Saudi Women Take the Wheel as Kingdom Marches to More Vibrant Society

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi women exercised their new legal right to drive across the Kingdom for the first time in decades this weekend, with many taking to social media to document their experience.

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Saudi Women Take the Road After Driving Ban Lifted

Saudi women drove to work and ran errands on Sunday, relishing the freedom to move about without relying on men after the kingdom lifted the ...


World Cup: 2018

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt 2018 World Cup: Last-second goal gives Green Falcons the win

We looked to be headed to a desultory 1-1 draw between two already-eliminated teams, but in the 95th minute, Saudi Arabia’s Salem Aldawsari found the ball ...


MSCI Inclusion

After MSCI upgrade, Tadawul chief turns to the next challenge for Saudi Arabia

Khalid Al-Hussan seemed to be enjoying himself last Thursday at the Riyadh headquarters of Tadawul, the Saudi Arabia stock exchange, of which he is chief ...


Oil Supply

Saudis Pledge Decisive Oil Supply Boost to Comfort Consumers

Saudi Arabia promised to act decisively to keep oil prices under control, signaling a real supply boost approaching 1 million barrels a day is on ...


Oil Prices

Commentary: What Saudi Arabia does now is key for global crude oil markets

If it were possible to boil the crude oil market down to just one determining factor for the coming months, it would be this: What ...


Houthi Missile Attack

Saudi air defenses intercept missiles above capital, coalition says

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had intercepted two missiles launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia over the capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition moved to ...


Economic Confidence

UAE, Saudi firms willing to loosen purse strings to expand

Middle East businesses are confident in the economic growth prospects for the year ahead and executives are willing to invest further in their businesses, according ...


Bahrain-Saudi Causeway

Record number of passengers on Bahrain-Saudi Causeway

King Fahd Causeway that links Saudi Arabia with Bahrain has set a new record as about 118,000 people crossed it on Monday, the fourth day ...


Humanitarian Aid

Saudi Arabia launches humanitarian project ‘MASAM’

Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) will unveil the details about its new humanitarian project “MASAM” today in Riyadh. ...


Banking and Finance

JPMorgan to Sell Stake in Saudi Arabian Bank for $203 Million

JPMorgan Chase & Co. plans to sell its stake in Saudi Investment Bank back to the Riyadh-based lender at a 24 percent discount as it ...


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Turkey’s Erdogan wins sweeping new powers after election victory

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and ...



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To date, the program’s reach has expanded to 12 nations around the globe, and all signs point to the F-35 continuing to dominate the Western ...



Commentary: Baby Powder Is the Secret Weapon in the Afghanistan War

Two vital fronts of this challenge are closely linked:  addressing the endemic problem of corruption and finding a viable economic model for the country.  And a ...


Middle East Peace

Kushner says Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ Mideast peace plan will be unveiled soon

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or ...



Commentary: Britain no longer ‘tier one’ military power, experts say

Theresa May this week asked Britain's defence secretary to justify the UK's role as a "tier one" military power, causing dismay in the Ministry of ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS

The tale of a bombing raid in the Libyan desert, pitting stealth bombers and 500-pound bombs against 70 ragtag fighters ...



Blackstone Nears First Close of $5 Billion for Infrastructure Fund

Thirteen months after unveiling a gigantic pledge from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Blackstone Group LP is nearing a first close of $5 billion for ...


Middle East Construction

Half-time: Middle East construction’s H1 2018 review

Those weary of the Middle Eastern construction sector’s reticence to change have had less to bemoan this year. Thanks to public-sector investments towards innovation and ...


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