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Seven Saudi PV solar power projects worth $1.51b launched at recent industry exhibition

Saudi Arabia's renewable energy ambitions are being supported by its National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).
Seven PV solar power projects with a capacity of 1.52 GW and worth $1.51bn (SAR5.6bn) were launched on the sidelines of the recently concluded Saudi Elenex exhibition, according to a report in ConstructionWeekOnline.

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Saudi-Iran

Saudi Arabia Blames Iran for Drone Attack

Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi Coalition Targets Houthis In Yemen In Response To Oil Pipeline Attack

The Saudi-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Thursday, targeting bases of the Iran-aligned Houthis after the Houthis claimed responsibility for the ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco to supply extra 2 million barrels/month to Indian Oil from July

Saudi Aramco will supply Indian Oil Corp Ltd an extra 2 million barrels of crude every month during July-December, an executive of the state-run Indian ...

 

Aramco-Sabic

Saudi Aramco set to spread its wings

Additionally, Saudi Aramco sees a tie-up with Sabic as an opportunity to get scale in its much smaller petchems business. By going down the petrochemical ...

 

VAT

Would a VAT rise put Saudi Arabia’s good economic work at risk?

Essentially, the economic strategists of Saudi Arabia have to weigh whether now would be the right time to raise VAT. Would the fiscal benefits of ...

 

Construction

Review of Construction Contract Awards in Saudi Arabia, Q1 2019

The $13 billion in awarded contracts contained significant mega-projects across numerous sectors. Most notably was the oil & gas, water, and transportation sectors, which accounted ...

 

Solar Power

Saudi Arabia unveils seven solar energy projects worth $1.5bn

In line with plans to localise the production of renewable energy in Saudi Arabia as part of its Vision 2030 economic diversification push, seven photovoltaic ...

 

Social Responsibility

Saudi ministry launches new department for social responsibility

The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has introduced a new department dedicated to promoting social responsibility. ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Saudi paper editor urges Palestinians to consider Trump peace plan

Faisal Abbas wrote in the Arab News on Wednesday that while the cards have been stacked against the Palestinians, Kushner’s plan just may reverse the ...

 

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U.S.-Iran

Trump tries to tamp down talk of war with Iran

The tone contrasted with a series of moves by the U.S. and Iran that have sharply escalated tensions in the Middle East in recent days. ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Hardliners target Iran’s president as U.S. pressure grows

Rouhani’s authority is now waning: his brother, a key adviser on the 2015 deal, has been sentenced to jail on unspecified corruption charges, a hardline ...

 

China in the Region

China’s Global Investments Are Declining Everywhere Except for One Region

The MENA region ranked as the second-largest recipient of investment and Chinese construction projects worldwide after Europe in 2018, ...

 

UAE

UAE, keen to maintain safe-haven image, tempers tanker attack response

The United Arab Emirates, though a prominent foe of Iran in the Middle East’s power struggles, has tempered its reaction to attacks on oil tankers ...

 

EU-Iran

Europeans Promise Political and Economic Steps to Salvage the Iran Deal

Unlike 2003, when Britain, Spain and some Central European countries joined a “coalition of the willing” against Iraq, the twenty-eight members of the European Union ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions

One U.S. official said the view of Iran’s movements and actions as defensive in nature came from new intelligence in recent days. This unspecified intelligence ...

 

Iran Sanctions

China Restarts Purchases of Iranian Oil, Bucking Trump’s Sanctions

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Oil Markets

Oil lifted to $73 by real and threatened supply cuts

Oil edged higher to $73 a barrel on Friday, supported by a host of supply cuts and concern of further disruption to Middle East shipments ...

 

Lebanon

Lebanon gears up for Gulf tourist boom

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Yemen Civil War

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Libya

Macron to meet Libya’s eastern commander Haftar next week

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in the middle of next week to discuss how to resume peace talks in ...

 

Eurovision

Millions tune in to Tel Aviv again for second Eurovision semi-final

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