New figures released by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health reveal that the healthcare sector created thousands of jobs, with 1,364 specialists recruited from abroad, last year. A total of 2,087 consultant physicians were appointed at various levels to provide health...
Pfizer, a major player in the global pharmaceutical industry, has announced that it will soon begin construction work on a new manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia. Foundation stone for the new facility has been laid in King Abdullah Economic City...
Kuwait has discovered four new oilfields in the north and west of the country, a top oil official was quoted as saying by state news agency KUNA on Sunday. In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Hashem Hashem, the...
The chief executive officer of the UAE's Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) said Saudi Arabia's long awaited move to open up its financial markets to foreign investors will bring rewards to its Emirati counterparts. Abdullah Al Turifi, the head of the SCA,...
Efficient water management can drive long term business success Dow Water & Process Solutions, the global leader in sustainable water separation and purification technologies identifies water trends and warns businesses to invest in water management to save bottom line Water is...
On occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, DubaiSat-2, a satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) captured a satellite image of The Great Mosque of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Related Reading: Yahsat...
The Saudi government plans to launch 15 smart schools in each of the country’s region by February 2013. The Smart Schools Project is an initiative of the government to modernize the country’s education system. According to Ahmad Al-Dandani, Ministry of...
Palestinian prime minister's office announced on Sunday his government will receive $100 million from Saudi Arabia to help alleviate Ramallah's stinging budget crunch. Palestinian officials in Occupied West Bank welcomed the news as salaries for public sector employees have yet to be...
In a recent report published by IDC, an increasing number of organizations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are tying up with specialized IT service providers to manage their IT infrastructure. Referencing its 2012 report, IDC says that managed and...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Governments are to face unprecedented demands in healthcare in the coming decades, partly owing to the high prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes.The current model where most of the direct healthcare costs are taken...
Saudi government sources reveal that the Ministry of Labor has formed a team of recruitment companies to propose ways to formalise the domestic worker recruitment market. The team has been tasked to devise a mechanism for negotiations for domestic workers...
Shifting Sands of Time: Saudi Arabian Tale of Women Empowerment Each country in the world is unique boasting of rich history of culture and tradition adding a distinct flavor and thus contributing to presence in the globe. Alongside its uniqueness,...
The oil rich Gulf nation, Saudi Arabia, topped the list of financial donors in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, representing 55.6 percent of the total donations, the International Center of Research and Studies (MEDAD) report titled ?Charitable Works...
Saudi Aramco, GE and TCS inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s first all-female business process services center   Center will create 3,000 local jobs for Saudi women with the first batch of recruits commencing work 3,200 square meter center in Riyadh provides new business...
Gulf nations, particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE, are home to the world’s highest consumption rates of cosmetics, according to a study conducted by Epoc Messe Frankfurt and published by the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Saudi Arabia ranks first among Gulf...
Massive Government ICT investments transforming Saudi Arabia’s innovation economy, enhancing development, business growth and productivity. Saudi IT Market Set to Top USD 14 Billion by 2017with Government Sector Fastest-Growing Industry Vertical: IDC More than 500 of Kingdom’s Organisations Set to Attend GITEX...
Saudi local media reported private sector workers are set to get a minimum wage within the next four months as part of a government drive to make jobs more appealing to nationals and curb unemployment. The gulf kingdom has a jobless...
Two Austrian companies have announced they have built the world's largest solar power plant which will power an educational campus in Saudi capital Riyadh. The GREENoneTEC company, said it manufactured solar panels worth 3.6 million euros ($4.3 million) which cover...
Top British defence contractor revealed it is making good progress on talks with Saudis over the order for 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets but added they are far from reaching an agreement on prices. "Of the 72 aircraft contracted under the...
Media reports point out that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has sold his yet to be delivered Airbus A380, popularly dubbed 'the flying palace'. Quoting the chief financial officer of his Kingdom Holding Company, reports suggest that, "it was...
Air Arabia said it will be launching additional services to Dammam in Saudi Arabia. The launch of the additional service will commence from Wednesday which will bring the Sharjah-based budget carrier's flights to the eastern Saudi port city to three...
More than 30% of people in Saudi Arabia watch 3 to 5 hours of TV every day during Ramadan compared to an average of 2.7 hours throughout the rest of the year 85% prefer to watch their favourite programmes in...
Saudi Arabia overtook Russia as the world's largest oil producer as it boosted its crude oil production to record levels in March. According to the Joint Organization Data Initiative (JODI), Saudi crude exports rose 3% in March, reaching the highest...
The Saudi cabinet gave its nod to the country’s mortgage law on Monday for the infrastructure industry on which it is spending around $500 billion to build and develop. The mortgage law stipulates the regulations to establish mortgage companies and...
Kingdom Holding's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal announced on Sunday that Jeddah's Kingdom Tower would become the world’s tallest building when completed in 2017. He insisted that it will take no more than "63 months" to complete the 1,000m high skyscraper...
Saudi Arabia earned an estimated USD 16.5 billion from pilgrimage rituals of Hajj and Umrah in 2012, a 10 percent increase compared to the previous year. A record number of over 7 million pilgrims flocked the kingdom to perform holy...
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia passed away before dawn on Friday. UAE President His Highness President Khalifa said, "We mourn the death of one of the most notable leaders of the...
Saudi Arabia has invested more than SR200 billion ($53.33 billion) in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector which created around 60,000 new jobs, a report from STC said adding that the heavy investment has had a positive impact...
General Motors Middle East and its dealer partners have reaffirmed their commitment to the Saudi market by outlining investment plans of up to USD 750 million by 2015. General Motors Middle East and dealers Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC) and Universal Motors Agencies...
If you intend to visit an Arab country, you will likely come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a self-serving gathering of countries or an interest group. No matter where you will be, whether...