Iran hackers penetrate key world networks: researchers
Iranian hackers have managed to penetrate and steal information from governments and companies around the world since 2012, posing a grave security threat, researchers say in a new report,
G20 states spend $88bn in fossil fuel exploration subsidies
Leading world economies are spending $88 billion (71 billion euros) a year in fossil fuel exploration subsidies, sapping investment from low-carbon alternatives and increasing the risk of "dangerous climate ...
The complexities of oil prices
With holiday shopping right around the corner, U.S. consumers could have a little extra money in their pockets, thanks to lower gas prices. Saudi Arabia, the planet's top producer and exporter of crude oil, lowered its prices ...
Half-tonne of smuggled ivory seized in Saudi
Authorities in Saudi Arabia say they have seized half a tonne of ivory being smuggled from Africa to east Asia.
Geologists find well water chemicals changed prior to two different earthquakes
Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?
From the most parched areas of Saudi Arabia to water-scarce areas of the western U.S., the idea of harvesting fog for water is catching on. Now, a novel approach to this process could help meet affected communities' ...
Researchers find malicious behavior the norm in crowdsourcing contests
Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia
The hard corals primarily responsible for the construction of coral reefs around the world have attracted the attention of taxonomists for hundreds of years. Despite the important role such corals play in ...
The war instinct
In late February of 1991, as I straddled the border between Saudi Arabia and Iraq in my fatigues, I asked myself a question I've recently heard from my students: "Will we always have war?" To answer it, I have concluded, ...
Gulf states step up policing of online media
Fearful of Arab Spring-inspired unrest, Gulf monarchies have stepped up efforts to monitor and control the media, particularly online, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday.
Image: Red Sea gateway from orbit
The city of Jeddah's seaport on Saudi Arabia's western coast is pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.
First dinosaurs identified from Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Monash University, and the Saudi Geological Survey have now ...
Two teams independently find that adding vibration helps couple light to graphene
Saudi, China scientists decode date-palm tree DNA
Scientists from Saudi Arabia and China said on Sunday they have completed mapping the genome of the date-palm tree, whose fruit is a staple food in many regions.