Saudi Media Powerhouse SRMG Launches Independent Arabia

The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) and the UK online publisher The Independent have launched a new digital news site,

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Saudi Arabia’s entertainment plan for 2019 is pretty grand, here’s a breakdown

On Tuesday, Turki Al Al-Sheikh - Saudi Arabia's newly appointed General Entertainment Authority chairman - unveiled a program aimed at making 2019 the kingdom's "year of entertainment." ...



Analysis: Is Saudi Arabia about to pour billions into Pakistan?

Meanwhile, Pakistan has been unwilling to share details of any Chinese investment and financing in the country, something the IMF insists it must examine to ...


Independent Arabia

Independent Arabia launched by Saudi media group SRMG

The four foreign-language sites will feature translated articles from alongside content from teams of SRMG journalists based in London, Islamabad, Istanbul and New York, as ...


Saudi Aramco

Aramco, Air Products to build first Saudi hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fuelling station

Saudi Aramco and Air Products and Chemicals Inc said on Friday they agreed to jointly build the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fueling station in ...



Saudi crown prince offers full support for Iraq’s security: Iraq PM’s office

The countries have been at loggerheads since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The call was the latest indication of attempts to improve relations, ...



Saudi Arabia Latest Nation to Offer Help to Crisis-Hit Sudan

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to offer economic support to Sudan, as anti-government protests sparked by soaring living costs in the northern African nation ...



Saudi, Pakistani army chiefs discuss defense ties

Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, military chief of staff of Saudi Arabia, met with Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa at the ...



UAE, Saudi Arabia narrow gender gap but still much to do

World Economic Forum report says Middle East region continues to rank last globally for closing gender gap ...



Saudi Companies See Profit Growth

Around 16 Saudi firms listed in the local capital market have announced the fiscal results of Q4 2018. The results showed a growth exceeding 5.7 percent, ...


Saudi Film

Filmmaker helps bring true story of Saudi royal to silver screen

“Trying to find an ‘Abdul Aziz’ was the most difficult because he was 6 feet 4 inches tall with huge hands, so trying to find ...


Jamal Khashoggi

UN executions expert to visit Turkey to lead Khashoggi inquiry

A UN expert on executions is to travel to Turkey next week to lead an “independent international inquiry” into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the ...



Rights groups, British MPs call for access to Saudi detainees

A group of British lawmakers threatened to publish their own report detailing allegations of mistreatment unless Riyadh grants them access to the women detainees by ...


Corruption Crackdown

Bakr bin Laden temporarily released from Saudi detention – sources

Bakr bin Laden, former chairman of construction giant Saudi Binladin Group, has been temporarily released nearly 15 months after his arrest in Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption ...


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U.S. Liquids

US oil to eclipse Russia and Saudi Arabia combined by 2025

Historically, the US, Russia and Saudi Arabia have consistently switched places at the top of the global list of liquid producers – measuring crude oil, ...


Taliban Talks

Top Taliban Leader Joins Talks with US

A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group’s political office in Qatar ...


Trump Foreign Policy

Russia, China Will Exploit West’s ‘Isolationist Tendencies,’ Says New Intel Strategy

The U.S.’s “traditional adversaries” — read: Russia and China — will seek to use “the weakening of the post-WWII international order and…increasingly isolationist tendencies in ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Down to Its Last 2 Villages in Syria, ISIS Still Fights Back

At its height, the group enforced its brutal version of Islamic rule over more than 60,000 square miles in Syria and Iraq. It is now ...


Iran in the Region

New US sanctions target Iran-backed fighters in Syria

The United States has announced new sanctions on two Iran-backed militias fighting in Syria in a move aimed at raising pressure on Tehran and the ...



The Smart City as a Billboard of Progress

the smart-city concept is not a magical elixir. Without good planning and the right political and business climate, these projects may very well fail, as ...


Global Oil Markets

Total CEO names his top risk for oil markets – and it’s not what you think

"The main risk for the oil market is the situation in the Middle East because this is the big area of production, not only in ...



‘Under siege’, oil industry mulls raising returns and PR game

When the global oil industry held its biggest annual gathering this week in the Swiss town of Davos, it invited banking bosses and fund managers ...



High heat but no record: 2018 was 4th warmest year on Earth

Only 2016, 2017 and 2015 were warmer than last year, with only small differences among them. That was mostly because of natural yearly weather variations ...


Culture and Arts

“The Image Book,” Reviewed: Jean-Luc Godard Confronts Cinema’s Depiction of the Arab World

Godard shows clips from many Arabic-language films produced in the Middle East and sketches a history of movies from the region along the lines of ...



Hamas says rejects Qatari aid millions over Israeli conditions

Under an informal agreement struck in November, Gulf state Qatar has sent $15 million a month into the strip. ...



U.S. Navy veteran Michael White held in Iran over private lawsuit

A veteran of the U.S. Navy has been jailed in Iran after he was named in an unspecified lawsuit filed by a private citizen, officials ...


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