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U.S. government teams spent three days in Saudi Arabia discussing ways to cut off money flows to Iran without disrupting energy markets, Bloomberg reports, ahead of U.S. efforts to press nations to stop buying Iranian oil by Nov. 4.

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Oil Prices

OPEC’s oil output jumps in June as Saudi Arabia opens the taps

Saudi Arabia's oil production jumped by nearly 500,000 barrels per day in June as it aims to put more supply into the market to tame ...

 

Education

Owners of Saudi schools operator weigh sale of business

The owners of Ma’arif for Education & Training, the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia, are in talks about selling the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

U.S. Said to Meet Saudi Leaders to Discuss Iran Oil Sanctions

U.S. government teams spent three days in Saudi Arabia discussing ways to cut off money flows to Iran without disrupting energy markets as Washington presses ...

 

FinTech

Saudi securities regulator awards first two fintech licenses

Saudi Arabia’s securities regulator approved its first two financial technology licenses on Tuesday, part of a drive to develop a fintech sector in the Arab ...

 

Expatriate Labor

Real estate market hit hard by mass departure of expats

The exodus of expatriate workers from Saudi Arabia has negatively affected the country’s real estate sector with a considerable fall in rent prices. ...

 

Vision 2030

London Stock Exchange Group chairman hails Saudi Arabia’s ‘forward-thinking leadership’ at BMG investment forum

The chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group has urged Saudi Arabia to press on with its Vision 2030 reforms, saying the UK was a ...

 

Security

Saudi Air Defenses Destroy Houthi Missile in Jazan

Saudi air defenses on Tuesday intercepted a missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group into Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jazan region, according to Saudi television channel ...

 

Defense Manufacturing

Riyadh seeks partners for local defense manufacturing

Riyadh has sought to build its military as a key deterrent against the growing threats to its national security, and allocated more than $55bn to ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Saudi Arabia protests to UN about Iranian naval encroachment

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has submitted a memorandum of protest to the United Nations against repeated infringements and violations of Iranian boats and vessels ...

 

Saudi-China

China wants Saudi as key Belt and Road partner

China's government wants closer ties with Saudi Arabia on the trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative, and the kingdom's Vision 2030 strategy. ...

 

Healthcare

Conjoined Twins To Undergo Separation Surgery in Saudi Arabia

The five-month-old conjoined twins from Tanzania arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday for medical treatment that could give them each individual bodies. Their treatment comes courtesy ...

 

Energy

Energy-saving tips as summer heat sends Saudi electricity bills soaring

Consumers around Saudi Arabia got a shock last month when they saw their latest electricity bills. A double whammy of increased tariffs from the Saudi ...

 

Corruption

Saudi Arabia arrests defense official on bribery charges

A report Tuesday night by the state-run Saudi Press Agency says the official and two others have been arrested over the bribe, which was worth ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Afghanistan

Saudi-based Islamic organization calls for Afghan cease-fire

A summit of religious scholars organized by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called for a new cease-fire in Afghanistan, a request already dismissed ...

 

Iran

Facing Threats at Home and Abroad, Iran’s President Takes a Harder Line

BEIRUT—For much of his presidency, Hassan Rouhani has been at loggerheads with Iran’s military and conservative establishment, as he forged diplomatic ties with the West ...

 

NATO

NATO’s Real Crisis Is Turkey, Not Trump

The president’s complaints are distracting the alliance as one of its most important members drifts toward Russia. ...

 

Kuwait

New US Military Air Hub in Kuwait Set to Open for Business

The U.S. Air Force, Army and coalition partners are nearly done constructing "Cargo City," an offshoot port near Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City, which ...

 

Iraq

Trudeau announces new Canada-led training mission in Iraq

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. ...

 

UAE

Cabinet approves VAT cash back for tourists visiting UAE

Tourists will be able to claim VAT back on goods bought in the UAE starting from later this year. ...

 

Egypt

Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

Egypt's official news agency says security forces killed at least 11 suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula. ...

 

Qatar

Former Trump advisor Mike Flynn joins Qatar lobby firm

President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty as part of a probe into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 ...

 

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