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SASREF

Aramco to buy Shell’s stake in Saudi refining JV for $631 million

Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Co (SASREF), based in Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia, has a crude oil refining capacity of 305,000 barrels per day ...

 

Stock Market

Saudi Stock Exchange Gains Jump 17.5% Since Beginning of 2019

Saudi stock exchange gains jumped 17.5 percent since the beginning of the year, making it one of the world's most profitable stock markets in the ...

 

Labor

3 million illegals netted, 750,000 deported since November 2017

Saudi authorities have arrested about 2.98 million foreigners who were living in the country in violation of the labor and residency regulations and deported more ...

 

Arabian Drilling Company

Saudi ADC to acquire Schlumberger’s Saudi drilling business

Khobar-based Arabian Drilling Company (ADC) will acquire the Saudi drilling business of Schlumberger, news publication Al Maaal reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources. ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Saudi can raise oil output but will assess impact of Iran waivers ending – source

The source familiar with Saudi thinking said any action by the top oil exporter depends on the certainty of scrapping the waivers and its effect ...

 

Security

Four killed in failed attack on Saudi state security building

Four alleged Islamic State militants were killed on Sunday when authorities thwarted an attack on a state security building in Saudi Arabia’s central Riyadh province, ...

 

Security

Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

The spokesperson of the Saudi Presidency of State Security said that 13 people were arrested as a result of finding plans to execute criminal acts ...

 

Saudi-Sudan

Sudan receives $3 billion from Saudi Arabia, UAE

Sudan has received a critical financial boost from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who on Sunday granted three billion dollars in support for ...

 

Saudi-Iraq

Iraq hosts regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at conference

Iraq hosted senior parliamentary officials from arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought to bolster his country’s nascent ...

 

Dar Al Arkan

Saudi construction giant Dar Al Arkan to redeem $400m sukuk

Andy Raheja, CFO of Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company, said: “Dar Al Arkan is in an enviable liquidity position at present, with cash ...

 

Sport

Saudi weightlifter Mansour Al-Saleem wins record 3 Asian gold medals

Saudi national Mansour Abdulrahim Al-Saleem won three gold medals in the snatch, jerk and combination, ranking the first in the 55 kg weight category, at ...

 

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Sri Lanka Attacks

Sri Lanka attacks: Death toll soars to 290 after bombings hit churches and hotels

Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services. Blasts also rocked the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels in ...

 

Iran Sanctions

Trump will end Iran oil waivers, trying to drive its exports to zero

Three of the countries that received the exemptions — Greece, Italy and Taiwan — have already cut their imports to zero. However, analysts widely expected ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Pompeo says admin opposes Iran military intervention

Even though Pompeo made his comments in a relatively private setting — and therefore they cannot be set into stone — it's significant for the ...

 

OPEC+

Oil Price Recovery Gives OPEC and Allies Some Breathing Space

The price reflects tighter fundamentals thanks to the high level of discipline by the majority of the 24 producers that signed up to an agreement ...

 

Turkey

Russia would be Turkey’s ‘first best choice’ for fighter jets if its F-35 plan flops

If Turkey accepts the S-400, “no F-35s will ever reach Turkish soil. And Turkish participation in the F-35 program, including manufacturing parts, repairing and servicing ...

 

War in Yemen

Perspective: U.N. Mediation Effort in Yemen at a Crossroads

Still, the message from Congress has not gone unnoticed, and it has likely reinforced the growing sense of urgency in some Gulf capitals that a ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi coalition destroys Yemen rebels’ drone cave

The Saudi-led coalition launched an air raid Saturday on a cave in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, used by Huthi rebels to stockpile drones, a spokesman ...

 

Egypt

Voters offered rides, food in Egypt referendum on el-Sissi

Sunday marked the second of three days of voting. The referendum is virtually certain to result in a “yes” vote, but the government hopes for ...

 

Syria

IS ‘kills 35’ government troops in desert attacks

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say IS militants have killed 27 government troops and allied militia in the desert in the east of Homs ...

 

Gérard Araud

The French Ambassador Is Retiring. Here’s What He Really Thinks About Washington.

Gérard Araud, the charmingly blunt French ambassador to the United States, is famous for two things: the lavish parties he hosts at his Kalorama mansion, ...

 

Pakistan

Can Pakistan′s Imran Khan reset ties with Iran?

He was scheduled to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday. Pakistani officials say the two leaders will discuss a range of topics, including ...

 

Bahrain

Bahrain’s GIB Establishes Saudi Arm With $2 Billion Capital

Bahrain-based Gulf International Bank converted its Saudi operation into a locally incorporated bank with 7.5 billion riyals ($2 billion) capital, as the lender looks to ...

 

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