Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meets with U.N. Secretary General in New York

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continued his active visit to the United States yesterday, attending a business meeting in New York with over 200 executives, and later meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia announce new solar power generation project

Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank expanded their partnership on Tuesday, announcing the world's biggest solar power generation project at a press conference in New York. ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Crown Prince Says Aramco IPO May Be 2019, Reuters Reports

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the initial public offering of state oil company Aramco could be delayed until early 2019, pushing back ...


Global Oil Markets

OPEC, Russia consider 10- to 20-year oil alliance: Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Reuters that Riyadh and Moscow were considering a deal to greatly extend a short-term alliance on oil curbs ...


War in Yemen

$930M given for Yemen aid as Saudi prince meets UN leader

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates gave $930 million to U.N. humanitarian efforts in Yemen on Tuesday as a war between a Saudi-led military ...


War in Yemen

In a Saudi War Room, Generals Grapple With Ways to Protect Civilians in Yemen

The nerve center of the war in Yemen is the combat operations room in the basement of a Riyadh military base. American and British advisers ...



Saudi Arabia Fund Lures In Cash Before Key FTSE Ruling

The iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF, or KSA, has gathered around $132 million in assets, more than $95 million of which has come this year, ...


Vision 2030

Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms disrupting Saudi Arabia status quo: ex-Google exec

I am convinced my country is at a stage where we can no longer afford incremental solutions. MBS and I are roughly one year apart ...


Saudi Women

Saudi women strive to bring male guardians to a Twitter end

Women in Saudi Arabia are riding a “Twitter wave” of activism that they hope will lead to the abolition of a legal guardianship system that ...


Saudi Students

Saudi students paying for studies abroad to be included in scholarship program

According to the ministry of foreign affairs, there are around 90,000 Saudi students studying on government scholarships abroad. 850 are in the top ten universities ...


War in Yemen

Saudis likely to show restraint as Yemen crisis escalates

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, now touring the United States, must balance animosity towards Iran with the need for stability as he ...



Hollywood Hopes to Cash in as Saudi Arabia Ends Movie Theater Ban

Hollywood is falling head over heels for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern nation is lifting a 35-year old ban on movie theaters, prompting ...



Is Saudi Arabia Ready for Runway Fashion Shows?

“Since the initial announcement made in February, Arab Fashion Week Riyadh has garnered significant interest from international guests wanting to attend,” said Layla Issa Abuzaid, ...


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Anti-ISIS Campaign

US, coalition want to shrink role in Iraq, but ISIS fighters linger in the desert

Croft described a diagonal line where ISIS fragments still remain, stretching across the northern handle of Iraq and intersecting Kirkuk — where Iraqi security forces ...


'America First'

Commentary: Living in Trump’s World: The Global Reaction to ‘America First’

Give Donald Trump credit for one thing: He is reshaping the way other states interact with America and with one another. The president’s rhetoric — ...



Perspective: Putin Finally Went Too Far

For years now, Putin’s calculation has been that the West is strong but lacking in unity and will, allowing a scrappy Russia willing to bend ...


Middle East

Commentary: Israel Edges To NATO As Turkey Pivots To Russia

For a while, Turkey and Israel were the unexpected couple, the increasingly Muslim state buying the Jewish state's weapons and Israel offering Turkey a potentially ...



Shiite Clerics Are Standing Up to Khamenei

The controversy over the detention of Ayatollah Hussein Shirazi this month is reigniting an important debate over whether Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, should ...



Qatar’s emir visits Moscow to discuss trade and Syria

Russia's President Vladimir Putin held talks on Monday with Qatar leader Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, as part of a Russia-Qatar summit held annually in ...


Gulf Aviation

Bahrain, UAE say Qatari jets interfering with their flights

Authorities in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are again accusing Qatari military jets of interfering with their flights, amid the Arab countries' boycott of ...


Saudi Airspace

El Al sues Israeli government over new Air India route

Allowing foreign carrier to cross Saudi Arabia en route to Israel while Israeli carrier cannot violates equality and numerous state decisions, airline argues in High ...


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