DUBAI (Reuters) -Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the state Saudi Press Agency (SPA)reported on Saturday.
DUBAI/RIYADH, July 22 Saudi Arabia will look to
sell assets in sectors not previously considered for
privatisation, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday,
as the country contends with the economic impact of sustained
low oil prices.
LONDON Saudi Arabia is seeking Greek expertise in archaeological excavation for its nascent cultural sector as it tries to diversify economy beyond oil and enhance quality of life in the Gulf Arab state.
DUBAI Scenes of devastation in Gaza are likely to make it harder for Israel to win its biggest diplomatic prize: recognition by Saudi Arabia. But so far, the other rich Gulf states that invested in opening ties with Israel last year are showing no public sign of second thoughts.
DUBAI Saudi Arabia has released construction tycoon Bakr Bin Laden after more than three years since he was detained as part of a corruption crackdown in 2017, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.
DUBAI Saudi Arabia is considering barring overseas pilgrims from the annual haj for the second year running as COVID-19 cases rise globally and worries grow about the emergence of new variants, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
DUBAI/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Some Turkish exporters are re-routing food, clothing and other goods to circumvent a months-long unofficial blockade by Saudi Arabia that has reduced trade between the regional rivals to record lows, according to exporters and traders.
* Exporters rerouting production to ditch 'Made in Turkey'
DUBAI Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden), the Gulf's largest miner, plans to boost the capacity of its major fertiliser project in the north of the country this year as it expects demand to rise, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.
DUBAI Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been spared direct punishment after a U.S. intelligence report implicated him in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he has not emerged unscathed.