HAJJ 2019

Successful 2019 Hajj wraps up without incident as Muslims pilgrims pray in Mecca

Millions of Hajj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world's largest annual pilgrimage went off without incident despite the logistical challenges and escalating regional tensions, Reuters reports.

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Hajj 2019

KSA hosted a successful haj season: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Saudi Arabia Government and the Ministry of Health for successfully hosting the haj season 1440/2019 without a single public ...


Oil Markets

Saudi, Trump ‘jawboning’ suggests $75 top for oil market

But a look at the pronouncements on the oil market by the world’s top oil exporter this year points to an oil price aspiration of ...


Global Oil Markets

Perspective: Saudi Arabia needs more Opec production cuts, and soon

The primary reason for oil’s latest slump is the US-China trade war and fears about what that means for the wider economy and, in turn, ...


Yemen Civil War

‘Scores’ killed in Yemen as UAE-backed fighters seize parts of Aden

“Movement was almost impossible with shooting on going in many parts of town – with all calibres of weapons – and ambulances could not move. ...


Houthi Drone Strikes

Houthi militia launches drone toward Saudi Arabia

Houthi militia launched a drone from Sanaa on Tuesday and, according to an Arab coalition statement, it landed on civilians in Amran. ...


Wind Energy

Saudi Arabia wind farm claims world record low energy cost

The developing consortium – led by French renewable energy group EDF Renewables and renewable energy developer Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company – was ...



Saudi Arabia Launches New Tourism Season in Asir Region, with Thrilling Adventures for All

Taking place in Asir region, which is currently being transformed into one of the most important tourist destinations for Saudi Arabia, Al-Soudah Season is bringing ...


Ford Dealerships

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors acquires Ford and Lincoln dealership in Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors is a prominent Saudi automotive family business and the official importer and distributor of BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Hyundai in ...



Work starts on Saudi Al-Ula airport revamp, concert hall

Work on the transformation of AlUla’s Prince Abdulmajeed Bin Abdulaziz Airport and the Maraya Concert Hall has begun togther with the start of several other ...



Sandstorm hits Riyadh, rain tipped for Makkah

Sandstorms shrouded a number of cities in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, in dust on Tuesday, while rain and thunderstorms were forecast for western ...


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Turkey in the Region

Safe zone in north Syria to ensure Syrians’ return home

Since the eruption of a bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, millions of people had to flee their war-torn country. A total of 3.6 ...


Taliban Talks

No deal announced as US, Taliban wrap up latest talks

The latest round of talks between the Taliban and the United States ended early Monday without any sign a peace deal had been reached for ...


Gulf Shipping

Iran, U.K. Inch Closer to Tanker Crisis Resolution

Iran and the U.K. are making progress toward the release of an Iranian tanker impounded in Gibraltar, according to people familiar with the talks, a move ...


MENA Energy Projects

$859bn ongoing and planned energy projects in the MENA region to meet rising demand

Oil, gas and petrochemical projects, valued at more than $859bn are either underway or planned in the Middle East and North Africa. Of these projects, ...



Bahrain solidifies Patriot buy

The kingdom is not disclosing the quantity of systems and missiles that might be on order, but the State Department cleared the possible foreign military ...


Shale Oil

Gas Flaring “Running Rampant” In The Permian

By now, most industry watchers are aware that gas flaring has been rising quickly in the Permian basin, as aggressive drilling for oil is pulling ...


ME Construction

The Middle East’s top construction contracts of July 2019

Middle East’s construction industry witnessed some of the biggest contract wins in July 2019, and contractors from across the globe — including US’ McDermott; UAE’s ASGC and ...


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