AL-ULA

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Lays Founding Stone on Future Saudi Tourism Spot Al Ula

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched more tourism projects in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, including a resort designed by a renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, and a nature reserve.

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Expat Fees

Saudi King approves $3bn refund plan for expat worker permit fees

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has approved a scheme worth $3.1bn (SAR11.5bn) to reimburse some private-sector ...

 

U.S. Congress

Senator Says Congress can sanction Saudis without Trump

Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chris Murphy tells Jake Tapper that Congress could impose sanctions even if the President doesn't comply with a law requiring ...

 

Adel Al-Jubeir

Transcript: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on “Face the Nation,”

The following is a transcript of the interview with Adel al-Jubeir, minister of state for foreign affairs of Saudi Arabia, that aired Sunday, Feb. 10, ...

 

Jeff Bezos

Saudi Arabia denies role in leak of Jeff Bezos’s messages to National Enquirer

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has denied that it had anything to do with the leaking of intimate photographs and texts of the Amazon chief ...

 

Saudi-Jordan

Saudis Get Behind $705 Million Project for Fellow Arab Monarchy

Saudi Arabia is bolstering efforts to shore up the economy of a fellow Arab monarchy with a 500 million-dinar ($705 million) joint investment in Jordan. ...

 

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince launches mega tourism projects in ancient area of Al-Ula

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched on Sunday mega tourism projects in Al-Ula, including a resort designed by a renowned French ...

 

Jihadi Study

Saudi Study: Millennial Jihadis Educated, Not Outcasts

Researcher Abdullah bin Khaled Al-Saud said the fighters were neither loners nor social outcasts but appear to have been motivated by the heightened sectarianism that ...

 

Bahri

Saudi Arabia’s Bahri is ‘not breaching US sanctions’

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) on Sunday clarified that its giant oil tanker “ABQAIQ” was not breaching the US sanctions on Venezuela. ...

 

Saudi Workforce

Two measures ease Saudization rules for some employers

Eligible employers will have a more up-to-date system for calculating their Saudization rating and will be able to replace foreign workers in designated shortage occupations ...

 

Technology

Largest Saudi coding initiative reaches over 1 million

The Misk Foundation celebrated the completion of the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in Saudi Arabia, at ...

 

Saudi Cinema

Saudi Arabia’s Film Scene Hits the Reset Button in Berlin

Just a week after Raed Alsermari’s satire Dunya’s Day won the short film jury prize for international fiction in Sundance (the first time Saudi Arabia ...

 

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