Women in Saudi Arabia begin exercising new travel rights as reforms progress

Saudi women are beginning to exercise their new rights to travel without guardian approval as the Kingdom continues to enact progressive reforms as part of its Vision 2030 social and economic blueprint.

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Aramco IPO

Battle for Aramco IPO Heats Up as Exchanges Vie for Supremacy

Top officials from London Stock Exchange Group Plc, the New York Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. have been actively pitching the ...


CMA FSI Regulations

Saudi Capital Market Authority Announces New Instructions for Foreign Strategic Investors’ Ownership in Listed Companies

The FSI Instructions have removed the existing limit on the foreign ownership of a Saudi-listed company for foreign strategic investors (FSIs) that meet the FSI ...


Work Visas

Saudi Arabia launches ‘instant visa’ for expats in the private sector

This week, Saudi Arabia announced that private sector firms will now be able to get instant visas for foreign workers, a process that used to ...


Saudi Women

Cleared for takeoff: Saudi women start exercising their newest right

Saudi Arabia’s international airports are the scene of the latest “first” for women citizens, who can now leave the country without permission from a male ...


Saudi Professional League

Historical agreements and ongoing development for the environment of Saudi football stadiums

The Saudi Professional League has succeeded in breaking the fan attendance record in local stadiums over the last few years. Last season, the number of fans ...


Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Saudi terminal operator RSGT to invest in Bangladesh’s port sector

“The RSGT proposal may involve an investment upwards of $3.5 billion (SR13 billion) as the port development is a huge and complex task. We can ...



Boeing Plans to Increase Investment in Saudi Arabia

Jazzar has been President of Boeing in Saudi Arabia since 2005. He oversees all Boeing operations in the Kingdom, including strengthening partnerships with government agencies, ...


Basma Al-Buhairan

Dr. Basma Albuhairan, SAGIA Executive Director and Deputy CEO at a leading Saudi teaching hospital

I was brought up in a family that greatly values education, intellect and hard work. I have two siblings, a sister and brother, who are ...



Saudi minister Al-Jubeir meets foreign ambassadors in Riyadh

On Thursday, he held separate meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kozlov, Egyptian Ambassador Nasser Hamdy and Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed. ...


Grand Mosque

Makkah’s Grand Mosque courtyard extension project nears completion

A project to add more than 3,000 meters square of courtyard space near to the Grand Mosque in Makkah is almost complete, Saudi Press Agency ...



Saudi prince hits jackpot with another horseracing great

Enable claimed her 10th Group One race on Thursday when she won the Yorkshire Oaks, putting her on course to make history in winning Europe's ...


Ruiz-Joshua Fight

Ruiz agrees to bout in Saudi Arabia

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to go to Saudi Arabia to face Anthony Joshua in their much-anticipated rematch, a source with ...


Extreme Sports

British rocket scientist plummets to death in Saudi Arabia base-jumping accident

A British scientist, who sought to set world records in a wingsuit, has died in a base-jumping accident in Saudi Arabia. ...


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Turkey’s Patriot offer dead after S-400 delivery

The Donald Trump administration automatically rescinded a $3.5 billion deal to sell Raytheon-produced Patriot missile defenses to Turkey after it received the Russian S-400 system in July, Al-Monitor ...



Europe Has Dug In Against Trump’s Iran ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign

Divisions over Iran will be on full display when Trump meets his European peers at a Group of Seven meeting starting Saturday in the coastal ...



U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Department official

The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is traveling through the Mediterranean ...


Taliban Talks

Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar

After 18 years of war and months of direct talks with the Taliban leaders, the United States appears to be at the cusp of reaching ...


Iran in the Region

Clashing statements on series of Iraq attacks expose rift in paramilitary force

The head of Iraq’s paramilitary forces supported by Iran on Thursday walked back a statement by his deputy the day before in which he blamed ...


Yemen Civil War

Yemen Demands U.A.E.’s Expulsion From Saudi-Led Coalition

The Yemeni government, which initially approved the inclusion of the U.A.E. in the coalition, now accuses it of backing the coup in Aden. The U.A.E., ...



Libya Has a Shot at Peace as Combatants Tire of War, Envoy Says

His heavily fortified compound west of Libya’s capital provides Ghassan Salame with a ringside seat as two forces grind out a four-month battle for control ...



5 times in history enemies shot down a U.S. drone

On Aug. 20, the United States linked the downing of an MQ-9 Reaper over Yemen by Houthi forces to Iran. Iran has supplied Houthi fighters ...



Will Egypt’s Ancient City Succumb to Rising Seas?

At first glance, the once vibrant fishing community of Al-Max in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria looks hostile to life. More than a dozen ...


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