U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Saudi Arabia’s Khalid Al-Falih, Ambassador Reema Meet with Rick Perry in Washington to Discuss Cooperation, Supply Security

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Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih met U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday in Washington and said both sides expressed concern over threats targeting freedom of maritime traffic in the Arabian Gulf.
 

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2019 C3 U.S.-Arab Healthcare and Business Summit Set for Monday, September 23rd at the Union League Club in New York

The 8th annual C3 U.S.-Arab Healthcare and Business Summit is set to take place on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at the Union League Club in New York City.

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Gulf Shipping

Saudi Arabia and US to counter maritime threats in Arabian Gulf

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said he discussed Tuesday with his American counterpart Rick Perry threats to maritime freedom in the Arabian Gulf. ...

 

Saudi Cinema

Saudi Arabia’s first home-grown cinema chain to open four multiplexes by year end

The first Saudi cinema brand opened its maiden branch on Tuesday in Jeddah, state news agency SPA reported. Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabana attended ...

 

Housing

Housing ‘crisis’ tests Saudi reform drive

Such lower middle-class citizens are already struggling as the government scales back subsidies, hiking water, electricity and gasoline prices and imposing a five percent value-added ...

 

Investment

Saudi, Abu Dhabi showing ‘high interest’ in investing in Vision Fund 2: SoftBank’s Son

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) founder and CEO Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi are showing “high interest” in investing in the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

New York judge cites ‘urgency’ of FOIA case regarding Khashoggi

U.S. Federal agencies must produce thousands of pages monthly of records pertaining to the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi because learning about his disappearance ...

 

Government Tender Regulations

Saudi Arabia Introduces New Government Tendering Regulations to Support Vision 2030

The Saudi Arabian government recently announced the new Government Tenders and Procurement Law (GTPL) after a series of public consultations dating back to 2017. The ...

 

Banking and Finance

Potential rise in Saudi bank rates to have limited impact on growth

Saudi Arabia’s central bank said on Tuesday that any potential rise in Saudi interbank rates in 2019 would have a limited impact on growth. “Any additional ...

 

Hajj 2019

Saudi King invites survivor and victims’ relatives of New Zealand shooting to make holy pilgrimage

The Saudi king is paying for the airfare, accommodation and travel costs, which could cost over $1 million, as they perform hajj, the holy Muslim ...

 

Saudi Resorts

Aman Resorts Are Coming to Saudi Arabia and They’re Going to Be Stunning

In August, Aman announced its plan to develop three distinct resorts of "architectural excellence" in northwest Saudi Arabia. More specifically, Aman is building in AlUla, ...

 

Ford

Ford Saudi Distributor Network Accelerates Growth as Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors and Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies Complete Buy-Sell Agreement

Ford Middle East has confirmed the successful completion of a buy-sell agreement between its two Saudi distributors, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Co. (MYNM) and Al ...

 

Women in the Workforce

Saudi Arabia’s first female crane operators awarded permits

The women will operate remote controlled cranes introduced as part of KAP’s push to introduce new technologies in all departments at its container terminals, which ...

 

Red Sea Project

Work begins on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project Coastal Village complex

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), backed by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman-led Public Investment Fund (PIF), has started developing its Coastal Village, ...

 

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India-Pakistan

Pakistan Warns Of War After India’s Move To End Kashmir’s Special Status

Imran Khan referred to a suicide attack in February that killed at least 40 Indian security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir, and was followed by airstrikes ...

 

Turkey in the Region

US warns Turkey on Syria amid last-ditch talks to resolve buffer zone dispute

"Clearly we believe any unilateral action by them would be unacceptable," he said. “What we’re trying to do now is work out an arrangement to ...

 

Diversification

UAE diversification strategy lags despite growth in oil sector

The softer side of Gulf economies, non-oil GDP, is dependent on foreign investment, tourism and expatriate labor and is especially sensitive to political risk. The ...

 

Conflict Economies

Conflict Economies in the Middle East and North Africa

While some groups will fight to promote or defend a particular identity, others fight for economic survival or enrichment. For many more actors, these motivations are tied together, and ...

 

Taliban Talks

Taliban say differences resolved in peace talks on US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

Report: ISIS has been rebuilding as US troops withdraw from Syria

Since about half of 2,000 special operations and other train-advise-assist forces returned to the U.S. in the spring, ISIS has been staging a comeback, according ...

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan bomb attack in capital fuels fears ahead of presidential elections

A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside a main recruitment center for police in the Afghan capital, killing 14 people and wounding nearly 150, officials said, ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Groups: Yemen airport closure ‘death sentence’ for thousands

The Saudi-led coalition’s closure of the airport in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two ...

 

Tunisia

Islamists Buck Regional Crackdown With Tunisia Presidential Bid

Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party Ennahda will field its first-ever candidate for presidential elections, even as some of the Middle East’s major powers wage a far-reaching ...

 

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