Special Economic Zone Created at Riyadh Airport to Attract Investment; New Jazan Project Launched

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Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia: foreign minister says killing of Khashoggi was ‘tremendous mistake’

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a "tremendous mistake" and part of a rogue operation, adding ...

 

Future investment Initiative

Saudi Summit Modifies its Agenda as Elites Question Kingdom

Hosted by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the three-day conference that kicks off in Riyadh on Tuesday was meant to showcase the opportunities created by ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Mnuchin defends upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia in wake of Khashoggi killing

Speaking during a stop in Jerusalem, Mnuchin said the United States’ strategic and economic relationship with the Saudis was too important to be put in ...

 

Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi king and crown prince call Khashoggi’s son to express condolences: SPA

Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s son, Salah, to express their condolences, the Saudi Press Agency ...

 

Saudi-Germany

No arms for Riyadh while Khashoggi questions remain: Germany’s Merkel

Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia while the current uncertainty over the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi persists, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on ...

 

Construction

Over $800 billion invested in Saudi construction projects

More than 5,200 construction projects are currently rolling out in the GCC’s largest and most populous country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a BNC Network ...

 

Saudi Investments

The future of transportation is being underwritten by Saudi Arabia

The investments are part of a mighty push from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the nation’s de facto ruler, to diversify Saudi Arabia away from ...

 

Digital

Mobily CEO Sees Opportunities in Saudi Digital Transformation

Ahmed Abdelsalam Abou Doma, chief executive officer of Etihad Etisalat, talks about the company's financial results and business prospects. The Saudi Arabian telecommunications provider known as ...

 

Tourism

Saudi tourism authority and Louvre Abu Dhabi prepare for biggest masterpieces exhibition

A joint team of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Natural Heritage (SCTH) and the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum continue their final preparations for the ...

 

Jazan Airport

Saudi to launch new SAR2.5bn airport project in Jazan

A new SAR2.5bn ($666m) airport project is set to be launched in the Saudi city of Jazan on Monday, the official Saudi press Agency (SPA) ...

 

Riyadh Airport

Saudi Arabia to set up special economic zone at Riyadh airport: SPA agency

Saudi Arabia announced the establishment of a special economic zone to draw more foreign investment, state news agency SPA reported on Sunday. ...

 

Maaden

Saudi Ma’aden says hires Korea’s Daelim to build 3.35 billion riyal ammonia plant

State-run Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) plans to build a third ammonia plant in at a cost of about 3.35 billion Saudi riyals ($893 million), ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Oil Prices

Oil slips below $80 after Saudi pledges rapid output rise

Oil slipped below $80 a barrel on Monday as Saudi Arabia pledged to raise its crude production to a record, two weeks before U.S. sanctions ...

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan elections: 4 million vote despite violence and technical glitches

On Sunday, up to one million Afghans returned to 76 voting centers across 22 of the nation's provinces. The four million voters represent half of ...

 

Iraq

The World’s Fourth-Biggest Oil Producer Can’t Keep the Lights On

Iraq is producing a record 4.78 million barrels of oil a day, the country’s Oil ...

 

Syria

Trump administration has new plan to drive Iran out of Syria

The plan would emphasize political and diplomatic efforts to force Iran out of Syria by squeezing it financially. It would withhold reconstruction aid from areas ...

 

Iran

Iran names new economy minister in reshuffle as U.S. sanctions bite

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as ...

 

Kuwait

Commentary: Gulf countries concerned as Turkey cozies up to Kuwait

Ankara, whose relations with Kuwait have been warming for the past two years, recently signed a military cooperation agreement with the Persian Gulf nation bordering Iraq ...

 

Jordan

Jordan′s king to scrap part of Israel peace treaty

King Abdullah said Jordan intends to reclaim territory leased to Israel under a 1994 peace deal. The 25-year lease on two pieces of agricultural land ...

 

U.S. Foreign Policy

Trump Says New UN Ambassador To Be Chosen ‘Very Quickly’

U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes to choose a UN ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and says he would prefer to pick ...

 

Migration

Trump says ‘unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in’ migrant caravan

President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his attacks on the caravan of migrants making their way to the United States from Honduras, calling the situation ...

 

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