life in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to Nationalize Economy at Expense of Foreign Workers

JAFFA, Israel – Saudi Arabia is planning to “nationalize” its economy due to the country’s mounting deficit, which is the result of plummeting oil prices, structural problems in the economy, and the Saudis’ ongoing involvement in the conflict in Yemen. Last year, Riyadh registered a $100

A Saudi man walks past a pump at a petrol station on December 28, 2015 in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia said it plans to review the prices of heavily-subsidised power and fuel as part of new measures introduced in the face of low oil prices.

WATCH: Saudi Teacher Filmed Smacking Student Around Classroom; Praised and Panned on Arabic Social Media

TEL AVIV – A Saudi teacher who was filmed physically abusing a student has been suspended, winning both sympathy and condemnation on Arabic social media. In the video that went viral the teacher is seen addressing his class at Jeddah’s Alfaysaliya school for gifted children. A student named Hassan then asks a question, and the teacher becomes angry and starts slapping him on his head and pushing him into a corner.

Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on June 19, 2010 at the end of 2009/10 school year.

WATCH: Saudis Celebrate Conversion of French Resident to Islam

JAFFA, Israel – A Saudi-based French engineer’s conversion to Islam has been celebrated in the kingdom’s media. The 57-year-old engineer, known as Gilbert, has worked for one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction companies for the past 15 years. He joined

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