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Missile Defense

Lockheed awarded $1.5 billion Saudi Arabia THAAD missile defense system contract

Lockheed Martin was awarded an almost $1.5 billion modification to an earlier contract to supply Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Interceptor support items for Saudi ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

Senior American defense officials said some U.S. troops and Patriot air defense missile systems have already arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, south of Riyadh, ...

 

Renewable Energy

Oil Giant Saudi Arabia Is Set to Start First Wind-Power Plant

The energy ministry has pre-qualified 60 companies to bid for 12 renewables projects it plans to tender this year, starting this month, with a goal ...

 

Domestic Defense Industry

Limits on Western arms exports helped spur indigenous Saudi and UAE defense industry

KSA is still consolidating companies within SAMI to achieve a 50 percent technology transfer target, and full cooperation between one defense company controlled by the ...

 

Sports

GSA announces $650 million financial and governance sports strategy

The General Sports Authority (GSA) has announced today Saturday a USD 650 million financial and governance strategy aimed at making sports a flourishing and prosperous ...

 

Transportation

Female drivers help boost car sales in Saudi Arabia

Car sales in Saudi Arabia have gone up by as much as 25 percent in the past year, since the ban on women driving was ...

 

Women in Saudi

Saudi Guardianship Laws Could Be Set to Change. Here’s How Women Are Reacting.

Over the past two years, Prince Mohammed has delivered on promises to liberalize some restrictions on women, lifting a ban on women driving and on ...

 

Entertainment Seasons

How Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Season Came to an End

International stars 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Tyga, Future, Liam Payne, and Janet Jackson took the Jeddah World Fest stage to mark the end of Jeddah ...

 

Security

Saudi minister says Iran’s actions are unacceptable

Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs on Sunday condemned Iran’s seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz and urged ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Iran Thanks Saudi Arabia on Return of Oil Tanker

Iranian media had reported that Saudi Arabia was not allowing the ship to leave Jeddah because of a “dispute over the payment of repair costs.” ...

 

NEOM

Ambassadors tour Saudi Arabia’s 26,500km2 Neom futuristic city site

According to a report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, the delegation was briefed on how Neom – a cross-border project planned to link ...

 

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Iran in the Region

New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker

British officials say the HMS Montrose was roughly 60 minutes from the scene when the Iranians took control of the tanker, too far away to ...

 

U.S.-Pakistan

Imran Khan hopes to win over Donald Trump in first US visit

When they meet on Monday, Trump and Khan will first have to overcome a record of mutual hostility on social media. The US leader has ...

 

Oil Markets

Oil outlook sours as sanctions, global tensions fail to bring out bulls

Sentiment in the oil market has shifted dramatically in recent days, with hedge funds, producers and traders all taking a more bearish tack in response ...

 

Yemen Civil War

U.A.E Says Yemen Coalition ‘Preparing for Next Phase’

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen is preparing for the next phase in the war, a United Arab Emirates minister said. “The coalition ...

 

Middle East Travel

Iran-U.S. Spat Leaves Mideast Airlines Encircled by Hostile Skies

Airlines in the Middle East are used to avoiding trouble spots, but airspace closures spurred by mounting tension between Iran and the U.S. mean they now face ...

 

Global Oil Markets

U.S. Shale Producers Benefit as Oil Disruptions Plague Middle East

The muted reaction belies the severity of the situation and signals that the market believes the U.S. will pick up the slack in the event ...

 

Middle East Peace

US delegation led by Jared Kushner to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia next week

Kushner will be accompanied by special peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and Iran specialist Brian Hook A delegation of US senior officials is set to visit the ...

 

China in the Region

China’s Belt and Road Leaves Kenya With a Railroad to Nowhere

Chinese state media repeatedly used the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project as a showcase for President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. But with concerns ...

 

Egypt

British Airways, Lufthansa cancel flights to Cairo

"There's a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. Additional security measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK," the Foreign Office ...

 

Iran

Iran: 17 citizens accused of spying for CIA detained

Iran has detained 17 Iranian citizens accused of acting as spies for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, according to the country's Ministry of Intelligence. An ...

 

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