Articles tagged 'saudi arabia'

Saudi women drive ban lifted 27 June 2018 RIYADH - Careem — the Middle East's answer to Uber — is aiming to change that in one of the most conservative societies in the world by recruiting Saudi women to take the wheel after a female driving ban was lifted on Sunday. Careem has received over 2,000 applications since announcing it woul...
Zim eyes Gulf tourism market 30 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is a little-known tourism destination in the affluent Gulf region, and the country targets to grow arrivals from the market four-fold by 2020, Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. The Gulf — whose member nations are among the wealthiest in the world on a per capita bas...
Tendai Ndoro joins Saudi club 23 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe international forward Tendai Ndoro is on his way to Saudi Arabian club Al Faisaly after South African Absa Premiership giants Orlando Pirates agreed to sell the player. Ndoro, who was in his third year at the Sea Robbers, missed last night's clash against Baroka FC to undergo...
Saudi-Egyptian deal on Red Sea islands sparks anger 12 April 2016 LONDON - Egypt's decision to cede sovereignty over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has sparked anger from some commentators online. The move comes while Saudi King Salman is on a rare visit to Egypt during which he has announced plans for Saudi aid and investment for Egypt. Some Egyptia...
Hajj stampede death toll rises to 464 1 October 2015 HAJJ - Iran says number of its citizens who died in the Hajj stampeded in Saudi Arabia last week has reached 464 - nearly double the previous toll. Iranian authorities said there was no longer hope of finding any of the country's missing pilgrims alive. According to Saudi officials, 769 peo...
Saudi diplomats evacuated from Yemen 28 March 2015 RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has evacuated dozens of its own and foreign diplomats from Yemen's southern city of Aden. The move comes after a third night of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition failed to halt the advance of Houthi rebels towards the city. Yemen President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi fled...
Saudi king's death adds to uncertainty in oil market 23 January 2015 SINGAPORE - Oil prices jumped on Friday as news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah added to uncertainty in energy markets already facing some of the biggest shifts in decades. Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exp...
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies 23 January 2015 RIYADH - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital. King Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been suffering from a lung infection. A statement early on Friday said his 79-year-old half brother, Salman, had...
Saudi Arabia turns down UN seat 18 October 2013 RIYADH - The announcement came hours after Saudi Arabia was elected for the first time to one of the 10 rotating seats on the Security Council. The non-permanent members sit on the council for two years, along with the five permanent members - the US, the UK, France, China and Russia. "Work...