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).

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)


GCC ‘Relatively Upbeat’ Despite Oil Price Plunge

By Khalil Hanware Gulf states, which have based their budgets on an oil price of $80 a barrel or less, are likely to remain relatively sanguine about current oil market conditions, say Saudi-based economists and analysts. Their assessment follows International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde’s recent warning that Gulf states would face budget shortfalls if […]

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh


Grand Mufti: Bogus Sick Leaves Are Sinful

Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has issued a fatwa declaring the issuing and receiving of fraudulent medical sick leave certificates as sinful behavior. The grand mufti was reported as saying in the local media recently that medical professionals who issue the certificates and workers requesting them are sinners. These bogus reports result in businesses losing […]

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)


GCC Vows Tough Steps To Curb ‘Media Extremism’

Gulf states are stepping up their awareness campaigns to alert young people about the dangers of extremism, said Kuwait’s Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah. He said the new ‘Gulf Awareness’ programs would adopt a different approach with the aims of moving youth away from extremist and harmful views. Al-Sabah’s remarks followed a meeting of […]