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Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Share Trading Set to Jump as MSCI Completes Upgrade

When the first part of the upgrade took place in May, share trading in the country leapt to almost $8 billion in a single day, ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition forms a committee with UAE to stabilise Yemen ceasefire

The remarks by Prince Khaled, the younger brother of Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, came a day after Yemen’s government said from Riyadh that the ...

 

Houthi Attack

Saudi-led coalition shoots down six Houthi missiles

The missiles were launched from the Saada province against civilians in Jizan city, in the south-west of the kingdom, coalition spokesman Col Turki Al Malki ...

 

Red Sea Development Company

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Seeks to Raise $3.5 Billion

The firm that’s transforming an archipelago, desert and mountains -- an area about the size of Belgium -- on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast into ...

 

Vision 2030

Travel to Saudi Arabia: The Kingdom has ambitious tourism goals

Saudis today spend as much as $26 billion outside the Kingdom each year on everything from luxury products and leisure to entertainment, and that’s money ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Bankers Head to Saudi Arabia to Compete for World’s Biggest IPO

Global banks will this week start making their case on why they should be hired for what’s set to be the world’s biggest initial public ...

 

Power

Saudi Arabia Seeks to Become Regional Electricity Hub between Asia, Africa

The Company seeks to make Saudi Arabia a regional electricity interconnection hub between Asia and Africa, due to its strategic position between the two continents ...

 

Littoral Combat Ship

Why Saudi Arabia is Buying the LCS Despite Reliability Issues

Since 2008, the Royal Saudi Arabian Navy has planned to invest $20 billion in its SNEP II naval expansion project. It ...

 

Media and Entertainment

Saudis switch from TV to mobile video

More Saudis watch short online videos than traditional TV, a new study suggests. Researchers found that more than 85 percent of Saudis viewed videos lasting ...

 

Haifa Al-Mansour

Saudi Arabia’s First Female Filmmaker Wants to “Push for Change”

In the script, which she wrote with her husband, Bradley Niemann, the filmmaker shows her lead character grappling with what is a new dilemma for ...

 

Construction

Saudi Arabia studying Jeddah’s 350m Obhur Suspension Bridge

Feasibility and financial studies are under way or approved for three key projects, Jeddah Metro Co chairman reportedly says ...

 

Education

Dubai’s GEMS Education says Saudi venture buys Ma’arif

Dubai-based school operator GEMS Education said on Monday its joint venture in Saudi Arabia had completed the acquisition of Ma’arif, the largest education company in ...

 

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 ...

 

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G7 Summit

After confusion on trade and Iran, Trump puts positive spin on final day of G7

After a confusing day of mixed signals on trade and Iran, US President Donald Trump began his final round of talks at the Group of ...

 

G7 Summit

G7 summit: Iran foreign minister makes surprise Biarritz appearance

A senior French diplomat confirmed that Zarif had been invited to Biarritz for talks as part of Macron’s diplomatic initiative aimed at defusing tensions in ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Trump leaves Iran diplomacy door open after Macron’s Zarif gambit

While Trump reaffirmed Washington’s goal of extracting farther-reaching security concessions from Iran, he told reporters at the summit he wanted to see “a really good ...

 

Israel in the Region

Attacks blamed on Israel across three Middle East countries ratchet up tensions

The attacks Saturday and Sunday targeted Iranian forces and their proxies in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, in what appeared to be a significant escalation of ...

 

Drone Wars

Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, US tensions

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising ...

 

Taliban Talks

U.S., Taliban deal will not stop attacks on Afghan forces, some Taliban say

U.S. negotiators have been pressing the Taliban to agree to peace talks with the Kabul government and to a ceasefire, but a senior Taliban official ...

 

Syria

Work begins on Syria safe zone to separate Turkey and US-allied Kurdish forces

Turkey’s defense minister said Saturday that military officials from Turkey and the United States have begun work to create a “safe zone” along its border ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

Another Russian S-400 battery headed to Turkey beginning Tuesday

Turkey is to accept delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defenses beginning on Tuesday, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday according ...

 

Intelligence

Why the CIA doesn’t spy on the UAE

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) does not spy on the UAE’s government, three former CIA officials familiar with the matter told Reuters, creating what ...

 

Qatar-UAE

Qatar fines First Abu Dhabi Bank $55 million in market manipulation probe

A Qatari regulator said on Sunday it had fined First Abu Dhabi Bank 200 million Qatari riyals ($55 million) for obstructing an ongoing investigation into ...

 

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