Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz.

Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).

An oil refinery in Mina-Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait. Wikipedia Commons.
An oil refinery in Mina-Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait. Wikipedia Commons.


Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Says Oil Price Slump ‘Temporary’

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said Thursday that the global oil price slump was temporary, adding that it was impossible for OPEC to cut output alone to reverse the plunge without the support of other producers. “It is difficult, or even impossible, for Saudi Arabia or OPEC to undertake any measure that […]

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo by BroadArrow, Wikipedia Commons.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo by BroadArrow, Wikipedia Commons.


Saudi Arabia Insists ‘Massive’ Spending To Continue Despite 50% Oil Price Drop

By Khalil Hanware and MD Rasooldeen Saudi Arabia will continue massive public spending despite a 50 percent drop in the price of oil, which provides the bulk of its revenue, said Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf. The minister said the 2015 budget is ready and would be unveiled in the near future. Financial analysts expect that […]

Saudi Arabia's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah
Saudi Arabia's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. File photo.


A New Era Of Development In Saudi Arabia – OpEd

By Abdulateef Al-Mulhim Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah appointed nine new ministers as part of the Kingdom’s broadest Cabinet reshuffle in years. Saudis in general have welcomed this move, as they are looking for improved performances of various ministries. The new appointments have been made on very strategic position. The […]

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Saudi Arabia: Haia ‘Virtue Police’ Closed Over 10,000 Twitter Accounts In 2014

By Ibrahim Naffee Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) has shut down 10,117 Twitter accounts during the year because of religious violations, its spokesman, Turki Al-Shulail, has revealed. “Their users were committing religious and ethical violations. Haia blocked and arrested some of their owners. However, it was […]

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


UK Spy Agencies Under Pressure Following CIA Torture Report – OpEd

By Edouard Guihaire British spy agencies are under growing pressure to reveal how closely they worked with their US counterparts following 9/11 after a damning US Senate report exposed how the CIA tortured terror suspects. The revelations, published on Tuesday, have dragged Britain’s domestic spy agency MI5 and its foreign intelligence counterpart MI6 back into […]