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Six Flags Entertainment seeks to open Saudi theme parks

U.S. theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp plans to expand to Saudi Arabia, its chief executive told Saudi-owned Arabiya TV on Monday, bringing...

Yemen shells wound 2 in Saudi border zone

Shelling from Yemen has wounded two people in southern Saudi Arabia, the kingdom's civil defence agency said late Thursday, in a rare breach of...

Price hikes in Egypt bite hard during holy month of Ramadan

Shop owner Hassan Mahmoud laid out his heaps of dried fruits and nuts at a multicolored Ramadan tent in the Egyptian capital to catch...

Qatar frees Dutch woman held after rape report

A Dutch woman held in Qatar for nearly three months after telling police she had been raped there was released on Monday after receiving...

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 to showcase arts in reform drive

Saudi Arabia plans to develop its arts and media industry to counter negative "stereotypes" of the kingdom, which has no public cinemas or theatres. The...

Expats and employers worried over Saudi tax proposal

Expatriates in Saudi Arabia and their Saudi employers alike voiced unease about a proposal the government is studying to impose income tax on foreign...

Saudi Arabia aims for social overhaul in reform plan

Saudi Arabia's sweeping plans to overhaul its economy in coming years are matched by proposals for social transformation that extend to ways of tackling...

Focus on jobs at heart of Saudi reforms

Saudi Arabia plans to spend billions of riyals on technical training and other initiatives to boost the number of its citizens in private sector...

The Holy month of Ramadan starts today

Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked by intense prayer,...

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