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U.S.-Saudi Relations

Joint military drill between Saudi, US forces kicks off

A military exercise between the Saudi Royal Land Forces and the US Army kicked off Sunday in the Kingdom. The Commander 2019 drill was launched at ...

 

Economy

Party Mood Wobbles in Saudi Markets as a $20 Billion Wave Crests

Investors are starting to tune out the noise of the billions of dollars that flowed into Saudi bonds and stocks in the first half of ...

 

Economy

Plenty of opportunities for investors in newly opened sectors of Saudi economy: report

The latest developments in Saudi Arabia’s far-reaching efforts to boost inflows and expand foreign ownership in key sectors of the economy is explored by Ibrahim ...

 

Waste Management

Recycling plan aims to solve Riyadh rubble trouble

Riyadh is set to get a citywide recycling plan to tackle more than 20 million tons of building rubble on eyesore vacant plots while turning ...

 

Construction

Saudi Ministry of Labor taps Mashroat for efficient execution of SR2 billion Saudi construction projects

The Saudi Ministry of Labor (MOL) and the National Program to Support the Management of Projects in Public Entities (Mashroat) have signed a Memorandum of ...

 

E-Commerce

Saudi’s new e-commerce law to accelerate $21bln market growth – analysts

The new electronic commerce law passed by the Saudi Cabinet last week is set to further accelerate the kingdom’s fast-growing online retail market, analysts told ...

 

Saudi-Canada

Canadian authorities find the body of missing Saudi man near Niagara Falls

On Sunday, autopsy reports confirmed that a body found near the Niagara Falls in Canada belongs to missing Saudi man Qasem Al Adawi, Okaz newspaper reported. ...

 

Entertainment

BTS: Why Saudi Arabia wants high profile pop stars

Saudi Arabia isn't traditionally a major stopoff on a global music tour, but big-name artists are increasingly going there. Mariah Carey set the fame bar high ...

 

Energy

Saudi Arabia raises local gasoline prices

Saudi Aramco said it was raising domestic gasoline prices on Sunday, with 91 grade reaching 1.53 riyals per litre from 1.44 and 95 grade rising ...

 

Saudi-Sudan

Urgent farm aid from UAE, Saudi Arabia to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the UAE will send more than 50,000 tons of agricultural nutrients in urgent aid to Sudan to save its farming season, a ...

 

Oil and Gas

Dubai’s Oilfields Supply Centre to establish oil and gas sector incubator for SMEs in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Energy Park (Spark) and the Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Centre (OSC) have signed to agreement that will see OSC become an anchor ...

 

Women

Saudi Arabia set to allow women to travel without male permission

Saudi Arabia plans to grant women the right to travel without a male guardian’s permission as the government moves to relax social restrictions. ...

 

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Lebanon

Why Lebanon’s People Are Turning on Their Politicians

Lebanese politicians and political parties operate vast patronage networks that provide government jobs to party loyalists. The result is a bloated civil service. There are ...

 

Climate Change

For oil, IMO 2020 marks ‘the biggest change in oil market history’

On January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce new emissions standards designed to significantly curb pollution produced by the world’s ships. ...

 

Oil Markets

Oil prices edge lower on demand concerns as China’s economy slows

Oil prices edged lower on Monday because of concerns over lower demand, despite Opec and its allies extending their production cut pact and rising tensions ...

 

Iran

Inside Iran: Iranians on Trump and the nuclear deal

As tensions rise between Iran, the United States and its allies, the BBC has been given rare access to Iran. Iranians remain furious that President Donald ...

 

Somalia

At least one American among the 27 dead in terrorist attack on hotel in Somalia

At least one American is among the 27 who died in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Somalia on Saturday, and the U.S. State ...

 

Israel-Palestine

Top 2020 Dems wouldn’t reverse Trump’s Jerusalem embassy decision

The 2020 Democratic presidential front-runners have accepted President Trump's Jerusalem move. ...

 

GEMS

Dubai’s GEMS to meet banks for $1.65 bln refinancing

GEMS, which owns and operates 49 schools in the UAE and Qatar, said last week that a consortium led by private equity firm CVC Capital ...

 

Turkey

For Third Day, Russia Delivers Missile System Parts To Turkey

Russia has sent new components of its S-400 air-defense system to a military air base near the Turkish capital, Ankara. Turkey's Defense Ministry tweeted on July ...

 

Pakistan

Pakistan Hit With $6 Billion Judgment In Long-Running Mining Case

The World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has slapped Pakistan with a judgment of nearly $6 billion in the Reko Diq ...

 

China

China’s economic growth slumps to 27-year low amid Trump trade war

It's an indication that China is feeling the effects of a prolonged trade war with President Trump's administration. The data shows the Chinese government’s strategy ...

 

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