U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Donald Trump Affirms Solidarity with Saudi Arabia in Written Statement as Top Senators Vow Further Action

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President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a 'steadfast partner' of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.

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U.S.-Saudi

Trump says US stands with Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing

In a lengthy statement — punctuated with eight exclamation points — Trump said that "we may never know all of the facts surrounding" Khashoggi's death, ...

 

Magnitsky Act

Senators demand Trump say whether Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi killing

The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is demanding a definitive determination from President Donald Trump about whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

 

Saudi-Germany

Germany halts all arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany has announced that it will halt previously approved arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as the fallout over the killing of Washington Post columnist and ...

 

Human Trafficking

Saudi Arabia, US to enhance cooperation in combating human trafficking

audi Arabia on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to enhance technical ...

 

Oil Prices

Twitter Erupts Over Donald Trump’s Low Oil Price ‘Thank You’ To Saudi Arabia

“Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82,” Trump tweeted. “Thank you to ...

 

Development

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announces nearly $3 billion in development projects

On his third leg of a cross-country tour, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced SAR 7 billion ($2.9bn) worth of development projects – including ...

 

King's Tour

Major boost for Al-Jouf as Saudi king set to announce new city

In the past two months the king has visited a number of major cities, announcing projects and initiatives to develop the Kingdom inline with Vision ...

 

Ratings

Gulf ratings untarnished by growing GRE debt

The sovereign ratings of Gulf countries remain unaffected for now by both the recent and planned debt-raising activities of government-related entities, according to S&P Global. ...

 

IKTVA

Saudi Aramco to hold 4th annual IKTVA Forum and Exhibition for best practices in local content

IKTVA seeks to develop a reliable, sustainable supply chain capable of sourcing 70 percent of its energy sector materials and services requirements locally. By 2030, ...

 

Saudi E-Prix

Women drivers to take the wheel at Saudi E-Prix

An unprecedented number of women are to compete against male counterparts in Formula E’s hotly contested ‘Rookie Test’ for up and coming drivers being staged ...

 

King Salman

Opinion: Kingdom’s development reflected in progressive Shoura Council

Although most of the attention was focused on the content of the speech and understandably so, one should not dismiss the importance of the venue. ...

 

Tourism

Saudi Arabia launches project to boost sustainable tourism-related jobs

Saudi Arabia has launched the Wadi Al Disah Development project, which could help boost sustainable tourism-related job opportunities, Saudi Public Investment Fund said in a ...

 

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What’s Happening to the Price of Oil?

The abrupt retreat, which inevitably brings back memories of the industry-rattling crash in 2014, is a big worry for members of the Organization of the ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Oil pauses sharp plunge as U.S. inventories fall, but Saudi output under close watch

The American Petroleum Institute reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies fell by roughly 1.5 million barrels for the week ended Nov. 16, according to ...

 

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In Afghanistan, a 17-Year Stalemate

Just days before the bombing, America’s top general admitted the war is at an impasse. The Taliban is “not losing right now, I think that ...

 

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Emerging Markets Get Boost From Falling Oil

Brent crude, the international gauge for oil, has plunged into bear-market territory, losing more than 20% from its early October four-year high. On Tuesday, Brent ...

 

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US targets Iranian-Russian network over Syrian oil shipments

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Iraqi military says it killed 15 Islamic State militants in the north

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