Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi: Haj Packages on a budget

If you’re planning a Haj trip and don’t have money to burn, the Saudi Ministry of Haj and Umrah has you covered. The Ministry estimates...

670,000 expats expected to leave Saudi Arabia in 3 years

According to a report published by Banque Saudi Fransi earlier this month, 670,000 expats are expected to leave Saudi Arabia by 2020. "There are approximately 11.7 million foreigners in Saudi...

Opinion: What we gain and lose from expat dependent fees

There has been confusion in the Saudi employment market as well as among expatriates following the recent imposition of a monthly fee on the...

More sectors in Saudi Arabia to be closed to expats

Saudi Arabia is planning to confine five sectors to Saudi nationals, effectively banning thousands of foreigners from taking up jobs in them. Under the new...

Egyptian women challenge “Saudi patriarchy” after model arrest

An Egyptian feminist group challenged Saudi Arabia's "patriarchal" authorities in Cairo on Sunday, by standing outside the kingdom’s embassy while wearing short skirts, just days after...

For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia sells its domestic debt

Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, started the sale of its first riyal-denominated debt in 10 months. The sale comes as lower oil prices...

Maiden Hajj flight reaches Jeddah

The first Hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 418 pilgrims landed at Jeddah safely. Bangladesh Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Golam Mosih, counsel general, Jeddah,...

Saudi Prince’s reform will be tested by economic pain

More than a year after the kingdom’s dominant leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, unveiled a blueprint for the post-oil era, the drop in...

UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudi after airstrike on...

The British government approved £283m of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six months after a Saudi airstrike on a funeral that killed scores of...

PHOTOS: Saudi women at work

These women are fighting for change. by Laura BoushnakThis story appears in the May issue of VICE magazine. Saudi Arabia is one of the most religious...
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