U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Kushner, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meet in Riyadh

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President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman yesterday in Riyadh.

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Saudi Stock Market

Saudi bourse expects $15-$20 bln in passive fund inflows in 2019

Tadawul, Saudi Arabia’s main stock exchange and the Middle East’s largest bourse, will join the FTSE Russell and MSCI emerging market indices in March and ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

White House: Kushner Met With Saudi King, Crown Prince MBS

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on ...

 

Absher

2 million women on Absher as Saudi app users surge

“Now the number of Absher users has reached 11.6 million, accessing more than 160 services,” said Alkhesifan. “And we will keep adding new ones.” ...

 

Women in Sports

Saudi cyclist says it takes a ‘brave heart’ to normalize the sport for women

“I think my generation of women , in general, have mixed feelings because we’re so happy that it happened, but we’re kind of sad that ...

 

Natural Gas

Saudi Arabia Aims To Become Large Natural Gas Exporter

Saudi Arabia aims to export as much as 3 billion cubic feet of gas per day by 2030, the chief executive of the Kingdom’s oil ...

 

Renewable Energy

Saudi renewable energy: Launch of targets receives mixed reaction

While Saudi Arabia’s new 58.7GW clean energy target for 2030 outstrips anything else planned in the Middle East, it also creates a feeling of deja ...

 

Nomu

Tadawul unveils major changes to Nomu Parallel Market

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced today a series structural changes to Nomu - the Parallel Market, aimed at supporting the growth, development and sustainability ...

 

Stock Market

Saudi market cross-listing regulations expected in second quarter

Regulations to allow companies from other Gulf countries to list on Saudi Arabia’s stock market are expected to be finalised in the second quarter of ...

 

Acwa Power

Saudi’s Acwa makes China push with Silk Road Fund, Huawei deals

Acwa Power’s president, Paddy Padmanathan, said the company had increasingly entered collaborations with Chinese investors, financial service providers, technology providers, and engineering, procurement, and construction ...

 

Red Sea Project

Pre-construction progress for Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Project in 2019

The project’s ‘Base Camp’, located on a coastal area near the southern end of the 28,000km2 development, marks the first of “numerous enabling works” that ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco To Discontinue Fuel Oil Production By 2024

Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Saudi Aramco targets to stop producing fuel oil at its refineries by 2024, as stricter environmental regulations for the shipping industry ...

 

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India-Pakistan

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says Indian pilot to be freed in peace gesture

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament Thursday that his country will shortly release an Indian pilot it captured the day before, calling it a ...

 

U.S.A.

Image of U.S. Leadership Now Poorer Than China’s

After tumbling to a record-low 30% during the first year of Trump's presidency, the image of the U.S. is still as poor in his second. ...

 

Red Sea

Analysis: Seeing Red – Trade and Threats Shaping Gulf-Horn Relations

The Red Sea is fast becoming a critical economic and security node between the Gulf states and the Horn of Africa, so Washington should work ...

 

U.S.-EU

Is the U.S. Losing Europe When It Comes to the Middle East?

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security. ...

 

Turkey

Turkey conducts largest ever navy drill as tensions rise in Mediterranean

Turkish armed forces began the largest naval exercise in the country's history on Wednesday, with 103 military vessels and thousands of soldiers conducting operations in ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

Mass grave containing dozens of women found in Syria’s Baghouz, says SDF

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Gaza

Gaza′s youth stares into the abyss

The "Great March of Return" is a series of demonstrations which started a year ago calling for an end to Gaza's crippling air, sea and ...

 

Israel

Netanyahu corruption charges decision expected today

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Airbus

Airbus eyes warplane with no German parts after Saudi arms ban: sources

Airbus has decided to redesign the C295 military transport aircraft it builds in Spain to remove German components following Germany’s freeze on arms exports to ...

 

Extremism

Perspective: The Dangerous Spread of Extremist Manifestos

If all this fascination with Breivik had remained in the realm of talk, it would not amount to much, but Breivik has inspired a number ...

 

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