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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday, the third stop of his tour of Asian nations that started with visits to Pakistan and India.

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Saudi-China

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Beijing to wrap up Asia goodwill tour

Saudi Arabia has previously expressed a keen interest in taking part in Xi's massive Belt and Road infrastructure plan, which seeks to build roads, ...

 

Saudi-India

Saudi presents a $1 trillion business opportunity: Kamel Al-Munajjed, Chairman of the Saudi Indian Business Council

We have our vision 2030, and India has its vision 2030. We both have a young population, we both have a problem in employment, we ...

 

Saudi-India

Saudi Arabia raises India’s Haj quota to 200,000, releases 850 Indian prisoners

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of ...

 

Saudi-Pakistan

Saudi govt approves immigration facility for pilgrims in Pakistan, increases Haj quota

The Saudi Arabian government has included Pakistan in its 'Road to Makkah' project, allowing pilgrims to undergo immigration clearance at Pakistani airports before leaving for ...

 

Energy

Saudi Arabia resumes familiar role as swing producer

Saudi Arabia has resumed its traditional role as the swing producer, sharply reducing its own output to tighten the oil market and push prices higher. The ...

 

Saudi Women

At the Riyadh mall, Saudi women sell everything from lingerie to popcorn. Meet the kingdom’s new workforce.

On the first floor of the upscale, Riyadh Park shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, customers in black abayas mill around Victoria’s Secret, examining colorful ...

 

Vision 2030

Outlying Saudi regions witness change

It was mid-morning by the time we arrived at a site that few Westerners would associate with the words “Saudi Arabia.” 4x4 vehicles lined the sides ...

 

Defense

BAE Systems warns of risk from German stance on Saudi arms

Leading British defence contractor BAE Systems said German moves to block exports to Saudi Arabia could damage its major deals with the country and weigh ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Former Trump Adviser Flynn Pushed Saudi Nuclear-Plant Plan, Report Says

Former national security adviser Mike Flynn and others within the White House ignored repeated legal and ethical warnings as they pushed early in President Trump’s ...

 

Petrochemicals

Halliburton breaks ground on oilfield chemical plant in Saudi Arabia

Halliburton and Saudi Arabian officials broke ground on the company's new oilfield chemical plant along the Persian Gulf port of Jubail. During a Monday groundbreaking ceremony ...

 

Saudi Aramco-SABIC

Saudi Aramco to decide in first half on financing SABIC buy: CEO

"We have internal resources, then of course there are banks and the bond market, which we are evaluating at the moment," he added. ...

 

Retail

Saudi Alhokair’s mall unit seeks $1 bln from IPO, adds banks

Saudi Arabian shopping malls business Arabian Centres Company, owned by Fawaz Alhokair Group , is seeking $1 billion from a public share listing in the ...

 

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Allies decline request to stay in Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

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Turkey Faces Crucial Vote on EU Accession Before Local Ballot

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UAE signs $5.5 billion in military contracts as Yemen war heightens scrutiny

The United Arab Emirates awarded 20 billion dirhams worth (4.20 billion pounds) of military procurement contracts during a defence show this week. ...

 

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Bahrain to Allow Crypto to Regain Middle East Finance Hub Status

Bahrain, once the Middle East’s hub for financial industries, is attempting to regain its footing by allowing companies using cryptocurrency to work in the country ...

 

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Oman Said to Cut Borrowing Plans as It Turns to Asset Sales

Oman plans to slash its borrowing requirements for 2019 by as much as 70 percent and rely on asset sales to plug one of the ...

 

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