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62.77% request for expat work visas declined

<b>By Abdul Rahman Al-Misbahi</b><p>Okaz/Saudi Gazette<p><b>JEDDAH</b> — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) said in its annual report that it rejected …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s worst-case oil scenario might surprise you

Saudi Arabia might not be as frustrated as one would expect by the oil market’s weakness in the face of a coordinated cut by major global crude producers.<p>The Saudis are playing a longer game, write analysts at RBC Capital Markets, in a Thursday note. That’s because the key elements of the country’s …

Oil

Saudi Shoura Council to vote on unified health system, single GCC consumer protection draft law

Author: ARAB NEWSSun, 2017-07-16 03:00ID: 1500160116113904200RIYADH: The Shoura Council will on Monday vote on a number of issues recommended by its …

Middle East

Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’

BAGHDAD — Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.<p>A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when …

Iran

SR400 bank guarantee for each pilgrim

Okaz/Saudi Gazette<p><b>Makkah</b> — Domestic Haj companies will have to deposit to the Ministry of Haj and Umrah SR400 per pilgrim before their electronic …

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Saudi Arabia

Fees over collapse of Al-Gosaibi Saudi business empire ‘could hit $1 billion’

DUBAI: Lawyers, accountants and other professional advisers stand to make up to $1 billion in fees as a result of the collapse of the Saudi …

Middle East

Jeddah’s north corniche project 80% complete: Mayor

Author: ARAB NEWSSun, 2017-07-02 03:00ID: 1498948053216240000JEDDAH: The Jeddah northern corniche project is now 80 percent complete, according to …

Middle East

Salam Park — a rendezvous for fun in the capital

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 30 June 2017<p>Salam Park is one of the most popular destinations in Riyadh. It features a large lake with fairytale lighting and …

Travel

Wadi Hanifa: A desert oasis running through Riyadh

Author: RASHID HASSANWed, 2017-06-28 02:28ID: 1498595671168790700RIYADH: Once a waste disposal site, Wadi Hanifa is now a beautiful valley running a …

Middle East

Crown prince appointment seen as boost for Saudi energy policy

Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-06-28 01:27ID: 1498591978508535800JEDDAH: The appointment last week of Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince and heir to the …

Oil

Oil Prices Slide After API Reports Crude, Gasoline Build

The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a build of 851,000 barrels in United States crude oil inventories, compared to analyst’s rather …

Oil

Middle East At Point Of No Return As Saudi-Qatar Rift Deepens

Saudi King Salman’s decision to appoint his son Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) as the new crown prince did not come as a surprise. For months, the power …

Middle East

Saudi, Qatar ministers spar over Arab nations' demands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.<p>Doha retorted that the allegations against it and demands were baseless and unacceptable. Qatar …

Middle East

Serving pilgrims Kingdom’s top priority: Shoura speaker

Author: SHARIF M. TAHATue, 2017-06-27 03:13ID: 1498512445311808100RIYADH: Shoura Council Speaker Abdullah Al-Asheikh said the Kingdom has placed …

Middle East

Saudi's $250 billion construction market still offers greatest potential, says Meed

Saudi Arabia remains the market with the greatest potential for the region's construction industry, with more than US$250 billion worth of projects …

Saudi Arabia

Emir orders suhoor meal distribution in Haram

MAKKAH – Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has ordered distribution of suhoor meals among the …

High-speed Haramain train tested successfully at 300 km/h

Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2017-06-17 03:00ID: 1497649555778222200JEDDAH: The Haramain Express Train has run a successful trip from King Abdullah City in …

Middle East

2.5 million foreign, local pilgrims expected

Author: Mohammed RasooldeenSat, 2017-06-17 03:00ID: 1497649555698221000RIYADH: The Civil Defense has chalked out an integrated plan for the last 10 …

Middle East

King Salman arrives in Makkah

Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2017-06-15 15:20ID: 1497518481584921700JEDDAH: King Salman arrived in Makkah on Wednesday evening to spend the last ten days of …

Middle East

Saudi construction firm abandons nearly 100 workers in the desert

The men said they had been left in their remote desert camp for the last two months with no food, water and other basic necessitiesThe post Saudi …

Construction

Iran president holds phone conversation with Qatari emir over Gulf relations

Tehran // Iran's president Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for improved relations with Gulf Arab countries during a telephone call with the emir of …

Middle East

What’s going on with Qatar?

Tensions have resurfaced in a sustained media onslaught that has again cast Qatar as a threat to stability and security in the Persian Gulf. At the heart of the latest argument among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are incendiary comments attributed to Qatar’s Emir Tamim at a military …

Middle East

New Leaked Emails Show How Qatar Crisis Developed In The U.S.

The UAE ambassador called U.S. partner nation Qatar "corrupt" and Trump-linked GOP commentator Elliott Abrams joked about a military takeover there.<p>WASHINGTON ― An unnamed source who late last week leaked emails between a powerful ambassador and top figures in the U.S. foreign policy community …

Middle East

Bahrain minister hacked hot on heels of Qatar cyberattack claim

Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2017-06-03 12:20ID: 1496483242924652400DUBAI: Hackers took over the Twitter account of the Bahraini foreign minister on …

Middle East

Two Saudi police officers hurt by explosive device in Qatif

Author: ARAB NEWSTue, 2017-05-30 16:54ID: 1496141953251710700JEDDAH: Two Saudi security officials were injured Monday by an improvised explosive …

Middle East

Two killed in Riyadh school shooting

Author: LULWA SHALHOUB & MOHAMMED RASOOLDEENWed, 2017-05-31 19:04ID: 1496236953800346500JEDDAH/RIYADH: Two teachers were killed in a shooting at …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to impose tax on tobacco, sugary drinks on June 10

Author: ReutersMon, 2017-05-29 03:00ID: 1496004951788687000DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will impose a special tax on tobacco and sugary drinks on June 10, as …

Saudi Arabia

‘Sucking up to Saudis is long US tradition, every president does it’

Prior to Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president, RT spoke to author and investigative journalist Max Blumenthal and discussed Trump’s …

Saudi-US arms deal includes plans for 150 Lockheed Martin Black Hawk helicopters

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 20 May 2017<p>A US-Saudi arms deal to be signed on Saturday includes a pledge to assemble 150 Lockheed Martin Blackhawk …

Lockheed Martin