SEVEN WONDERS OF ARABIA

Aramco Expats’ The Seven Wonders of Arabia, a Tribute to the Kingdom’s Remarkable Heritage Sites – Part 4: The Rock Art of the Ha’il Region

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Aramco Expats, an online blog that is a resource for current and former Saudi Aramco expatriates and their families, recently published a series of excellent blog posts on the seven wonders of the Arabia – the best heritage sites and historical places in the Kingdom.

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Economy

IMF Lauds Saudi Economic Reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lauded the Saudi government for the progress achieved in the agenda of economic and social reforms. This came in ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco IPO Bankers Question Whether Deal Is Worth the Effort

When Saudi Arabia announced plans to sell shares in its crown jewel Aramco, international bankers scrambled to get a piece of the action. Three years ...

 

Banking and Finance

Saudi government studying law to license other stock exchange operators

Saudi Arabia is studying regulations to license new stock market operators, a potential first step to privatising its state-run bourse as Riyadh moves to wean ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release critic of Islam

The United States calls upon the governments of Eritrea, Mauritania, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to respect the freedom of conscience and let these men go.” ...

 

Transportation and Logistics

Saudi King Abdullah Port receives 28 cranes to boost capacity

In the largest commercial operation of its kind in the history of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Port has received 28 state-of-the-art Liebherr cranes to start ...

 

Saudi-UAE

The job sectors booming in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Technology and tourism jobs in Saudi Arabia saw strong growth in the second quarter of 2019, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI). Overall, Saudi ...

 

Energy

Higher Saudi fuel prices are a small price to pay for reform

In the years before the liberalization of energy prices, the local growth of domestic demand for diesel in Saudi Arabia was one of the highest ...

 

Media and Entertainment

STX Nears Deal to Secure Saudi Arabia Financing

Following a string of box-office duds, STX Entertainment will shore up its cashflow with an investment from Saudi Arabia. ...

 

Healthcare

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia investigates hospital employees after feud

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health launched an immediate investigation on Thursday into the case of a medical professional who was filmed scolding a nurse in a ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen Has Been a Saudi Prince’s War. Now It’s His Quagmire.

Emboldened by the hawkish comments of Trump administration officials, Prince Mohammed is now hoping Washington will help make up the difference with new American military ...

 

Saudi-China

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China’s Xinjiang policy

Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China’s policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where ...

 

Technology

Saudis warned against using FaceApp

The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has warned people against using the viral face-transforming mobile application FaceApp, citing the software’s use of personal information. ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Satellite images ‘show US military buildup in Saudi Arabia’ amid Iran tensions

The United States is preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia where satellite images appear to show a build up of American forces ...

 

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Iran

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 crew, reports say

The semi-official Fars news agency said Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces ambushed the tanker, carrying 12 people on board, on Sunday. ...

 

Oil Supply

Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes

The United States is struggling to win its allies’ support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of ...

 

Oil Demand

Exclusive: IEA revising oil demand growth forecast down on slowing economy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.-China trade spat, its executive ...

 

Egypt

Patriotism and soft power: how Egypt sought to gain from Afcon

Senegal and Algeria will contest the final but there is a feeling, at the end of a hastily arranged tournament that divided home supporters and ...

 

Egypt

At least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern Sinai

Egyptian security officials say airstrikes targeting Islamic militants are underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 20 insurgents. Officials said that Egypt’s air ...

 

Sudan

What’s at stake in Sudan’s transition?

Sudan’s ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups have signed a political accord on a three-year transition towards elections. ...

 

Regional Security

Analysis: The F-35 has freaked out Iran and changed everything in the Middle East

it was late summer 2015 when reports in the Israeli news media surfaced about how Israelis working on F-35 prototypes had managed to double the ...

 

Turkey

Saudi Arabia Issues Fifth Alert to its Nationals in Turkey

For the fifth time this year, the Saudi embassy in Ankara warned Saudi tourists from being subject to exploitation, less than a month after issuing ...

 

Religious Freedom

Pompeo announces new global body on religious freedom

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the United States will create a new international body to campaign for religious freedom, following a ...

 

Hezbollah

Hezbollah lawmaker offers resignation after alleged shooting

A Hezbollah lawmaker has offered his resignation after a shooting at a police station in which he was allegedly involved. ...

 

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