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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Harvard, MIT in Boston

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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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Houthi Missile Attack

Saudi Arabia intercepts 7 missiles fired from Yemen, military officials say

Saudi Arabia's air force intercepted seven missiles fired from Yemen on Sunday and, in the debris that rained down on residential suburbs from the interceptions, ...

 

Crown Prince Salman

Saudi crown prince visits MIT as part of US tour

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is touring the U.S. and visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday to promote an academic ...

 

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 Aramco IPO

U.S. Investors Will Have Chance to Buy Aramco Shares, Saudis Say

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Economy

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Red Sea Resorts

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea divers explore freedoms off the coast

The government's sovereign wealth fund, which the crown prince oversees, has identified a 125-mile stretch (200 kilometers) of Red Sea coastline that it plans to ...

 

French Opposition

Poll shows most French oppose arms sales to Saudi-led Yemen coalition

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Saudi Snowboarder

Young Saudi bags snowboarding glory

Bander Saleh, 24, is competing with America’s best snowboarders and made it to the US Snowboarding Nationals that will take place beginning April in Copper ...

 

Agriculture

Saudi Dairy Firm Nadec to Buy Danone Unit Via Capital Raise

Saudi Arabia’s National Agricultural Development Co., part owned by the sovereign wealth fund, will acquire Danone SA’s venture in the country, creating one of the ...

 

Saudi Foreign Policy

Perspective: Mohammed bin Salman, son of the Iraq War

For decades, Saudi foreign policy had two central security features in the Gulf region and domestically: relying on the United States, and maintaining a balance ...

 

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