U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Fahad Nazer Named New Saudi Embassy Spokesperson in Washington

The Saudi Embassy in Washington.
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington has appointed Fahad Nazer as official spokesperson, according to a press release and announcement made public yesterday.

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Davos

Saudis to Davos: Move on from Khashoggi, let’s do business

The Davos gathering in the Swiss Alps is a chance for the Saudis to try to put behind them months of intense criticism over the ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Aramco Said to Seek Advisers for Landmark Dollar Bond, Loan

Aramco has said it plans to tap the market in the second quarter. The process of accessing the dollar debt market will force the world’s ...

 

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Leading Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour: Stop portraying Arab women as victims

Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, was honored this week with the WEF’s Crystal Award as an “exceptional cultural leader” and a force for ...

 

Economy

Video: Saudi Finance Minister Expects 2.6% GDP Growth in 2019

Saudi Arabia Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan discusses Saudi Arabia's economic plan and oil price volatility. He speaks at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in ...

 

Economy

Saudi Pumps More Than $40 Billion Into New Development Projects

The new development projects will see astronomical investments totaling SAR150 billion ($40 billion), of which SAR 85 billion ($22.6 billion) is allocated to Waad AlShamal ...

 

Saudi-Lebanon

Saudis will support Lebanon ‘all the way’ – finance minister

Lebanon has one of the world's highest levels of public debt as a proportion of national output and its economy is stagnant. International lenders are ...

 

Embassy Spokesperson

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Appoints Fahad Nazer as Official Spokesperson

An experienced political analyst, Nazer has held positions with JTG, Inc., Array Information Technology, Inc., and the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He previously ...

 

Security

Can Saudi Arabia produce ballistic missiles? Satellite imagery raises questions

The kingdom faces an Israel armed with an advanced nuclear and missile program and an Iran that has continued to perfect its own abilities to ...

 

Foreign Labor

Saudi Arabia: Block visas to be issued for two years again

The policy eases one of the recent Saudization rules and allows employers a longer time frame to recruit expatriates employees and assign work visas. ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Russia Declares That Saudi Investments Reach $2.5 Billion

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) in 2015 signed an agreement to invest up to $10 billion in Russia through a partnership with the Russian ...

 

Corruption Crackdown

Saudi businessman, two consultants released from detention: sources

Saudi businessman Amr Dabbagh and two management consultants have been released more than a year ago after their detention in a corruption crackdown which has ...

 

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Terror Attacks

Worldwide Terror Attacks Shrink to Lowest Level Since 2011, Reveals New Report from Jane’s by IHS Markit

Major decreases in violence in Syria and Iraq led total global terror attacks to fall by 33% in 2018 ...

 

Warsaw Conference

US backtracks on Iran-focused conference in Poland after objections

European objections have forced the United States to backtrack on plans to stage a two-day conference in Poland focused on building a global coalition against ...

 

OPEC

U.S. oil firms tell OPEC their growth will slow

U.S. oil producers sought on Wednesday to soothe OPEC’s worries about losing market share, telling the group that investors in the U.S. firms wanted a ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Russia says oil price war with U.S. would be too costly

Russia should not unleash an oil price war against the United States but rather stick with output cuts even at the cost of losing market ...

 

Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Need to Go All In to Spur a Record Bond Rally

A day after Lebanon’s bonds sank following a credit rating downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service, a show of support by Saudi Arabia was enough to ...

 

Prince Khaled bin Salman

Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the US urged the United Nations on Thursday to take the Houthi militia to task for “reneging on their commitments” under ...

 

Iran

Iran arrested 7,000 in crackdown on dissent during 2018 – Amnesty

Those swept up by the crackdown included protesters, students, lawyers, journalists, environmental and women's rights activists, and trade unionists. ...

 

Tunisia

Perspective: Tunisia’s democracy on life support as politicians squabble

Young people are stuck having to choose between Lampedusa and DAESH.” Lamloum was referring to the Italian island where thousands of desperate Tunisians aided by trafficking ...

 

Israel

Corruption Allegations Fail to Dent Netanyahu’s Popularity

A slim majority of Israelis (51%) interviewed last summer -- after news broke that Israeli police had enough evidence to indict him for bribery -- ...

 

U.S. Economy

Government shutdown: “Pain will intensify” to wider economy

The shutdown's biggest effect on the economy is likely to be the cutback in federal spending. But consumer spending, which is critical to growth, is ...

 

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