Friday, February 22, 2019

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia appoints first spokeswoman

In another breakthrough for women in Saudi Arabia that coincided with allowing women to drive, the foreign minister has appointed Fatimah Baeshen as its...

Women in Saudi Arabia still can’t do these things

In a first for the conservative religious kingdom, Saudi Arabia has declared that women will finally be able to drive, the culmination of years...

Saudi driving ban on women to be lifted

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say. Government ministries are to prepare reports...

Ex-Saudi Adviser: Oil prices to rise to $60 as OPEC likely...

A former Saudi Energy Ministerial official, Ibrahim al-Muhanna, said in a speech Washington late-Monday, oil prices may rise to $60 a barrel by the...

Yara al-Namla: First to represent women during Saudi National Day celebrations

For the first time at Jeddah’s al-Jawhara Stadium, Yara Ibrahim al-Namla represented the Saudi women in celebrating the kingdom’s National Day by taking part...

Outrage in Saudi as singer mixes Quran with music

A Saudi musician has stirred anger after he sung verses of the Qu’ran at a concert. While the permissibility of playing music for Muslims is...

Eman Al-Ghamdi becomes first Saudi woman to hold municipal position

Saudi Eman bint Abdulla Al-Ghamdi has become the first woman to hold a municipal position in her country. She has been appointed as Assistant Municipality...

Saudi Central Bank suspends money transfers at three currency exchange houses

Saudi Arabia’s central bank said on Monday it had suspended three currency exchange houses - Halawani Bros, Al Amoudi and Al Zamil - from...

Over 159,000 Saudi women employed in wholesale and retail sector in...

The number of female Saudi employees in the wholesale and retail sector in private sector companies stood at 159,588 by the end of 2016,...

Behind the veil of Saudi Aramco

IF SAUDI ARAMCO is a state within a state in Saudi Arabia, then the blandly named Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling (OSPAS) is its...
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