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Anti-ISIS Campaign

Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State

The leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajer, as well as other members of the organization including its chief financial officer, were captured on June 3 in a ...


Global Oil Markets

Saudi Aramco Says It Can Keep Oil Flowing If Hormuz Hit

“We are increasing our readiness,” Amin Nasser said in an interview in Seoul on Tuesday. “We can supply through the Red Sea and we have ...


Saudi-S. Korea

Saudi Arabia’s substantial, expanding ties with South Korea

Perhaps the most important angle of the visit is nuclear energy. South Korea wants to develop nuclear power projects in Saudi Arabia and the state-run ...



Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard: U.S. energy secretary

Saudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring program of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with technology from the United ...



Putin to Meet With Saudi Prince Just Days Before OPEC+ Gathers

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the Group of 20 summit in Japan this week, just days ...



Saudi Arabia relaxes ownership limits for strategic foreign investors

Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) has relaxed a 49% limit for foreign strategic investors in shares of listed companies, it said in a statement ...


ACWA Power

China’s Silk Road scoops up 49% stake in ACWA Power holding

The agreement sees China take a closer interest in renewables across the Middle East, an area at the epicentre of the Belt and Road infrastructure ...



Saudi Arabia unveils Bjarke Ingles-designed masterplan of Qiddiya

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), the wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman-led Public Investment Fund (PIF), has unveiled the masterplan of ...



Saudi civil aviation announces the opening of NEOM Bay airport

Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday the opening of Neom Bay Airport in the northern region of Sharma. ...



First Art House Cinema Opens in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has welcomed its first art house cinema. The open-air Elhoush Cinema — which can seat 75 people — opened to a packed house Tuesday ...


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Palestinians must sign on to investment programme if they want peace, Kushner says

The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment programme for the Palestinians was a precondition for ...



US carried out cyberattack on Iranian backed militia

The cyberattack's goal was to disable and degrade Kata'ib Hezbollah, an Iranian sponsored Shia militia group. The specific goal was to attack its networked communications, ...



Understanding the restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal

Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of ...



Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

Indeed, a senior administration official sought to downplay expectations Tuesday by suggesting that the primary goal for the Trump-Xi meeting is simply an agreement to ...



Five lessons from the latest elections in Turkey

The weekend’s election results were a stunning rebuke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The clear victor in the new Istanbul municipal election was the ...



UN Asks Russia For Answers About Bombed Hospitals In Syria

The United Nations humanitarian coordinator said on June 25 that he had asked Russia to provide details on how it was using the location coordinates ...



Japan’s Abe wants G-20 to unite on trade, Middle East – The Washington Post

Abe, seeking to demonstrate his leadership as Japan hosts the G-20 summit for the first time, is pushing for agreements on less divisive issues such ...


Oil Tankers

U.A.E. Splits With U.S. Over Blame for Oil Tanker Attack in May

“Honestly we can’t point the blame at any country because we don’t have evidence,” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Wednesday ...



Egypt detains opposition leader accusing him of anti-government plot

Egypt detained a leading opposition figure and allies on Tuesday on charges of plotting to bring down the government, but opposition groups said the arrests ...



New Pentagon chief seeks Europe’s help for Trump’s Iran view

The Trump administration aims to persuade allies the confrontation with Iran, which threatened to worsen into a deadly shooting war last week, is “not Iran ...


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