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OPEC

OPEC Is Now Talking About Moves to Support Oil Prices

The wind changed again in a stormy oil market as OPEC signaled it will consider a return to cutting output next year, potentially making the ...

 

Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia enters Ernst & Young’s renewable energy attractiveness index

EY (Ernst & Young) named two new countries in its latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI), including Saudi Arabia in 39th place. ...

 

Governance

Shoura approves law to protect whistle-blowers

The Shoura Council on Tuesday approved a draft law to ensure protection of whistle-blowers, witnesses, experts and victims, who are at risk for providing information ...

 

Saudi-Softbank

SoftBank is planning a $1.2b solar plant in Saudi Arabia

SoftBank Group Corp. is planning to develop a $1.2 billion (Dh4.41 billion) solar power plant in Saudi Arabia, even as it faces growing scrutiny over ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Volatility in Saudi Market Is an Opportunity, Says Rasmala’s Taqi

Ali Taqi, head of equities at Rasmala Investment Bank, discusses net foreign outflows from the Saudi market and his outlook for equities. He speaks on ...

 

Military

Saudi Arabia launches JV to build warships with Spain’s Navantia

Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Spain’s state-owned Navantia have started a joint venture to manufacture warships in the kingdom, the official Saudi Press Agency reported ...

 

E-Commerce

Seizing Saudi Arabia’s online grocery shoppers: Majid Al Futtaim expands e-commerce reach

Majid Al Futtaim, a Dubai-based conglomerate which operates supermarkets as part of its business, is partnering with online store Wadi Grocery to build its presence ...

 

MiSK Foundation

Saudi Charity’s U.S. Partners Soul-Searching After Khashoggi Murder

So far, only a few educational and cultural institutions have severed ties with the Misk Foundation, named after musk perfume, a symbol of benevolence in ...

 

Transportation

Saudi Railway launches first night rail journey to Al-Jouf

The Saudi Railway Co. (SAR) will start its first night train journey from Riyadh to Al-Jouf on Wednesday. ...

 

Technology

In Silicon Valley, Saudi Money Keeps Flowing to Startups Amid Backlash

Silicon Valley startups are continuing to negotiate deals with Saudi Arabia and take its capital from its partner SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 -0.21% , amid ...

 

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U.S. Midterm Elections

How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward President ...

 

Iran Sanctions

Turkey’s Erdogan Says He’ll Defy U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country would ignore sanctions the U.S. introduced against Iran this week—a defiant tone that could complicate ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Opinion: Will Oman broker Israeli-Palestinian peace talks?

Palestinian-Israeli relations remain in a political stalemate. In April 2014, Palestinian feuding factions Fatah and Hamas had reached a reconciliation deal and formed a unity government. ...

 

Yemen

Troops from Saudi-led coalition take Yemen port neighborhood

Troops from a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi rebel positions in Yemen’s Hodeida with airstrikes and a ground assault on Wednesday and now control a ...

 

Qatar

Qatar As Major Competition For U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas

Qatar seeks to extend its dominance by lifting a self-imposed 2005 moratorium on development of the immense North Field, which it shares with Iran. ...

 

Syria

Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.

But the episode underscores the shifting nature of the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, a still-potent threat as it pivots from ...

 

Egypt

The Ancient Pyramids of Egypt: 10 Awe-Inspiring Photos

The Egyptian pyramids are some of the most incredible man-made structures in history. More than 4,000 years after their construction, the pyramids still stand as ...

 

Islamic State

Islamic State put up to 12,000 people in mass graves, U.N. says

More than 200 mass graves have been uncovered in parts of Iraq formerly controlled by Islamic State fighters, according to the United Nations. ...

 

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