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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

‘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...

Saudis celebrate sacking of minister who exploited position to employ son

The dismissal of Civil Service Minister Khaled Al-Araj through a royal decree on Saturday is being widely described as a momentous decision. “It heralds...

If Saudi Future’s So Bright, Why Can’t These Banks Find Buyers?

Saudi Arabia is about to cast off its oil-dependence, build brand-new industries and open its economy to foreign investment, according to the government. That...

Saudi Arabia elected to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Saudi Arabia has been elected to the UN women’s rights commission, prompting outrage from human rights groups.The kingdom is now one of 45 countries...

Non-Saudis flood Saudi only job fair offering to start work within...

A career fair organized by the University of Business and Technology (UBT) ended at Jeddah Hilton Hotel attracting many non-Saudis even though it was...

Makkah to launch biggest gold mine

The Makkah governorate of Saudi Arabia, is set to launch the Al-Duwaihi gold mine and factory and other mining infrastructure projects in the Makkah...

SAUDI ARABIA RESTORES CIVIL SERVICE AND MILITARY ALLOWANCES

The measures were the first pay cuts for government employees, who make up about two-thirds of working Saudis.RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued...

Saudi Arabia to become more “fun” – OFFICIAL

It’s a new thing in Saudi Arabia: fun. Citizens must have more of it — at least that is what has been decreed by...

Saudi Arabia seeks to attract tourists

  Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s long-term blueprint for weaning itself off its reliance on oil revenue, involves investment to the tune of $20m – including a...

Only Saudi citizens to be employed in Saudi shopping malls

The Saudi retail sector currently employs 1.5 million workers, of whom only 300,000 are SaudisSaudi Arabia’s labour minister issued an order on Thursday to...

“Let women drive in Saudi” – Shoura member

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, head of Shoura Council’s committee on economy and energy, said he is in favor of women driving “as long as there is...

Depletion of Saudi Arabia’s currency reserves shows no sign of abating

It was meant to be a given that a rebound in oil prices would slow the depletion of Saudi Arabia's foreign-currency reserves. That hasn't...
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WATCH: Saudi in an Audi

Posting a video of yourself driving at 300 kph+ isn't very smart, and not just because it's legally self-incriminating, but because all you've done...

School closures due to sandstorm in Saudi

All schools in the Makkah region of Saudi have been closed since yesterday due to a sandstorm that has severely limited visibility, disrupted traffic,...

Saudi Arabia’s new mega fun city to rival Las Vegas?

  The Kingdom's newest mega project--the biggest of its kind in the world will be built on area of 334 square kilometers, including a major safari...

Expats struggle to benefit from amnesty

Thousands of expatriate workers with expired resident IDs (iqamas) or those who have not been issued iqamas because their employers have been placed in...

Seeking the World’s Most Beautiful Camel

T he world’s most beautiful camel will be crowned with a staggering $30 million prize at a Saudi pageant-style contest. More than 300,000 of the desert...
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