Saudia-Owned Flyadeal Selects Boeing for Expansion Fleet with $3.5b in New Planes

Saudi Arabian discount carrier Flyadeal will switch from an all-Airbus SE fleet to Boeing jets after ordering 30 737 Max narrow-body planes worth $3.5 billion at list prices, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Saudi Oil Policy

Saudis to Cut More Oil Than Planned as OPEC Drums Up Pact

Saudi Arabia, the cartel’s de facto leader, will now reduce its crude output by about 322,000 barrels a day from October, instead of the 250,000 ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco’s Motiva eyes $6.6B petrochemical expansions

The Houston subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's national oil company is considering some $6.6 billion worth of investments in its Port Arthur refinery to expand into ...


2019 Budget

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Budget Report

Saudi Arabia announced its largest ever planned budgeted spending for the year 2019, crossing the one trillion mark for the first time, with a projected ...


2019 Budget

Commentary: Saudi Arabia’s Record Budget Shows Its Economic Reform Program Has Hit The Buffers

The first stage of the plan was spelt out in greater detail in a National Transformation Plan which set lots of targets for 2020. That ...


Bank Settlement

Saudi Banks Reach $4.5 Billion Settlement Over Islamic Taxes

Major banks in Saudi Arabia reached settlements worth a combined 16.7 billion riyals ($4.5 billion) with the kingdom’s tax authority over a religious levy the ...



Boeing Racks Up 737 MAX Orders from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria

In two separate announcements, the Chicago-based company said it has received a commitment from flyadeal, the low-cost unit of Saudi Arabian Airlines, for up to ...


Intelligence Operations

Saudi Arabia modifies intelligence service following Khashoggi murder

The new government departments - for strategy and development, legal affairs, and performance evaluation and internal review - are meant to ensure that intelligence operations ...



Saudi Arabia is $1.8B in arrears to Canada in arms deal

A financial report from the Crown corporation that acts as broker between Saudi Arabia and General Dynamics Land Systems shows the kingdom has fallen behind on ...


Expat Fees

Saudi Economy Minister: We’re Sticking to Expat Fees for Now

"We got mixed feedback so far on the expat fees," Tuwaijri said in an interview in Riyadh. "The position today is business as usual -- ...


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James Mattis

Mattis Resigns Over Disagreements with Trump

In his two-page resignation letter, Mattis said that he was stepping down because of the gulf between his views on the value of alliances and ...


U.S. Foreign Policy

Pulling out of Syria: A primer

The U.S.-led coalition tasked with defeating ISIS in the region last week carried out 208 airstrikes in Syria, according to data released Wednesday. ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Kurdish-led forces in Syria may not be able to contain IS prisoners: official

“Under the threat of the Turkish state, and with the possibility of Daesh (Islamic State) reviving once again, I fear the situation will go out ...


U.S. Foreign Policy

Afghanistan: US military ordered to begin planning to withdraw about half the troops

The decision was made Tuesday, at the same time as President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US military from Syria -- moves that precipitated ...



Afghans, diplomats surprised by report of Trump plan to pull out troops

Afghan officials and America’s Western partners reacted with unease on Friday to reports that the United States planned to withdraw more than 5,000 of its ...


War in Yemen

U.N. to vote Friday to approve advance monitors for Yemen truce

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday to endorse a ceasefire agreed by the warring parties in Yemen’s Hodeidah region and ...



US Envoy Doubts Afghan Taliban’s Desire for Peace

Khalilzad's remarks to Afghan media following his latest face-to-face meeting with the Taliban echoed those expressed privately by some Western diplomats in the capital. ...


Shale Oil

U.S. oil production to be equal to Russia plus Saudi Arabia by 2025

Total oil production in the United States will be nearly equal to that of Russia and Saudi Arabia combined by 2025, the head of the ...


Trump Administration

Trump’s Stand on Saudi Murder Boosts Emoluments Lawsuit, AGs Say

Donald Trump’s continued support for Saudi Arabia even after a reported CIA finding that its crown prince ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi bolsters ...


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