Dr. Al-Suwaiyel Receives the Chinese Ambassador in the Kingdom

by KACST. Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) received in his office at KACST’s headquarters today the aambassador of the People's … [Read more...]

The first Arab Woman Awards in Saudi Arabia to be held in January 2014

Riyadh- ITP Consumer today announced the launch of the Arab Woman Awards KSA 2014.  Following the success of the Arab Woman Awards UAE, Qatar and Kuwait for five consecutive years, the organisers … [Read more...]

Aspiring Saudi filmmakers offer a different take

Archive: By Faiza Saleh Ambah, Washington Post Foreign Service. Riyadh- Aspiring Saudi filmmaker Mohammed al-Khalif is having a hard time finding a leading woman for his short film, "Garbage … [Read more...]

A Saudi prince faces death penalty for murder

A Saudi prince faces death penalty for murdering a Saudi national after the refusal of the victim’s father to forgive him. According to Arab News, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and … [Read more...]

Expatriate remittances are up by 17 per cent

Riyadh- Expatriate remittances from the Kingdom increased by 17 per cent to SAR 133.3 billion in the first 11 months of 2013. Saudi remittances to foreign countries are up by 10 per cent to SAR 69.6 … [Read more...]

More than a million visitors are expected to visit “Hayya Jeddah” festival

Jeddah- The shopping festival starting on January 11th is the third edition of the festival that aims to promote city’s tourism. “Hayya Jeddah” is organized in line with the strategic objectives to … [Read more...]

A doctor suspended from his duty in the UK is working in a Saudi hospital

According to BBC, a doctor who was suspended from his job in the UK is now working in a private Saudi hospital. Image for illustration purpose only A UK court recently banned Dr. Mutasim from … [Read more...]

A modest 4.3 per cent spending growth forecast for 2014

The 2014 budget estimates a modest 4.3 per cent spending growth next year. The stage budget explains that Riyadh is slowing down in fiscal policy after massive expansion in previous years. Spending … [Read more...]

King of Saudi Arabia appoints his son Prince Mishaal as a governor of the Makkah Province

Riyadh- Image for illustration purpose only In a royal decree issued this Sunday the King of Saudi Arabia announces an appointment of his son Prince Mishaal as a governor of the Makkah Province. … [Read more...]

Al Qaida online recruiter is jailed

Riyadh- The unnamed Saudi national has been jailed for 15 years after conviction of online recruitment of 14 Saudi nationals to join Al Qaida military in Yemen, Al Hayat newspaper … [Read more...]

More than 140,000 Indians returned home from Saudi Arabia

Image for illustration purpose only More than 140,000 Indians returned home from Saudi Arabia during the grace period offered by Saudi government to illegal expatriates to rectify their residency … [Read more...]

Collaboration among GCC states in the Life Sciences field remains on the agenda since 1965

Recognising that research in the Life Sciences can help to improve treatment and reduce healthcare costs for the growing population in the region, GCC governments are now undertaking initiatives to … [Read more...]

America’s oil finds will not sideline Saudi Arabia

By Mohammad Al Sabban There has been celebration in the US over the fact that it will become the leading producer of oil and liquefied natural gas by 2014. Some reports describe as the start of a … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia is prepared to act alone to safeguard a stability in the Middle East

The West’s policies on Iran and Syria are dangerous to the region and Saudi Arabia will not remain silent about it, a top Saudi diplomat said on Tuesday. “We believe that many of the West’s policies … [Read more...]

Four out of five world’s richest Arabs 2013 are from Saudi Arabia

Image: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud Top five world's richest Arabs 2013 ranking by ArabianBusiness: No Name Net Worth (USD) Country 1 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud 31.2 … [Read more...]

Society activists in Saudi Arabia can be tried under the new anti-terror law

Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet approved a new anti-terrorism draft law that criminalizes acts that disturb public order, defame the reputation of the state or threaten the Kingdom’s unity. State-owned Saudi … [Read more...]

Works on Saudi airports expansion projects expected to start from early 2014

State media have reported that Saudi Arabia is planning to expand five out of its 27 airports, with construction works valued at millions of USD expected early next year. Airports are expected to be … [Read more...]

A political activist is sentenced to 300 lashes

Riyadh- A political activist is sentenced to 300 lashes and four years in prison for calling for a constitutional monarchy in Saudi Arabia. Omar Al Saeed is the fourth member of the Saudi Civil and … [Read more...]

Grand Mufti compares suicide bombers to “tools” which have been used to destroy themselves and societies

Riyadh-   Image: Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Shaikh  According to Al Hayat daily, Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Shaikh said during a lecture in Riyadh: ““Suicide bombings are … [Read more...]

SAR 5.2 billion to be spent on four new reform centers

Saudi authorities have approved four new reform centers project valued at SAR 5.2 billion. Image for illustration purpose only In accordance to the Directorate of Prisons (DP) the reform centres … [Read more...]