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Volvo Construction Equipment helps build road through the empty quarter

Monday, 24 November 2014 2:58 PM

A sensational documentary which tells the story of how FAMCO and Volvo Construction Equipment overcame harsh terrain, climates, logistical challenges, weather to build a road in one of the most barren deserts in the world.

Culture & Society»

How one resident in Saudi decided to beat the floods

Thursday, 20 November 2014 9:25 AM

The video of the car on stilts was uploaded this week and has already attracted over 100,000 views

Politics & Economics»

Indonesia fuel prices rise with subsidy cut

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:39 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has raised fuel prices by about a third, hoping that the decision will save the government $10 billion in subsidies. Businesses have complained that the fuel-price rise could increase other expenses while their profits will remain the same.

Culture & Society»

Five killed in Saudi Arabia mosque shooting

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 12:19 PM

At least five people have been killed and many more wounded after masked gunmen opened fire on a Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia. The shooting took place as worshippers were marking one of their most important religious anniversaries, Ashoura, to commemorate the death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

Culture & Society»

One charged with murder of Saudi student

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:26 PM

A 28-year-old man was charged with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in California


Pilgrims return from Hajj to heightened Ebola screenings

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:59 PM

Egypt steps up its airport security measures against Ebola with a dedicated medical team waiting to examine pilgrims returning from the Hajj.

Politics & Economics»

Mecca transformation poses risk to heritage

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 4:13 PM

With the end of this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca, increasing construction to cope with the world's biggest annual movements of humanity is leading many archaeologists to warn that large amounts of irreplaceable Islamic history are being bulldozed.

Politics & Economics»

Security top priority for Saudis for 2014 Haj

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 12:21 PM

With millions travelling to Makkah for the Hajj, Saudi Arabia’s security forces have been on high alert with concerns of a possible terrorist attack and the threat posed by the Ebola virus.


Saudi Arabia bans Haj pilgrims from Ebola hotspots

Thursday, 2 October 2014 12:18 PM

With hundreds of thousands of pilgrims streaming into Saudi Arabia from the Muslim world for the annual Haj in Mecca, the authorities are banning travelers from countries hard-hit by the Ebola virus.


Stringent Ebola checks for 3 million Haj pilgrims

Sunday, 14 September 2014 12:57 PM

Saudi authorities introduce an Ebola screening programme at airports as the country prepares to receive three million pilgrims for the annual Haj, many of whom will be traveling from Nigeria where there is an Ebola outbreak.


Kuwait refinery fire

Monday, 18 August 2014 9:57 AM

Several workers were injured by a small fire that broke out at Kuwait's 460,000 barrel-per-day Mina Al Ahmadi refinery

Politics & Economics»

Russia signs a nuclear deal with Argentina

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:29 PM

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with the country.

Politics & Economics»

Egyptians hit by drastic rise in fuel price

Sunday, 6 July 2014 11:34 AM

Egypt has raised mainstream fuel prices by up to 78 percent, which has been in effect since midnight of July 4, 2014, following on a promise to cut subsidies that eat up nearly a quarter of the government's budget.


GE $17bn deal to save jobs, Alstom’s CEO says

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:09 PM

Alstom's CEO, Patrick Kron says the French heavy engineering firm's agreement to sell off most of its power generation business to the US rival General Electric Co. will save jobs and protect France's national interests.


France buys 20% of Alstom

Monday, 23 June 2014 3:39 PM

The final obstacle to GE's $17bn takeover of Alstom's power division has been overcome after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company's main shareholder

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