Saudi Arabia, UAE and Norway Say ‘State Actor’ Likely Attacked Oil Tankers

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Norway have told the UN Security Council that the recent attack on four oil tankers off the UAE coast was a "sophisticated and coordinated" operation most likely conducted by a "state actor," according to reports.

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Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC deal extension

“On the OPEC side, a rollover is almost in the bag. The question is to calibrate with non-OPEC,” Falih said. ...


LNG Investment

Saudi Arabia looks abroad to LNG and petrochemicals to hedge its bets

The non-binding agreement also envisages Saudi Aramco acquiring 25 percent of the Port Arthur operation, whose plan has just been approved by the U.S. Department ...



Trump Allows High-Tech U.S. Bomb Parts to Be Built in Saudi Arabia

The emergency authorization allows Raytheon Company, a top American defense firm, to team with the Saudis to build high-tech bomb parts in Saudi Arabia. That ...


U.S. Congress

Menendez may force Senate Republicans into week of non-stop debate over Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Unlike other legislation, the Senate Republican majority couldn’t block votes on them, and it would require only a majority of the full body to bring ...



Erdogan speaks to Saudi king after no-show at Mecca summit

The phone call comes after Erdogan was notably absent from the Mecca summit of the OIC where the country was represented instead by Foreign Minister ...



Natalya, Alexa Bliss And Renee Young Traveling To Saudi Arabia, WWE Hoping Bliss vs. Natalya Happens

The report notes that there's hope that they'll be allowed to wrestle on the show. WWE has not been given the green light for that ...


Eid Al-Fitr

Hundreds of Eid events across the Kingdom enthrall public

Hundreds of events and activities are being held throughout the Kingdom as part of the five-day “Eid Season” festival, providing entertainment and enjoyment to all ...


Art and Culture

‘Nafthah’ — an art exhibition on the history of oil in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Culture will organize an extraordinary art exhibition that looks at the cultural impact that oil has left on the history of Saudi ...



International circuses coming to four Saudi cities

For five days straight, Eid Season, under the umbrella of the Saudi Seasons initiative, has brought 80 different events organized by the General Entertainment Authority ...


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U.S. Spent Two Weeks on Edge Over Iran’s Missile Boats

“The best way to describe them is a covert, deniable first-strike weapon,” one U.S. official familiar with the intelligence said. “The conversion of a merchant ...


Ship Attacks

Multinational investigation says ‘state actor’ responsible for attacks on Gulf oil tankers

Of the four commercial ships targeted in the May 12 attack, one was flying a UAE flag, two were tankers owned by Saudi Arabia, and ...



U.S. will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia defenses

The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter ...



Islamic State militants attack Egyptian police checkpoint, killing at least 8

Islamic State militants killed at least eight policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in Egypt’s volatile northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry ...



African bloc suspends Sudan, demanding end to military rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until the establishment of civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down ...



New Assad Statues Show Syrian Regime Is Here to Stay

assad or we burn the country was the graffiti that loyalist militias sprayed on the walls of devastated and ransacked neighborhoods and towns retaken from ...



Hundreds of children in Pakistan have been infected with HIV. Used needles could be to blame

Since the outbreak began, officials have shut down clinics they deemed unsafe, as experts warned that the problem probably goes far beyond one doctor because syringes ...


Defense Companies

As Trade Troubles Brew, Defense Stocks Guard Industrial Fort

U.S. aerospace and defense stocks kicked off this year under a cloud of uncertainty, amid concerns around a possible peak in spending and a prolonged ...


Defense Technology

A New Industrial Base Is Taking Shape. Call It the Military-AI Complex

The arrival of Amazon’s HQ2 in the cradle of U.S. government contracting comes at a portentous time for the Defense Department. Technology is altering what ...



Qatar Airways to seek compensation from Boeing over MAX grounding

Qatar Airways plans to seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding of three 737 MAX aircraft by Italian airline Air Italy, where the Qatari company ...



States Must Explain When a Cyber Attack Might Draw a Violent Reprisal

This was the first time that a military has conducted a kinetic operation directly in response to a cyberattack in real time. It occurred in ...


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