Saudi Leadership Delighted at FTSE Inclusion for Tadawul; Billions Expected in Fresh Inflows

The Saudi Arabian stock market will join FTSE Russell’s emerging market index starting in March next year in a move that will likely bring billions of dollars of fresh investment into the Kingdom, Reuters reports.

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Saudi Arabia’s Stock Market Emerges Into The Mainstream, After Promotion By Major Indexing Firm

Saudi Arabia’s stock market is to be rated as an emerging market by one of the world’s largest indexing firms, in what is a significant ...



Why Saudi Arabia is trying to launch an utterly massive new solar project

Softbank and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to launch a massive solar power project, one that if completed would signal a dramatic ramping up of the ...


MBS in the U.S.

Saudi crown prince’s U.S. itinerary includes Oprah and 4 presidents

A leaked itinerary for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's two-week U.S. tour — which is doubling as a public relations blitz — includes visits ...


MBS US Visit

Saudi Prince Meets New York Rabbis in Rare Interfaith Gesture

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met a group of religious leaders in New York, including two rabbis, a rare interfaith gesture for the de ...



Saudi Arabia must face U.S. lawsuits over Sept. 11 attacks

A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia’s bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and should pay ...


Yemen Civil War

U.N. Security Council condemns Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned a barrage of missile attacks against Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi group and expressed grave concern at ...


Banking and Finance

Saudi Bank Pegs Growth Hopes on Mortgages, Women Buying Cars

Saudi Arabia’s second-biggest bank is betting that government efforts to develop the entertainment industry, boost home-ownership and open up the role of women in the ...


Abaya Thoughts

Abaya: What women in Saudi Arabia think

There is yet to be an official decree—like the one that reversed a ban on women’s driving—so there hasn’t been a visible change in women’s ...


Saudi FDA

Viewpoint: Saudi Arabia can’t build an innovation economy at the expense of American innovators

Despite multiple patent infringement appeals, the Saudi government did nothing – and, in fact, still allows the generic copycat to distribute its product within the ...


Aramco Deals

Saudi-US companies sign oilfield services deals in bilateral cooperation push

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has made deals with 14 U.S. companies with a total value of over $10 billion during the Saudi-US CEO Forum in ...



Saudi Arabia wants to build the biggest oil cartel in history

OPEC and Russia are looking to solidify their cooperation on crude oil production for another decade or two, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told ...


Saudi Women

Community engagement will be key to foreign investment in Saudi Arabia: Princess Reema

Princess Reema's comments come as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spends nearly three weeks in the United States, most recently meeting with business leaders in ...


Saudi Entertainment

Saudi Arabia to woo US investors to entertainment sector

Saudi Arabia is looking to propel the growth of the entertainment industry in the kingdom through a key forum in the US, which will focus ...


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 ...


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US-UAE counter-terrorism operations on the rise in Yemen

The US sees the UAE as a state with capable armed forces and an abiding interest in southern Yemen, Mr Arterbury said. "These complementary aims ...


China in Africa

China Is Filling the Africa-Sized Gap in US Strategy

While U.S. troops fight terror groups, Beijing is locking up supplies of raw materials key to the future of defense. ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

European powers press for Iran sanctions to buttress nuclear deal

rance, Britain and Germany sought on Wednesday to persuade their EU partners to back new sanctions on Iran to preserve a nuclear deal with Tehran ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

U.S. Strategy, the JCPOA Iranian Nuclear Arms Agreement, and the Gulf: Playing the Long Game

Iran's nuclear, missile, and other threats are far too real for the U.S. to simply terminate its support for the JCPOA without focusing on cost-benefits ...



Lax US arms controls drive Turkish ‘fake news’ over Afrin

Since January, when Turkish forces invaded the Kurdish-ruled enclave around Afrin, Syria, Turkish newspapers and television shows have used the proliferation of US-made AT-4 anti-tank ...



Syria war: Troops mass around last rebel town in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government forces have massed around the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta area, after rebels were reportedly given a deadline to leave. ...


GCC Contracts

GCC contracts worth $148bn to be awarded this year

Ventures Onsite claim construction contract wins will be worth $148.7bn (AED546.1bn). According to a white paper published by Dubai research house Ventures Onsite, building project contracts ...



Egypt’s Sisi wins second term with 92% of vote: state media

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout ...


Kurdistan Region

Iraqi Kurdish authorities use force to contain public discontent 

Until recently protests had been confined to opposition-controlled areas of the Kurdistan Region. But for the first time on Sunday, protesters gathered in the capital ...


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