GOVERNANCE

King Salman Announces New Governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade in Weekend Royal Orders

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued several royal orders on Saturday appointing a number of officials to positions, including appointing Abdulrahman Al-Harbi to be the first governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade.

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Solar Energy

Saudi Arabia To Build 2600 MW Solar Power Project In Makkah

The Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources yesterday signed an MoU with Makkah Region Development Authority to start the implementation of the Al-Faisaliyah ...

 

Leadership

King Salman issues several royal orders

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued several royal orders on Saturday appointing a number of officials and relieving one from his post ...

 

Investment

40% of Saudi partnership in foreign investments

Ibrahim Al-Omar, governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Saudi participation in foreign investments in the Kingdom is more than 40 percent. ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Perspective: Saudi Arabia may be courting Asian partners, but it will always need the US

Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been rivals, and Saudi Arabia would be hard-pressed to convince Asian states to take its side. Risk-averse Asian countries ...

 

Industry

Saudi industrial strategy to boost real estate demand

Saudi Arabia’s 100 billion riyals (Dh97.93bn) plan to grow its logistics, mining and energy sectors will spur demand for industrial real estate in the kingdom, ...

 

Hyperloop

Saudis to travel between cities using Hyperloop by 2020

Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Rice said the travel time between Riyadh and Jeddah will not exceed 50 minutes. Meanwhile, the distance between Riyadh and Qidiyyah ...

 

Water

Saudi Arabia to slash water usage by 43% in next decade

audi Arabia, one of the world’s driest countries, has announced a national program for rationalising water consumption in the Kingdom. The program seeks an ambitious ...

 

Aviation

Saudi’s aviation regulator says tech helped increase air passenger traffic

Saudi Arabia’s aviation regulator said the introduction of new technology has helped improve traffic and passenger numbers at airports across the kingdom. The General Authority of Civil ...

 

Water

Who keeps buying California’s scarce water?

“Everyone wants to be working here,” Jim told me. Not only does the company employ more than 100 locals full-time – as compared with the ...

 

4IR

Saudi Aramco unveils ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre’

At Aramco’s premises in Dhahran, a remodelled and vastly expanded office wing has been converted into a ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Centre’, where technological and ...

 

Seasons Entertainment

Thousands turn out for Saudi Arabia’s first ever Color Run

Thousands took to the streets of the Saudi city of Khobar to enjoy the country's first ever Colour Run. The event is part of al-Sharqiyah ...

 

Shipping

Saudi Arabia activates shipping line with Iraq

The port’s administration, the newspaper said, aims at turning Dammam Port into a logistic terminal for massive ships using that direct maritime line. ...

 

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Uber-Careem

Uber to Seal $3.1 Billion Deal to Buy Middle East Rival Careem

The U.S. ride-hailing giant will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes for Careem, the people said, asking not to identified ...

 

U.S.-Israel

Netanyahu cuts short Washington trip, mobilizes military after Gaza rocket attack wounds 7

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his trip to Washington, D.C. and was set to return to the Jewish state later Monday after a Gaza rocket ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

US backed Syrian force clears area retaken from IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday and arrested a number of militants hiding in ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Heavy weapons fire rocks Yemen’s Hodeidah as U.N. pushes to clinch troop pullout

Yemen’s warring parties exchanged heavy weapons fire overnight in Hodeidah, residents and military sources said, as the United Nations scrambled to salvage a ceasefire deal ...

 

GCC

Gulf Arab regional group regrets Trump call to recognize Israeli rule of Golan Heights

Trump’s statement “will not change the reality that (...) the Arab Golan Heights is Syrian land occupied by Israel by military force in 1967,” said ...

 

Global Warming

Americans as Concerned as Ever About Global Warming

Americans' views about global warming have held steady in the past year near the high points reached in 2017 and 2018. Currently, about two-thirds acknowledge ...

 

Israel-Iran

Opinion: Pompeo’s Iran remark could backfire

In an interview in Jerusalem, the Christian Broadcasting Network asked Pompeo: “Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for ...

 

Morocco

Morocco teachers protest over working conditions

Several thousand Moroccan teachers are staging a protest in the capital, Rabat, hours after police dispersed an earlier demonstration. ...

 

Oman

Oman allows US military to use its ports

Oman on Sunday said it had signed an agreement with the United States that would allow American ships and warplanes to take advantage of ports ...

 

Turkey

Lira Rebounds as Turkey Central Bank Moves to Allay Market Fears

The Turkish lira rebounded, recouping losses after its worst day since a crash last year, as the central bank raised borrowing costs and signaled it ...

 

Iraq

Iraq Ferry Accident Sets Off Political Upheaval in Mosul

In a rare show of deference to the anger of Mosul citizens over government abuses, the Iraqi Parliament on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to remove the ...

 

Christchurch Shootings:

Banning of manifesto raises free speech debate in N. Zealand

New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of ...

 

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