For the Third Time in 9 Months, IMF Raises Saudi Growth Forecast

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for the Saudi Arabian economy on the back of higher oil prices.

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Saudi aviation academy to train first women pilots

A flight school in Saudi Arabia is opening its doors for women, following the end of a decades-long driving ban in the deeply conservative Muslim ...



BlackRock boss remains bullish on Saudi Arabian market

Larry Fink, the head of the world’s biggest asset manager, is confident about the future of the Saudi Arabian market following a visit to the ...


Oil Prices

Oil sheds 3% as traders eye supply increases from Saudi Arabia

Crude oil fell more than 3% on Monday after reports that Saudi Arabia is offering extra cargo, raising expectations for the world's largest oil exporter ...


Nuclear Power

Saudi Arabia hosts IAEA for review of nuclear power infrastructure

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy is hosting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in July for an integrated review of Saudi Arabia’s ...


Mining and Minerals

Subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden amends loan terms with Public Investment Fund

State-controlled Ma’aden said MBAC had agreed with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to amend the terms of an existing 3.75 billion riyal loan provided by ...



Aviation sector set to soar on back of Saudi Arabia’s new Jeddah hub: Boeing Executive

Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector is expected to witness impressive growth in the coming years on the back of its expanded Jeddah hub, according to a ...



Saudi-based Arabsat denies distributing pirated sports channel

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) on Monday denied reports that it was distributing content from television channel beoutQ, which several international sporting bodies have accused ...


Labor Market

350,000 new job opportunities for Saudis, expats in near future

The Saudi job market will have more than 350,000 new opportunities in the near future, according to the General Authority of Statistics. ...


Yemen Civil War

161 ballistic missiles fired at Saudi Arabia since 2015

The Saudi-led coalition against Yemen has announced that 161 ballistic missiles have been fired by Yemeni militias at Saudi Arabia since 2015, Anadolu reported yesterday. ...



Saudi philanthropist supports 7,000 orphans

Saudi philanthropist, Ali Al Ghamdi, is currently supporting 7,000 orphans and 2,000 families, mainly in African countries. ...



Saudi Arabia executes 5 convicted of killing Pakistani man

Saudia Arabia says it has executed five men, including two Saudis, convicted for the robbery and murder of a Pakistani warehouse guard in the western ...



Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed signs proposal to help boost animal welfare in Jordan’s Petra

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) to improve animal ...



Saudi Arabia Bans Many Video Games After Children’s Deaths

The ban was in response to the deaths of a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who reportedly killed themselves after playing the so-called "Blue ...


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Iraq protests: Three killed as oil-rich southern regions rage over joblessness

At least three protesters have been killed and dozens injured in Iraq, after week-long rallies against soaring poverty gripped the oil-rich but neglected south of the ...



UN envoy says reforms needed to resume Libyan oil production

The U.N. envoy for Libya said Monday he fears the recent agreement to resume oil production in the conflict-torn country will not hold unless two ...



U.S. Senators Revive Bill to Counter OPEC ‘Price Fixing’

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, along with a fellow Republican and two Democratic lawmakers, introduced legislation in the Senate that’s aimed at allowing the government to ...



Atkins picked to plan first economic city in northern Oman

Atkins has signed a contract with Khazaen Economic City (KEC), the master developer of the first integrated economic city in northern Oman, to deliver masterplanning, ...



EU should keep Turkey close and Erdoğan even closer

Turkey used to be a flawed democracy gravitating toward the EU. The road to a full-fledged liberal democracy was long and tortuous, but the direction ...



Military Tightens Grip on Pakistan’s Media Ahead of Polls

Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui fled to France with his family after surviving an attempted armed abduction on a busy highway in Islamabad. ...



Egypt military officers get immunity over 2013 crackdown

Egypt's parliament has passed a law that could protect senior military commanders from being prosecuted over the deadly crackdown that followed the overthrow of President ...



How Afghanistan Can Use Islam For Peace, Not War

One hundred religious scholars, or ulema, from across political parties, sects and ethnicities — from those hailing from the hinterlands often controlled by the Taliban ...


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