Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with SoftBank CEO in New York

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and CEO of Softbank.
The Saudi Press Agency on Monday tweeted a photo of a meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, saying they are "looking for a number of investment opportunities."

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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 ...


Women Drivers

Women are the bulk of ride-app customers in Saudi Arabia. Soon they will be ride-app drivers.

Women have been crucial in the business plans of ride-hailing apps in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy that for more than three decades has enforced ...


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 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 ...


Saudis in Silicon Valley

Saudi Young Professionals in Silicon Valley

There are currently 125,000 Saudis, men and women, studying in the United States, 84,000 of whom are receiving scholarships from the Saudi government. ...


Houthi Missile Attack

With first death in Riyadh, the Saudi-led war in Yemen hits home

Thirty-eight-year-old Abdul Muntaleb Ali, sleeping on a thin blue mattress on the floor beside three others, had been killed when debris from a ballistic missile ...


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 ...


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 ...


War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Faces Strong Headwind in Congress Over Yemen

As Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen enters its fourth year, U.S. lawmakers from both parties are running out of patience with a campaign that ...


Reema Bint Bandar

Saudi Arabia moves to elevate women following Mohammed bin Salman’s reform program

HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud talks about change for women and economics, in the wake of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s new reform program, ...


Bernard Haykel

Saudi crown prince’s vision is ‘aspirational,’ says expert: Video

Bernard Haykel, Princeton University, provides insight to Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the U.S., as the country seeks to establish business relationships outside its ...


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 ...


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Anti-ISIS Campaign

Islamic State Regrouping in Iraqi, Kurdish Disputed Territories   

Taking advantage of the rivalry between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, Islamic State is regrouping and increasing deadly attacks in disputed territories ...



Jews, Arabs nearing population parity in Holy Land: Israeli officials

The number of Jews and Arabs between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River is at or near parity, figures cited by Israeli officials show, raising ...


UAE Nuclear Energy

Construction completed on Unit 1 of UAE’s Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

Unit 1's construction was completed in 69 months, with KEPCO appointed by ENEC to lead the prime contract of Barakah NEP's construction in 2009. ...


Russian Diplomats

All the countries expelling Russian diplomats

Diplomats are being kicked out of more than 20 countries -- including 16 European Union states, the United States and Canada -- in a coordinated ...



Biggest convoy yet leaves eastern Ghouta as rebel evacuation gathers pace

The evacuations are part of a deal between Russia and the Faylaq al-Rahman rebel group. The Syrian government now controls a vast majority of the ...


John Bolton

Perspective: How John Bolton Views US Allies and Adversaries

Many of the issues he worked on in the first and second Bush administrations—especially North Korea, Russia, and Iran—are yet again dominating the news, and ...



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 ...



Amid slow voting, Egypt’s Sisi cruises toward victory

Voting got off to a slow start on the second day of Egypt’s presidential election, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily, ...


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