#Saudi Arabia

Saudi intercepts two missiles headed towards Makkah, Jeddah

The kingdom’s air defense forces destroyed the ballistic missiles over Taif

Video: Swarms of locusts invade Saudi city

Saudi has seen locust outbreaks since the start of this year

Court orders Saudia to pay over SAR61,000 to passenger for 21-hour flight delay

The verdict said the compensation was for the “psychological and financial harm” the passenger had sustained

Several shops shut down in Saudisation drive after illegal expat practices exposed

Saudisation is now mandatory in several retail sectors in the kingdom

Saudi prince passes away

The royal court said the funeral prayer for Prince Faisal will be held on Tuesday

Saudi clarifies holiday entitlement for private sector employees

Private sector employees in the kingdom receive four days off for each of the Eid holidays and leave for paternity

Saudi mulls granting visa-free access to visitors from certain nations

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts

Saudi landlords go to court after several expats ‘shut shop’ and leave

The shops were leased by Saudi nationals and illegally run by expatriates on a profit sharing basis, according to reports

Makkah clears up swarms of black crickets at the Grand Mosque, across the city

The insects were seen covering the walls and floor of the mosque

Saudi says mega Red Sea project ‘on track’ to complete phase 1 in 2022

The project is expected to add over $5.86bn to the kingdom’s GDP when complete

Revealed: Top 100 GCC companies in 2018

The biggest listed companies in the Gulf region by market capitalisation

Revealed: Top 10 companies in Saudi Arabia in 2018

The biggest listed companies in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation

Trump: I told Saudi king he wouldn’t last without US support

The Trump administration has had a close relationship with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Binladin diverted ‘tens of thousands’ of workers to complete king’s NEOM palace

King Salman holidayed at the $500bn mega project towards the end of July

Saudi king extends National Day holiday

The kingdom’s labour force will now receive a two-day break

Saudi to auction detained billionaire Maan al-Sanea’s real estate assets

Sanea was detained last year for unpaid debts dating back to 2009

Saudi restrictions on retail, wholesale roles held by foreigners come into force

From Tuesday outlets selling select items must ensure 70 per cent of jobs are held by Saudis

Saudi introduces tough new punishments for traffic violations

The kingdom is aiming to reduce the number of deaths linked to traffic accidents

Saudi prepares inspectors as new restrictions on foreign retail jobs come into force

The government wants the majority of retail roles in 12 areas to be held by Saudis from early September

Saudi brings forward Eid Al Adha holiday

Some workers will receive an extra long Eid break this year

Saudi denies social media ‘rumours’ about expat fees

Expat fees introduced this year will continue to increase until 2020, clarifies ministry

Saudi calls on Muslims to sight the Eid moon on Saturday

The first day of Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah month

Saudi freezes new trade with Canada, expels ambassador

The move came after Canada’s foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists

Saudi unemployment rises in Q1, 234,000 foreign workers leave jobs

The exodus comes after more than 277,000 expats left their jobs in the fourth quarter

Saudi issues heatwave warning

Temperatures are expected to exceed 48 degrees celsius

Saudi calls on Muslims to sight Eid moon this Thursday

Government and military staff will receive around a full working week off to mark the Eid holiday

Saudi king extends Eid Al Fitr holiday

The kingdom will have an extra long Eid break this year

Saudi intercepts missile fired towards Yanbu

The attack coincides with an offensive supported by the Saudi-led coalition to retake Yemen’s Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah

Saudi appoints businessman as new labour minister

Ahmed bin Suleiman al-Rajhi is the third minister to hold the labour portfolio since 2015

Saudi to release detained billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi

On Friday, Ethiopia aannounced that Saudi Arabia had agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals