UAE’s Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Visits Jeddah, Mecca for Meetings with Top Officials

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, arrived in Jeddah today for talks with Saudi Arabia's top leaders, according to reports.

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The World’s Most Profitable Company Crushes Apple, Pays Massive Dividend

During the company's first-ever earnings call, CFO Khalid Al- Dabbagh said that dividends have to be sustained, affordable and benchmarked. But he couldn't give specifics about ...



As Saudis and Indians Grow Closer, a $15 Billion Deal Blooms

The $15 billion investment, which Reliance announced on Monday, is a vote of confidence by the Saudis in India’s economy and its prime minister, Narendra ...



Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed arrives in Saudi Arabia for visit

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces arrived in Jeddah today. He ...



Yemen’s Houthis launch drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched drone attacks on the airport of Abha in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border, the Houthis’ al-Masirah TV said ...


Hajj 2019

Saudi Arabia praised for successful Hajj season

King Salman received a phone call from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulating him on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, the Saudi Press Agency reported. ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia wind farm claims world record low energy cost

Saudi Arabia’s 400MW Dumat Al Jandal onshore wind farm has announced what it says is a world record-low onshore wind levellised cost of electricity (LCOE) ...


King Salman

King Salman arrives in Jeddah after overseeing Hajj arrangements

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived in Jeddah on Monday from Mina. The King was there at the holy sites to oversee ...



Trio of eco-hotels to open at Saudi Arabian UNESCO heritage site

Luxury hotel group Aman is set to open a trio of eco-conscious hotels in Saudi Arabia – making the chain's debut in the Middle East. Each ...



Joshua promoter defends Saudi fight as game changer for boxing

Anthony Joshua’s promoter has defended a decision to stage the Briton’s heavyweight title rematch with Mexican-American world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia and ...


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US military commanders in the Gulf aim to ‘deter’ Iran, not go to war

U.S. military presence in the Gulf aims to deter Iran and augment stability the region, senior commanders told CNBC aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on ...



US team in Turkey begins work on Syrian safe zone

A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey to begin establishing an operations center to coordinate a planned safe zone in Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced Monday. ...



Libya officials: Fighting around Tripoli resumes, truce over

Fighting around Tripoli resumed overnight, following a two-day truce observed during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Libyan officials said Tuesday. The two-day cease-fire — proposed ...



Syria’s Aleppo symbol of Assad’s wins and of enduring war

Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian ...


Middle East Peace Plan

Trump undecided on when to release Middle East peace plan

President Donald Trump hasn't decided whether to unveil his Middle East peace plan before or after Israeli elections set for next month, and the U.S. ...


Oil Markets

Column: Hedge funds polarised on oil by economy and supply threats

Hedge fund managers remain deeply divided about what matters more for the future direction of oil – intensifying fears about a global recession or Saudi ...


Cyber Security

Middle East Oil, Carmakers Face Very High Cybersecurity Risk

Industrial security company Dragos recently issued a warning on what it calls “Hexane,” a new hacking group on the radar targeting telecommunications and oil and gas companies ...



Sudan parties meet in Egypt to develop political process

Egypt today announced that a two-day meeting between Sudan’s Freedom and Change forces and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front had come to a close yesterday without ...



Blast at Iraq weapons depot injures 13, cause unclear

The base houses a weapons depot for the Iraqi federal police and the mainly Shiite militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. The state-sanctioned PMF ...



Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz to be tried over ‘Guinea bribes’

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are to stand trial for allegedly bribing Guinean officials to win mining licences, Swiss prosecutors say. The trio allegedly ...


Movie Posters

The Middle East as Old Hollywood Saw It

The posters show how popular culture reflected the politics of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Abou Joudé says that prior to World War II most ...


American Express

American Express GBT acquires stake in Middle East’s Kanoo Travel

The joint venture, formed with parent company YBA Kanoo Group, will be headquartered in Dubai and provide managed travel and events services to clients in ...


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