SAUDI ECONOMY

Saudi Non-Oil Activity Ticks Up in October

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Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economy ticked upward in October "thanks to higher employment and growth in new orders because of increased demand from overseas," data from the latest purchasing managers’ index show.

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Saudi Stock Market

Foreign selling of Saudi stocks slows down

The reduction in selling is an indication that many managers are still optimistic about expected inflows into Saudi Arabia of about $15 billion of ‘passive’ ...

 

Economy

Saudi private sector growth edges up in October

Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector expanded a little faster in October as growth in employment and new orders picked up, a monthly survey of companies ...

 

Khashoggi Crisis

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. it will prosecute Khashoggi killers

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations on Monday it would prosecute those responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate, as ...

 

Amazon Boycott

Saudis Call for Amazon Boycott Over Anger at Washington Post

They’ve been particularly upset by an op-ed article by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently published in the Post, and by the newspaper’s coverage -- ...

 

Masayoshi Son

SoftBank Chief Won’t Turn Back on Saudi Arabia

“As horrible as this event was, we cannot turn our backs on the Saudi people, as we work to help them in their continued efforts ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Defense Relations

Midterms poised to shake up US-Saudi defense ties

Democrats would have a limited ability to enact change with Trump in the White House and the Senate likely to remain in GOP hands. ...

 

King Salman

Saudi king to make week-long domestic tour

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will embark on a week-long domestic tour on Tuesday, a senior government official told Reuters.  Online news site Sabq said the king ...

 

Aerospace

First Saudi satellite owned by private sector inaugurated

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Satellite Company “Shammas” inaugurated the Saudi satellite “BadrSat”, the first Saudi satellite owned by the ...

 

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Iran Sanctions

US unleashes sanctions on Iran, hitting oil, banking and shipping

The Trump administration reinstated all sanctions removed under the 2015 nuclear deal, targeting both Iran and states that trade with it. ...

 

U.S. Elections

Analysis: The Midterms Could Reshape U.S.-Gulf Arab Relations

But a split decision leaving Democrats in control of the House and Republicans with a small edge in the Senate seems to be shaping up. ...

 

M.E. Storm

Deadly storm to batter Middle East into Tuesday

A deadly storm system will continue to bring the risk for flooding downpours and thunderstorms to parts of the Middle East into Tuesday. ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi-backed Forces Advance Towards Yemen’s Hodeidah

A previous attempt to take the city in June ran into difficulties and was halted ahead of U.N.-led peace consultations in Geneva which collapsed in ...

 

Egypt

Egypt Says It Killed 19 Militants After Deadly Attack on Christians

Egypt said on Sunday that it had killed 19 militants linked to an ambush that left seven Christian pilgrims dead, as President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

 

Jordan

Why Jordan cancelled part of its peace treaty with Israel

The deal had allowed Israel to essentially “lease” these areas from Jordan for renewable 25-year periods, unless either party opted to cancel the deal. The ...

 

Syria Civil War

A luxury city shows blueprint for Syria’s rebuilding plans

At a building site in Damascus, trucks and bulldozers zigzag back and forth ferrying sand and stones for a luxury development of residential high-rises and ...

 

Bahrain

Bahrain Opposition Leaders Sentenced to Life in Qatar Spying Case

A Shiite cleric who was a central figure in Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring protests was sentenced on Sunday, along with two other senior opposition figures, ...

 

Qatar

Qatar brings energy boss into cabinet in surprise reshuffle

Qatar, one of the world's biggest energy suppliers, surprisingly announced Sunday it had drafted the head of the country's state-run oil and gas company into ...

 

Israel

In Jerusalem, Ideology Takes Over Infrastructure

Jerusalem’s ancient Old City is known for its narrow and slippery old stone roads that lead to awe inspiring historic and religious sites. It’s also ...

 

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