Ambitious Goals for Saudi Ports in Vision 2030 Drive

The Saudi Ports Authority says it aims to reduce container time at its ports to three days by 2020 while simultaneously pushing for more than double handling by 2030, according to the Saudi Press Agency and other reports.

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Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Aramco shifts strategy in China to boost oil sales

Rising Russian and U.S. competition has pushed Saudi Aramco to find new buyers for its oil in China, encouraging a shift toward independent refiners and ...


EM Inclusion

Saudi EM Inclusion Stirs Burning Question: What About Those Opaque Investors?

FTSE Russell will start adding Saudi equities to its developing-nation gauges on Monday, with peer MSCI Inc. following suit later. Inclusion is eventually expected to ...


Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi rights official dismisses Khashoggi inquiry as foreign interference

In his remarks, the first substantive comments on the case by Saudi Arabia at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Aiban said those ...



Court Hearing for Saudi Women Activists Draws International Criticism

The Saudi news channel al-Ikhbariya reported that the women activists, most of whom were arrested last year, had "violated acceptable religious and civic norms, in ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia’s 1.5 GW tender attracted more than 250 companies

More than 100 domestic companies are reportedly in the running for a seven-project portfolio that is expected to generate around $1.5 billion of investment – ...


Haramain High Speed Railway

How Our Former Beijing Bureau Chief Found Himself on a Bullet Train in Saudi Arabia

I had discovered, while on a trip to report on a high-end concert series in the remote Al Ula region, that in October Saudi Arabia ...



Saudi’s Flyadeal to decide on Boeing 737 MAX order after crash investigations

Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed order ...



Saudi Ports Authority to slash container handling time by 2020

Mawani, the Saudi Ports Authority, will reduce container time at its ports to three days by 2020 even as it plans to more than double ...


U.S. Congress

Trump ally caught in crossfire as White House clashes with GOP over Saudi Arabia

While sources close to Risch insist he is patiently navigating a complex situation, critics say he has struggled to balance his natural inclination to protect ...


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New Zealand Attacks

Christchurch mosques shooting: 49 killed in New Zealand attacks

At least 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, ...


Trump Foreign Policy

Acting SecDef: ‘We Won’t Do Cost-Plus-50’

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan shot down reports that the White House may ask allies to pay 150 percent of the costs of basing U.S. ...



CERAWeek’s No Longer a Safe Space for Oil

CERAWeek has long been something of a safe space for the oil industry, where delegates trade gossip, do a little business and speculate over drinks and ballroom ...



Israel strikes 100 targets in Gaza overnight in response to rockets fired at Tel Aviv

The Israeli army attacked some 100 targets in Gaza Thursday overnight in response to two rockets being fired at Tel Aviv from the Strip the ...



Commentary: Bouteflika’s bid for time

On February 22, protests began against Bouteflika’s candidacy, which had been announced 12 days prior. Protests steadily increased in size and scope, with hundreds of ...



Is miscommunication to blame in US airstrike that killed at least 5 Afghan troops?

The soldiers were killed by friendly fire Wednesday in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by U.S. forces supporting Afghan soldiers battling insurgents ...



Boeing prepares for MAX 737 jets sitting outside factory as deliveries halted

Boeing Co confirmed suspension of deliveries of 737 MAX aircraft on Thursday but continues to produce its single-aisle jets at full speed while dealing with ...


Construction Technology

The world’s top 10 construction technology trends to watch in 2019

As is the case with consumer technology products such as Apple's iPhones, industry technology – including that used by the construction sector – is constantly ...


Quality of Living

UAE Leads The Middle East In Quality Of Living For The 7th Consecutive Year

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the best cities to live in for quality of life, according global consulting company Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living survey. This ...


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