Saudi Arabia’s Saudia Airlines Spends Big at Paris Airshow

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Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia announced at the Paris Airshow that is expanding its existing order of Airbus A320neo family of plans from the current number of 35 "to as many as 100, including 35 options," according to reports.

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OPEC meetings

OPEC Discord Grows As Saudis Hint At ‘Delayed’ Meeting

Khalid al-Falih, the energy minister of OPEC’s largest producer and de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, reiterated on Sunday his hope that the cartel would reach ...



Saudi Arabia Takes Steps to Assure Foreign Investors

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Saudia to boost its Airbus A320neo fleet

Thirty-five further optioned aircraft mean Saudia is committing to as many as 100 A320neo-family jets. ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

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MSCI Inclusion

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Can’t Earn Its Way Out of Trouble

In addition to Saudi Arabia’s deficit spending, the kingdom has made bold bets in an attempt to jolt its economy. For example, after pulling an ...


Saudi Workforce

1.8 million expats have left Saudi Arabia’s labour market since Q1’17

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High-level investment forum aims to further boost business between Saudi Arabia and Japan

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China in the Region

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Hydrogen Fuel

Saudi Arabia gets first hydrogen fueling station

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Iran Tensions

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China in the Region

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

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