BAHRAIN

Saudi, UAE, Kuwait to Support Bahrain Economy after Downturn

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will soon announce an "integrated program" to support Bahrain’s economic reforms and its fiscal stability, Reuters reports, citing a joint statement from the three Gulf states on Tuesday.

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Driving Economy

Uber is helping Saudi Arabia drive its cultural transformation

Uber has about 95,000 monthly active drivers in Saudi Arabia. And right now, only one is a woman. But that’s about to change. ...

 

Saudi ETF

New Saudi Arabia ETF Emerges

Franklin Templeton Investments, a long-time active asset manager, is seeking approval for a Saudi Arabia ETF, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and ...

 

Debt Finance

JP Morgan consults on including Saudi Arabia, Gulf states in key bond index

JP Morgan has started a consultation on including Gulf states in its widely tracked emerging market government bond indexes. ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Arabia plans to pump up to 11 million bpd of oil in July, a record high: source

Saudi Arabia plans to pump up to 11 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in July, the highest in its history, up from about ...

 

Women Drivers

Works of art on social media celebrate the end of Saudi’s driving ban

In the last couple of days, social media has seem some beautiful works of art appear in honour of women being allowed to drive in ...

 

Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia is building a future for its millennial population

These large and multifaceted developments, generally speaking, will be designed to have regionally specific industrial focuses like global finance, agribusiness, and religious tourism, and will ...

 

Nuclear Power

Israel confident U.S. to keep protections in any Saudi nuclear power deal

Israel’s energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any ...

 

Investment

Saudi PPP law to spur investment surge

Najem Al-Zaid, one of the founding partners of Riyadh-based ZS&R law firm: “The law will regulate for the first time the role of the private ...

 

Bahrain

Saudi, Kuwait and UAE to announce measures to support Bahrain’s economy

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will soon announce an integrated programme to support Bahrain’s economic reforms and its fiscal stability, a joint ...

 

Neutral Zone

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Halt Oil Production In Neutral Zone

Oil production the neutral zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait has stopped until the parties reach an agreement, Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA reported on ...

 

Saudi-UK

Saudi Arabia seeks new UK R&D partnerships in line with Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia plans to forge new links with UK academic and research institutions as part of a $1.6 billion initiative to enhance the Kingdom’s domestic ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Two-state solution is still a possibility, says Saudi Arabia

This came in the Kingdom’s speech on Tuesday before the UN Security Council session in the open debate on “The situation in the Middle East ...

 

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 ...

 

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Trump Travel Ban

Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks it is necessary to ...

 

Tobacco

Tobacco use declines — except in the Middle East and Africa

As tobacco use has steadily declined in most of the world, two large regions are bucking the trend: in the Middle East and Africa, 180-million ...

 

Coral

Could corals in the Middle East save the world’s dying reefs?

Off the coast of the Arabian Peninsula, there are pockets of resistance. Consequently, this area has become a hotbed for research as marine biologists try ...

 

Iran

In Tehran, Economic Protests Flare As Iran’s Currency Plunges

Iran's capital has been racked by protests this week over a plunge in the value of the country's currency, the rial. Crowds at one point ...

 

Iran Sanctions

U.S. Toughens Stance on Future Iran Oil Exports

The U.S. threatened to slap sanctions on countries that don’t cut oil imports from Iran to “zero” by Nov. 4, part of the Trump administration’s ...

 

War in Yemen

UN envoy to meet Yemen’s president over Hodeida fighting

Martin Griffiths tweeted on Tuesday that he will arrive in Aden on Wednesday to meet with Yemen’s internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. ...

 

Turkey

Perspective: Erdogan’s victory will have far-reaching implications for Turkey and the Middle East

Erdogan wins elections with an Islamo-nationalistic populism that is a cross between Trump and Putin. ...

 

Saudi Nuclear Energy

Israel confident U.S. to keep protections in any Saudi nuclear power deal

Israel’s energy minister said on Tuesday after meeting Trump administration officials he is confident that the United States will not relax non-proliferation standards in any ...

 

Art and Culture

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Put $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ on Display

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will put Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" on display from Sept. 18. ...

 

Afghanistan

Opinion: I Will Negotiate With the Taliban Anywhere

Afghanistan — About half of Afghanistan’s population — around 33 million — is young enough to have never seen a day of peace. The milestones ...

 

Syria Civil War

Air strikes knock out hospitals in Deraa, Syria

Air strikes have reportedly put three hospitals out of service in rebel-held south-western Syria, as pro-government forces press on with a major offensive. ...

 

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