ENERGY

Saudi Arabia Eyes Major Domestic Energy Conservation by 2030, Al Falih Says

200 gigawatts of solar could provide 95 percent of the country’s current electricity needs.
Saudi Arabia expects to throttle back domestic energy consumption by 2030 by up to the equivalent of 2m barrels of oil per day, in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 economic and social reform initiative, according to comments made by Khalid Al-Falih published by Reuters.

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

Pompeo Remarks to Traveling Press: Riyadh

The President’s aim there, I think, is the one that we have been talking about for some time, which is that we want to make ...

 

E-Commerce

A diamond in the desert: Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce market is poised to boom

With a private consumption of around $270 billion, Saudi Arabia is the Middle East’s largest market, with a competitive landscape that comprises a mix of ...

 

Energy

Saudi Arabia sees domestic energy use falling, plans renewables push

Saudi Arabia expects domestic energy consumption to fall by 1.5 million to 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2030 as a result ...

 

Tourism

Unlocking a kingdom’s long-hidden treasures

The first visitors he hopes to lure are Saudi citizens, resident expatriates and regional visitors. Within four years, the aim is for half of the site’s visitors ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Commentary: What All That Oil Really Means for the Saudis

Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries have long been viewed as having inflated reserves assessments in the 1980s for political reasons. ...

 

Saudi-Syria

Saudi foreign ministry denies reopening Damascus embassy – state TV

A source at the Saudi foreign ministry denied comments attributed to Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf as completely untrue, according to a statement. ...

 

Divorce

Women This Week: Saudi Arabia Stops “Secret Divorces”

Saudi courts are now required to notify women of divorce proceedings, in an effort to curb the practice of “secret divorces” whereby men can unilaterally ...

 

Women

Saudi Arabia to probe allegations that women activists tortured

The public prosecutor is investigating allegations that several women’s rights activists have been tortured in Saudi jail, according to three people familiar with the matter, ...

 

Water

Ways Saudi Arabia is looking to save water

With Saudi Arabia ranking among the top five countries in the world in terms of water scarcity, the Kingdom is changing the way it produces, ...

 

Weather in Arabia

Dust storms, low temperatures and rainfall expected for several regions across Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection announced on Monday that dust storms and a drop in temperature will affect several regions of ...

 

Ronaldo

Juventus superstars including Cristiano Ronaldo land in Jeddah ahead of Supercoppa Italiana clash with Milan

Some of world's biggest football stars arrived in Jeddah on Monday evening as the Juventus side touched down in Saudi Arabia ahead of their Supercoppa Italiana matchup ...

 

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Syria

Erdogan says Turkey to create Syria ‘safe zone’

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Oil Prices

U.S. Envoy Insists No More Waivers for Buyers of Iran’s Oil

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Oil Prices

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Israel-Egypt

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NATO

Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia

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Davos

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Iran

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War in Yemen

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Lebanon

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