Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia

Israeli chess players denied visas for event in Saudi Arabia

Israeli players have been denied visas to participate in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, a vice-president of the World Chess Federation...

‘Saudi Arabia has almost double international rate of smartphones’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has more than 44 million mobile phone subscribers and an 88 percent rate of smartphone ownership, which is almost double the...

Why are Saudi weddings so expensive?

JEDDAH: Saudis embarking on the journey of marriage are often concerned with the cost of it all. Wedding halls are expensive; a large number...

Saudi: Economists have differing views on expat dependents fees

“There is a surplus of expatriate workers in the country. The new fees will decrease the number of expatriates in the country by 20...

Saudi: Mega tourism project to boost heritage & culture

Saudi Arabia has started work on its mega heritage tourism project Souq Okaz City in Taif, expected to eventually cost more than $2bn.It will...

Saudi women say ‘Misconceptions’ keep them from being hired – A...

More than half of women in Saudi Arabia believe the perception that they are not equipped with the skills necessary to join the workforce...

Saudi TV drama creates controversy

A Saudi television drama that glorifies a period before the rise of religious fundamentalism has evoked nostalgia about the kingdom's "modern past" -- and...

Abusive Saudi teacher fired in Al-Ahsa after social media outrage

JEDDAH: A Saudi teacher was sacked from his job by the Ministry of Education following his violent reaction toward a student who was laughing...

Saudi: Woman’s car set on fire by men opposing female driving

A car owned by a Saudi woman was set on fire in a Makkah village allegedly by men opposed to women driving, Saudi media...

Saudi cleric endorses Valentine’s day as a ‘positive’ event

A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day, long forbidden in the ultra-conservative kingdom, calling it a "positive social event" that was not...
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