Trump Sends Pompeo to Saudi Arabia after Speaking with King Salman

President Trump and King Salman.
Saudi Arabia has extended its "appreciation” to the US administration among others for “refraining from jumping to conclusions” in the ongoing investigation in the Jamal Khashoggi case, which has garnered international attention in the last week.

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Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia Begins Internal Probe Into Khashoggi Disappearance

While Saudi Arabia and Turkey have already said they would cooperate in a joint investigation, this would be a separate inquiry, the official said. ...



Trump sends Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to meet with king

President Donald Trump said Monday morning that the king of Saudi Arabia had denied any knowledge of the whereabouts of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and ...



Saudi Arabia extends appreciation to US administration for not jumping to conclusions in journalist investigation

A tweet from the Saudi Arabian embassy in the US on Sunday said: “To help clarify recently issued Saudi statement, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...



Saudi Arabia warns against US sanctions in Jamal Khashoggi case

On Sunday, the Saudi government hit back against criticism, threatening to "respond with greater action" in the face of impending sanctions. ...


Global Oil Markets

Saudi to meet India’s oil demand, absorb supply shocks -Falih

Saudi Arabia is committed to meeting India’s rising oil demand and is the “shock absorber” for supply disruptions in the oil market, Energy Minister Khalid ...


Real Estate

Saudi buyers snapping up European commercial real estate

Saudi Arabian asset management firm SEDCO Capital recently acquired three properties worth $179.9m across France and the UK as investments ...


Lulu Group

UAE’s Lulu Group plans to invest in Saudi Arabia’s $500bn Neom

This July, Lulu unveiled its $267m (SAR1bn) expansion programme for Saudi Arabia. At the time, Ali said the company would open 15 hypermarkets in the ...



Saudi Arabia looks to technology to facilitate tourism ambitions

After pilot programme to allow South East Asia travellers to file biometric data before departure, Saudi Arabia looks to develop a centralised system for customs, ...



Saudi-based ICD halts plan for $1 bln fund with India’s IL&FS

The Saudi-based Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) said on Monday it had halted plans for a $1 billion fund with ...


Saudi Workforce

Auto spare parts shops absorb young Saudis

Like in other sectors, in the automobile field big players successfully implement the mandatory 70 percent Saudization while small-scale shops largely managed by expatriates have ...



Arcapita invests in Saudi-based women’s fitness chain

NuYu plans to deploy $67m to launch over 20 new boutique gyms, creating hundreds of new jobs ...


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Commentary: Tremors Rattling World Economy: Takeaways From IMF Talks in Bali

With a stormier growth outlook and wobbly stock markets, finance ministers and central bankers on the island had plenty to talk about. Indonesian President Joko ...


Emerging Markets

Emerging-Market Bulls Start to Overtake the Bears, Survey Shows

After two quarters of declines, developing-nation assets will find a floor and remain stable in the final three months of the year as central banks ...



From black gold to light

How did Middle Eastern solar power become so cheap, and what can we learn from it? ...


ME Business

Eight in 10 Middle East business execs say tech is part of daily life in the region

Tech adoption is poised for growth as executives said they are prioritising investments in artificial intelligence (64 per cent) and the internet of things (68 ...



Dubai property prices sink, market equilibrium not expected soon

Dubai property prices declined at an accelerated pace in the third quarter, with off-plan sales volumes impacted the most amid general market uncertainty, according to ...


Iraqi Kurdistan

What does the latest vote mean for Iraq’s Kurdish region?

September's parliamentary elections came a year after historic independence referendum, with tensions high among Kurdish parties ...


U.S. Diplomats

Washington Blame Game Ensues as Ambassador Posts Sit Empty

While a war of words between the secretary and leading Democratic lawmakers escalated this week, nearly 60 senior State Department posts, including 49 nominations that ...



Tale of two brothers reflects Syrian rebel unity and divisions

Their parallel journeys through the civil war that began in Syria in 2011 illustrate the complexities of sorting insurgents deemed “radical” from more moderate rebels. ...


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