More Weaponized Drones Launched at Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt from Yemen, Two Shot Down

Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces shot down two "weaponized drones" launched by Houthis from Yemen toward the city of Khamis Mushait, a spokesman for the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said early Tuesday.

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Two Biggest Arab Economies Get in Sync With Best Pickup in Year

In May, Saudi Arabia’s Emirates NBD Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to its highest since December 2017. A similar gauge for the U.A.E. posted its best ...


LNG Investment

Saudi Arabia forges ahead on ambitious LNG expansion plans

Dipping its toe into the LNG market, Saudi Aramco is expected to target South American and European customers for its Sempra-owned gas, although it wouldn’t ...


Ras Tanura

Old facility, new lease of life in Saudi Arabia

Global media attention on Saudi Aramco’s bond sale and acquisition of Sabic obscures progress on routine ventures Ras Tanura refinery on the Gulf coast is rooted ...


Oil Markets

Goldman Sees Hard Path to OPEC+ Extension for Russia, Saudis

Uncertainty over oil supply and demand fundamentals is making it tougher for Russia and Saudi Arabia -- the architects of the OPEC+ deal -- to ...



Saudis express support for embattled UN Yemen envoy

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday expressed support for the UN envoy for Yemen, a UN spokesperson said, amid a falling-out between the envoy and ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Senate Republicans Join in Rebuke of Trump Over Saudi Arms Sales

At least four Senate Republicans will join Democrats on 22 resolutions to disapprove of the Trump administration’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, a move that ...


Vision 2030

Saudi business feels ‘pain’ of the crown prince’s reforms

“It was only natural for people, given the huge uncertainty and the lack of clarity,” says a senior Saudi banker, “to take a wait-and-see attitude. ...



Want to set up a company in Saudi Arabia? Here’s what you should know

Saudi Arabia, the biggest economy in the Gulf region, has taken many steps to become a regional hub for foreign investment and attract more companies ...


LNG Investment

Saudi Aramco Offers To Buy Into Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 Project

Asked about recent reports that Aramco has backed out of a possible deal for the Russian LNG project, al-Falih told TASS: “No, no, this is not ...


Oil Storage

Saudi Aramco mulls owning oil storage facilities in Fujairah after opening trading office

Apart from Fujairah, which is the world's second largest bunkering port, Aramco also stores crude and refined products in other Middle Eastern facilities like Saudi's ...


Saudi Stock Market

Goldman was top broker in Saudi market in May as foreign interest surged

Goldman Sachs was the Saudi market’s top broker by trading volumes and value in May, stock exchange data showed, as foreign banks benefited from a ...


Eid Al-Fitr

“Eid Season” in Saudi Attracted 5 Million Visitors in 5 Days

"Eid Season" in Saudi attracted 5 million visitors in 5 days. This year's season was featured by hosting more than 350 events and 900 shows in ...



Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to strengthen trade, investment ties

Saudi companies are mulling investment in the Russian construction sector, gas chemical projects, ethanol production facilities, natural gas liquefaction projects, and agriculture, Novak said. ...


Yemen Civil War

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch attack drones into Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched at least two drones targeting a southwest Saudi city that’s home to an air base. The Houthis’ Al-Masirah satellite news channel ...


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U.S. has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group, Turkey says

Washington says the S-400s pose a threat to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighters and has warned of potential U.S. sanctions if Ankara presses on ...



Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing ...



US cannot ‘expect to stay safe,’ warns Iran’s foreign minister

A stern-faced Mohammad Javad Zarif offered a series of threats over the ongoing tensions gripping the Persian Gulf. ...


Taliban Talks

US envoy launches new push on Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban

The Taliban carry out near-daily attack, inflicting staggering casualties on Afghan forces, and now control about half of Afghanistan. Washington, meanwhile, has accelerated efforts to ...



‘Near-total’ internet blackout as civil disobedience continues

Sudan is experiencing a "near-total blackout" of internet services, a web freedom group has reported, as protesters continue a countrywide civil disobedience campaign after a ...



Ramadan Inflation Surprise Dims Egypt’s Prospects for Rate Cuts

Egypt’s inflation accelerated even before expected fuel subsidy cuts go into effect, raising the likelihood that the central bank will take more time before reducing ...



Syrian rebel leader’s death spurs debate about his legacy

He was a teenage goalie on Syria’s national soccer team who gave up his athletic career to join the 2011 protests against Syrian President Bashar ...


Naval Security

Naval expert says Russians are to blame for near-collision at sea

When the US Navy accused Russia of "unsafe and unprofessional" behavior at sea after a dangerous close encounter between a Russian destroyer and a US ...



Turkey angry at Iceland for ‘disrespect’ to footballers

Turkey has expressed fury at the way its national footballers were treated at Iceland's Reykjavik airport. In a tweet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the team's ...


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