U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

In Saudi Arabia, Pompeo Seeks ‘Global Coalition’ On Iran; Dines at Nobu Popup with Crown Prince

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Saudi Arabia on Monday in the first stop of a trip to the Gulf region to build a "global coalition" on Iran and express support for the security of Saudi Arabia.

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Security

Outcry over Al Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia; 1 dead, 24 injured from drone

A deadly drone attack by Yemen’s Al Houthis on a Saudi airport has triggered global outrage over the Iranian-allied extremists’ continued assaults on civilians in ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco can meet customer demand despite Gulf tension: CEO

Saudi Aramco can meet the oil needs of customers using its spare capacity despite developments in the Gulf that are a cause for concern, the ...

 

Princess Reema Bint Bandar

Perspective: Saudi Arabia’s New U.S. Ambassador Is a Princess With a Daunting Job

Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan has a daunting task as she prepares to take up her role as the kingdom’s ambassador to Washington ...

 

Quad Statement

Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States on Yemen and the Region

We reiterate our commitment to the Yemeni peace process and relevant Security Council Resolutions, including UNSCR 2216. We express our full support for the UN ...

 

Climate Change

Saudi Arabia accused of nixing emissions mention at UN climate talks

Nations are gathered in the German city of Bonn for their annual discussion on how to proceed under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

 

Residency Righs

Children of Saudi women married to foreigners have residency, work rights

Children of Saudi mothers from non-Saudi fathers have residency rights and enjoy right to residency, work, education and medical treatment on equal footing with the ...

 

Saudi Construction

Why Saudi Arabia will be the best place to live and work for engineers

Moreover, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (Rics) most recent Middle East Construction and Infrastructure Survey published for Q2 2019 revealed the growing number of ...

 

NEOM

U.S. Aecom Wins Contract to Manage Saudi’s Neom Bay: Maaal

U.S. engineering firm Aecom will manage the development of Neom Bay, part of a $500 billion mega city on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, the ...

 

McDermott

McDermott wins offshore EPCI contract with Saudi Aramco

Work on the project will start immediately and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott’s second quarter 2019 backlog. McDermott has defined a large ...

 

Jeddah Corniche

Saudi crown prince takes a casual selfie with boy in Jeddah restaurant

Salt Bae's - otherwise known as Nusret Gökçe - famous steakhouse got its very own pop-up branch as part of the festival. Nobu, the world's most recognized ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Turkey

After loss, Erdogan vows to listen to people’s ‘messages’

In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed ...

 

U.S.-Iran

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran amid rising tensions between the two countries

Mr. Trump said the sanctions “will deny the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader’s office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access ...

 

Peace to Prosperity

U.S. seeks funds for Middle East peace plan but details are vague and Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain ...

 

Trump Peace Plan

Palestinians double down on Bahrain conference boycott after first unveiling of Kushner’s plan

“If they really care about the Palestinian economy they should start by lifting the siege of Gaza, stopping Israel stealing our money and our resources ...

 

Peace to Prosperity

The Bahrain meeting: A chance for Israel-Gulf rapprochement? ael

Analysts say improved ties between Israel and Arab countries cannot take place in the absence of a tangible progress to defuse the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict. ...

 

Desalination

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water ...

 

Morocco

Driving More Opportunities in the Moroccan Economy

Currently, Morocco’s economy is based on four pillars, with a fifth emerging that will greatly enable Morocco’s efforts at diversification. These four include the fact ...

 

Ethiopia

Ethiopia regional coup mastermind killed, others arrested: government

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a ...

 

Israel in the Region

Netanyahu tells Russian official: We will do ‘anything’ to prevent nuclear Iran

The meeting comes ahead of a first-ever trilateral summit Tuesday between the Russian, Israeli and American national security advisers — Patrushev, Meir Ben-Shabbat and John ...

 

Afghanistan

Found After a Kabul Attack: A Soviet Rifle With a Peculiar Serial Number

The serial number, EE9243K, and grainy pictures from the scene suggest that the rifle was machined from solid steel. They also suggest that it was ...

 

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