Report Says ‘Comprehensive Solution’ for Yemen Civil War under Negotiation between Saudi Arabia, Houthis

Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman dines with Saudi security forces.
Saudi Arabia and armed Houthi forces are holding heretofore secret talks to try to end the three-year-old war, diplomats and Yemeni political sources told Reuters.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco Gets Cool Response on IPO From U.S. Investors

Over the past few weeks, Aramco executives and government officials pitched their plan for what could be world’s largest share sale to some of the ...


War in Yemen

Report: Saudis in secret talks with Houthis to end Yemen’s war

"There are consultations between the Houthis and the Saudis, without a representative of the internationally recognised government, and it is clear that there is a ...


MBS 60 Minutes Interview

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Jared Kushner, Jerusalem embassy move

For this Sunday's "60 Minutes," "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell asked the 32-year-old crown prince about that visit, Kushner's role and the president's plan ...


Corruption Crackdown

Top Saudi official: Secretive corruption crackdown was “efficient”

We were worried that if we started processing people one at a time, that some of the money might be siphoned out of the kingdom, ...



Perspective: Saudi Arabia Can Win Islam’s War of Ideas

If U.S. policymakers have learned anything since 9/11, it’s that only other Muslims will ultimately be able to — as Trump has said — “drive out” the ...


Saudi Nuclear Energy

Saudi Arabia approves nuclear energy policy

Saudi Arabia has previously refused to completely eliminate the prospect of enriching uranium, citing the the ability of its rival Iran to enrich uranium as ...


King Abdullah Petroleum and Research Center

Zaha Hadid’s Desert Think Tank: Environmental Beauty and Efficiency

Many grandly conceived Saudi projects have never fully materialized, often because new rulers lacked interest in initiatives started by, and named after, their predecessors. 135 ...


Saudi Oil Policy

Saudis To Keep April Oil Exports Below 7 Million Bpd

Saudi Arabia will keep its crude exports below 7 million bpd in April as it stays committed to draw down excess global inventories and boost ...


Saudi Binladen Group

Exclusive: Saudi state expected to take 35 percent stake in Saudi Binladin Group

The Saudi government is expected to take a 35 percent stake in construction giant Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) as part of a financial settlement with ...



Uber reveals campaign to get more Saudi women behind the wheel

The campaign will kick off with an initial SR1 million pledge to make driving schools accessible to more women who are interested in learning how ...


Intellectual Property

Saudi Arabia’s Authority for Intellectual Property Rights (SAIPR) to Build Knowledge-based Economy

SAIPR is among the first achievements of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment within the National Transformation Program 2020 -- it aims to unify the ...



Foreign wives, widows can now apply for Saudi nationality

After four years, the Civil Affairs and its branches all over Saudi Arabia have resumed receiving requests from foreign wives and widows of Saudi men ...


Rock Climbin

Saudi woman takes rock climbing to new heights

The Jeddah-based instructor, 39, started teaching a year ago, and is currently training around 100 novice climbers, mostly Saudis, at a 12-metre rock near Briman ...



Saudis Raise Key Rate in First Move Since 2009 Ahead of Fed

Saudi Arabia preemptively raised its key interest rates on Thursday ahead of an expected tightening by the Federal Reserve. ...


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Syria Civil War

Civilians flee as two big Syria battles enter decisive phases

Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves on opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided civil war entered ...



Iran nuclear deal may be the first casualty of Tillerson’s ouster

If Pompeo is confirmed, Trump will have at his side an adviser who is equally as hard line on Iran and a harsh critic of ...


Global Oil Markets

Resurgent Shale Set to Give Way to Stronger Demand for OPEC Crude Post-2020

The IEA expects a robust global economy will propel oil demand higher by almost 7 million barrels per day (mb/d), to 104.7 mb/d, by 2023. ...


Energy Industry

What Is the Future of the Energy Sector?

The energy industry is being reshaped by major forces, including decentralization, digitization, shifting demand and prices, and greater sustainability as a public policy issue. ...


Qatar Crisis

Kidnapped Royalty Become Pawns in Iran’s Deadly Plot

The cost to Qatar wound up far exceeding $360 million, but ultimately cash was less important than the deal’s political dimension. In order to retrieve ...



Results are in: Here’s how much NATO allies spent on defense in 2017

After a lengthy trend downward in defense spending, there has been, “for the first time in many years,” three consecutive years of increases, said NATO’s ...


Russian Cyber Attacks

DHS: Russia targeted US power grid

Russia has attempted to attack targets that include "energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors" since March 2016, DHS said. ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

The US could finish off ISIS if Turkey would stop fighting the Kurds, Pentagon says

“I would not say that ISIS is gaining any momentum, but I would instead say the inevitable conclusion of this has been slowed by the ...


U.S. Forces Abroad

US helicopter crashes in western Iraq

The helicopter, which used by the Air Force for combat search and rescue, was not under fire and was on a routine route to move ...



Coats rolls out overhaul of top intelligence office

A year into his tenure as the country’s top intelligence official, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is reshuffling the office that oversees America’s 16 ...



Egypt demands action over teen’s death after Nottingham assault

The Egyptian government is pressing UK authorities to act swiftly in their investigations into the death of an 18-year-old Egyptian student who was the victim ...


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