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Saudi Arabia strikes $10 billion China deal, talks de-radicalization with Xi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi ...


MBS in China

IN PICTURES: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tours Great Wall of China

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was seen touring the Great Wall of China on the first day of his official trip to Beijing. Accompanying the ...



Saudi Arabia’s Asia focus to drive Middle East construction boom

Asian investments have steadily flowed into the Middle East over the years, as evidenced by the number of thriving Indian construction firms in the Gulf, ...


Indian Entertainment

Entertainment deals with India aims to bring Bollywood to Saudi Arabia

The MoUs signed between the GEA and  the creative agency Totem Spot FZE to plan Bollywood concerts in the Kingdom in 2019, and entertainment agency ...


Military Industry

Paramount Group eyes Saudi Arabia for possible manufacturing plant

“The region is becoming much easier place to do business. Governments in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have a clear interest ...



This Saudi tour guide wants you to come to his hometown, Jeddah

Kamal, who didn’t give his full name, doesn’t get paid to do this and isn't employed by an agency or anything. He was born and ...


Alawwal Bank

It’s all about new ideas at Saudi Arabia’s oldest bank

The high-tech gizmos of Alawwal – formerly Saudi Hollandi – are a far cry from the bank’s origins in 1926, six years before King Abdul ...


BAE Systems

BAE Systems shares fall over Germany’s ban on arms exports to Saudis

Germany is part of a four-country consortium that builds the Eurofighter Typhoon and its ban could threaten the future of lead partner BAE’s pending £10bn ...


Peninsula Shield

Qatar joins Saudi Arabia for joint military exercise

The joint drill, named the “Peninsula Shield”, will continue until 12 March, and will consist of training and exercises on land, sea and air. A ...



Russia’s Sibur Revives Project Plans in China, Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, energy giant Saudi Aramco started talks with Sibur in 2017 on plans for a synthetic-rubber plant in the kingdom as part of ...


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Regional and related topics


U.S. to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

The United States will leave “a small peacekeeping group” of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

‘Did you bring cigarettes?’: Meet the SDF fighters on the frontline in the Islamic State’s last refuge

Little known outside of Deir Ezzor province, even by many Syrians, Baghouz has become IS’s last refuge in Syria – and they are losing more ...


Global Energy Trends

BP Flags the Role of New Energy Kids on the Block

The energy system is undergoing a radical shift away from fossil fuels in a world where oil is no longer king. However, to meet demand ...


Global Oil Markets

Twelve Empty Supertankers Reveal Truths About Today’s Oil Market

The 12 vessels are making voyages of as much as 21,000 miles direct from Asia, all the way around South Africa, holding nothing but seawater ...


Jihadi Strategy

Analysis: Sunni Jihad Turns Away From Transnational Terrorism

It advises followers that al-Qaeda’s stated strategy of going after the “far enemy” was not set in stone, and that, in the current moment, a ...



Iran showcases first submarine cruise missile as part of Gulf war games

Iran has showcased its first submarine cruise missile as part of extensive naval drills at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the state news agency ...



Perspective: Bring a Measure of Justice to the End of the Afghanistan War

We have a collective responsibility to ensure that we exit the war in Afghanistan honorably by providing due care for those who had our backs ...


PR Prospects

Middle East PR market outlook: ‘Irrepressible optimism tempered by talent headache’

Less than half of PR shops feel there is a "plentiful supply of intelligent, well-educated talent in this market" or feel that the "PR Industry ...



Idex 2019: UAE Armed Forces inks $5.5 billion worth of contracts beating previous year

The biggest single contract awarded during the event was a Dh5.73bn deal related to the Patriot missile systems manufactured by Raytheon of the US. ...


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