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The Impressive New Cranes Custom Built to Make the World’s Tallest Building in Saudi Arabia

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A video posted to YouTube last year shows the impressive array and implementation strategy for the custom cranes that will build the world's tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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National Day

Saudi Women Were Allowed into a Sports Stadium for the First Time in the Kingdom’s History: Video

“It is the first time I have come to the stadium and I feel like more of a Saudi citizen. Now I can go everywhere ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Saudi King Salman visit to Russia will ‘strengthen ties’, Riyadh’

" visit to Russia will be a historic visit because it will symbolise the extent of the relationship and consultations that take place between the two countries," Jubeir ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it shot down ballistic missile from Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it shot down a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen during the kingdom’s National Day. ...

 

Driving Ban

Saudi advisory body to tackle female driving ban

The Shura Council is an advisory body of 150 members, including 30 women. Proposals can be discussed if more than 50% of members vote in ...

 

Hai'a

Saudi Shoura studying plan to merge religious police into Islamic Ministry

“This is not a plan or proposal from the Saudi government; rather, it is a proposal put forward by three members of the Shoura Council,” ...

 

VAT

Saudi tax authority approves VAT Implementing Regulations

The regulations build on the GCC Unified VAT Agreement as well as the Saudi VAT Law and they are available on the VAT website, which ...

 

Currency Exchange

Saudi central bank suspends money transfers at three currency exchange houses

The three privately-held companies are among the four major companies that largely provide the ten million expat workers in Saudi Arabia for money transfers and ...

 

International Bond Sale

Saudi Arabia hires banks for third international bond

Saudi Arabia could issue up to $10 billion, banking sources said, in what would be its third international bond sale after a $17.5 billion debut ...

 

Saudia Privatization

Saudi Arabia to Include Flyadeal in Saudia’s Privatization Plan: Sources

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is planning to privatize the main airline and the low-cost carrier Flyadeal in a single transaction, according to company plans seen ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Military Sales

USAF Selects S&K Aerospace for $559M Saudi F-15 Aircraft Program Support

S&K Aerospace has won a potential $559 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support an F-15 fighter aircraft program of Saudi Arabia’s air force. ...

 

Saudi-Maldives

Saudi Arabia on course in big Maldives investment program

Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York last week, Mohamed Shainee said that relations between the Republic of Maldives and ...

 

Textbook Blunder

Saudi education official dismissed over controversial photo

Saudi Arabia's education minister has dismissed the ministry's undersecretary for curricula and educational programmes Mohammad Bin Atiyah Al Harithi over a blunder in a school ...

 

Religion

Saudi Grand Mufti warns against temporary marriage by Saudis abroad

The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Shaikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh has announced that temporary marriages by Saudis studying or living abroad are a sin by Islam, ...

 

Healthcare

NMC Healthcare snaps up two Saudi hospitals for $40m

NMC Healthcare, the UAE's largest private healthcare provider, is expanding further into Saudi Arabia, the Arab world's largest economy, via two multi-speciality hospital acquisitions worth a ...

 

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Kurds

Iraqi Kurds cast their votes in historic referendum

Iraqi Kurds have started casting their ballots in a controversial independence referendum Monday as tensions between Iraq's largest ethnic minority and the Iraqi government in ...

 

Global Oil Markets

OPEC’s Patience Paying Off as Oil Prices Trend Upward

Almost nine months after OPEC and its non-OPEC partners implemented production cuts in a bid to rebalance oversupplied markets, tighter supply and demand fundamentals are ...

 

Iran

Iran tests new ballistic missile hours after showing it off

Iran tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, the nation's state-run broadcaster announced Saturday. Iran unveiled the ballistic missile Friday ...

 

Syria

Syria’s Foreign Minister: Victory within reach, de-escalation zones temporary

Syria’s foreign minister said on Saturday that victory was within reach in the country and that Damascus hoped de-escalation zones will help reach a cessation ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Gulf media promotes emigre Qatari royals as feud sours

The publicity, in which the two men are lauded by media in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as talented decision-makers capable of solving ...

 

Travel Ban

US Travel ban: North Korea, Venezuela and Chad Republic have been added to Trump’s travel ban

Chad has become the latest African country whose citizens will face restrictions on entry to the United States under a controversial and expanded travel ban. ...

 

Palestinian Authority

Palestinian leader tries to put Trump on notice with warning

Overshadowed by last week's showdown between the U.S. and North Korea, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the United ...

 

Middle East Film and Comic Con

Just How Popular is the Middle East Film and Comic Con?

The Middle East Film and Comic Con is a celebration of all things pop culture, and is the perfect event for all science fiction and ...

 

Syria

The Syrian girl who sings through war

Sana, 11, lives in a small town not far from the Syrian city of Aleppo. Her singing allows her to forget about the war ravaging ...

 

Bahrain

Bahrain’s debt levels and associated costs need a check

With regards to public finance, the budgetary shortage for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 is a matter of concern. The 2017 budget project expenditures of ...

 

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