SAUDI NATIONAL DAY

Saudi Embassy to Celebrate 88th Saudi National Day with Event at National Harbor

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On Sunday, September 23, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington will host a celebratory event to mark the Kingdom's 88th national day at the National Harbor, the Embassy said on Twitter.

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Privatization

Aramco Is Not Alone as Saudi Arabia’s Privatization Push Slows

The Aramco IPO delay reflects complexities the government faces in opening up the public sector, which suggests that progress in privatization strategy will be gradual, ...

 

ACWA Power

Saudi’s ACWA Power delays plans for IPO

Saudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power IPO-ACPO.SE has delayed plans for an initial public offering (IPO), originally envisaged for this year, sources familiar with the ...

 

Riyadh Metro

O&M contract awarded for Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Metro

As part of the contract by Arriyadh Development Authority, Camco must meet a minimum Saudisation target of 45%, and at least 55% of its work ...

 

Tourism

Saudi sees summer tourism spending reach $3.59bn

Saudi Arabia saw tourism spending reach SAR13.5bn ($3.59bn) over the summer, according to data released this week by the Tourism Information and Research Centre. The kingdom ...

 

Entrepreneurial

Interview: Is Saudi becoming the preferred haven for regional startups?

In an exclusive, AMEinfo spoke to Fadi Alawami, an entrepreneurship expert and SME consultant who echoed this sentiment, providing insights on the startup eco-system in ...

 

Counter Terrorism

US highlights Saudi Arabia’s key role in global fight against terrorism

It also highlighted the joint strategic vision between the two countries and a number of new initiatives to counter terrorist messages and disrupt the financing ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Saudi-US military exercise concluded

“Shield of Prevention 2” was part of the Ministry of Defense’s annual training of the armed forces, one of the goals of which is to ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi coalition probes Yemen airstrike following CNN report

Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki told CNN in a statement that it will refer the bombing in the northern province of Saada on September 13 to ...

 

Water

Saudi to pay citizens’ water bills, companies’ late fees for visa renewal

Saudi Arabia will pay for the cost of “rational consumption of water” to beneficiaries of its social security programme and fees for the late renewal ...

 

Germany

Germany approves arms sale to Saudi after Yemen war ban promise

Germany approved a delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia, a government document showed on Wednesday, after saying it would halt arms sales to countries involved ...

 

Saudi-Canada

Canada Said to Push for UN Meeting With Saudis After Rights Spat

Canada is extending an olive branch to Saudi Arabia after a diplomatic blowout, as the countries weigh whether they can potentially avoid a prolonged standoff ...

 

Public Affairs

Saudi Arabia hires Gibson Dunn

With David Beavers, Garrett Ross and Daniel Lippman SAUDI ARABIA HIRES GIBSON DUNN: The Embassy of Saudi Arabia hired Gibson Dunn to lobby against legislation that ...

 

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Russia in the Region

Israel to improve coordination with Moscow over Syria after plane crash

Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to “deconflict” them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused it ...

 

Iran Sanctions

U.S. Says VW to Leave Iran in Symbolic Win for Trump

The Trump administration persuaded Volkswagen AG to comply with sanctions on Iran and end almost all of its business in the country, according to a ...

 

Careem

Careem Leaves Turkey Luxury Market to Uber Amid Merger Talks

Ride-sharing firms like Uber and Careem have faced a government crackdown and a barrage of fines as they attempt to take on the more than ...

 

U.S.-Iran

US names Iran as top terror sponsor; global attacks fall

Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist ...

 

Iran

What rial devaluation means for Iranian government

The fact is that the main problem facing the Iranian economy has been high money supply. From the current 16,000 trillion rials money supply, some 2,500 ...

 

U.S. Agency for Global Media

US Launches Farsi Information Service to Reach Iranians

Eyeing an increasing “divergence” between average Iranians and their authoritarian government, the U.S. Agency for Global Media is launching a new TV channel and related Web news ...

 

Egypt

Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to ...

 

Libya

Libya resumes crude oil exports to US

Libya resumed crude oil exports to the United States in September after a halt last month amid earlier port closures, Reuters data showed Monday. ...

 

Sustainable Investing

UAE among world’s top sustainable investors, says Schroders

Dubai-based Schroders said that 86 per cent of the UAE investors confirmed that investing sustainably is a trend that continues to grow globally and has ...

 

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