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  1. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    King Abdullah swears in first women to Saudi Arabia's Shura Council

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... history, as they were sworn in before King Abdullah yesterday in Riyadh. The women took their seats in the same room with 130 male colleagues and were sworn in collectively, state television said. "The development we are working at must be gradual," King Abdullah said. The king appointed the women, who include university graduates, human rights activists and two princesses. His ...

  2. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Crusading Saudi internet editor sentenced to 10 years' jail, 1,000 lashes

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:57pm by Reuters

    ... Another was sentenced to three years in jail for spreading lies against King Abdullah and inciting the public against him. ...

  3. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Anger at woman’s death after Saudi campus reportedly bars male medics

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... barred male paramedics from entering a women-only campus to assist a student who had suffered a heart attack and later died. The Okaz newspaper said administrators at King Saud University impeded ... the segregation of the sexes were to blame for the delay in helping Bawazeer. Following the incident, professors at King Saud University demanded an investigation. "We need management who can make ...

  4. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Scientists in Saudi Arabia map genome of date-palm tree

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi scientists get to know their dates Scientists from Saudi Arabia and China said they have completed mapping the genome of the date-palm tree, whose fruit is a staple food in many regions. Scientists from Riyadh's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and China's Shenzhen-based BGI have been working ...

  5. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Top Saudi cleric says women who drive risk damaging their ovaries

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 06:09pm by Reuters in Riyadh

    ... influential conservatives. His comments have in the past played into debates in Saudi society and he has been a vocal opponent of tentative reforms to increase freedoms for women by King Abdullah, who ... of their hearts, emotions and passions”. Although the council does not set Saudi policy, which is ultimately decided by King Abdullah, it can slow government action in a country where the ruling al-Saud ...

  6. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia executes 7 men after appeals rejected

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 05:27pm by Associated Press in Riyadh

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says seven Saudi men convicted of theft, looting and armed robbery have been beheaded, a week after their families appealed to the king for clemency. Human Rights Watch had called for the sentences to be canceled because the men were juveniles when they were arrested. One of the men said earlier this month that he was only ...

  7. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Illegal workers in Saudi Arabia rush to sign up for amnesty

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh Foreigners have until tomorrow to sign up for amnesty or leave kingdom without prosecution Illegal workers rush to beat deadline Illegal foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, mostly Asians, are in a race against time to take advantage of an amnesty ending tomorrow that will allow them to stay or return home without prosecution. King Abdullah announced ...

  8. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Hezbollah link in court dispute leaves Saudi princes red-faced

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... revealed. The princes- Mishal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a former defence minister, brother of King Abdullah and chairman of the country's allegiance council, and his son Abdulaziz bin Mishal- ...

  9. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal insulted by Forbes' low rank

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Forbes' estimate puts him behind Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. But Alwaleed, a nephew of the Saudi king whose investments are run by his Kingdom Holding Company, estimates his own ...

  10. Property - International - SAUDI ARABIA

    Home loans in Saudi Arabia nearly double after passage of mortgage law

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to 0.58667 per cent at last week's auction. Saudi Arabia sells bills at weekly auctions on Mondays. Real estate construction has been on the rise since King Abdullah announced in March 2011 ... in Islam's holiest city. Emaar Economic City, a unit of Dubai's Emaar Properties PJSC, is building a real estate project in King Abdullah Economic City on the Red Sea coast that will house about ...



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