Monday, May 28, 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Labeled as ‘Traitors’

Saudi Arabia has widened its crackdown on women’s rights activists, bringing the number of arrests up to 11 people, according to human rights groups.Since...

Saudi: Man stabs expat nurse who refused medication

A nurse was repeatedly stabbed in the arm by a Saudi man who became enraged after being refused medication. Rolando Mina, 29, had been filling...

Saudi: Riyal coins to be replaced with banknotes

The SR1 banknotes will be replaced with one-riyal coins. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) will start withdrawing SR1 banknotes from the market from...

Saudi: 785,000 expats lost their jobs since 2017

According to official Saudi data, 785,000 foreign employees in the private sector have left their jobs in the 15 months since the beginning of...

Saudi: 77% of teachers in private colleges are expats

There are 4,984 teachers in private universities and colleges in the Kingdom, of whom 3,854 are expatriates representing about 77 percent, local Arabic daily...

Saudi detains 3 more activists ahead of driving ban lift

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women's rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old...

Saudi plans 120 tourist festivals this summer

On Tuesday, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage has announced plans for more than 120 tourist festivals across the Kingdom this summer. The...

Saudi: 200% spike in grocery prices during Ramadan

Prices of fruits and vegetables have gone up by about 200 percent in the retail shops and supermarkets before the arrival of the holy...

Saudi: 500 lashes and 8 years in prison for attacking judge

The judicial authorities have sentenced a man to eight years in prison and 500 lashes for assaulting a judge, Al-Madina reported.On April 22, a...

Trucks, cars destroyed in major fire on UAE-Saudi border

A huge fire broke out on Sunday at Saudi Arabia's Al Batha Border Customs Checkpoint near UAE's Al Ghweifat border.Several videos which have gone...

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