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The program supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goal to increase women’s participation in the workforce, and is done in cooperation with Al Khaleej Training and Education.

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Oil Prices

Saudi, Russian energy ministers agree continued oil market coordination

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih discussed the oil market developments with his Russian counterpart, and both agreed to continue close coordination in the interest of ...



Arabian heights: What Saudi Arabia’s upgrade means for investors

The change, which comes into effect next year, means index-tracking funds will automatically invest in the 32 Saudi Arabian stocks.These companies will comprise about 2.6 ...



Saudi private sector growth starting to rebound from slump

The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 55.00 last month from 53.2 in May. A level above 50 indicates expansion. ...


Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Shares Gain 15% in H1 of 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) jumped 15 percent, or 1,088 points, to close at 8,314 in H1 2018, compared to 7,226 points at ...


Consumer Prices

Shoura to Discuss Rising Electricity Bills in Saudi Arabia

The council's committee on economy and energy on Sunday discussed the reasons behind the rising cost of electricity which it described as extremely "tough" on ...


Oil Prices

Saudis Weigh Lure of Higher Oil Prices as U.S. Asks for More

Saudi Arabia will have to navigate a particularly delicate balance between chasing buyers and charging more for its crude when setting monthly prices for its ...


Neutral Zone

Saudi-Kuwait neutral zone’s Khafji oil field to be restarted in 2019: Toyo

"Maximum oil production rate of the fields is 350,000 b/d," Toyo said."Because of oil price recovery, KJO starts the preparation work tore-produce the oil from ...



Saudi Arabia slams Israeli repression against Palestinians

He pledged Kingdom’s full support to all international initiatives and efforts aimed at saving the peace process, putting an end to the occupation and stopping ...


Klaus KIeinfeld

Klaus Kleinfeld named adviser to Saudi crown prince, NEOM appoints new CEO

Klaus Kleinfeld, a German executive who ran Siemens AG and Arconic Inc., will take a new role advising Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince on his reform ...


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War in Yemen

UN envoy in Sanaa to urge Houthi withdrawal from Hodeidah

UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths arrived in Sanaa on Monday, as a pause in the Arab Coalition backed operation to recapture the city ...



Iran protests: why Rouhani’s foes are backing off their hard line

Protests erupted anew in Iran over the weekend, with thirsty residents of the parched city of Khorramshahr raising popular pressure on President Hassan Rouhani by ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Time Running Out to Save Iran Deal as Rouhani Heads to Alps

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani goes to Switzerland and Austria this week with the landmark nuclear accord negotiated in the two Alpine countries hanging in the ...


EU Migrant Policy

Germany migrants: Merkel averts coalition government split

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reached a deal on immigration to end a row which threatened to break up her four-month-old coalition government. ...


Syria Civil War

Fleeing new assault, Syrian family doubts they will ever go home

After running from an army offensive in southwest Syria, Mirad Ghabaghbi says he is ready to take his family anywhere to keep them safe - ...


Iran in the Region

Analysis: The emergence of Iran’s “proxy model”

The proxy model approach has overall been successful for Iran. Unless its costs outweigh the benefits, no major shift in this policy can be expected ...



Commentary: Jordan’s political elite warn of more protests if reforms are ignored

Jordan’s political elite have one main question on their minds: Will newly appointed Prime Minister Omar Razzaz be allowed to carry out his promise to ...


Qatar Dispute

UN top court starts hearing Qatar’s lawsuit aganst the UAE

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague (Netherlands) has begun hearing a lawsuit by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), over what ...



Qatar to buy New York’s Plaza Hotel for $600 million: source

The tiny but ultra-rich Gulf state of Qatar has agreed to buy one of New York’s most iconic buildings, the Plaza Hotel, for around $600 ...


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