Second ‘Mega Entertainment Hub’ Planned for Riyadh Will Be Over 30 Acres

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Saudi authorities have announced a second major entertainment hub for citizens and visitors of the Kingdom's capital city, Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia wants its airline to challenge Emirates and Qatar

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first international air show as it seeks to turn its national airline into a global player. ...



Saudi Competition Czar to Wield More Power With Revamped Law

Saudi Arabia’s competition enforcement will have more teeth under a revamped law meant to attract investment at a time the kingdom looks to diversify its ...



Saudi Arabia construction projects hit $1tn despite $163bn on hold

Construction projects worth $1.1tn (SAR4.2tn) are at various stages of development in Saudi Arabia as developers such as state-owned Saudi Aramco and contractors like Saudi Binladin ...



Perspective: Mohammed bin Salman Is Here to Stay

All previous successions had followed a clear pattern of age and seniority among the sons of the founder. Having taken the momentous step of overturning ...



Bids invited for 7 solar projects worth $1.51bn

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), under the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, invited on Monday bids to qualify for seven greenfield ...



India Targets Saudi Investment in Building Strategic Oil Reserve

India, which imports four out of every five barrels of oil it consumes, is expanding its strategic reserves to shield from perennial political risk in ...


Venture Capital

Venture capitalists bullish about Saudi and Egyptian start-ups

“We’ve also been hearing a lot of news coming out of Saudi Arabia in the last few years. There’s obviously a latency, it takes time, ...



Saudi Arabian Airlines urged to cut costs at airport terminals

The Shoura Council called on Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) to reduce costs at its airport terminals on Monday, including for budget airline services provided by ...


Saudi Student

Video: Saudi student’s 6 parking fines waived off by judge in viral clip

A not-so-recent court video from the US has resurfaced online and gone viral. The offbeat clip shows a heartwarming interaction between an American judge and ...


Plane Reversal

Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

“This flight is requesting to come back,” he tells another colleague. “A passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.” ...


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Commentary: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not run for reelection, marking a historic victory for protesters

James McDougall, a historian at Oxford University who has written about Algeria, linked what’s transpired there not to the uprisings of the Arab Spring but ...


Global Oil Markets

Oil rises to $67 on cuts to Saudi, Venezuelan exports

Oil rose to around $67 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by Saudi Arabia’s plan for further voluntary supply curbs in April and a cut in ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Analysis: In the Gulf, China plays to win but US has upper hand

Despite all the negative public relations in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and despite Washington’s myriad foreign policy distractions, Saudi Arabia ...


Russia in the Region

Missile defence system sparks US-Russia tensions in Middle East

Plans by Turkey, a NATO member, and Qatar, home of the largest US military facility in the Middle East, to buy a Russian missile defence ...


Iran in the Region

Analysis: Iran’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East

Tehran wields influence in the Middle East through its use of non-state partners, despite renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran and a U.S. withdrawal from the ...


Yemen Civil War

Twenty-two civilians killed, including children, in north Yemen: U.N.

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition killed at least 22 civilians, including women and children, this week in a village in northern Yemen, the United ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Some 20,000 Iraqis could return from Syria in weeks: Red Cross

Most have gone to al-Hol in northeast Syria where some 65,000 people now live in an overflowing camp. Many are Iraqis who had fled after ...



Ebrahim Raisi: Iran’s New Chief Justice and Possible Supreme Leader in Waiting

With Khamenei about to turn eighty, the race is on to choose his successor and Raisi is a viable contender thanks to a number of factors. ...


World Cup

As FIFA eyes World Cup expansion, rights groups say workers at risk

FIFA’s drive to expand World Cup 2022 and stage it beyond Qatar risks including host countries that do not meet the soccer governing body’s own ...


EU Blacklist

EU to add Bermuda, Aruba to tax haven list, Italy against UAE listing

The United Arab Emirates are also on the draft new list, but Italy and Estonia are opposing the listing of the emirates, a document seen ...


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