SECURITY

Houthis Reportedly Attack Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Military Parade in Yemen

"Saudi Arabia shared intelligence that's made Americans safe. They have allowed us to use their air bases in time of conflict," he said. "They are all-in against [ISIS]," Sen. Graham said.
Yemen’s Houthi group said on Thursday it had targeted a military site in Dammam, Saudi Arabia with a long-range missile and had launched a drone attack on a military parade in Yemen, which killed 30 people, according to reports.

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Debt Finance

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Saudi Economy

Inflationary trends in Saudi Arabia

A new  report which analyzes the impact of the value-added tax (VAT), introduced ...

 

Women

Queens of the Road: Saudi women are more responsible drivers than men

Since the ban lift on women driving in the kingdom officially took effect in June 2018, women have barely violated traffic rules. Though a few committed ...

 

Women Employment

70% of Saudi airports’ passport control officers to be women by next year

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Hajj 2019

Nearly 1.25m Hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

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Security

Yemen’s Houthis say launch missile at military site in Saudi’s Dammam: TV

Yemen’s Houthi group said on Thursday it had targeted a military site in Dammam in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province with a long-range missile, its TV ...

 

Iraq

Saudi Arabia drafts security agreement with Iraq

Saudi Arabia approved a draft agreement on security cooperation with Iraq on Tuesday evening, the Saudi press agency said, in a bid to strengthen ties ...

 

Economy

Loans in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain just got cheaper with lower interest rates

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Telecom

Saudi telecom regulator oversees competition reform and hosts digital spectrum sale

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Art and Culture

Saudi Arabia’s Preeminent Artists Open Their Studios In Jeddah And Riyadh

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U.S.-Saudi Arabia

The Democratic Candidates on Saudi Arabia

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Commercial Flights

First American Airline flight in 22 years arrives in Saudi Arabia

The Miami Air chartered flight from Ohio touched down at King Abdulaziz International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, a General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) spokesperson ...

 

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Lebanon

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