U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Significant Step Taken in U.S.-Saudi THAAD Missile Deal

THAAD
A personal call between President Donald Trump and King Salman Saudi Arabia helped to finalize an agreement in which the Kingdom will buy Lockheed Martin’s $15 billion THAAD missile defense system, according to reports.

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

Senate advances Yemen resolution in rebuke to Trump

The next Senate vote on the measure is uncertain. The Senate is expected to delay any additional votes related to the resolution until next week ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Expect a ‘Saudi First’ policy on oil production regardless of Trump’s demands, analysts say

"This time around, given the large oversupply we have in the market, we think anything between 1.3 and 1.5 million barrels could come off the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Military Sales

Saudi Arabia close to clinching $15 billion deal to buy THAAD missile system

Saudi officials, alongside their U.S. counterparts, signed the crucial government-to-government agreement earlier this week, paving the way for the massive sale of 44 THAAD launchers, ...

 

Industry

New Saudi industrial program targets $450 billion investments by 2030

Saudi Arabia is eyeing investments of 1.7 trillion riyals (Dh1.6tn) through a programme that integrates its mining, logistics and energy industries as part of its ...

 

Mohammed Bin Salman

Commentary: Saudi Crown Prince Wants to Make Friends Again

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman flew into Buenos Aires on Wednesday to attend the Group of 20 summit starting on Nov. 30. ...

 

LNG

Perspective: The Real Cost Of Saudi Arabia’s Gas Ambitions

Saudi Aramco plans to boost its gas production to 23 billion standard cubic feet (scf) a day from 14 billion scf now, its CEO Amin ...

 

Tunisia

Tunisia to receive $500 million Saudi loan -source

Saudi Arabia will give Tunisia a $500 million loan at a favourable interest rate, a source told Reuters on Wednesday, a day after a visit ...

 

Domestic Aviation

Saudi Price War Forces Nesma To Drop Mid-Size Jet Operations

“We are out of the market from Jeddah because of the competitors,” he told me in an interview in Cairo.“Flyadeal, SaudiGulf, plus the increased frequencies ...

 

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Global Oil Markets

Oil falls below $50 a barrel

Oil's recent slide has shaved more than a third off its price. Crude fell more than 1% Thursday to as low as $49.41 a barrel. ...

 

Saudi-Turkey

Trump support for Saudi prince leaves Turkey with tough choices

Turkey’s dilemma comes to a head this week at the G20 summit of the world’s main economies, where President Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia’s Crown ...

 

G-20

Trump to Navigate Tense Turkish-Saudi Rivalry at G-20

But in spring 2017, Turkish officials grew wary that a special bond Mr. Trump was forging with Prince Mohammed—hosting him at the White House and ...

 

War in Yemen

Yemen’s peace talks to start in Sweden next week – British envoy

The United Nations is trying to reconvene talks between the Saudi-backed government led by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Iranian-aligned Houthi group to agree a ...

 

Red Sea

Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti

The Red Sea basin includes 12 states with a combined population of around 300 million. On the eastern shore lie Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Jordan, ...

 

Mobility

The new world of mobility—and what it means for Middle Eastern demand

his shift is affecting not only the automotive industry, but also the energy and chemical industries since they are inextricably linked. The implications for the ...

 

Bahrain

Bahrain readies austerity push, keeping wary eye on opposition

Bahrain’s new parliament is expected to swiftly pass sensitive austerity measures needed to secure a Gulf aid package, but the U.S.-allied government may implement the ...

 

Airbnb

Jewish Americans sue Airbnb over West Bank listing ban

A group of Jewish Americans sued Airbnb Inc on Wednesday in US federal court, accusing the home rental company of religious discrimination over its decision ...

 

Job Skills

The Bayt.com Middle East Skills Gap Survey

Evidence shows that it is challenging for employers across the MENA region to find candidates with the required skills. This difficulty is accentuated when recruiting ...

 

Solar Decathlon

Virginia Tech Team Wins 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East

The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle ...

 

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