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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Saudi mentality

When you drive around the roads of Bahrain, and you see cars screeching past with total disregard for road safety, one thought springs to...

Eyebrows raised as Saudi father names newborn after US first daughter

A Saudi citizen residing in the northern city of Arar has named his new baby Ivanka, after the daughter of the US president, Ivanka...

Saudi Arabia, US in talks of billions of arms sales

The US and Saudi Arabia have reportedly intensified negotiations over arms deals potentially worth tens of billions of dollars. The purported agreement looks to...

Saudi king orders that women no longer need a man’s permission...

Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by relaxing male guardian system is welcomed as another small step for women...

Saudi Arabia’s founder predicted Aramco’s worth 100 years ago

NEARLY 100 years have passed since Saudi Arabia’s founder King Abdul Aziz first urged citizens to start investing in oil-giant company Aramco.Text of the...

Saudi women no longer need guardians’ consent to receive services

Women are not required to obtain consent from their guardians for services provided to them, “unless there is a legal basis for this request...

Saudi students claim; “it’s okay to cheat in English exams”

A religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has rubbished claims by students that they could cheat in their English exams because it was not their...

Trump’s first foreign trip will be to Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed his first foreign trip as president will be to Saudi Arabia, followed by Israel and the Vatican. He will begin...
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Hundreds of burka-wearing women go crazy at clothes sale

Hundreds of women were filmed snatching clothes off racks in Saudi Arabia during a sale in early May.Footage taken in department store, shows a...

Angela Merkel arrives without headscarf in Saudi Arabia

King Salman and other top officials welcomed the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the western city of Jeddah. Like other recent...

Saudi entertainment chief backtracks on comments, says he was ‘misunderstood’

Ahmed al-Khatib, the chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA), clarified his interview with Reuters regarding entertainment in the Saudi kingdom and said...

Saudi’s Snapchat prank goes very wrong

A Saudi man was arrested after his prank of taking a Snapchat photo of a perfume bottle near a police patrol car went...

‘98% of cinema goers in Bahrain are from Saudi’

Religious clerics in Saudi Arabia may constantly warn of the ‘depravity’ of cinemas and music concerts, but that isn't stopping Saudis from coming to...

200,000 jobs in transport sector, only for Saudis

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and the General Authority for Transport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to localize some 200,000 jobs...

Banks towing away cars in dead of night

People who purchased cars on installments through banks and other financial institutions have complained that their cars were taken away from their homes in...

Jobs in car rental now only open to Saudis

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Thursday announced its decision to limit all jobs in car rental companies to Saudi nationals.The ministry...

‘Cinemas will eventually return to Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, downplaying...

Saudi Arabia restricts mobile SIM card ownership

Saudi Arabia has imposed limits on the ownership of prepaid SIM cards for citizens and foreigners. Foreign residents, who make up more than...

Man sentenced to DEATH for apostasy in Saudi Arabia

A  man in Saudi Arabia has reportedly been sentenced to death on charges of apostasy after losing two appeals.Several local media reports identified the man...

Saudi Aramco may be worth far less than official valuation

On Monday the Wall Street Journal reported that Saudi ARAMCO may be worth far less than its official valuation. It cited people who are...
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