Saudi Arabia’s Sipchem, Sahara Eye U.S. and Asia Deals after Merger – Report

Saudi International Petrochemical Co (Sipchem) and Sahara Petrochemical "plan to target acquisitions and joint ventures in the United States and Asia when their merger is completed in order to expand market reach," Reuters reports, citing top executives.

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MSCI Inclusion

MSCI Boosts China, Adds Saudi to Emerging-Market Indexes

MSCI, which announced the additions of Saudi Arabia and Argentina last June, said the stocks will join its indexes as of the close of trading ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia Takes Steps to Assure Foreign Investors

The economic components of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transformation, in which local and foreign investments play a pivotal role, ultimately hinge on the government’s ability to ...


Stock Market

Saudi Stocks Fall Most Since October as Iran Tensions Increase

Stocks slumped across the Gulf, with Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index dropping the most since the Khashoggi crisis, after the kingdom said two oil tankers were ...


Energy Security

Saudi Arabia says oil infrastructure attacked by drones

Saudi Araba said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s ...



Saudi Arabia Has Big Plans in India

For the better part of a decade, both India and Saudi Arabia have been trying to turn the page on the issues that divide them, ...



Uber’s Mideast Addition Careem Offers Bus Hailing to Pilgrims

Careem Networks FZ, the Middle Eastern ride-hailing company recently snatched up by Uber Technologies Inc., is expanding in Saudi Arabia with a bus-transport service tailored ...


Vision 2030

Ambassador John Abizaid praises Vision 2030, says US is ‘partner in Saudi reforms’

The US is working closely with Saudi Arabia to ascertain what happened off the coast of the UAE on Monday when two Saudi oil tankers ...


Traffic Accidents

Rear-end crashes top accidents caused by Saudi women drivers

About 20 percent of 12,037 cases heard by traffic courts in Saudi Arabia during the past eight months involved women drivers, the Arabic-language daily Al-Watan ...



Goldberg returns to face The Undertaker in WWE Super ShowDown match in Saudi Arabia

In addition to the first-ever Goldberg vs. Undertaker meeting, WWE also announced that Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia will feature another chapter in the Triple ...



Boeing nets $11.2M for F-15 engineering services in Saudi Arabia, Israel

Boeing has been awarded an $11.2 million contract for sustainment engineering services for F-15 fighter jets for Saudi Arabia and Israel. ...



Saudi ship leaves Spain with ceremonial, exhibition materials: source

The Spanish source said the material could be used for cannon salutes in military ceremonies in Saudi Arabia. The vessel was also carrying exhibition materials ...


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Ship Attacks

Official: Initial US assessment blames Iran for ship attacks

An American military team’s initial assessment is that Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies used explosives Sunday to blow large holes in four ships anchored off the ...



Perspective: The Persian Gulf isn’t the main venue in the US-Iran struggle

There’s a new commander of the IRGC and he’s more of a hardliner than the last guy, so the USS Lincoln deployment is his chance ...



China says U.S. has agreed to keep talking over trade war

President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday morning that the U.S. is in a "fantastic position" in trade negotiations with China, defending his administration's escalating trade war ...



Fresh IMF deal a ′political blow′ to Pakistan PM Imran Khan

After months of difficult negotiations, Islamabad and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared on Sunday that they had reached an agreement on a fresh bailout ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Iraqi army hunts ISIS remnants spreading fear in former ‘caliphate’

Badoush, on the Tigris River just outside the city of Mosul, is a key battleground because it was once one of the most diehard ISIS ...



How Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power

Their country had entered the second drone age — in which the use of drones to kill people has proliferated far beyond the United States, the first country to kill ...



Six shot dead as Sudan sees breakthrough in civil rule talks

The latest developments came as the prosecutor general's office said ousted president Omar al-Bashir had been charged over the killings of protesters during anti-regime demonstrations ...


Oil Markets

The Tesla effect: Oil is slowly losing its best customer

But it's unclear if long-term investors should worry that the world's unquenchable thirst for oil will finally be satisfied. No one truly knows when that ...


Andrew Marshall

The Brain of the Pentagon

Andy came to Washington in 1969 from the Rand Corporation to work for Henry Kissinger. His friend James Schlesinger recruited him from there to create ...



SoftBank’s Vision Fund invests $800m in Britain’s Greensill

Financing group Greensill Capital on Monday confirmed SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund has invested $800 million in the British company, a vote of confidence in ...


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