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U.S.-Saudi

‘Extraordinarily Important’: Top US General Defends Saudi Relationship, Yemen War

"They’re an extraordinarily important security partner in the region,” said Gen. Joseph Votel, the top commander of U.S. troops in the Middle East, told Defense One ...

 

Economy

Saudi net foreign assets rise to $479 billion

The net foreign assets of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) grew by about 4.5 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2018 ...

 

Saudi Economy

HSBC sees little impact on Saudi Arabia investment after Khashoggi murder-CEO | Reuters

Saudi Arabia is unlikely to see significant impact on its foreign trade and investment flows following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the chief executive ...

 

Saudi-Yemen

Saudi offers Yemen fuel aid as economy sags

A Saudi oil tanker carrying the first batch of petroleum products worth $60 million arrived at Yemen's Aden port Monday, to help power electricity stations ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Analysis: $5 Billion Saudi LNG Investment Plays Into Russia’s Hands

This same oil production group, which could be formalized soon, is ushering in a new era of Saudi-Russian oil market domination, perhaps in ways even ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Defense

Defense firms detail jobs created by from Saudi arms deals

Lockheed instead predicts the deal could create nearly 10,000 new jobs in Saudi Arabia, while keeping up to 18,000 existing U.S. workers busy if the ...

 

Saudi Workforce

71% expats in govt depts lose jobs

There were about 60,000 expatriates working in the public sector last year, according to a statistical report by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA). ...

 

WWE in KSA

John Cena won’t take part in WWE’s Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

Crown Jewel, which is set to take place at Riyadh's King Saud University Stadium, is also scheduled to feature several of the company's other high-profile ...

 

Archaeology

Archaeologists find 300,000-year-old stone tools in Saudi Arabia

Stone tools unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s inhospitable Nefud Desert indicate that members of our genus Homo had ventured beyond the familiar borders of Africa and ...

 

Housing and Real Estate

Saudi’s Alkhabeer to list property trust on market

Saudi Arabia’s Alkhabeer Capital plans to list a property trust on the stock exchange, the company said on Tuesday. ...

 

Makkah Crane Crash

Saudi reports say Makkah crane crash retrial to begin this week

A trial for the 2015 crane collapse that killed more than 100 people and injured approximately 210 in the holy city of Makkah will reopen this week, ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Academic Ties

Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

In some ways, the ties between American colleges and the kingdom were created to ease tensions between the nations. The scholarship program was created in ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

U.S. Raising Pressure on Saudi Arabia Over Qatar and Yemen, Sources Say

The U.S. is raising pressure on Saudi Arabia to wind down its political and economic isolation of Qatar, according to three people familiar with the ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Iran Sanctions

Second Wave of Resumed Iran Sanctions Targets Banks, Petroleum, Shipping

As part of the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the US Treasury Department will restore sanctions on a number ...

 

Turkey

Erdogan Threatens New Attack on U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would not let Islamic State “resurrect” itself in Syria, unmoved by the Pentagon’s warning that a Turkish military drive ...

 

Syria

US helps Syrian partners regroup for ISIS ‘last stand’

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group says it is helping local Syrian partners regroup after a major setback over the weekend as the ...

 

Egypt

Egypt lays plans, tallies costs as rising seas threaten Nile River Delta

Egypt held its first Cairo Water Week Oct. 14 -18 to discuss Cairo’s concerns over the effects of climate change. The meeting closely follows the Egyptian government's acceptance of a $31.5 ...

 

Israel in the Region

Perspective: What next after Netanyahu’s visit to Muscat?

Even those who reject Israel in the context of the Palestinian cause found themselves compelled to welcome the intervention of Israeli air forces which dramatically ...

 

Israel in the Region

Making history, Miri Regev visits Abu Dhabi’s grand mosque

ports and Culture Minister Miri Regev made an official visit to the third largest mosque in the world after Mecca and Medina, the Sheikh Zayed ...

 

Islamic Banking

Islamic banking on the rise

Findings demonstrate that Islamic banks are outperforming their conventional peers in customer acquisition—55 per cent of the UAE consumers now have at least one Islamic ...

 

U.S. Oil Exports

Measuring the Impact of Trade Wars and Sanctions on U.S. Oil

U.S. oil exports started only in 2016 when the United States removed restrictions on crude exports, and exports been rising over the past year, hitting ...

 

Bahrain

How Bahrain can effectively shrink government spending

At the start of October, Bahrain announced its fiscal balance programme, which consists of a series of initiatives that will hopefully lead to a balanced ...

 

Trump Administration

An Unmanned State Department Can’t Solve Crises

There are so many better ways the U.S. could have handled the slaying of Jamal Khashoggi. Within hours of his disappearance, for instance, the American ambassadors to ...

 

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