RIYADH: As Arab News celebrates its 44th anniversary, we take a look back at what our loyal readers were perusing over the past 12 months — from Mariah Carey rocking the Kingdom to talk about Saudi Aramco's IPO, it certainly was an eventful year on the pages of Arab News.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman gave Saudis across the Kingdom some very welcome news when he ordered a one day extension to the National Day break back in September 2018.
The US energy giant ExxonMobil announced it was close to hitting huge oil reserves near the Pakistan-Iran border, which were reported to be even bigger than the Kuwaiti reserves, in August 2018.
Tragedy struck in June last year when a Frenchman committed suicide by throwing himself off the roof of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah.
Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed bin Suleiman Al-Rajhi issued a decree back in December to limit work in 41 fields in Madinah to Saudi men and women. The ruling kicked into action earlier this month on April 7.
Earlier this year, Mariah Carey took the stage in Saudi Arabia to become the highest profile international artist to perform in the Kingdom since the easing of restrictions on entertainment. What an electric night of music it was too...
In September 2018, two Saudi students in the US died trying to save two young children from drowning and were awarded posthumous honorary degrees from the universities they were attending after their bravery came to light.
The much-anticipated stock market launch of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, was announced to be taking place within two years, Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi minister of energy, industry and mineral resources, said back in March.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and discussed the private sector's future and role in the success of Vision 2030 back in July 2018.
It was said that US President Donald Trump would have to think twice before speaking politics at the dinner table once it was reported that his daughter Tiffany was dating Lebanese business heir Michael Boulos.