Saudi Desalination Plant Struck by Missile from Yemen, U.S. Drone Shot Down – Reports

A Saudi desalination plant was struck by a missile that appeared to come from within Yemen, according to reports.

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Houthi Attack

Houthis fire missile at Saudi Arabia, says Arab coalition

The group has stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent months as tensions increased between Iran and the United States. In ...



Maharashtra identifies site for Saudi Aramco, ADNOC’s refinery

The 1.2 million barrels per day refinery and associated petrochemical project is seen as a game changer - offering India steady fuel supplies and meeting ...



Saudi Arabia says Iran has created ‘very grave’ situation in Gulf

Iran has created a grave situation and jeopardized global oil supplies with its aggressive behavior, Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs said on ...


U.S. Congress

Senators reach deal to vote on blocking Saudi arms sale

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced a deal had been reached from the Senate floor Wednesday. McConnell said two of the 22 resolutions would be ...


Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia rebuffs U.N. expert’s report on Khashoggi murder

He said in a later statement published by state news agency SPA that the report contained “false accusations confirmed as stemming from Callamard’s preconceived ideas ...



Saudi Arabia’s Sagia signs trade deals with Japanese institutions

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) inked a number of trade-related deals with Japanese companies and universities as it seeks to establish stronger business ...



PIF-backed Saudi defence firm inks manufacturing JV with L3 Technologies

State-run Saudi Arabian Military Industries (Sami) agreed to form a joint venture with New York Stock Exchange-listed L3 Technologies, to collaborate in the manufacture of ...



Saudi universities outrank Israeli universities for the first time

Universities in the Gulf have been rising through the ranks for years, but if the trend keeps up, some of the kingdom's universities will outrank ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco battles oil ministry over use of company funds

Saudi Aramco is taking steps to clarify its financial links with the kingdom’s energy ministry in a move designed to shield the state oil company ...


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Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Iran used its air defense system known as Third of Khordad to shoot down the drone — a truck-based missile system that can fire up ...


Iran Sanctions

China Buying Iran LPG Despite Sanctions, Ship-Tracking Shows

Based on ship-tracking data, the Paris-based data intelligence firm estimates that at least five supertankers loaded Iranian LPG in May and June that was destined ...



After Billions in Chinese Investment Oman’s Duqm Port Could Help Bypass Hormuz

Therefore, a $10.7 bn Sino-Oman industrial city and the Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZAD) are being developed. Once ready, this will be the biggest SEZ ...



Opinion: OPEC’s market share is in long-term decline

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ share of the global oil market is progressively eroding as it attempts to keep prices artificially high by ...


OPEC meetings

OPEC wrangle over meeting date exposes deepening Saudi-Iran rift

OPEC's month-long wrangle over a date for its next meeting has highlighted a changing dynamic in the group with decisions increasingly driven by long-time leader ...



Lebanon’s Bonds Enter Danger Zone as Budget Crisis Drags On

Lebanon’s Eurobonds have entered distressed territory as a budget delay and rising political tension in the region complicate efforts to tackle the nation’s fiscal crisis. The ...


Global Population

India to overtake China as the world’s most populous country: UN

By 2050, the report predicts the planet's entire population will be 9.7 billion people, a staggering rise in just one century. Five years after the founding ...


UN Ambassador Nominee

Trump’s UN ambassador pick Kelly Craft grilled on her 300 absences as Canada envoy

Trump announced his plans to name Craft to the UN post in February after a snafu with his original nominee, Heather Nauert. But his administration ...


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