AGRICULTURE

Saudi Arabia’s SALIC invests in crop analytics firm Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird
The Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) announced it was leading a £7m ($8.8m) funding round of investments into artificial intelligence startup Hummingbird Technologies, according to the company.

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Economy

Most Saudis believe economy is heading in right direction

A large majority of consumers in Saudi Arabia (85 percent) believe that the country is heading in the right direction, the highest percentage in four ...

 

Security

Saudi air defenses destroy Houthi drone targeting Najran airport

The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Houthis towards Najran airport, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. Arab coalition spokesperson ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and Iran Are Adapting to Perpetual Conflict

Tehran and Riyadh would rather not throw caution to the wind when dealing with each other. Restraint in the face of tensions is Saudi Arabia ...

 

Transportation and Logistics

Saudi port ranked second fastest growing in the world

King Abdullah Port is now ranked 83 in the list of the 100 largest container ports in the world. ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Trump may sell Saudis new weapons despite Congress’ objections

The Trump administration wants to complete a new weapons sale to Saudi Arabia and is considering bypassing congressional objections to such a move by declaring the transaction ...

 

Law

Saudi Arabia studying plans to criminalize racism, religious hatred

Saudi Arabia has announced it is studying new draft legislation to criminalize racial discrimination and religious hatred, according to a speech delivered at the UN. The ...

 

Marriage

Justice Ministry starts issuing e-marriage contracts

The Ministry of Justice announced the beginning of issuing online marriage contracts through its website. The ministry introduced this major reform to facilitate, simplify and ...

 

KAPSARC

KAPSARC launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about ...

 

Housing and Real Estate

Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Housing Goals Needs Empowered Women

The key to meeting the kingdom’s target of 70% home ownership by 2030 lies in more women getting jobs – and mortgages. ...

 

Energy

Repdo’s Turki al-Shehri appointed as new CEO for Engie’s operations in Saudi

The former head of Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Project Development Office (Repdo), Turki al-Shehri, has been appointed by French energy firm Engie as the new CEO ...

 

Saudi-India

King and Crown Prince congratulate Modi on election victory

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman sent a cable of congratulations to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his party's victory in ...

 

Saudi-Sudan

Saudi Crown Prince meets Sudan’s military council deputy head

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met the deputy head of Sudan’s transitional military council who is visiting Saudi Arabia, Saudi Press Agency said early ...

 

Culture

Saudi Culture: Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: The Musaharati tradition

The job of Musaharati is the name given to the person who walks and beats a drum in residential areas to wake worshippers for their ...

 

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U.S.-Iran

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Zarif and the current Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, have never spoken directly, according to Iran’s mission at the United Nations. They instead tend to ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Why Palestinians are rejecting Trump’s Bahrain workshop

President Donald Trump's plan for an international workshop to focus on investment in the Palestinian economy comes at a time when that economy is struggling. ...

 

Egypt

Tourism, energy inflows boost Egypt’s pound as most EM currencies struggle

The Egyptian pound hit a two-year high on Thursday, bucking a downtrend among emerging market currencies with help from inflows in the tourism and energy ...

 

Oil Markets

Trump Sparks Oil Rally With Iran Spat, Then Rout With Trade War

Just over a week ago, crude prices were surging as attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil tankers and pipeline network spurred fears that the Middle East ...

 

Oil Markets

Dirty Fuel Clampdown Risks Nosedive for Middle East Crude

The global push for cleaner-burning ship fuel is threatening to drive the value of Middle East crude to a record low even as supplies are ...

 

F-35

Senate defense bill would pull Turkey from F-35 partnership if it buys Russian missile system

The Senate Armed Services Committee is looking to block the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey and cut Ankara from its partnership in the ...

 

Syria

Misery Grows At Syrian Camp Holding ISIS Family Members

In northeast Syria, an overcrowded detention camp is home to more than 73,000 people who lived in the former ISIS caliphate. Almost three-quarters of the ...

 

Islamic State

Instructions from headquarters: Islamic State’s new guerrilla manual

After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group’s newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it. ...

 

Turkey

CNN Turkey under fire for bias in Istanbul rerun

CNN has been dragged into a political row over its Turkish sister channel ahead of the rerun of a contested Istanbul mayoral election. ...

 

Pakistan

Reality bites after IMF tells Pakistan to leave rupee to market forces

Less than 10 months after coming to power in Pakistan with visions of creating a welfare system to lift millions out of poverty, economic crisis ...

 

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