Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Khalid Bin Salman Visits CENTCOM in Florida

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman visited the US Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters in Tampa, Florida this week to meet with top U.S. military officials and Saudi officers stationed at the facility, Arab News reports.

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Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Arabia resumes oil shipments through Bab El-Mandab

Saudi Arabia has resumed oil shipments through the Bab El-Mandab Strait reversing a decision issued last week to temporarily suspend movement through the waterway ...


Prince Khaled bin Salman

Saudi ambassador to US Prince Khaled bin Salman visits CENTCOM headquarters

Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the US, visited the US Central Command (CENTCOM) headquarters in Tampa, Florida. ...


Osama Bin Laden

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

Saudi Arabia’s new leadership – spearheaded by the ambitious 32-year-old heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – has agreed to my request ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Bin Laden ‘deliberately’ wanted to tarnish Saudi-US relations – Western intelligence

Osama Bin Laden, the world’s former most wanted man for terrorism charges, was set on using Saudi citizens to destroy relations between the west and ...


Hajj Hackathon

Hajj Hackathon enters Guinness World Records

Saudi Arabia entered the Guinness World Records — breaking the record with the largest number of participants in the world by recording 2,950 participants — ...


Saudi Tourists

UAE ramps up efforts to attract Saudi visitors following kingdom’s entertainment reforms

Abu Dhabi welcomed 4.9 million hotel guests last year and Saudi Arabia represented 151,496 of these – an increase of 3 per cent on 2016. ...


Music Streaming

Deezer Raises $185M, Enters Partnership With Saudi Arabia-Based Rotana

This round of investors includes Kingdom Holding Company, Rotana Group, Access Industries, Orange and LBO France. Deezer has also entered into an exclusive long-term partnership with ...


Housing and Real Estate

SRC, Dar Al Tamleek Ink New Agreement for Housing Funds

Dar Al Tamleek was launched in 2008 with a vision to become the Kingdom's leading expert in home financing solutions, helping people realize their goal ...



Wadi Arar rehabilitation plan launched in Saudi Arabia

The plan is within the framework of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to achieve environmental sustainability by reducing pollution and mitigate desertification through plants ...



Saudi Arabia may relax its ban on Christian churches

Abdullah, the previous Saudi king, opened an interfaith centre, but located it in far-off Vienna. More courageously, Prince Muhammad has hosted Christian clergymen at home. ...


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Middle East Economies

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Waste Management

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War in Yemen

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Together, tapping into more than 75 collective years working with the chemistry of sugar, the two created a way to give companies what they’ve long ...


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