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The story of a brave Saudi man who died saving a family from deadly blaze

Saturday, 21 October 2017

The cries for help from his neighbors aroused the spirit of compassion and courage in the Saudi hero Ibrahim al-Dhafian, who sacrificed his life to save an entire family. Ibrahim was surprised at the sight of the burning fire in the house of his neighbor, Mohammed Saeed al-Muta'ab, in Al-Shifa neighborhood in Riyadh. The children and women were stuck inside the house waiting for their bitter fate, but Ibrahim broke into the house to save them, resulting in his own death. For his part, Saudi ...

Saudi hero who saved people from burning gas station loses family to house fire

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A Saudi hero who saved more than 50 people by pushing a burning car away from a petrol station in the capital Riyadh last week has lost his mother and two siblings to a fire that broke out in their home on Sunday.Sultan bin Huzaim al-Rajbani made headlines last week when he risked his own car, and life, to push a burning car away from petrol pumps at a gas station in Riyadh.Riyadh’s Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz honored Rajbani for his bravery at the time.Many online were ...

VIDEO: Saudi man pushes burning car out of gas station; averts catastrophe

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, honored a Saudi citizen for his bravery after he pushed a burning car away from a gas station saving the lives of tens of bystanders. Sultan Mohammed al-Dosari drove his Toyota Land Cruiser towards the burning car pushing it out of the gas station averting a catastrophe. Dosari told Al Arabiya that when the fire started he saw the vehicle’s owner run out and the car was engulfed with flames. “I said to myself, ...

Vision 2030 to transform businesses with $2.2 bln in tech investments

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Delegates at the HR Tech Saudi Summit taking place on November 20 – 21, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will enjoy a unique opportunity to discuss how government investments worth $2.2 bln (8.3 billion Saudi riyal) will pose new opportunities for businesses to transform HR practices. The government of Saudi Arabia pledged the multi-billion riyal investment under Saudi Vision 2030, supporting a number of advancements in people and workplace development across key growth sectors. Sessions ...

Saudi police arrests Pakistani gang who stole $2.6 mln from Riyadh exhibitions

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Riyadh’s police spokesman announced that six Pakistani nationals who formed a gang were caught and arrested after stealing nearly $2.6 mln (SAR 10 mln) worth of items from exhibitions. The spokesman said the perpetrators were arrested through a Yemeni worker after he was stopped and led to police to the exhibition where he works. They stole the entire contents of that exhibition with estimated value about five million riyals and escaped to an unknown place. The Detection and Criminal ...

Syrian opposition council seeks unified delegation going into Geneva peace talks

Monday, 21 August 2017

The High Negotiations Committee for the Syrian Oppostion is meeting on Monday in Riyadh, bringing together representatives from Cairo and Moscow, with the aim of leaving as a unified delegation to the upcoming Geneva peace talks. According to an Al Arabiya correspondent in Riyadh, 15 topics will be negotiated for arriving at a final decision. Similarly, decisions on Bashar al-Assad’s circumstance will also be deliberated, since the High Committee insists on seeing him leave. Discussions on ...

Saudi-Iraqi negotiations to form a new alliance

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Serious negotiations are under way between Iraq and Saudi Arabia to form a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq's war-torn cities. The Guardian newspaper stated in a report that Saudi Arabia is in constant talks with the Iraqi parties in an effort to return Iraq to the Arab fold away from the influence of Iran. The meetings between senior officials of the two sides over the past six months focused on assisting Iraq and limiting the interference of Iran, whose ...

Saudi Arabia set to screen animated movie for the first time in Riyadh

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Saudi capital Riyadh will witness a significant event on Thursday when a grand film screening takes place for the first time in recently history. The film will feature as part the cultural events of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Foundation “MiSK”.  “Hakaya Misk” Festival will be screening the movie “Bilal” till Sunday, Aug. 20. The film, which tells the biography of Bilal bin Rabah, prayer caller during Islam's Prophet Mohammed's time ...

Cities in Saudi Arabia experience partial lunar eclipse

Monday, 7 August 2017

Citizens in Saudi cities like Riyadh experienced a partial lunar eclipse that last for about two hours on Monday night in the first of such cases in four years.The partial lunar eclipse began at 8:23 pm local time in Saudi Arabia and reached its peak at 9:20 pm, where 25 percent of the lunar disk was located inside the earth’s shadow.The moon began to gradually withdraw from the earth’s shadow until the partial eclipse ended at 10:18 pm as estimated by local astronomers.

Saudi Arabia hires Goldman for Riyadh airport stake sale, sources tell Reuters

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Saudi Arabia has hired Goldman Sachs to manage the sale of a stake in Riyadh airport, the first major privatization of an airport in the kingdom, three sources familiar with the matter said.The Saudi Civil Aviation Holding plans to sell a minority stake in Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, the sources said, without providing a timeframe for the sale.The exact size and potential value of the stake were not immediately known, but Riyadh has the second biggest airport in Saudi ...

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