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Large Quantities of Natural Gas Discovered in Red Sea, Al-Falih Says

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Large quantities of gas have been discovered in the Red Sea, the official Saudi Press Agency said, citing comments made by Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih.

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Economy

Saudi private sector employment growth falls to 5-year low

The growth of Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector rose to its highest level for more than a year in February but employment levels were near ...

 

Banking and Finance

Saudi Arabia leads GCC’s $2.5bn IPO activity in 2018

The MENA region raised $2.9 billion through 26 IPOs during 2018, significantly down on the previous year, according to the latest EY MENA IPO Eye ...

 

Natural Gas

Saudi Energy Minister: Large quantities of gas discovered in Red Sea

Large quantities of gas have been discovered in the Red Sea, Saudi state news agency SPA quoted energy minister Khalid Al-Falih as saying. ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Perspective: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman won’t change his course despite the West’s rebuke

That Riyadh has endured only the slightest course corrections amid months of controversy speaks, firstly, to the durability of the monarchy’s economic ties with a ...

 

Women's Rights

Perspective: Why is Saudi Arabia under attack on women’s issues?

The focus on women’s issues in Saudi Arabia is clearly politically motivated, at this time in particular, when their situation has been improving dramatically. ...

 

Princess Reema

Saudi Ambassador to US Princess Reema hailed as ‘inspiring figure’ for female empowerment

A recognized global figure, Princess Reema has spoken publicly about the inclusion of women in the Saudi workforce, describing the liberalization under way as “evolution, ...

 

Zakat

Saudi says no current plans to raise Islamic tax for private sector

Saudi Arabia has no current plans to increase Islamic tax levels in the private sector, the General Authority of Zakat and Tax said on Friday, ...

 

Security

Saudis shoot down drone aimed at kingdom, Saudi TV reports

Saudi Arabia’s air defense systems shot down a drone over the kingdom on Friday, the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen said, and it accused the ...

 

Saudi Cinema

Saudi cinemas are getting ready to show a Filipino film for the first time ever

Saudi cinemas have announced the first screening of a Filipino film in the region. The General Commission for Audiovisual Media will be showing “Jack Em ...

 

Endeavor

Endeavor Returns Money to Saudi Arabia, Protesting Khashoggi Murder

In recent weeks, Mr. Emanuel’s firm returned the $400 million investment, effectively severing Endeavor’s relationship with Saudi leaders, according to two people with knowledge of ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Report: USAID tried — and failed — to convince Saudi Arabia not to strike civilian targets in Yemen

“In the beginning of the war, we, at the State Department, thought that the best approach was to work with our partners, work with our ...

 

Society

Saudi TV host gifted 7 camels

Back in February, MBC TV host Narjes Al Awami realized camels are another level of appreciation for ones work when she received three camels while covering the festival. A ...

 

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In a pivotal geopolitical shift, the United States will soon export more oil and liquids than Saudi Arabia. This remarkable turnaround is made possible by ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

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Anti-ISIS Campaign

ISIS Is ‘Waiting for the Right Time to Resurge’: CENTCOM Commander

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Drones

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Diego Garcia

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Iran

Iranian Hackers Have Hit Hundreds of Companies in Past Two Years

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Afghanistan

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Desalination

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Parsons

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