New Saudi Military Chief

  Hussain appointed Chief of General Staff. The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, appointed General Hussain bin Abdullah Al-Qabil as the new Chief of General Staff. This decision was taken on Friday and comes amidst a major reshuffle. According to several decrees by King Abdullah, the fates of many proved fortunate while […]

Saudi Arabia Exceeds Budgetary Limits

Al-Assaf  announces 15% surplus spending in annual budget. The Finance Minister, Ibrahim Al-Assaf spoke of how the Kingdom was to overspend 15% in its annual budget due to construction projects and job-related schemes. He was talking to reporters towards the end of the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference which took place in Riyadh. This was thanks […]

Auto Theft Gang Members Arrested

The largest crime busting operations in Riyadh police history. A 42 member gang of auto thieves were taken into custody after authorities made several raids in different cities of Saudi Arabia. The majority of those caught were Saudis. The origins of the organized crime syndicate were probed into following many complaints regarding stolen vehicles, especially […]

PNU Inaugurated in KSA

The world’s largest women’s university in Saudi Arabia. This Sunday, the opening of the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah took place. Situated at a distance of 25 km from Riyadh, the largest women-only university in the world cost a cool 20 billion Saudi Riyals as […]

Saudi Arabia to Hold Municipal Elections on April 23

RIYADH: On Tuesday Saudi Arabia has announced its plan to hold municipal elections next month after a two-year delay. Electoral commission chairman Abdul Rahman Al-Dahmash told that “First phase of voting will be conducted on April 23, 2011″. Al-Dahmash said Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb set up the electoral commission to […]