U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih in Washington Today to Meet with Secretary Perry

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Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih is in Washington D.C. on Monday to meet with Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, according to a Reuters report which cited a Trump administration official and the Department of Energy.

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Economy

Business in Saudi Arabia strikingly more optimistic now

Businesses in Saudi Arabia are significantly more optimistic about revenue growth and business opportunities than last year, as the Vision 2030 reforms set by Crown ...

 

Energy

U.S. energy chief to meet Russian, Saudi counterparts ahead of Iran sanctions

Perry, al-Falih and Darren Woods, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, were introduced on Saturday to the crowd at a Texas A&M University football game in ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Banks, Petrochemicals Favored, Emirates NBD Asset Says

Salman Bajwa, chief executive officer at Emirates NBD Asset Management Ltd., talks about Saudi stocks and the economy. ...

 

Saudi-Spain

Spain saves Saudi contracts after averting diplomatic row over missile sale

For a week, Madrid and Riyadh have been engaged in a flurry of diplomatic exchanges following a news report that Spain would cancel the sale ...

 

Saudi Banks

Saudi Banks Capital, Reserves Jump 6.3% in 2017

The 54th SAMA Annual Report has proven the stability of the financial sector in Saudi Arabia, marking a 6.3 percent growth in the local banks' ...

 

Labor

Expats occupy about 70% of jobs in wholesale shops

The expatriates are in control of about 70.5% of jobs in wholesale shops, business daily Al-Eqtisadiah reported on Sunday quoting a report by the General ...

 

Defense

Saudi forces take part in US-Egypt Bright Star military exercises

US-Egyptian Bright Star exercise 2018 was conducted in Egypt alongside participation of forces from Saudi Arabia, Greece, Britain, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, France, ...

 

Innovation

This Saudi Arabian Man Has Created a Bacteria-Killing Ihram for Future Pilgrims

As Saudi Arabia returns to its normal pace of life following the exit of millions of pilgrims from across the globe who descended on the ...

 

NEOM

Saudi NEOM begins environmental, geological surveys for future constructions

The team behind the NEOM mega-city project in Saudi Arabia said they have begun environmental, archaeological and geological surveys to ensure successful and sustainable execution ...

 

Healthcare

Saudi Arabia to host Global Health Exhibition

Professionals from across the healthcare spectrum including dealers and distributors, medical manufacturers, general practitioners, doctors, hospital managers, as well as those involved in the delivery ...

 

Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil Saudi Show Will Go On, Despite Spat With Canada

The Montreal-based troupe will perform a customized show for Saudi Arabia’s National Day on September 23 in Riyadh, Cirque du Soleil said in an emailed ...

 

Weather

4.0 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Saudi cities

Monitoring stations at the Saudi Geological Survey Authority recorded an earthquake at 7:29 am local time (4:29 GMT). ...

 

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Syria

Commentary: US lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

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War in Yemen

UN envoy to Yemen seeks to downplay non-start of talks

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen sought to downplay the significance of the failure of peace talks to start, saying on Saturday that he would ...

 

Cryptocurrencies

From Qatar to Palestine: How Cryptocurrencies Are Regulated in the Middle East

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Kuwait

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Once overshadowed by its bigger neighbors in the Gulf, Kuwait’s market has emerged as the new darling of global investors. ...

 

Global Energy Markets

Analysis: The Start Of Saudi Arabia’s Power Play?

Shaky emerging market developments have been bearish for oil prices lately, with WTI falling to $68 per barrel by the end of the trading week ...

 

U.S.-Palestine

Trump admin. closing Palestine Liberation Organization D.C. office

The move, which U.S. officials were yet to confirm on Monday morning, comes after the White House said over the weekend that it was cutting ...

 

Iran

Perspective: The Man Who Actually Runs Iran’s Foreign Policy

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Iran Nuclear Agreement

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Astana Summit

Commentary: Three things the Tehran summit exposed about Russia, Turkey, Iran ‘alliance’

Moscow, Ankara and Tehran continue to value the Astana format as a setting that, in the absence of a better mechanism, helps them promote their ...

 

MENA Wealthy

Ultra-rich in the Middle East to rise 28% by 2022

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Arab Photography

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Digital Economy

Digitalisation is crucial for the Middle East’s competitiveness

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