Global Advisory Board for NEOM Includes Diverse Experts

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The Saudi government has appointed a global advisory board for Neom, the kingdom’s $500 billion city of the future planned for Saudi Arabia's northwest coast near Egypt on the Red Sea.

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Saudi Solar

Saudi Arabia Modifies Softbank Solar Effort, Reflecting Challenges with Megaprojects

This episode illuminates two important features of Saudi Arabia’s current economic reforms: the challenges it faces employing renewable energy and the difficulty posed by complex ...



Exclusive: Hyperloop Transportation exploring potential Saudi routes

California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), which is aiming to develop the Middle East’s first hyperloop line running over five-kilometres in Abu Dhabi by 2020, is ...



Consolidation of regulatory laws will help Saudi Arabia attract FDI

This was the consensus during accountancy and finance body ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable about how Saudi business is evolving to support a thriving economy. ...


Jamal Khashoggi

US seeks answers about missing writer from Saudi ally

Saudi Arabia denies involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance, and the Trump’s administration’s response has been far more cautious than that coming from Capitol Hill. ...



Saudi smart city project names tech board members

The project, called NEOM, plans to build a futuristic cross-border city based on smart technology. Members of its advisory board, according to a post on NEOM's ...



Aramco and BAPCO announce new phase of Saudi-Bahrain pipeline

Saudi Aramco and Bahrain’s BAPCO have announced the commissioning of the AB-4 pipeline, a new phase of Saudi-Bahrain crude oil pipeline, the Saudi company said ...



Construction of Saudi’s Qiddiya creates digital transformation jobs

Systems integrator Enstoa has been picked to work on the project. In a statement, the company said it is recruiting “talented Saudi nationals passionate about ...



New Saudi Customs clearance procedures enhance shipments

Saudi Customs succeeded in completing the customs procedures for more than 1,373,000 customs declarations during the first half of 2018. ...



Saudi ambassador back in Berlin

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Germany Prince Khalid Bin Bandar has returned to Berlin, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. ...


Saudi Students

US detectives investigate death of Saudi student in Miami

US police have launched a murder investigation after a Saudi student was found dead in his Florida apartment. ...


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Iran Sanctions

Iran’s Oil Exports May Be More Resilient Than Headlines Suggest

The divergence in the datasets represents not merely 300,000 bpd, but also the difference between two narratives about the state of Iran’s exports in the ...



U.N. tallies more than 8,000 Afghan civilian casualties so far this year

At least 8,050 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first nine months of 2018, almost half of them targeted by suicide bomb attacks ...


Russia in the Region

Russia is Winning the Information War in Iraq and Syria: UK General

Moscow is “better than us” in using social media to shape the strategic landscape, says a former deputy commander of the West’s anti-ISIS coalition. ...



GE Says It Wins $700 Million Order for First Egypt Nuclear Plant

GE will supply four turbine units for the country’s planned 4,800 megawatt El Dabaa nuclear facility, it said Tuesday in a statement. The company will ...


China in the Region

The Curious Case of China’s ‘Kuwaiti Concession’

The Kuwaiti emir’s visit to China generated intense debate, centered around a rumor about a deal to develop Kuwait’s northern islands, highlighting anxieties about the ...



Turkish gov’t launches plan against surging inflation

Under the program, Turkey’s private sector has agreed to cut prices on its goods by at least 10 percent across the board, the minister said ...


Cyber Strategy

Commentary: The White House National Cyber Strategy: Continuity with a Hint of Hyperbole

There seems to be a general consensus that the new cyber strategy is a continuation of existing policy. However, the us-versus-them approach the strategy takes ...


Dina Powell

How Goldman Sachs’ Dina Powell became a top contender to replace Nikki Haley

She was unique among President Donald Trump's advisers as a rare Bush administration veteran friendly with top Democrats, including some of former President Barack Obama's ...



Qatar’s Battered Tourism Sector Will Need Three Years to Recover

Qatar’s tourism industry will need three years to recover from the loss of tourists from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states after the gas-rich country ...


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