant tents to facilitate a low-cost Haj to more than 40,000 pilgrims this year. Online applications portal was opened on Monday with … [Read more...]

88 men suspected of planning terrorist attacks

Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men suspected of planning terrorist attacks inside and outside of the Kingdom, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Al Turki said. He further commented that they belong to … [Read more...]