Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Harvard, MIT in Boston

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Harvard University and MIT in Boston, Massachusetts over the weekend to tour two of America's premiere higher education campuses and talk about the importance of research and entrepreneurship to Vision 2030.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco ready for IPO in second half of 2018: CEO

Saudi Aramco will be ready for an initial public offering in the second half of 2018 and the work is ongoing, Amin Nasser, the chief ...


MBS in New York

New Yorkers strap on virtual reality goggles for Saudi culture

One minute, you are in a fancy gallery on New York’s Park Avenue, the next you are with a Saudi Arabian artist deep in the ...


Nuclear Power

Saudi Arabia’s nuclear power deal with the US, explained

Saudi Arabia says it’s looking to expand its energy portfolio. If it uses nuclear reactors to generate electricity, that will allow the Gulf country to ...


Missile Defense

Patriot anti-missile batteries in Saudi Arabia called into question

A barrage of missiles fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels fell on targets in Saudi Arabia late Sunday evening, killing one person in Riyadh and wounding ...


MBS US Visit

Saudi crown prince talks investments with Softbank chief in New York

The Saudi press agency on Monday tweeted a photo of Mohammed bin Salman and Masayoshi Son, the CEO and chairman of Japanese tech investment giant ...


Saudi Stock Market

Investors Bullish on Saudi Stocks as Key FTSE Decision Awaited

Investors expect FTSE Russell to include Saudi Arabia in the emerging markets category later this week, a decision that would trigger billions of dollars in ...


Saudi Students

Saudi students abroad are watching in hope as dramatic reforms in the Kingdom promise a new era of optimism

From 4,000 miles away, Saudi students in the US have been watching a political transformation unfold in their homeland with a renewed sense of hope ...


Technology Security

Hackers said to cost Gulf energy industry over $1bn in 2017

Analysis conducted by Bloomberg Intelligence has highlighted that cyberattacks pose a significant threat to oil and gas companies’ supply chains, and in turn, could impact ...


U.S.-Saudi CEO Forum

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince to sit down with Wall Street this week

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will rub shoulders in New York next week with top figures from Wall Street and Corporate America, part of a whistle-stop ...



Saudi Arabia making good progress on economic reforms, IMF says

Saudi Arabia is making progress in implementing its economic reforms and the kingdom’s decision to slow the pace of fiscal adjustments is correct as the ...


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Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy Sues Qatar Over Cyber Attacks, Leaks

One of President Donald Trump’s top fund-raisers sued the nation of Qatar and a Washington lobbyist, blaming them for hacking his computers and leaking unflattering ...



US and EU expel scores of Russian diplomats over Skripal attack

The US and EU have expelled dozens of Russian diplomats in response to the nerve agent attack in the UK. The US has ordered the expulsion ...



Is Trump Ready to Dump Pakistan?

Previous U.S. presidents tried and failed to persuade Pakistan to rein in the Taliban and the Haqqani militants on the Afghan border. Now President Donald ...


Mueller Investigation

Mueller probe witness secretly backed UAE agenda in Congress

Broidy and Nader first met at Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. ...



U.S. pledges record $705 million in missile defense aid to Israel

"I am pleased and excited to announce that the US Congress has approved a record sum for Israel's missile defense program: $705 million in 2018!” ...


U.S. Military

US denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has denied reports that its forces were leaving the Incirlik base in Turkey and the Al Udeid base in ...


John Bolton

John Bolton’s plan to be Trump’s “enforcer”

John Bolton knows he's being portrayed as a warmonger as he becomes national security adviser, but he's trying to build internal credibility with a more ...


UAE Security Strategy

Analysis: The Southern Strategic Arc of the UAE Military Presence

The UAE’s growing influence throughout Africa and the Arabian Peninsula’s southwestern corner must be interpreted within a complicated geopolitical context.  Abu Dhabi is in competition ...


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