Positives Seen in Latest Saudi Government Labor Market Data as Vision 2030 Reforms Take Hold

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 emphasizes that Saudi Arabia will be a "tolerant country with Islam as its constitution and moderation as its method."

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OPEC

OPEC oil output drops further in February as Saudi over-delivers on cuts

OPEC oil supply fell to a four-year low in February, a Reuters survey found, as top exporter Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies over-delivered on ...

 

EU Blacklist

After Saudi king’s letter, EU states move to block dirty-money list

For the list to be blocked, a majority of 21 states is estimated to be necessary. One EU official said that more than 20 countries, ...

 

U.S. Congress

U.S. lawmakers press for oversight of any Saudi nuclear deal

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to ensure congressional oversight of any civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between the United States and ...

 

Asia Tour

Saudi crown prince’s Asia tour heralds Gulf’s ‘Eastward Shift 2.0’

Chinese will now be taught as part of the curriculum in all Saudi schools. If you are looking for signs of Eastward Shift 2.0, this ...

 

Saudi Reserves

Saudi finance minister defends reforms, touts ‘significant reserves’

"We have significant reserves. We have significant wealth, we have a significant economy that is growing. We are the largest economy in the region, and ...

 

Saudi-Germany

Germany likely to extend halt on Saudi arms exports, source says

The German government on Friday said it would decide before the end of March whether to extend its halt on weapons shipments to Saudi Arabia, ...

 

Hamza bin Laden

Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Hamza bin Laden

Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly ...

 

Entertainment

Warner Music Seeks Stake in Saudi Record Label

Warner Music Group is in talks to buy a large minority stake in Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal’s music company, people familiar with the ...

 

Water

Saudi Arabia water: Riyadh is turning to the private sector to fund projects

Riyadh is turning to the private sector to meet the growing demand for wastewater and potable water infrastructure Saudi Arabia’s water sector has undergone numerous changes ...

 

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Uber

Uber is in advanced talks to buy Middle East rival Careem, sources say

The companies may announce a cash-and-shares transaction that values Careem at about $3 billion in the coming weeks, the people said, asking not to be ...

 

India-Pakistan

Crowds gather for Indian pilot’s release

Crowds of Indians are gathering near a border crossing with Pakistan ahead of the release of an Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan. ...

 

War in Yemen

Hunt begins Gulf visit in attempt to salvage Yemen peace plan

Britain’s foreign secretary has begun a three-day visit to the Middle East in an effort to salvage Yemen’s faltering ceasefire, telling Houthi rebels they must ...

 

Turkey

Perspective: How Turkey is turning to Russia amid row with US over Syria

The call comes as Turkey is increasingly expressing its displeasure over the Donald Trump administration’s reluctance to allow Ankara to retain a powerful military presence ...

 

Shale Oil

U.S. Shale Can Add a Saudi Arabia and Pay Investors, Rystad Says

U.S. shale-oil companies are on track to add production equivalent to Saudi Arabia’s output by 2030, without needing the external financing the industry’s boom has ...

 

Netanyahu

Is Israel PM in more trouble now than ever before?

On top of that, he is facing his most formidable political rival in years: a former chief of the armed forces, Benny Gantz, who leads ...

 

China in the Region

China’s envoy says Turkish Uighur criticism could hit economic ties

Turkey risks jeopardizing economic ties with China if it keeps criticizing Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, China’s envoy to Ankara warned, just as Chinese firms ...

 

Msheireb

Can Qatar’s low-carbon city show a greener Middle East future?

Many of the more than 100 buildings in Msheireb - apartments, offices, hotels, a shopping mall and a primary school - are fitted with solar ...

 

Somalia

Death toll from Al Shabaab suicide car bomb in Somalia rises to 29 – police

The death toll from an Al Shabaab suicide car bombing at a Mogadishu hotel rose to 29 with 80 wounded, police said on Friday, as ...

 

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