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Lebanese expats fearful as Gulf expels dozens accused of Hezbollah links

Ahmed, a Lebanese worker living in the United Arab Emirates, closed down his Facebook page and started to shun some of his compatriots. His intention...

Classes suspended as cold wave grips Saudi Northern borders

Snow blanketed parts of the Northern Border Province and authorities have suspended classes in all schools on Thursday. There was moderate snowfall in rural complexes...

Richest 62 people own same as half world's population – Oxfam

The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world's population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and...

New visa benefits for Saudi-friendly firms

The recently introduced fast-track recruitment system is a reward for private firms that fulfill the Saudization quota, an official of the Ministry of Labor...

2 electrocuted in Saudi Arabia amid severe thunderstorms

Saudi officials say two people were killed when they were electrocuted by a downed lamp post in Jeddah as severe thunderstorms forced schools and...

Oil prices hold steady on lower U.S. supplies

Oil prices rose in Asian afternoon trade on Friday after a fall in US crude inventories offset OPEC's refusal to introduce production caps. The commodity...

Saudi arrest suspect over murder of policemen in Qatif

Saudi authorities have arrested a man over a number of attacks on police in the kingdom's Shiite-populated east, including one that killed two of...

More women executives mean more profits, according to study of 91 countries

Companies with 30 percent female executives rake in as much as six percentage points more in profits, according to a study on Monday, feeding...

Saudi may start privatising postal system by start of 2017

Saudi Arabia is likely to start privatising its postal system by early next year, telecommunications minister Mohammed al-Suwaiyal said on Thursday, in a test...

Saudi Arabia sets up new labor committees to protect rights

New labor committees at companies in Saudi Arabia should ensure amicable relations between management and workers and protect labor rights, according to labor experts. The...

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