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Riyadh Metro

Riyadh Metro to help boost Saudi property sector, says Knight Frank

The $23 billion (Dh84.48bn) Riyadh Metro is expected to help increase demand for homes across the Saudi capital and boost the value of property in ...

 

Jordan Aid

UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree $2.5bn aid package for Jordan

A $2.5 billion aid package for Jordan has been agreed by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait at a summit in Makkah. ...

 

Crown Prince Salman

Saudi Crown Prince to visit Russia next week, announces Kremlin

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Russia next week, Interfax cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Friday. The crown prince will ...

 

Business

7 Saudi firms on Forbes list of largest public companies

Seven Saudi companies figure on the annual list of Forbes Global 2000: the world’s largest public companies. ...

 

Security

Two dead in south of Saudi Arabia from missile attack – state media

Two civilians were killed in the south of Saudi Arabia from a missile launched from Yemen by the Houthi movement, Saudi state media reported on ...

 

Saudi-UAE

Opinion: New Arab Gulf council reflects shift in strategy, leadership

While it is hard to predict what will happen, one can now be fairly certain that at least one thing won't occur — the delayed ...

 

Saudi Cinema

Saudi Arabia’s First Arabic Film Release Is Islamic Epic ‘The Message’

“The Message,” which was nominated for a best music Oscar in 1977, was made in two versions: one in English, toplining Anthony Quinn and Irene ...

 

Real Estate Investment

Saudi investors keen on real estate and looking abroad

Most investors in Saudi Arabia are committed to real estate as their main investment vehicle, but many are looking outside the Kingdom for opportunities in ...

 

Food Waste

Saudi Arabia ranks number one in food waste

The average Saudi wastes 250 kg of food annually compared to the global average of 115 kg. A large portion of food leftovers are wasted in ...

 

Blackstone Infrastructure Fund

Blackstone offers discounts on Saudi-backed infrastructure fund

Blackstone is using discounts to coax investors into its Saudi-backed infrastructure fund, as the investment group toils to kick-start a $40bn initiative hailed as an ...

 

Diplomacy

Saudi woman elected in UN gender discrimination committee

A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women elected Saudi Arabia's Dr. Tamadur bint Yousef al-Rammah, the kingdom's Deputy Minister of Labor and Social ...

 

Archaeology

Discovering Saudi Arabia’s hidden archaeological treasures

Mada'in Saleh remains a blank page on the archaeological record, closed off by geography, politics, and religion – but this stunning region is about to throw open ...

 

Saudi Women Drivers

Hundreds of women get Saudi driving licences

Hundreds of Saudi and foreign women have been granted local driving licences since Tuesday, the General Directorate for Traffic has said. ...

 

World Cup

Saudi Arabia touch down in Russia ahead of World Cup

The Saudi Arabia team have arrived in Russia to begin their World Cup mission. ...

 

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Afghanistan

US says it will intensify fight against ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. will intensify combat against the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan during the Kabul government’s temporary halt to attacks on the Taliban, senior U.S. ...

 

Iraq Elections

Iraq ballot warehouse up in flames before election recount

Officials suggested the fire at Baghdad's largest ballot storage site was deliberate. Earlier this week, Iraq's parliament ordered a manual recount of the May vote ...

 

Ramadan 2018

Amazon Lets Muslim Workers Put Ramadan Before Prime Day

The run-up to Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s big July sales promotion, overlaps with Ramadan, 30 sacred days during which many observant Muslims fast ...

 

Lebanon

Does Hezbollah’s electoral victory spell the end to Lebanon’s US military aid?

U.S. assistance has been critical to expanding and rehabilitating LAF special forces units and intervention regiments. ...

 

Global Economy

Brace for the World Economy’s Most Important Week of the Year

The world economy’s most important week of the year? ...

 

Migration in the Gulf

A trek from poverty through a war zone they knew nothing about

He and others like him are largely unaware of the war that has been raging in Yemen for the past three years, a war that ...

 

War in Yemen

Aid groups in Yemen warned attack could endanger all supplies

Houthi forces have held the port for more than two years, and the US and Saudi coalition see it as a route through which the ...

 

Iran-Iraq

Iran kills 6 terrorism suspects near Iraqi border: report

Iran’s official news agency says members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard have killed six terrorism suspects near the border with Iraq. ...

 

North Korea

Final preparations begin for Trump-Kim high-stakes summit

Final preparations are underway in Singapore for Tuesday’s historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including a plan for ...

 

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