Will Formula One Racing Come to Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia and Formula One are discussing the possibility of holding a race in the country, "and team bosses have been asked for an opinion," sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Hajj 2019

Saudis deploy over 350,000 people to serve Haj pilgrims

He also revealed that more than 1.64 million Haj pilgrims had arrived in the Kingdom as of Monday, the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported on ...



Assets of Saudi Public, Private Investment Funds Amount to $86.1 Bn

The value of public and private assets of investment funds in Saudi Arabia registered a new leap during Q2 2019, amounting to SAR323 billion ($86.1 ...



Saudi leads IPO activity in region

Overall MENA IPO deal value increased by 222.6 per cent to $2,822.5 million in the second quarter of 2019, up from $874.9 million in the ...



Even Saudi Arabia’s Most Conservative Heartland Is Starting to Sing

Change is inching forward even in Qassim province, an important testing ground for Mohammed bin Salman’s drive to liberalize the kingdom. ...



Oil built Saudi Arabia – will a lack of water destroy it?

“In Saudi Arabia there are only two sources of water: the sea and deep wells,” says Ahmed Safar Al Asmari, who manages one of Berain’s ...


Hajj 2019

Saudi security forces showcase readiness for Hajj

The pilgrimage traditionally takes place from the eighth to the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. ...


3D Printer Construction

Danish company to send world’s biggest printer to Saudi housing developer

The Gulf has emerged as one of the most promising markets for construction printing in recent years. Dubai has already decreed that a quarter of ...



India raises cost of refinery project with Aramco by 36%

India has increased the cost estimate of a giant refinery and petrochemical project to be jointly built with Saudi Aramco and Abu Dhabi National Oil ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia’s Business Gauge Slowed to Five-Month Low in July

The IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 56.6 after reaching a 19-month high of 57.4 in June. Export orders rose at the quickest pace ...



Saudi Arabia women’s rights reforms may still be thwarted by custom

Thousands of Saudi women took to social media to celebrate royal decrees on Friday that allow women above 21 to travel without permission as of ...



The Passing of a Saudi Legend

During his half-century of work, Dr. Al-Shabaili contributed to the establishment of the media industry in Saudi Arabia. He conducted rare television interviews with people ...


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Gulf Shipping

UK joins US in Strait of Hormuz naval security mission

Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised ...



Esper: US intends to prevent Turkey invasion into Syria

U.S. officials have made clear that an invasion is an extremely risky venture that could threaten the safety of U.S. forces working with the SDF ...


GCC Debt

U.S. Banks Are Cashing In on Persian Gulf Debt

U.S. banks have earned four times as much in fees from bond issuance in the GCC so far this year compared with 2015, the year ...



India revokes special status for Kashmir amid high tensions with Pakistan

Kashmir has for decades been divided between India and Pakistan, both of which lay claim to the entire region, and the move is likely to ...


War in Yemen

Yemen Truce Efforts Falter as Regional Rivalries Intensify

The strikes, including a Houthi rocket attack last week in the capital of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government in Aden that killed 40 people, have stymied ...



Libya conflict: Drone strike kills dozens

At least 42 people have died in a drone strike in south-western Libya carried out by the forces of rebel Gen Khalifa Haftar, local officials ...



Air Operations Continue at High Tempo in Afghanistan

US airstrikes in Afghanistan saw a slight uptick in May compared to April, clocking in at the second-highest number of monthly airstrikes conducted in the ...


Oil Markets

The Hydrocarbon Era’s Spectacular End

Dustin Yellin, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist whose intricate 3D photomontages adorn the likes of New York’s Lincoln Center, wants to draw your gaze to climate ...



A new strongman in Sudan? Experts aren’t so sure

He boasts tens of thousands of paramilitary forces who have spent years battling insurgents across Sudan as well as rebels in Yemen on behalf of ...



Consortium led by Bombardier to build $4.5bn Egypt monorail

The first monorail line will extend 54km from East Cairo to the New Administrative Capital, while the second line will be 42km-long and will connect ...


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