Al-Falih Denies Reuters Report of Cancelled Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid Al Falih announced on Tuesday plans to develop the country's gas resources and extending a grid to UAE, Oman and Kuwait.
Saudi Arabia is refuting a Reuters report yesterday that said the Kingdom was cancelling its planned IPO for Saudi Aramco, according to comments made by the Kingdom's minister of energy Khalid Al-Falih.

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Riyadh denies it’s scrapping plans for Saudi Aramco listing

Khalid al-Falih, the Saudi minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and chairman of Saudi Aramco, said in a statement on Thursday: "The Government remains ...


Hajj 2018

Saudi aerial photographer’s snaps show scale and magnitude of Hajj pilgrimage

The pictures of Hajj pilgrims standing on Mt. Arafat, the sight of pilgrims as they stayed the night in Muzdalifah, their movement on the morning ...



Saudi Patriot PAC-3 capability confirmed

The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) have deployed a Patriot battery with new Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missiles to Mecca, a photograph posted on social ...



Air pollution shortens average Saudi’s life by nearly 1.5 years

Air pollution shortens an average Saudi’s life by nearly 1.5 years, according to a new report. ...


Hajj: 2018

King Salman affirms Saudi Arabia’s pride in serving pilgrims, fighting terror

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman emphasized on Wednesday that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was honored to serve the pilgrims and will ...



Pharma sector warns Saudis on German drug curbs

European and U.S. pharmaceutical associations have waded into a diplomatic row between Germany and Saudi Arabia, warning that ongoing restrictions on German-made drugs could hurt ...



Saudi trainee doctors in Canada allowed to stay longer

Five Canadian universities said on Wednesday that Saudi trainee doctors enrolled in their programs had been granted an extra three weeks in the country, a ...



Saudi crown prince, Pakistan army chief discuss regional security at Mina meeting

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed wide-ranging issues of mutual interest, including regional ...


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Will Turkey’s currency crisis hurt Erdogan? Here’s what a new poll shows

A new survey of Turkish voters suggests that the currency crisis is hurting the government’s popularity. But the political fallout is not likely to be ...



Senior cleric says Iran will target US allies if US attacks 

Khatami — who is also a member of Iran's Council of Experts, which is tasked with designating and dismissing the country's supreme leader — is ...



The never-ending battle for Libya’s Oil Crescent

According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2018, Libya has the largest proven crude oil reserves in Africa, with 48.4bn barrels. ...


Syria Civil War

Syria Pressures U.S.-Backed Kurds to Hand Over Control

A U.S.-backed group in Syria is being pressed by the government of President Bashar al-Assad in talks to cede control of its territory to a ...



Trump’s Afghanistan War Plan Is Working Despite Recent Attacks, Outgoing Commander Says

Facing renewed criticism, Gen. John Nicholson said the president’s year-old South Asia strategy was bringing Afghanistan closer to peace. ...



Commentary: A Saudi-Iran Oil War Could Break Up OPEC

China and India, unsurprisingly, are shaping up as the battleground for Saudi and Iranian crude as two of the world’s top oil consumers. ...



Israel advances plans for 1,000 new West Bank settler homes

More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem - land the Palestinians ...



US tip-off helped Turkey target PKK leader in Sinjar

While US President Donald Trump was threatening Turkey with further sanctions last week, the American military shared intelligence that helped Ankara target a high-ranking Kurdish ...



‘New audio message’ from IS leader released

The Islamic State group (IS) has released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost in a year. ...


War in Yemen

Cancer patients: the other victims of Yemen’s war

The World Health Organization (WHO) said around 35,000 people have cancer in Yemen, with about 11,000 cases diagnosed each year. ...



Flood-Stricken Kerala Angry after UAE $100M Offer Rejected

India has a record of refusing foreign aid after disasters, turning down foreign help after the 2004 tsunami, which killed thousands in India. Experts said ...


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