Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Kicks Off Two Week U.S. Visit Today with Meeting at White House

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Washington, D.C. last night and will kick off a two week, multi-city U.S. tour with a meeting today at the White House.

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MBS US Visit

Saudi crown prince to meet with Trump amid marathon US tour

Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a “flawed agreement” on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the ...


Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia embraces change — and the United States can help

Seldom in human history do countries peacefully and voluntarily embark upon a resolute course correction to recalibrate a national economy and expand societal norms — ...


War in Yemen

Saudia Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman Faces Tough Vote on U.S. Support of Saudi Military Operation in Yemen

The vote, which may come as early as Tuesday, could deliver an embarrassing rebuke to the 32-year old heir to the throne as he plans ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco expected to list first on Saudi stock exchange, delaying international debut

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco, the world's largest oil company, is walking back plans for a massive public share offering on an international exchange. ...


Nuclear Power

Why Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Is Turning to Nuclear Power

With the world’s second-biggest proven reserves of oil, Saudi Arabia seems an unlikely aspirant to the nuclear-energy club. Yet the largest oil exporter plans to ...


U.S.-Saudi Economic Ties

U.S.-Saudi Economic Ties: Why Saudi Arabia Matters

Although the U.S.-Saudi economic relationship is transitioning away from an exchange based on crude oil exports for U.S. dollars, there remain strong connections in energy ...


Alwaleed Bin Talal

Alwaleed Reveals Secret Deal Struck to Exit Ritz After 83 Days

When I say misunderstanding, it’s because I believe I shouldn’t have been there. Now that I’ve left, I would say that I’ve been vindicated. Yet ...



Foreigners Buy Saudi Stocks as Index Calls Loom, Oil Gains

Foreign investors are piling into Saudi Arabian stocks, counting on the country’s inclusion in emerging-markets indexes at a time when the outlook for oil prices ...


Saudi Women

Saudi Arabia Women in Leadership forum to drive workplace reforms

Saudi Arabia has taken a major step in its bid to welcome more women into the workforce by hosting its first-ever business forum for women. ...


Turki Al-Faisal

Saudi Foreign Policy – Interview with Turki Al-Faisal: Audio

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with President Trump. Steve Inskeep talks to Prince Turki al-Faisal, former head of Saudi Intelligence, about the war in Yemen ...


Maan al-Sanea Debt

Saudi tycoon auctions off 900 vehicles to clear debt

Thousands of people attended the first day of an auction of vehicles owned by indebted Saudi Arabian tycoon Maan al-Sanea and his company, a sale ...


Culture and Society

Saudi Arabia plans first DJ party amid cultural shake-up

DJ Armin Van Buuren is being flown in for King Abdullah Economic City event on June 17 ...


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War in Yemen

U.S. Senate Becomes the Newest Front in Yemen’s War

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The Oil Major That Won’t Leave Iran

Total became the first Western company to re-enter Iran’s oil and gas industry after sanctions were lifted in 2016, agreeing last year to invest US$1 ...


Turkey in the Region

Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, buoyed by his army’s capture of a Kurdish stronghold in northwest Syria, threatened to extend the offensive against separatist Kurdish ...



Mahmoud Abbas: US ambassador to Israel is a ‘son of a dog’

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has labelled the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, a “son of a dog” during a scathing attack on Donald ...



Military man Sisi vows to safeguard Egypt’s security

When Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced he was standing for Egypt’s highest office four years ago he said it would be his last day in uniform, ...



Opinion: The U.S. Alliance With Turkey Is Worth Preserving

f the United States didn’t already face enough troubles in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently threatened American troops with an “Ottoman slap” if ...



Turkish police seize radioactive material in anti-smuggling raid

Turkish police say they have seized 1.4kg (3lb) of radioactive material during an anti-smuggling operation in the capital, Ankara. ...


Global Oil Markets

Crude Prices Jump Amid Saudi-Iran Tensions

Oil prices climbed Tuesday on the back of perceived geopolitical risk to global supply. ...


Commercial Drones

FAA expects huge increase in commercial drones in next 5 years

Updated FAA numbers released last week project about 450,000 such unmanned aerial vehicles will be operating in domestic airspace by 2022, versus today’s roughly 110,000. ...


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