Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced it will lead the redevelopment of Jeddah’s waterfront corniche, creating a "unique tourist, residential and commercial destination" that aims to become the “New Jeddah Downtown."
Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid "aimed at stimulating online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue," Reuters reports.
The New York Times published a profile and interview with Saudi Arabia's new Ambassador to the United States Prince Khaled bin Salman and the significant role the young prince will play in the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic and economic relationship.
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman on Wednesday and urged “all the parties in the Qatar dispute” to find a diplomatic resolution to end the crisis, according to a White House statement.
Qatar has responded positively to Saudi Arabia's decision to open its border with with the Gulf Arab nation for Hajj pilgrims, but also criticized a “politicization” of the key pilgrimage, according to reports.