U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

In Dhahran, Energy Secretary Perry, Al-Falih Discuss Oil Markets, Nuclear Possibilities

Rick Perry and Khalid Al-Falih in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry held a round of talks with Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih and Aramco CEO Amin Nasser as well other energy industry figures in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

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GCC Summit

GCC appoints new chief of joint military command at Riyadh summit

For the second year running, the annual GCC summit was reduced to a single day, instead of the usual two to three days, as the ...

 

Oil Prices

Saudi Arabia Juggles Iran and US Shale to Deliver OPEC Deal

Yet, the deal Khalid Al-Falih hammered out to reduce production by 1.2 million barrels a day, which sent oil prices soaring on Friday, was based ...

 

Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi foreign minister rules out extraditing suspects in Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul’s chief prosecutor filed warrants ...

 

Nuclear

Perry Pursues Reactor Deal Amid Congressional Ire at Saudis

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pressing ahead with efforts to strike a deal that would allow U.S. companies such as Westinghouse Electric Co. build ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Congress digs in for prolonged Saudi battle

House Democrats, meanwhile, are planning to launch their own Saudi-crackdown efforts when they regain the majority in January, ensuring Trump’s foreign policy headaches continue into ...

 

Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia Is Said to Review Expat Fees as Economy Feels Sting

The aim of the review is to reconcile the government’s fiscal needs with the ability of the private sector to hire and grow, one of ...

 

Haj and Umrah Facts

Saudi: Annual Pilgrimage Plays Significant Role In Tourism

Pakistan tops the number of pilgrims, reaching 426,969 and Indonesia and India come next with 256,677 and 210,841 respectively. Malaysia, which sent 78,575 pilgrims, was ...

 

Spark

Saudi Crown Prince to launch King Salman Energy Park project

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to launch the kingdom’s new King Salman Energy Park project – known as SPARK – on Monday. ...

 

Fun with Maps

Size of Saudi Arabia compared to Texas

Texas is approximately 678,052 sq km, while Saudi Arabia is approximately 2,149,690 sq km. Meanwhile, the population of Texas is ~25.1 million people (3.4 million ...

 

Entrepreneurship

Laying Out ArabNet’s Innovation Report: A Look At Saudi Arabia’s Tech Startup Scene

The Saudi Arabian tech startup scene is continuously on the rise compared to the MENA ecosystems. A year ago, ArabNet dove into the Kingdom’s ecosystem ...

 

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War in Yemen

Yemen warring parties talk peace in Sweden as food shipments reportedly cleared

Yemen's warring parties have held the first direct talks in UN-led peace efforts to iron out a prisoner swap, one of several confidence-building measures intended ...

 

Yemen Civil War

U.S. wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The United States wants to continue support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and ...

 

GCC Economies

How Should GCC Countries Diversify Their Economies And Promote Inclusive Growth?

Recent volatility in oil prices underscore the need for the six countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the ...

 

Huawei

Huawei CFO committed fraud in breach of US sanctions, prosecutors say

Meng Wanzhou lied about links between telecoms giant and shell company, Vancouver court hears as bail arguments continue ...

 

Qatar

Qatar’s Ruler Snubs Saudi Summit Invite as Gulf Rift Festers

The invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to his Qatari counterpart to attend Sunday’s gathering of Gulf monarchies, after 18 months as a regional pariah, ...

 

Syria

Perspective: The Road to Damascus: The Arabs March Back to Befriend Assad

The Syrian government is closing in on victory and Assad will likely remain in power for the foreseeable future. And now, Damascus is poised to ...

 

Migration Study

More Than 750 Million Worldwide Would Migrate If They Could

Gallup's surveys throughout this period found 15% of the world's adults -- or more than 750 million people -- saying they would like to move ...

 

Israel in the Region

Israeli airliners to fly over Sudan and Oman as Netanyahu courts ex-foe

Netanyahu says skies have been opened to Israeli airliners after recent outreach to Arab and Muslim countries ...

 

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