Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Launches Project for First Nuclear Plant in Saudi Arabia

Saudi’s crown prince on Monday launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, Reuters reports, citing the Saudi Press Agency.

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Saudi crown prince launches project for first nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia

Saudi’s crown prince on Monday launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Crown Prince Mohammed ...



SoftBank CEO decries journalist’s death, defends Saudi fund

SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son denounced Monday the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but defended the Japanese technology giant's investment fund, which ...


Saudi Arabia

Perspective: Mohammed bin Salman: Too Big to Fail

President Trump and senior officials in his administration have walked this fine line almost from the beginning, criticizing the crime and promising to sanction those ...


Cyber Hackathon

Over 150 Saudi students to take part in Cyber Saber Hackathon 2018

Nouf Abdullah Al-Rakan, the CEO of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones, said the event is part of the federation’s efforts to ...



Saudi Justice Ministry launches e-notarization

Saudi Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani has launched an e-notarization system, starting a new phase in the ministry’s digitization efforts. ...



Beyonce’s ‘fastest woman in the world’ costume is by Saudi designer

The costume is a tribute to the legendary Olympic runner Flo-Jo, who has earned the "fastest woman in the world" title after breaking the world record during ...


3D Printing

Saudi Arabia’s first 3D printed house revealed

Located on Ministry of Housing land to the west of the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, the house was built by Dutch company CyBe – ...



The Inside Story of How Uber Got Into Business With the Saudi Arabian Government

Bloomberg has learned that through direct and indirect holdings, the Saudi government owns more than 10 percent of the ride-hailing company. Its board also includes Saudi ...


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Oil prices down on Iran sanction exemptions, demand concerns

Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Washington granted sanctions exemptions to top buyers of Iranian oil, lifting supply concerns and turning the market’s focus to ...


U.S. State Department

US Diplomatic Vacancies Are Straining Alliances

Almost half the top jobs in the State Department are empty. In 18 countries, the White House has yet to designate a U.S. ambassador. That ...



Pakistan to begin talks with IMF over yet another bailout

Pakistan begins nearly two weeks of talks with the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday over what would be the South Asian country’s 13th IMF bailout ...



Iraq to Boost China Oil Sales by 60% as OPEC Giant Eyes Asia

Iraq aims to supply China with about 60 percent more crude next year, as OPEC’s second-biggest supplier double downs on its main market in Asia, ...


Iran Sanctions

The Economic Impact of Iran Sanctions

Dollar dominance has been preserved by a range of factors, including by the depth and liquidity of U.S. financial markets, and by sound macroeconomic policies ...


Middle East Strategic Alliance

Middle East upheaval casts a shadow over ‘Arab NATO’

The Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), Washington’s name for a repeatedly delayed military consortium first floated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, remains slated ...


Israel in the Region

Mossad chief, Israel’s secret diplomat to the Mideast

The man behind the blooming Israeli diplomacy with the Muslim world is Yossi Cohen, director of Israel’s Mossad, who accompanied Netanyahu to Oman. ...



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 ...


Islamic Economy

Five Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Need To Leverage The Islamic Economy

By 2030, it is projected that the world’s Muslim population will number 2.2 billion, and 29% of the global youth population will be Muslim. ...



Ancient ramps may solve construction mystery of Egyptian Pyramids

Archeologists have spent centuries wondering how the towering pyramids of Giza were constructed thousands of years ago. Now, the discovery of a sophisticated ramp system ...


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