GLOBAL OIL MARKETS

Oil Notches Third Straight Week of Gains, but Global Economy Fears Still Weigh on Prices

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries along with Russia and its allies will curb oil output by a collective 1.2 million barrels a day.
Concerns that a looming economic slowdown might soon impact fuel consumption around the world are weighing down oil prices after Saudi Arabia and the OPEC+ group of oil producing nations have successfully reversed a downward trend for oil since the start of 2019.

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LNG

Why Saudi Arabia is looking to enter the Arctic with an investment in Russian LNG

This latest development falls in line with the Saudi Arabia’s recently announced effort to become one of the world’s largest player in natural gas diversifying ...

 

Water

How ‘liquid of life’ is under threat in the Middle East

Although the issue of supply has always been critical for the Arab region, known to be one of the most water-scarce in the world, matters ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Perspective: The Khashoggi Killing Through Saudi Eyes

To westerners, all of these may seem like small steps in what has been a brutally repressive petro-state, but for many ordinary Saudis they are ...

 

Entertainment Seasons

Sharqiah Season: What to expect this weekend?

Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment planned for 2019, will run until the end of the month with more than 83 ...

 

Happiness

Saudi Arabia jumps 5 places in UN’s World Happiness Report

The Kingdom is now 28th out of the 156 countries included in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's 2019 World Happiness Report, which was published ...

 

Saudi Women

First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at ...

 

NEOM

Saudi Arabia to build NEOM’s first city by 2020 – official

Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the beginning of establishing a city in NEOM project, the megaproject’s CEO of city Transformation Agency said. ...

 

Climate

Climate Change and Economic Diversification in Saudi Arabia: Integrity, Challenges, and Opportunities

This paper sheds light on Saudi Arabia’s climate change governance at the national level. In particular, it examines the challenges and opportunities for aligning climate ...

 

Security

Houthi UAVs infiltrate Saudi airspace

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated by Yemen’s Ansar Allah rebel group (popularly known as the Houthis) has penetrated more than 120 km into Saudi ...

 

Space Program

Saudi Arabia, 10 Arab Countries to Cooperate on Space Program

Eleven Arab states including Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Morocco on Tuesday signed on to the first regional team to cooperate on a space program, the ...

 

Renewable Energy

Saudis Seek Alternative Energy Partners Through WIPO Green Program

The government of oil-dependent Saudi Arabia has posted a series of requests for proposals for renewable energy technology partnerships via the World Intellectual Property Organization ...

 

Art Dubai 2019

Saudi artist Daniah al-Saleh’s work ‘Sawtam’ deconstructs Arabic language

Sawtam is comprised of 28 simultaneous screens, with each screen having its own recorded program, and each program having its own voice file. ...

 

Project Management

PwC partners with the Project Management Institute’s Saudi chapter

Professional services firm PwC has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Saudi Arabian branch of the Project Management Institute. ...

 

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Golan Heights

Trump endorses Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights

President Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy Thursday by endorsing permanent Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights, saying on Twitter that the area ...

 

War in Yemen

US diplomat criticizes Yemen rebels for stalling peace deal

The remarks by U.S. Ambassador Matthew Tueller came a day after the spokesman for Yemen's internationally recognized government called for stepped-up international pressure on the ...

 

Iran Sanctions

U.S. On The Hunt For Iranian “Ghost Tankers”

Oil data provider TankerTrackers.com first reported last year that Iranian tankers were turning off their transponders to hide the destination of their journeys. ...

 

Palestine

Half of American Public Favors Independent Palestinian State

For the first time since 2012, at least half of Americans favor the establishment of an independent Palestinian state "on the West Bank and the ...

 

AIPAC

Israel, anti-Semitism and 2020 fight on display as AIPAC gathers

The politics of Israel, the issue of anti-Semitism and the 2020 presidential campaign will move to center stage in Washington over the next few days ...

 

Right Wing Terrorism

The warped history that fuels right-wing terrorism

Investigators in a number of countries, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, and Greece, are now tracking the path of trips to the Balkans that Tarrant ...

 

Gaza

Hamas violently suppresses Gaza economic protests

Hamas appears to have forcibly suppressed a rare uptick in public dissent in Gaza, beating and arresting scores of people over the past week who ...

 

Christchurch Shootings:

New Zealand falls silent for mosque victims

Many mosques across the country are opening their doors to visitors, and human chains will be formed outside some in symbolic acts of protection and ...

 

Iraq

Dozens dead as ferry sinks in north Iraq

A ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former militant stronghold of Mosul on Thursday, leaving more ...

 

Pakistan

Pakistan eyes $900 million investment deals during Malaysian PM’s visit

Pakistan is set to sign deals worth $900 million in telecoms, information technology during a three day visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, a ...

 

Sorbitol

French sugar giant accused of ‘complicity in terror’ in Syria

In December 2017, Tereos insisted it had “suspended its sorbitol supplies to so-called high-risk areas” shortly after the Mosul discovery in 2016, but recent investigations ...

 

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