Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Top 10 World’s Most Powerful People

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has landed on the Forbes list of the world's most powerful people for the first time, ranking the powerful young leader within the top 10.

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Space for private equity in Saudi’s grand vision

Return targets have hovered around 3 percent for PIF; it is aiming to generate between 4 percent and 5 percent in average annual returns by ...


Power Usage

The energy cost of air conditioning: 70% of Saudi Arabia’s electricity is used for AC

Another 20% of Saudi Arabia’s electricity is used to desalinate sea water for drinking. About 60% of the water people use in their homes comes ...



Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

The Interior Ministry has not named the 10 arrested but said they are being investigated for communicating with “foreign entities,” working to recruit people in ...



New warning to WhatsApp users after hackers strike

“Users are advised to enable two-step verification to protect their accounts from any digital breakthroughs,” the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) said. ...


Saudi Football

Factbox – Saudi Arabia World Cup

The country’s high point remains their debut qualification for the World Cup, when they reached the round of 16 in the United States in 1994 ...



Saudi payload on Chinese satellite to facilitate lunar exploration

The satellite is equipped with a payload for a space sensory system developed by Saudi engineers and researchers for filming and taking photos of the ...


Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince’s Selection Among Forbes’ 10 most Powerful People in World

Analysts and experts have described the selection of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, among the world's 10 most powerful ...



Saudi-French excavation mission in Najran find coins dating back 1st century AD

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage had signed a joint cooperation agreement with the French National Center for Scientific Research and accordingly there ...


Jeddah Airport

VIDEO: Saudi plane makes an emergency landing at Jeddah Airport

A Saudi Arabian Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at King Abdul Aziz airport in Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the front ...


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Iran in the Region

An Arab Plan B for Containing Iran

Among other things, they want limited and focused military action to reverse some of the gains Iran has made since the U.S. invasion of Iraq ...


War in Yemen

Houthis ‘Softening,’ But UAE Minister Says Yemen Security Could Still Require Foreign Troops

Gargash was in Bratislava, Slovakia, for the annual GLOBSEC conference and sat down with Defense One for a conversation at a cafe along the banks ...



GCC warns against ‘serious consequences’ of US move, denounces Israeli actions in Gaza

Setting aside their differences, the six nations that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) collectively condemned Israel’s targeting of unarmed Palestinian protesters and the ...


Global Oil Markets

Commentary: The increase in oil prices is just beginning

Rising oil prices will help a lot. And that’ll be the trend. I don’t know where oil will trade tomorrow or next week, but here ...



Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks ...



U.A.E. Raises the Stakes to Stop Foreigners From Leaving Dubai

In an unprecedented departure in policy, the U.A.E. will soon allow foreigners to fully own their businesses in Dubai or Abu Dhabi without a local ...



F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. ...



The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally ...



No change at top for Lebanon’s parliament, Hezbollah ally seeks deputy post

Lebanon’s parliament is set to re-elect Nabih Berri as its speaker on Wednesday, extending the veteran politician’s tenure in a post he has held since ...



Turkey coup trial: Court to jail 104 ex-military for life

A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, state media report. ...


Jared Kushner

Kushners’ Startup Cadre Seeking Saudi-Backed Softbank Funds

Cadre is so closely identified with Jared and Josh Kushner that any financial involvement by sovereign wealth funds is problematic, some government watchdog groups say. ...



Toxic mushrooms in Iran kill 11 people and poison more than 800

Most of those affected were from the province of Kermanshah, on the border with Iraq, where at least seven people were reported dead and 336 ...


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