Middle East businesses are feeling the strain, sais survey

Business confidence in the Middle East is at its lowest ebb for more than five years, according to the latest global survey of accountants. The Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) carried out … [Read more...]

A joke: a young Saudi goes to a family funeral

A joke: a young Saudi goes to a family funeral. As the coffin is lowered into the grave, he pulls out his smartphone and searches frantically for an online connection. 'What's the WiFi code?' He asks. … [Read more...]

Lionel Barber on a late buffet supper in Riyadh, a visit to a Saudi arts centre and Saudis’ heavy use of smartphones

On the fifth floor of a building attached to a shopping mall stands the Athr gallery, with a large collection of Saudi artists. The images on display are equally challenging. Ahmed Mater’s work … [Read more...]

Collaboration pivotal to Technological Innovation in Oil & Gas Sector

Lower oil prices and increasingly challenging oil and gas fields have prompted energy companies in the Middle East and beyond to reconsider disruptive technologies to trim their expenditure, according … [Read more...]

Higher price of water for non-residential consumers

Saudi Arabia will raise the price of water for non-residential consumers, local media reported, a sign the government is cutting back an expensive system of subsidies as low oil prices strain its … [Read more...]

35 people arrested during birthday party

Saudi authorities have arrested 25 men and 10 women, all Asians, for participation in a birthday party near Makkah. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, … [Read more...]