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Jubail Saudi Arabia: Fishing village to an industrial city

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

  It was until 1975 that Jubail was a small fishing village. Commuting from Dammam to Jubail was time consuming and tiring. That small fishing village had very few inhabitants living in small houses dotted along the Arabian Gulf’s shoreline. Few know that its history dates back to at least 7,000 years. According to historians, […]

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Happy 82nd Independence day to Saudi Arabia – Unification on 23 Sept 1932

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  All News, INDEPENDENCE DAY, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

National Day The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its national day on the first day of September 23rd of each year and to commemorate the unification of the Kingdom and its founding at the hands of His Majesty King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, may Allah have mercy on him. This day of […]

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$718 billion KSA spending boom

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AMERICA, Saudi Arabia, USA  /  No Comments

Saudi and US officials and business leaders attend the joint forum in Los Angeles. (SPA) JEDDAH: P. K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | Arab News Staff Published — Thursday 19 September 2013 Total volume of government spending in Saudi Arabia amounted to $718 billion during the last five years while investments during the same period reached $141 […]

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Happy 89th Birthday to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia born 1 August 1924

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  All News, BIRTHDAYS, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎ ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Āl Sa‘ūd, Najdi Arabic pronunciation: [ʢæbˈdɑɫɫɐ ɪbn ˈʢæbdæl ʢæˈziːz ʔæːl sæˈʢuːd], 1 August 1924)[3][4][5] is the King of Saudi Arabia. He […]

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Meeting with Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar bin Sultan

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

Vladimir Putin met with Secretary General of the Saudi National Security Council and Chief of Saudi General Intelligence Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who is visiting Moscow. Issues discussed at the meeting including a broad range of matters concerning bilateral relations, and the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.    

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Revenue from pilgrims makes 3% of Saudi GDP

By   /  July 29, 2013  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Saturday 5 January 2013 Last Update 4 January 2013 10:25 pm Economists have estimated the Kingdom’s revenues from Haj and Umrah services in 2012 at more than SR 62 billion ($ 16.5 billion), 10 percent up from 2011 figures. They also said that Haj revenue accounted for three percent of the country’s […]

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Israel row: KSA scraps Canada talks

By   /  June 5, 2013  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird. (Reuters) JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Thursday 6 June 2013 Last Update 6 June 2013 12:48 am Riyadh has canceled a meeting of the Saudi-Canadian Joint Economic Commission, which was scheduled for middle of this year, sources said. The move is in protest against Ottawa’s pro-Israeli policies, especially the visit of Canadian […]

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Saudi Arabia

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

  http://youtu.be/NMd7S5KIRP0 “الرياض” تعرض تسجيلا لأول ظهور لخادم الحرمين (فيديو) متابعة – الرياض الالكتروني : 2012-11-28 16:50:16     استقبل خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود – حفظه الله – في مدينة الملك عبدالعزيز الطبية للحرس الوطني بالرياض اليوم صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير بندر بن عبدالعزيز وصاحب السمو الملكي الأمير مشعل بن عبدالعزيز […]

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Crown Prince reassures nation on king’s health

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

Crown Prince Salman chairs a Cabinet session in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA) Arab News Monday 26 November 2012 Last Update 26 November 2012 5:25 pm RIYADH: Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, deputy premier and minister of defense, reassured the nation Monday about the health of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King […]

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King Abdullah ben Abdulaziz الملك عبدالله ملك الانسانية

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  All News, MIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia  /  No Comments

“[In 1967], Charles De Gaulle held a dialogue with [Saudi] King Faisal. French President Charles De Gaulle told King Faisal that the Jews have a right to Palestine because they lived there 4,000 years ago. King Faisal told him that in that … case, France belongs to Rome, because 3,000 years ago, the Romans were […]

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