Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Contributes $100 Million for Syria’s Stabilization Efforts: Raqqa and Areas of Northeast Syria Liberated from ISIS

Saudi Arabia has announced that it has contributed $100 million for Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS-supported stabilization projects in areas liberated from ISIS in northeast Syria, the largest Coalition contribution to date for these liberated areas.

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Nielsen Quest for Convenience Report

New Nielsen report reveals six factors driving consumers’ quest for convenience

The Nielsen Quest for Convenience Report, which explores changing global consumer needs, highlights the rapidly growing demand for convenience in markets around the world including in ...



US welcomes Saudi Arabia’s pledge of US$100 million for Syria

The United States on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia's contribution of US$100 million to help stabilize parts of Syria no longer held by Islamic State, which ...


Hajj 2018

More Than 1.6m Pilgrims Arrived in Saudi Arabia

More than 1.68 million Hajj pilgrims from all over the world have arrived in the Kingdom to perform Hajj, the General Directorate of Passports announced ...


National Water Company

Saudi Arabia consults international companies on water privatisation drive

Saudi Arabia's state-owned National Water Co (NWC) said on Thursday it was starting preparations to involve international companies in the kingdom's water distribution and treatment ...


Saudi Economy

Commentary: Saudi Arabia’s Capital Flight Problem

According to research by JPMorgan, capital outflows of residents in Saudi Arabia are projected at $65 billion in 2018, or 8.4 percent of GDP. This ...



Salman-Sisi Shake Hands in Saudi Neom

On Tuesday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the new city of Neom, in northern Saudi Arabia, ...



Neom Airport planned for Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion mega-city

Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion city of the future, Neom, will see its own airport being built near the kingdom’s Tabuk area. ...


Intellectual Property

Saudi Arabian intellectual property authority launches online facility

The Kingdom plans to organize, support, sponsor and enforce intellectual property issues in accordance with best international practices through the registration of intellectual property rights ...



Dubai crypto firm says working with GCC regulators to overcome Saudi ban

BitOasis, the Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange, has said it is working with regulators across its key markets across the GCC to develop regulatory frameworks in light ...



MCIT joins hands with GE and Obeikan to hold 2nd Saudi Digital Machines Hackathon

The second phase of the Saudi Digital Machines Hackathon was an Advanced Training Course, powered by Predix, GE’s application development platform for IIOT. ...


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Global Energy Markets

Energy Implications of Economic Growth in China and India

Energy consumption in non-OECD countries began exceeding OECD consumption in 2007 and is estimated to reach nearly two-thirds of the 739 quadrillion Btu global energy ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Has ISIS’s demise been greatly exaggerated?

Two recent reports, one from the U.S. government and one from the United Nations, estimated that ISIS may currently have as many as 30,000 fighters ...



Talking to the Taliban While Still Fighting the Taliban

Nearly a year since the Trump administration rolled out its South Asia strategy, carnage in Afghanistan continues even as negotiations for peace inch ahead. ...



Pompeo’s Iran Strategy Gets New Team

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a new group that will coordinate the Trump administration’s rising political and economic pressure on Iran, in what ...



Can Turkey rewrite the rulebook for crises in emerging markets?

Turkey is trying to rewrite the chapter on crisis management in the emerging-market playbook. ...



Turkish court rejects US pastor Brunson’s appeal for release

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday. ...



Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source

Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid ...



Pakistan Should Beware an Easy Chinese Bailout

In the next month or so, Islamabad may have to take another bailout package from the International Monetary Fund — the country’s 13th. The State Bank of Pakistan now holds ...


Laser Beams

Laser Beam Attacks Bedevil U.S. Military Pilots in Mideast

American pilots operating in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the three most prominent conflict zones for American troops, experienced most of the more than 350 lasing ...



Women revolutionize Israeli air force

The very fact that the air force, like the Mossad, is a closed system and an almost isolated bubble in the larger IDF allows its ...



After nearly a decade, Israel delivers more than 10 tons of Palestinian mail

Palestinian postal workers have begun the daunting task of sorting through more than 10 tons of mail that were delivered by Israel nearly a decade ...


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