Saudi Arabia to Get New Bankruptcy Law Next Year, Al-Qassabi Says

Saudi Arabia will begin implementing a new bankruptcy law early next year as part of efforts to attract foreign investment and encourage private sector activity, Reuters reports, citing comments from Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed Al-Qassabi.

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Saudi National Day

Saudi National Day celebrations to feature 27 major events in 17 cities across Kingdom

Celebrations will begin on Thursday and run through Monday, starting from Jeddah. They will also be held in Dammam, Riyadh, Hail, Alkhobar, Jazan, Abha, Onaiza, ...


Bankruptcy Law

Saudi Arabia to implement bankruptcy law in early 2018: Al Arabiya

Under current legislation there is no easy way to wind up the activities of indebted companies in Saudi Arabia and the new law could help ...


Bloomberg Arabiya

Saudi Research inks deal with Bloomberg to launch Arabic financial news network 

The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), the largest publishing business in the Middle East and Gulf region, signed an agreement with Bloomberg to acquire an exclusive licence ...


Cleric Suspended

Saudi cleric suspended for making controversial remarks about women

The lecture sparked outrage on social media and stirred anger across the Kingdom as social media users demanded that he held accountable for what he ...


Women in the Workforce

New drive to increase Saudi women’s employment in IT industry

A guide prepared by the Saudi E-Government Program (Yesser) has identified eight factors that could increase the employment of Saudi women in the information technology ...


Vision 2030

Behind the veil of Saudi Aramco

the IPO is more for the kingdom’s benefit than Aramco’s. It could have drawbacks—exposing the firm to investors with short time horizons or to activists ...



Saudi King to spend three days in Moscow

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is expected to visit Russia. His trip is planned for Oct. 4-7. ...


Cyber Security

Security experts: Iran-backed group of hackers targeted U.S., Saudi Arabia

Cybersecurity firm FireEye has identified a new group of hackers, known as APT33, that it says has been working on behalf of the Iranian government ...


Crime Rate

Saudi Interior Ministry reports 4.5% drop in crime rate in 2016

He further noted that the crime rate in the Kingdom was about 464.46 per 100,000 people. Jazan, Madinah, Makkah and Al-Baha recorded the highest crime ...


Health and Fitness

Meet Amal, the first Saudi woman CrossFit coach

“One of the most wonderful things that gives me immense joy is seeing my friends pay greater attention to their health and diet,” Amal said. ...



Saudi textbook uses ‘historic’ photo of Yoda with King Faisal by accident

Students in the kingdom recently discovered a photo in their social studies textbooks of the late King Faisal - in a lesson about the United ...


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Qatar Dispute

Donald Trump Did Not Stop War on the Gulf Between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

"The Quartet regrets what the Emir of Kuwait said about the mediation succeeding in preventing a military intervention. [The ...



A Guide to the Kurdish Independence Referendum

Leaders of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region say a “yes” verdict will mark the beginning of a separation process rather than an abrupt splintering from the ...


Qatar Dispute

Qatar Crisis Stirs Islamic Debates

The course of the Qatar crisis has thrown into relief the shifting players and parameters of Islamic authority and activism in the Gulf states. In ...


Russia in the Region

Russians Warn of More Strikes on U.S. Troops in Syria

A Russian general threatened on Thursday to strike U.S. special operations troops and their Syrian allies in Syria, deepening a growing crisis just days after ...



Iran’s Leaders Are Bolstered by Billions in Loans From the East

It was the turn of the Chinese last week, as a group of Iranian banks secured $10 billion in loans from Citic Group, and Iran signed ...


Dreamliners to Turkey

Turkish Airlines buys 40 Dreamliners to compete with Middle East carriers

When finalised, the order would be valued at almost $11 billion before the customary discounts for large aircraft purchases. The pact, unveiled during a brief ...



Trump Praises Erdogan Despite Incidents of Violence Against Protesters

Trump's effusive praise for the Turkish leader came on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday despite tensions between the two countries ...


Christians in the ME

Christianity In The Middle East: Countries With The Highest Christian Population

Although Christianity originated in the Middle East, Christians today account for only 10% to 15% of the region’s population, a fall from 20% in the ...


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