U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Secretary of State Pompeo Meets Top Saudi Leadership in Riyadh

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday, discussion topics ranging from the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, threats from Iran and the Saudi response to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

Pompeo spends 45 minutes with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince in Riyadh on Monday, but will cut short the rest of ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudis Say OPEC+ Oil Cuts Provided `Lifeline’ to U.S. Shale

If more needs to be done for oil, “we will do it,” Al-Falih said. “If we look beyond the noise of weekly data and vibration ...

 

Saudi Bonds

Saudi government borrowings set to soar in 2019

Many analysts say the budget deficit could be much higher than projected, with some analysts forecasting that it could be in the range of 7 ...

 

Riyad-NCB Merger

Saudi’s Riyad Bank picks Goldman to advise on talks with NCB: sources

Saudi Arabia’s Riyad Bank 1010.SE has chosen Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to advise on its merger talks with National Commercial Bank 1180.SE, two sources familiar with ...

 

Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia plans $2 billion solar and carbon black complex: official

Saudi Arabia plans to develop a $2 billion solar and carbon black integrated complex in partnership with China’s Longi and South Korea’s OCI, a Saudi ...

 

Prince Turki Al-Faisal

Saudi prince on US, Syria and more

A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria. Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would ...

 

Saudi-Pakistan

Saudi Arabia to set up $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan

Pakistan wants to attract investment and other financial support to tackle a soaring current account deficit caused partly by rising oil prices. Last year, Saudi ...

 

NEOM

First flight lands at Saudi Arabia’s Neom Airport in Sharma

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) operated the first chartered flight to Neom Airport in Sharma, located in the Tabuk region. The flight carried 130 staff of ...

 

ACWA Power

ACWA plans to make solar panels as part of SoftBank and Saudi fund’s US$200 billion project

ACWA Power plans to expand into solar panel manufacturing, its chief executive said, in a move which would put the power and water plants developer ...

 

Life in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi weddings, small is the new beautiful

Weddings in the oil-rich kingdom are typically lavish affairs, with a bulging guest list which is seen both as a social obligation and a symbol ...

 

Aramex

Aramex acquires Saudi Tal in $80m deal as it seeks expansion in the kingdom 

Aramex, the largest Middle East courier and logistics company, acquired Saudi Tal for Commerce and Contract company as it expands its operations in the region’s ...

 

Media

Saudi Arabia has 660 digital newspapers against 13 print editions: GaStat

The print newspapers represent only 1.9 percent of the Saudi media but industry sources believe that they are still preserving their credibility and professionalism among ...

 

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U.S.-Turkey

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. ...

 

U.S.-Iran

White House Sought Options to Strike Iran

The Pentagon complied with the NSC’s request to develop options for striking Iran, the officials said. But it isn’t clear if the proposals were provided ...

 

Syria

Arab nations inch toward rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

It can seem like a mind-boggling reversal for a leader whose military once seemed dangerously close to collapse. But Russia’s military intervention, which began in ...

 

Counter Terrorism

This Map Shows Where in the World the U.S. Military Is Combatting Terrorism

The infographic reveals for the first time that the U.S. is now operating in 40 percent of the world’s nations ...

 

Israel in the Region

Opinion: The Man Who Humbled Qassim Suleimani

“We operated under a certain threshold until two-and-a-half years ago,” Eisenkot explains, referring to Israel’s initial policy of mainly striking weapons shipments destined for Hezbollah ...

 

U.S. Middle East Policy

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, U.S.’s Pompeo lands in Riyadh

“We’re hoping that the unity of GCC will increase in the days and weeks and months ahead,” Pompeo said, adding that Gulf unity was essential ...

 

AI

How artificial intelligence will affect the future of energy and climate

The impacts of AI are numerous, but four clusters of impacts seem most likely to affect energy and climate—two will alter the supply and demand ...

 

Qatar

U.S. wants Qatar to challenge Russian gas in Europe, U.S. official says

The United States wants Qatar, the world’s top liquefied natural gas supplier, to challenge Russia’s gas dominance in Europe, a U.S. administration official said on ...

 

Iran

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

In June, Iran informed the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog that it will increase its nuclear enrichment capacity within the limits set by the 2015 agreement with ...

 

UAE

Masdar’s Al Lamki on Renewable Investments, Opportuntities

Bader Al Lamki, executive director of clean energy at Masdar, discusses his wind project in Saudi Arabia, where he's finding opportunity, his budget for expansion ...

 

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