The head of Saudi Arabia’s electricity regulator has called for an increase in electricity tariff for consumers, and also confirmed that companies created in the breakup of the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) will be open to foreign investment, moves signaling a shakeup of the Kingdom’s electricity sector.
Expatriates may soon get their iqamas (residence permits) renewed for a period of five years instead of one year as is the case at present.
Saudi authorities said on Monday the assailants behind the killings in Dalwah village of Al-Ahsa region in the Eastern Province earlier this month are linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State group, including many jailed previously over suspected extremist ties.
The importance of corporate social responsibility in the development of the Saudi community and empowerment of the youth is once again the highlight of the two-day CSR Saudi Arabia 2014 Summit that kicked off here in Jeddah on Monday.
The Council of Ministers on Monday approved establishment of a Supreme Commission for the development of the Eastern Province.
Prince Mishari Bin Saud, Emir of Baha, covers his face as smoke billows from a fire that enveloped warehouses of the Health Affairs Department in Baha on Monday.
Minister of Agriculture Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Balghunaim recently launched a national public awareness campaign on organic foods at its headquarters in Riyadh.
Solos, the region’s premier contemporary art fair, kicked off at the Equestrian Club Hall Thursday.
The office of "Maktab taujeeh wa irshad riyad atfal (Guidance and Counseling For Kindergarten)" held one-of-a-kind show to mark the first ever "World's Children's Day" celebration.
The second International Conference on Alzheimer’s Patients, that started here on Monday, discussed latest developments in the treatment of the disease.
Very sad to read the article "Snake bite kills village boy" (Nov. 24) but consoled by the fact that he was only ten years old and was conscious of his obligatory prayer.
Slavery at its best. What are the workers, machines or animals lent to a neighbor? Reading the article "Company leaves Indian workers to fend for themselves" (Nov. 24) reminds me of the 1700s and
This refers to the article "Saudi petrochem projects worth $60b in the pipeline" (Nov. 24). The Saudi government is always launching projects for the prosperity of citizens.
With reference to the article "Expat drivers harass our women" by Saud Al-Fawzan (Nov. 24), I am sad that some writers do not have constructive views about the expat community here and write
University of Dammam’s women’s campus has banned its students from wearing colored abayas.
A policeman was stabbed by three undocumented workers while he was arresting them. The men, of African nationalities, took the officer by surprise and jumped on him.
A hospital in Jubail has been forced to apologize after handing a newborn baby to the wrong parents.
This might look like a strange query but the long interview I had with an Arab expatriate in his country makes me pose
AL-RIYADH recently published a report from the committee of transport, communications, and information technology that
A woman has died in a road accident on Thursday evening, only eight months on from having her first child after trying for many years, Al-Watan reported.
A man convicted of murdering a young woman in Jeddah last year has been sentenced to death by Jeddah General Court, Al-Riyadh reported.
Three young Israelis attacked a Palestinian youth in Al-Quds on Monday, police say, the latest sectarian incident in the increasingly tense city.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State group has been accused of using an image from a pornographic movie in their latest propaganda poster, UK’s The Independent reported on Sunday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi left for Rome on Monday on his first European trip since becoming president.
Palestinian school girls attend a class at their school that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling
Morocco’s government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18
The Israeli government is to seek powers to strip Arabs of their residency and welfare rights if they or their relatives participate in unrest, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials
India on Monday named its powerful national security adviser as a special envoy on China, opening the way for resumption of talks on the disputed border, where tensions have risen in recent months
India’s new premier heads to his first South Asia summit this week seeking stronger regional integration in the face of growing Chinese influence, but experts see little hope of progress while
A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said on Monday.
A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun,
Bangladesh’s war crimes court on Monday sentenced a former ruling party official to hang for mass murder, the 14th
Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan told on
After becoming the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer over the weekend, Lionel Messi is chasing another
A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
New Zealand teen Lydia Ko parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Carlota Ciganda.
Ittihad is on top after the second week of action in the Saudi Basketball Premier League 2014-15 season.
Marco Mattiacci’s brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended Monday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit
It’s taken him 16 years as a pro, but Roger Federer finally has won all there is to win in tennis — well almost.All
Roberto Mancini’s first game back in charge of Inter ended with a 1-1 draw against city rival AC Milan in front of a
Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke said Monday he will miss a vital lead-up game, raising fresh doubts about
Global demand for energy will increase 37 percent by 2040 despite no growth in energy demand from major developed nations throughout the forecast period, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said
Emaar Properties PJSC has called for an Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of its Board and shareholders on Monday at The Address Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai.
MICROSOFT Arabia and The Centennial Fund have announced the launch of a training program aimed at providing technological and business expertise to Saudi entrepreneurs looking to start their own
After almost a year of renovation and an investment of over AED100m by owner Majid Al Futtaim, Pullman Dubai Deira
SAUDI Media Measurement Company (SMMC), the nation’s first television audience measurement company and Gfk, an international research firm, have announced their participation at the Saudi Media Forum.
Bahrain has one of the lowest costs of operating a financial services business in the GCC region, with the average cost of key aspects such as licensing and registration, commercial rental rates,
Italian and American photojournalists Roberta Fedele and Miki Turner — two women, two different cultural backgrounds
A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.
Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears.
Put down that aerosol spray can.
Katy Perry will perform in the Super Bowl 49 halftime show next February, the singer and the National Football League