U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Saudi Arabian Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman Meet in Jeddah

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U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met with Saudi Arabian Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Jeddah on Friday, the minister said in a tweet.
 

SEVEN WONDERS OF ARABIA

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The Seven Wonders of Arabia, Aramco Expats’ Tribute to the Kingdom’s Top Heritage Sites – Part 2: Historic Jeddah

As the Kingdom prepares to open itself up to more visitors and boost its tourism industry in line with Vision 2030, the SUSTG team is pleased to cite AramcoExpats.com and their series examining some of the most amazing places that Saudi Arabia has to offer.

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OPEC meetings

OPEC Averts Scheduling Conflict Between Russia, Iran And Saudi Arabia. But Can They Get Along?

OPEC was originally supposed to hold its regular biannual meeting, along with its joint meeting with non-OPEC partner countries, on June 25 and 26. However, ...

 

U.S. Congress

Senate votes to block Trump’s Saudi arms sale

Neither chamber is expected to be able to muster the two-thirds votes necessary to override all-but-guaranteed vetoes from Trump in response. ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthi targets in Yemen’s Hodeidah

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Friday it had struck targets around the port city of Hodeidah belonging to the Iran-aligned Houthis, ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen’s Houthis say they targeted Saudi Arabia’s Jizan airport

The Iran-aligned Houthis launched military operations against Jizan airport in southern Saudi Arabia, their Al-Masirah TV said on Thursday, but there was no immediate comment ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Saudis ‘determined to push back against Iran’, Al-Jubeir tells BBC

Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs says it is determined to push back against what it considers the aggressive behaviour of its regional ...

 

Saudi-Iran

U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defence minister in Jeddah

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabian Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah ...

 

Saudi-UK

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court of appeal declares

Britain will temporarily suspend the approval of any new licenses to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the government said on Thursday, after a court ruled ...

 

Global Oil Markets

U.S. ‘very pleased’ that Saudi Arabia ensuring well-supplied oil market

The United States is "very pleased" that Saudi Arabia is making sure that the global oil market is well supplied, a U.S. official said on ...

 

Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show: Saudi Arabia considering A400M as An-132D fades

The Royal Saudi Air Force is currently considering the Airbus Military A400M Atlas medium lift transport aircraft. Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia Military Industries, Dr ...

 

Entertainment

Saudi Arabia Confirms They’re Opening Six More Cinemas By 2021

As part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the Kingdom has announced the addition of six more cinemas over the course of the next two years, ...

 

Entertainment

Saudi Arabia’s first entertainment academy opens in September

Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two specialist companies to establish and operate an academy for entertainment ...

 

Transportation

Westminster Group PLC sets up joint venture to capitalize as Saudi Arabia privatizes transport infrastructure

Through its Saudi Vision 2030 Privatisation Programme,  the Kingdom has committed to unlock the value in its state assets through privatisation, build-operate contracts and outsourcing ...

 

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U.S.-Iran

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn

The military operation was called off around 7:30 p.m. Washington time, after Trump had spent most of Thursday discussing Iran strategy with top national security ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Pentagon issues map depicting US drone shot over international waters

At the time of the intercept, “the RQ-4 was operating at high-altitude approximately 34 kilometers from the nearest point of land on the Iranian coast,” ...

 

Middle East Shipping

Middle East Oil Shipping Rates Surge as Owners Fret About Iran

Rates for transporting 2 million-barrel cargoes from Saudi Arabia to China jumped to almost $26,000 a day on Thursday, more than double where they were ...

 

Commercial Flights

Global airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US drone

Major airlines from around the world on Friday began rerouting their flights to avoid areas around the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s shooting down of ...

 

India

India sending warships to the Middle East to protect shipping

INS Chennai, a 7,500-ton, 534-foot-long guided-missile destroyer, is one of the newest and most powerful ships in the Indian Navy. Commissioned in 2106, it carries ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Oil prices extend gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes

While U.S. President Donald Trump played down the destruction of the drone, tensions remain high after the latest incident in the Gulf, which followed tanker ...

 

Asian Oil Markets

Asia has most to lose if Middle East turmoil hits oil supplies

Meanwhile, China, India, Japan and South Korea, Asia's four largest oil consumers, secure up to half their crude requirements from the Middle East. If seaborne ...

 

Paris Air Show

Factbox: Airbus and Boeing aircraft deals at Paris Airshow

Following is a summary of commercial aircraft deals announced by Airbus and Boeing at the Paris Airshow. ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Trump’s summit to build peace between Israelis and Palestinians is making things awkward for Arab allies

A highly touted but polarizing American-led summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict next week is forcing some Arab allies to make a politically fraught choice, with ...

 

Sudan

‘General elections within a year’: Sudan’s military

“Freedom and Change Coalition (FCC) called for a transitional period of four years but we insist on a year-long transition period,” Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, deputy ...

 

Turkey

Erdogan’s party dominance tested in repeat poll

The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) won the mayoral vote in Istanbul on March 31 – a stinging setback for the president and his ...

 

ME Cloud

Microsoft Beats AWS, Google Cloud With Middle East Cloud Regions

Microsoft became the first of the top three U.S. cloud providers to deliver cloud services from data centers in the Middle East this week with ...

 

Chemicals

Chevron Phillips Chemical in bid to acquire Nova Chemicals

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, a joint venture between Chevron Corp and Phillips 66, has offered to acquire Nova Chemicals Corp for more than $15 billion ...

 

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