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Saudi Team Arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi Investigation: Sources

A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as part of a joint investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Senators warn Congress may block Trump’s Saudi arms deals

President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to move forward with major arms deals with Saudi Arabia, but senators from both parties are warning that ...


Jamal Khashoggi

Opinion: The media has already killed Khashoggi

In the crisis precipitated by his disappearance, the ultimate aim is to portray a government, in this case the Saudi government, as evil; as another ...


Future Investment Initiative

Some Attendees Withdrawing from Saudi Future Investment Initiative

The mysterious disappearance of a prominent Saudi government critic is prompting some company leaders to back away from the “Davos in the Desert” event intended ...



Saudi economic growth gets vote of confidence in IMF report

GDP grew by 1.4 percent in first half of 2018, compared with 0.8 percent reduction during the same period the previous year, due to a ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia, The New Emerging Market

$3 billion worth of capital has entered the Kingdom in 2018, with Saudi Arabia's TASI up by 11.1% since the start of the year. ...


Haramain Railway

Saudi Arabia opens new high-speed railway to public

Saudi Arabia's new high-speed railway opened to the public on Thursday, whisking Muslim pilgrims and other travellers between Makkah and Madinah, Islam's holiest cities. ...


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U.S. ‘hopeful’ on pastor’s release, unaware of a deal with Turkey

The Trump administration is hopeful that American pastor Andrew Brunson who is on trial in Turkey could be freed at a Friday court hearing, but ...



Russia Presses Europe to Break With Trump and Help Rebuild Syria

Russia is urging Germany and France to break ranks with their American ally and help rebuild Syria so that refugees can go home, a senior ...



U.S. Envoy For Afghanistan Visits Pakistan In Bid To Further Peace Process

Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Kabul, arrived in Pakistan on October 9 from neighboring Afghanistan. His tour of the region will also include ...



Is Water Scarcity a Bigger Threat Than the Taliban in Afghanistan?

The United Nations has stated that water scarcity — not war — is a rising cause for displacement in Afghanistan. There are 1.5 million Afghans, approximately ...



All US F-35s grounded worldwide

The Pentagon announced Thursday it is grounding its entire fleet of F-35s, just days after the first crash of an F-35B led investigators to suspect ...



Iran maneuvers to win back public trust in the rial

The rial, which has lost approximately 75% of its value this year, hit a record low rate of 190,000 against the US dollar on Sept. ...



Leading buyout group to back renewable energy development in Middle East, Africa

The new business, named Zarou after an ancient bridge built on the River Nile to connect Africa and Asia, aims to tap into rising electricity ...


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