The Race is On for Ride Sharing Apps in Saudi Arabia to Hire Saudi Women ‘Captinahs’

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
As Saudi women settle into the driver's seat, ride-sharing apps like Uber and Careem are gearing up for a race to hire women, according to reports.

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Driving Economy

Banned no longer, Saudi women seek jobs as drivers

Already, more than 150,000 Saudi male drivers are signed up with Uber, with the majority working part-time. Careem said 95 percent of its fleet of ...


Vision 2030

Perspective: Saudi Arabia must adapt to thrive – no wonder Saudi women are driving at last

Saudi Arabia’s rigid social and religious norms have certainly softened in recent years, but what’s really new is an effort to develop and diversify the ...


World Cup: 2018

Signs are good for Saudi Arabia after World Cup opening-day disaster

Sorely lacking a goalscorer, the Green Falcons were never going to trouble their opponents, yet the style in which they retained possession and did not ...


India Complex

ADNOC, Saudi Aramco sign deal to invest in $44B mega refinery and petrochemicals complex in India

A framework agreement, between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Saudi Aramco (Aramco) and a consortium of three Indian oil companies, to explore a strategic ...



Saudi Arabia is building a future for its millennial population

When work on the Kingdom Tower by architects Adrian Smith Gordon Gill (ASGG) is completed in 2020 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, its elevators will bring ...


Stock Market

Saudi Stocks Are the Most Expensive Versus Dubai in Seven Years

Saudi shares have traded at a premium compared to those in Dubai most part of the time in the past seven years, but the gap ...


ACWA Power

Huge Saudi Generator Considering an IPO ‘Sooner Rather than Later’

Saudi Arabia’s largest independent power plant developer is considering an initial public offering “sooner rather than later” to help feed its growing need for cash, ...



Russia and Saudi Arabia may double investments cooperation in 3 years

The interaction of Russia and Saudi Arabia as part of the OPEC + format will make it possible to double the volume of investments in ...


Princess Reema bint Bandar

Saudi princess says Shura Council working towards ending guardianship system

Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud said Monday the kingdom’s Shura Council has plans to end the male guardianship system, but women being allowed ...


Yemen Civil War

9 million to benefit from Saudi project for land mine clearance in Yemen

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) announced on Monday the Saudi project for land mine clearance (Masam) in Yemen. ...



Indian travel website buys Saudi’s Flyin for a reported $70m

India-based online travel booking website Cleartrip has acquired Saudi Arabia’s Flyin in an attempt to bolster its proposition in the kingdom as travel demand grows, ...


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 ...


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How to read Turkey’s election results

According to unofficial results as of writing, Erdoğan received 52.5 percent of the vote—an outright victory, bucking opinion polls that predicted a run-off—with opposition candidate ...



Commentary: Iran Is Changing, but Not in Ways Trump Thinks

The currency crisis has led to a sharp increase in the prices of imported goods. In an effort to shield their savings, many people are ...



Perspective: Three Tours, One Unsolvable Riddle: An Airman’s Reflections on Securing the Peace in Afghanistan

Directorate S excels in highlighting the inherent contradictions in America’s strategy. Despite spending billions on failed attempts at security-sector reform and stabilization and development programs, ...


War in Yemen

U.N. envoy due in Yemen as strains escalate with Houthi missile launch

U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths is due in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday for talks with ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the exiled ...



Is the World Really as Dangerous as We Think?

Conflict in the Middle East, terrorism in the West, gang violence throughout Latin America -- from everything we read, see and hear from the news, ...


Climate Lawsuits

City Climate Change Suits Against Big Oil Tossed by Judge

BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. escaped blame for the public costs of global warming when a U.S. judge ruled that lawsuits by ...


Tunnel Tech

The international impact of Israel’s underground Iron Dome

The U.S. and Israel are continuing joint work to improve tunnel detection, specifically those used by militant organizations such as Hamas and the Islamic State ...


Global Oil Markets

Russia sees oil leverage with Saudi partnership

Novak added his signature to a joint statement from OPEC ministers during the weekend committing to holding compliance with the production effort to 100 percent. ...



EU summit to focus on lowering Mediterranean immigration

Arrivals have already dropped to some 43,000 refugees and migrants so far this year from a peak of more than a million in 2015, according ...


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