The Big 5 Saudi opens its door on Sunday with more than 500 local and international exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and innovations from across the construction industry. With $195.4bn worth of construction planned in the Kingdom ... Continue Reading
of Saudi Arabia in the coming three years, and the support and patronage of Prince Mansour bin Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs, this year’s event is expected to garner significant interest from across all sectors of the industry.
I worked very closely with Mohammed bin Nayef on a range of issues. He’s a very safe pair of hands, very solid character. He understands our views and the Saudi views very well. You couldn’t have a better person involved in all of this. Of ... Continue Reading
course, Saudi Arabia will tend to look at the Syrian issues very much as an internal security problem. There are potential problems for the Saudis, so it is appropriate that the Minister of the Interior be involved.
A Saudi court Sunday jailed an Islamist for eight years on charges of inciting protests, mocking the monarch and criticising the security services on Twitter, official news agency SPA reported.
Al Arabiya | Abdulrahman al-Rashed | 3.10.14
Saudi Arabia' recent decision to blacklist several aggressive groups with activities on the ground carries a tone of challenge. But will such decision end the exploitation on Saudi Arabia and the Saudis as people, money and institutions?
Saudi and Emirati experts have quit major media outlets in Qatar, including the broadcaster of top-flight European football, they said on Sunday as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) threw its support behind the Kingdom’s decision to label the ... Continue Reading
Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. In an unprecedented decision on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain withdrew their envoys to Qatar, which they accused of meddling in their internal affairs by supporting Muslim Brotherhood.
LobeLog | Thomas W. Lippman | 3.10.14
The rulers of Saudi Arabia are becoming masters of a diplomatic style best described as sulking in the tent. If a country or organization is not performing in a way that suits them, they issue a petulant statement and walk away. It’s easier than ... Continue Reading
constructive engagement, but far less effective, as the Saudis are — or ought to be — learning.
Almarai revealed that it has completed the purchase of 9,834 acres of farm land in Vicksburg, Arizona, on March 6 through its fully owned subsidiary Fondomonte Arizona LLC, which comprises 3,604 acres of freehold land, 3080 acres of agriculture ... Continue Reading
leasehold land and 3,150 acres of grazing leasehold land.
The Saudi Arabian cities of Riyadh and Jeddah are two of the least expensive cities in the world when it comes to living costs, according to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The analyst company’s Worldwide Cost of Living ... Continue Reading
2014 study found the two destinations to be among the planet’s cheapest cities based on inflation of a basket of consumer staples over the last decade.
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have become intolerant to any steps or policies that they see as threatening to their stability that might contribute to empowering Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood in the region. They are adamant on preventing ... Continue Reading
an Iranian victory in either Syria or Iraq or Lebanon. They remain highly suspicious of the Iranian nuclear program having a military dimension. They are not sure whether the U.S. is still a reliable ally, and if not what would be their best options in light of Russia’s resurgence in Ukraine, making a comeback to the international scene bringing an end to the unipolar world order that prevailed after the collapse of the Soviet Union 25 years ago. Many officials and experts in the region are wondering now whether they are back to the days of a bipolar world engulfed in a Cold War between the two super powers.
Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, official Saudi television reported citing a statement by the Interior Ministry.
The kingdom has also designated Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and ... Continue Reading
the Levant, whose fighters are battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as terrorist organizations.
What makes this band unique is their unification of different music styles such as alternative rock and classic piano with other instruments such as the Turkish bouzouki into one harmonious sound; the best description would be experimental. It’s ... Continue Reading
not difficult to see why this group is making its way by storm in the music world. Different is now in.
The Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has launched a project to develop an industrial city for women workers in Yanbu, on a total area of 500,000 square meters and will initially employ 50 Saudi women.
Arab News | Fouzia Khan | 3.7.14
More than 90 million videos are viewed on YouTube in the Kingdom daily, said Nawaf Al-Sahhaf, CEO of the Badir Technology Incubator Program, during an event to mark the first-ever local YouTube roadshow event at Riyadh’s Four Seasons Hotel on ... Continue Reading
Bloomberg | Dinesh Nair | 3.7.14
Saudi Ground Services, a unit of Saudi Arabian Airlines, plans to raise $600 million to $800 million through the sale of a 30 percent stake in an initial public offering, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Attracting the talent is no longer as big an issue as it is to sustain and empower women throughout their careers, which will continue to depend on the transformation of society’s mind-set – and that of the women themselves. Over time, a ... Continue Reading
critical mass will be achieved and women will get a fair chance as well as a range of employment options. This matter has been given a lot of emphasis by the government with its visible appointment of women in the Shura Council and the efforts of several government entities including the Ministry of Labour.
Saudi health authorities said Thursday a man has died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 62.
The 55-year-old national, who died in Riyadh from the Middle East Respiratory ... Continue Reading
Syndrome, was suffering from "chronic illness," the health ministry website said.
Kipp Report | Bassema Demashkia | 3.6.14
The UAE has big ambitions to provide more advanced e-government services, especially through its Smart City initiative. Google would love to see UAE users have seamless and universal internet access. We also hope to create a digital mirror of ... Continue Reading
Dubai and its activities on the web.
JPMorgan said it cut off the service to about 500 foreign lenders last year as regulators press the world’s biggest banks to verify that transactions are used for legitimate business. The crackdown seeks to halt funds tied to money laundering, ... Continue Reading
terrorism and countries covered by economic sanctions.
Arab News | Abdulateef Al-Mulhim | 3.6.14
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman is a highly educated and dynamic young man. He attended the King Saud University majoring in political science and did his Ph.D. in international relations from the Oxford University. After doing his Ph.D., ... Continue Reading
Prince Faisal joined the King Saud University in Riyadh as an assistant professor.
In later years, he became chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG). Prince Faisal was and still is actively involved in a number of charitable and humanitarian organizations. He is chairman of the Charitable Society for the Care of Orphans and a member of the board of trustees of the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research.
Saudi Arabia is likely to see a big jump in the number and value of initial share sales in 2014, the head of Banque Saudi Fransi's investment banking unit said, as firms become keener to list and the regulator facilitates stock listings.
The ... Continue Reading
kingdom's stock market, by far the largest in the Gulf Arab region, saw five initial public offers of shares in 2013 worth around $506 million, down in both volume and value from the previous year despite a 25.5 percent rise by the Saudi benchmark stock index.
But this year may be much more active, partly because of the finance ministry's plan for an IPO by Saudi Arabia's largest lender, National Commercial Bank.
Gulf News | Habib Toumi | 3.5.14
Saudi Arabia has banned the sale of energy drinks at all public education and health facilities.