An Indonesian woman has died in a fire lit by angry workers outside her country's consulate in western Saudi Arabia, where thousands converged seeking to resolve their immigration status, a consular source said.Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 2:28am
Several mainland companies have pulled out of the bidding for multibillion-dollar contracts to build a high-speed railway between Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest cities in Saudi Arabia.
No explanations were given, but industry executives cite the high cost of business in Saudi Arabia and the difficult working conditions.13 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
Analysts say China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC), a leading Chinese rail builder, stands a good chance of winning US$1.4 billion worth of contracts in a 450-kilometre high-speed rail project in Saudi Arabia.8 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
Sacred Mosque, Mecca
The Al-Masjid al-Haram, or the Sacred Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca is the largest mosque in the world and the largest house of worship of any faith. It is the place that every Muslim endeavours to visit at least once in their life.9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
We are fools indeed if we continue to look for overarching solutions or persuasive new directions from the political leaders of the world. Most of them are wholly hemmed in on all sides by feral lobbies, narrow constituencies and truculent or outmoded political systems. They will not and cannot offer the uplifting leadership for which the world is now so needy.22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
A luxury university in Saudi Arabia will begin recruiting students from Hong Kong at an education fair opening tomorrow - with a generous scholarship as bait.20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Two years ago, 10 Saudi businesswomen attended an economic conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. No previous public event had allowed both men and women to participate. The country's highest religious authority, the Grand Mufti, immediately denounced the gathering, saying 'the mixing of men and women' contravened Islamic law and 'dire consequences' would ensue.27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) - a state investment-promotion body - will bring a delegation of Saudi businesswomen to Hong Kong on March 9.27 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
The kingdom has introduced measures to foster development of its energy, transport and knowledge-based industries
SAUDI ARABIA announced recently a series of measures to make the country more investment friendly. The kingdom has smoothed the path for private investors by allowing foreign manpower recruitment and speeding up licensing procedures.23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
It is perhaps indicative of the bias of so much western reporting, with international news agendas set by Christians and Jews in New York and London, that when the heads of 57 Muslim nations have a triennial meeting, they get minuscule coverage compared with that which attends such circuses as the annual Apec meetings.20 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
One incident in the war on Iraq revealed for me the clash of race that underlies many conflicts. When a US sergeant ran amok in Kuwait, hurling grenades into the tents of his comrades, other Americans immediately pounced on two Kuwaiti contractors working in the camp.1 Apr 2003 - 12:00am
New World Alliance members APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, and Mitsui OSK Lines plan to introduce a fast, weekly container service from Northern Europe to the Middle East.
The companies said the new service would serve a buoyant export trade in both general and refrigerated cargo from Europe to the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah, on the Red Sea.23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Wilhelmsen Lines is starting direct twice monthly roll-on/roll-off services to Ningbo this month. The new mainland port of call will be added to the firm's round-the-world route. Wilhelmsen also is introducing a monthly ro-ro service to Jeddah and Southeast Asia in October from the United States East Coast.17 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
I refer to the wire service story headlined, 'Saudi strife exposes the need for change' (Business Post, March 27).
Contrary to what the report says, Jeddah is not the capital of Saudi Arabia. The city with that honour and seat of the royal family, is Riyadh.3 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
Saudi Seaports Authority acting chairman Muhammad Bakr says Saudi businessmen will soon be allowed to re-export from the Jeddah Islamic Port, the Arab News reports.22 Mar 1996 - 12:00am