4 Dead, 4 Wounded in Gun Attack on Checkpoint in Asir, Saudi Arabia

Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded Thursday when their checkpoint came under gunfire in southern Asir province, according to reports citing information from the Saudi Press Agency and Saudi Arabia's interior ministry.

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Don’t listen to the noise — it’s not ‘mission accomplished’ just yet, Saudi oil minister says

OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia warned oil traders on Friday that a dramatic upswing in crude futures was little reason to become complacent. ...


Vision 2030

Saudi reforms should bring flood of foreign funds next year

Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in global equity indexes and the planned privatization of oil company Aramco are expected to bring big inflows of overseas money into ...


Saudi Cinema

Coming soon: 600 VOX screens to Saudi Arabia

Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), the UAE-based malls and leisure group, is to make the biggest investment yet in Saudi cinema with a SR2 billion ($533 ...


Saudi Cinema

Saudi Filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour on Her Country’s Historic Cinema Opening: “There’s No Going Back”

The first director to have shot a feature in the kingdom, with her critically-acclaimed drama 'Wadjda,' writes about the landmark event. ...


Women Drivers

Saudi Women Are Being Grossly Overcharged for Driving Courses, So They’re Teaching Each Other for Free

The average price of one hour of driving practice costs 60-75 riyals, meaning women without experience will pay nearly $1800 just to get the hours ...



Four Saudi officers killed in gun battle

Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded Thursday when their check post came under gunfire in southern Asir province, state media said ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia intercepts missile fired by Yemeni rebels

Saudi air defences intercepted a "ballistic missile" fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern coastal city of Jizan, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels ...


Saudi Military

One of Saudi Arabia’s RE-3A Spy Planes Now Looks Just Like a U.S. Air Force RC-135

This particular RE-3A, also known as a Tactical Airborne Surveillance System (TASS), with the serial number 1901, is one of three RE-3 aircraft the Royal ...


Saudi Banks

Saudi Banks Are Priming the Pump for the Kingdom’s Non-Oil Vision: Video

David Staples, Moody's managing director, discusses the Saudi economy expecting to move back into growth this year. ...



WWE star Samoa Joe getting ready to rumble in Saudi Arabia

The event marks the start of a 10-year partnership between WWE and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. Samoa Joe will compete in an ...



Gazprom And Saudi Aramco Boost Gas Cooperation

The chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexey Miller, held working meetings on Wednesday in Riyadh and Dhahran in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Energy Minister ...


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Global Oil Markets

Trump Slams OPEC as Cartel Pushes Harder for High Oil Prices

“Looks like OPEC is at it again,” Trump said on Twitter, not long after energy ministers finished their meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “Oil prices ...


U.S. Arms Sales

Arming the world: Inside Trump’s ‘Buy American’ drive to expand weapons exports

In private phone calls and public appearances with world leaders, Trump has gone further than any of his predecessors to act as a salesman for ...



Analysis: Who is the winner in post-ISIS Syria?

In doing so, Iran continues to fortify its hegemony within the Levant as a counterweight to Israel and other regional forces, namely Turkey and the ...


Iran in the Region

Commentary: An Arab Expeditionary Force in Syria is Far-Fetched but so is a U.S. Withdrawal

As in the past, Saudi Arabia’s willingness to participate militarily is contingent on a continued U.S. presence in and, implicitly, leadership of any such stabilization ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Commentary: Trump, promising hellfire in Syria, blinked. Why that could bode well for the Iran deal

welcomed—well beyond his base. In Tehran, Trump’s exceedingly narrow definition of American interests in Syria offered an unexpected, and timely, reversal of fortune. ...


Benjamin Netanyahu

Perspective: Netanyahu’s delusions on Saudi Arabia

As the Arab League summit does every year, the 29th summit stressed the importance of a comprehensive, sustainable peace in the Middle East as a ...


Tribeca Film Festival

‘The Man Who Stole Banksy’ tells Middle East street art tale

“The Man Who Stole Banksy,” a street art documentary that will premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, spins a tale that mixes ...


War in Yemen

Nephew of former Yemeni president leads clashes against Houthi forces

Forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled their former Houthi allies on Thursday over control of a key outpost, marking the first ...


GCC Labor Policy

GCC working on unified domestic worker policy

The representatives from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman, meeting on the sidelines of the 45th session of the Arab Labour Conference (ALC), agreed to ...



Judge bars government from sending a U.S. citizen captured in Syria to Saudi Arabia

Trying to find its way out of a legal thicket, the Trump administration wants to send to Saudi Arabia a U.S. citizen who was captured ...


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