Uptick in Saudi-Pakistan Relations Following Visit of New PM Khan to Riyadh

New Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia this week for meetings with high-level Saudi officials to discuss trade and diplomatic issues.

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The 3 Best Single-Country ETFs So Far in 2018

However, there are a few countries that have managed to thrive even in a difficult environment. Let's take a closer look at iShares MSCI Israel, ...



Saudi Arabia May Invest Billions in Pakistani Port of Gwadar

Pakistani media pegged the value of the Saudi assistance package at $8 billion, and suggested that the scope of work would include a major petroleum complex ...



Saudi Arabia faces tightrope between Trump and fellow oil producers

This weekend at a meeting in Algeria, the Saudis hope to advance their goal of making the ad hoc alliance — formed two years ago ...



Saudi Electricity set to issue $2 billion dual-tenor sukuk

State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co is set to issue $2 billion in sukuk, or Islamic bonds, according to documents seen by Reuters. ...


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Nasdaq in Times Square displays leaders ahead of Saudi National Day

The famous Nasdaq screen in Times Square turned green and displayed pictures of Saudi Arabia's leaders on Friday ahead of the country's 88th national day ...


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Saudi state television sees first female news presenter

Saudi television anchorwoman Weam al-Dekheil has become the first female news presenter on a state-owned Saudi television channel. ...



Saudi Ministry of Justice Predicts ‘Wave of Foreign Investment’ on the Back of Sweeping Legal Reforms

The Ministry of Justice today forecast a "wave" of foreign direct investment (FDI), following a slew of legal and regulatory reforms in the kingdom that ...



Five takeaways from PM Imran Khan’s first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia

It is believed that Prime Minister Khan choose Saudi Arabia as his first official overseas visit to seek Riyadh’s economic assistance rather for an IMF ...



Canadian Export Agency Downgrades Its Assessment of Saudi Arabia

Before the incident, EDC had rated Saudi Arabia as open for business with a low risk of political interference. It has now put that assessment ...


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OPEC Squabbles Lose Relevance as Saudis, Russia Set Agenda

“It’s likely to be a meeting high on politics and low on decisions,” said Ole Sloth Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank A/S. ...



The New State Department Report on Terrorism: Rethinking the Numbers and Coverage

While numerous countries saw a decline in terrorist violence between 2016 and 2017, this overall trend was largely due to dramatically fewer attacks and deaths ...


Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

Pakistan continues to harbor Taliban, including al Qaeda-linked Haqqanis

Pakistan continues to allow the Taliban, including the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network, to operate on its soil, despite pressure from the US government. That is ...



Turkey’s Economic Woes Raise Tensions in Egypt

Turkey’s economic crisis has heightened concerns in Egypt about whether the Arab world’s largest country—which is wrestling with some of its worst economic woes in ...



Syria war: Seized foreign IS fighters ‘must be taken home’

Captured foreign Islamic State militants must be taken back by their home countries, the Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ...



In U-turn, Exxon, Chevron to join industry climate initiative

Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are joining a group of major international oil and gas companies in an initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions ...


Cyber Security

John Bolton warns of offensive cyberattacks under new Trump policy

National security adviser John Bolton told reporters in an afternoon briefing that it was the first “fully articulated” national strategy document in 15 years and ...


UAE Airlines

Emirates denies reports on takeover of Etihad Airways

Emirates denies reports on takeover of Etihad Airways Emirates says ‘no truth to rumour’ on acquisition talks Image Credit: Supplied Published: 18:45 September 20, 2018 Sarah Diaa, Staff Reporter Dubai: ...


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