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Global Oil Markets

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Chief Faces Toughest OPEC Test

Since he became Saudi Arabian energy minister two years ago, Khalid Al-Falih has had a good run: he persuaded a fractious OPEC to cut oil ...

 

Hodeida

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite ...

 

World Cup: 2018

Uruguay take nothing for granted against chastened Saudis

After Uruguay’s first winning start at a World Cup in nearly half a century and Saudi Arabia’s disastrous opener, the South Americans are guarding against ...

 

Saudi Women

Perspective: Saudi women on the front line of change

In interviews, dozens of Saudi women from all segments of society nonetheless said the reforms are changing their lives in ways they had once thought ...

 

Saudi Women Drivers

Uber launches portal to attract women drivers in Saudi Arabia

Uber has launched a registration portal for women in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom allowed them to drive. ...

 

Houthi Missile Attack

Saudi Arabia Says New Yemen Missile Intercepted

Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, state media reported, as a Riyadh-led military coalition pushes ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Franklin Templeton funds get QFI status in Saudi Arabia

Franklin Templeton funds have become qualified foreign investors (QFI) in Saudi Arabia, which will allow them to invest directly in Riyadh’s stock market, the U.S. ...

 

Saudi ETF

Invesco launches Europe’s first Saudi Arabia ETF

Available in US dollars, the Invesco MSCI Saudi Arabia UCITS will track the MSCI Saudi Arabia 20/35 index, which is made up of 22 large ...

 

Entrepreneurship

A 14-Year-Old Saudi Student Has Just Created A Writing System For The Visually Impaired

14-year-old Saudi middle school student Talah F. Abualnaja is making headlines across the region for creating a new writing system for the visually impaired. ...

 

Housing And Real Estate

6th batch of Saudi Sakani housing program launched

The Housing Ministry and the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF) on Saturday announced the launch of the sixth batch of the Sakani (Housing) program. ...

 

MERS

Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months – WHO

Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World ...

 

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Regional and related topics

War in Yemen

UAE’s campaign for Yemen port city a test of ‘Little Sparta’

"From our perspective, three years of war is enough. It is time for the political process," Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash ...

 

OPEC

Iran can block OPEC agreement, but Saudi can bypass veto

That’s exactly what happened 18 years ago, when Iran rejected a Saudi-backed plan to boost output. Back then, eight countries joined the Saudis, resulting in ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

US-backed Syrian fighters capture key village from IS

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said on Sunday that its fighters captured Dashishah in the northeastern province of Hassakeh, a major crossing point between Iraq ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Israeli jets strike nine Gaza targets in response to ‘explosive kites, balloons’

Israeli jets struck nine targets belonging to the Islamist Hamas group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to incendiary kites and ...

 

Housing

A Home of One’s Own: Subsidized Housing as a Key Lever of Gulf Domestic Policy

Despite massive real estate development and the construction of new cities and urban commercial landscapes, affordable housing remains a critical problem across the Gulf states, ...

 

Afghanistan

Afghan soldiers test cease-fire with visit to Taliban strongholds

On the second day of unprecedented mutual cease-fires, Afghan soldiers convoyed to a village that for months was deemed too dangerous to visit — the ...

 

Egypt

Egypt increases fuel prices, as part of austerity measures

Egypt announced Saturday steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country’s economic reforms and austerity measures designed to overhaul the ...

 

USAID

Under pressure from Pence, U.S. aid is directed to Christian, Yazidi communities in Iraq

The premier U.S. aid agency is poised to send millions of dollars directly to Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq under a rarely used, streamlined ...

 

Syria

Press statement by United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura

As announced yesterday, I have invited senior officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey to meet with me here at UN Headquarters in Geneva early next ...

 

U.S. Middle East Policy

Trump’s aid cuts to the Middle East draw sharp criticism from US Congress

US President Donald Trump’s cuts in aid to the Middle East came under strong attack from supporters and opponents in the US Congress who say ...

 

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