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Crown Prince Salman

Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, hoping to cash in on a new market

Mohammed bin Salman, the 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, is sure to be treated like a movie star when his tour of the United ...

 

MBS US Visit

Commentary: A Wild Ride Behind the Scenes as Saudi Crown Prince Does America

It was just another day -- or night -- in the chaotic life of the hundreds of officials, business figures and communications consultants who are ...

 

Mohammed Bin Salman

Perspective: A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East

“He was in key meetings all the time—never interfering, just taking notes, but always switched on,” Westphal said of M.B.S. “I saw right away that ...

 

Saudi Solar

What Saudi Arabia’s 200 GW solar power plant would look like from space

With current technology, solar panels capable of generating 200 GW would likely cover 5,000 sq km—an area larger than the the world’s largest cities. ...

 

Emerging Market Index

Saudi Arabia Emerging-Market Tag Comes With Sobering History

But two of the kingdom’s neighbors, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, saw stock rallies fade after MSCI upgrades in May 2014, suggesting that Saudi ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led airstrike kills 14 in Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition near Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeida killed at least 14 people on Monday, according to a senior health ...

 

Saudi Foreign Policy

Saudi Crown Prince: Donald Trump Should Keep Troops in Syria

Bin Salman, who is midway through a multi-city tour in the United States, said the American troop presence inside Syria is the last effort stopping ...

 

Women

Video: Women unveil cultural change in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, most people are too young to remember when religious extremists took over everyday life, especially for women. With a crown prince who ...

 

Saudi Tourism

Saudi Arabia completes tourism regulations

Regulations governing tourist visas to Saudi Arabia have been completed and submitted to the government for approval, according to the Saudi Commission for Tourism and ...

 

Finance

Saudi Arabian regulator approves exchange listing of domestic government bonds

Saudi Arabia’s securities regulator said on Sunday that it had approved the listing of local currency government bonds on the Saudi Stock Exchange, which are ...

 

Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia to tender consolidation of project consultancy services – sources

The kingdom plans to hire a consultancy at each ministry or state entity to supervise its pipeline of projects worth billions of dollars, according to ...

 

Al-Khodari Contracting

Saudi contractor Al-Khodari’s revenue drops by 51% in 2017

The contractor's revenues reduced by $144.3m (SAR541m) – a year-on-year reduction of 51% – in 2017, with the company attributing the change to a "decline in new ...

 

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Donald Trump

In private, Trump has mused about Syria pullout for weeks

Only two months ago, Trump’s aides thought they’d persuaded him that the U.S. needed to keep its presence in Syria open-ended — not only because ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

The Middle East After the Defeat of the Islamic State

Even if the Islamic State isn’t revived, writes Dan Byman—although it might be—the Middle East as a whole is likely to remain broken. The region ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

ISIS Is Out of the Oil Business

It took three years to destroy the ISIS oil network and oust the group from oil-rich territory in Syria. But in the end, the U.S.-led ...

 

Yemen

Tribes in Yemen: Dominant, but not a Single Bloc

Since 2011, the government has largely ceased to function, and many people turned to traditional tribal leaders and village elders to maintain order and provide ...

 

Turkey

Opinion: Who Is a Turk? It’s Complicated

Earlier this year, Turkey opened its closely guarded population register, a monumental archive of lineages going back to Ottoman times. A website that gives access ...

 

Future War

Opinion: The United States is preparing for the wrong war

While we still face terrorist and guerrilla threats, we also confront unconventional challenges from countries such as China, Iran and Russia that wage what is ...

 

Egypt

Sisi’s Control of Egypt Is Absolute

The priorities for Sisi’s second term remain the same as the first: the economy and security. ...

 

Gaza

Gaza toll reaches 18, Israel rejects excessive force claims

The Palestinian death toll in last week’s mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18 on Monday, officials said, as Israel rejected allegations of ...

 

PLO Case

Trump administration backs PLO in victims’ high court appeal

Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an ...

 

U.S.-UAE

Trump administration reveals new US ambassador to UAE

John Rakolta of Michigan is a business executive and civic leader who has served as chairman and chief executive of Detroit-based construction company Walbridge Aldinger ...

 

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