Report: Saudi Aramco Considering Tokyo For International Listing

Saudi Aramco is considering Tokyo as the international destination to list its shares, according to an exclusive report in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

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Esper Welcomes Saudi Vice Defense Minister to Pentagon for Talks

Before today's meeting, Esper called the U.S.-Saudi Arabian relationship "one of the most enduring" in the Middle East. The secretary promised to make the relationship ...


Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco board sees too many risks for New York IPO

The board of Saudi Aramco has determined that listing the state energy giant in New York would carry too many legal risks to make it ...


MSCI Inclusion

Saudi stock exchange now full MSCI member, but market euphoria may fade

The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), the region’s largest market, has completed the second and final phase of joining the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, raising its ...



Saudi Arabia’s Net Foreign Assets Fall Most in Over Two Years

Net foreign assets held by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority declined by about $9 billion last month to $498 billion, the largest fall since February ...


Saudi Millennials

Analysis: The Saudi Monarchy Catches Up With Its Millennials

The millennial Saudi generation is especially important not only because of its demographic weight but also because its members represent the kingdom's most productive cohort ...


Aramco Trading Company

Aramco Trading sells first U.S. West Texas Light crude to South Korea’s Hyundai – sources

ATC is key to Saudi Aramco’s strategy as it expands its refining and petrochemical operations to boost global sales. The trading unit has been buying ...


Houthi Attacks

String of attacks in Saudi Arabia claimed by Houthis

Over the past few days, Yemen’s Houthi insurgency has claimed a series of attacks inside Saudi Arabia. These include ballistic and cruise missiles, as well ...


Red Sea Film Festival

Red Sea International Film Festival announces $3m worth of prizes

Saudi Arabia’s inaugural 
Red Sea International Film Festival, set to be held March 12–21 next year in Jeddah, has announced cash prizes totaling $350K and ...



Saudi Arabia bolsters entertainment offering

After hosting its first major music festival and announcing the first solo show by an international band, Saudi Arabia prepares for most live event-focused months ...


Haifa Al-Mansour

Venice film festival: Saudi Arabian director praises ‘momentum change’ in her country

“There is a crack now, and we see things happening and changing. But it needs to happen at an earlier stage,” she said. “It starts ...



Saudi Mobile Operator Seeks to Cut Cost of $2.1 Billion Debt

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest wireless operator is trying to benefit from four straight quarters of profit growth after accounting irregularities discovered in 2014 led to years ...


Saudi Tourists

Saudi travelers spent millions in just three months in the UK

The UK has been a favorite destination for Saudi Arabian tourists and travelers for decades. According to numbers recently revealed by Visit Britain, the official website ...



Walid Abukhaled, new Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at Saudi Arabian Military Industries

Walid Abukhaled is the newly appointed Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of strategy and business development at Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI). The former deputy ...


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Trump says 8,600 US troops will stay after Afghanistan withdrawal

President Donald Trump said he plans to withdraw thousands of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, but will keep 8,600 there for the foreseeable future, pending the ...



Syria, Russia step up assault on rebel stronghold: opposition, residents

Syria and its ally Russia have stepped up an offensive against the last big stronghold of Syrian rebels, mounting more air raids and deploying ground ...



In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks With Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable

These people said Iran’s leadership had concluded that Mr. Trump could be re-elected and that the country cannot withstand six more years of the onerous ...


Yemen Civil War

UAE carries out air strikes against Yemen government forces to support separatists

The outbreak of hostilities between the two sides is the latest twist in a multi-faceted war in Yemen pitting several factions and armies against each ...



Alleged Israeli Strikes Bring US to Crossroads in Iraq

Pentagon leaders see the U.S. relationship with Iraq as a strategic berm in the troubled region, raising the question of what short-term tactical gains from ...



UN chief fears ‘full civil war’ in Libya

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that he fears Libya will end up in a "full civil war" unless moves are soon made to ...



This Photography Project Is Changing Perceptions Of The Middle East – One Image At A Time

The reaction to the everyday project had also surprised the founding members, who after time realised that this is exactly what they had intended. ...



Rising seas threaten Egypt’s fabled port city of Alexandria

Rising sea levels threaten to inundate poorer neighborhoods and archaeological sites, prompting authorities to erect concrete barriers out at sea to break the tide. A ...



US sanctions Jammal Trust Bank in Lebanon for financial ties to Hezbollah

The United States on Thursday sanctioned Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank SAL and its subsidiaries for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah, according to the ...



War and poverty drive Gazans to seek better life in Europe despite dangers

Human rights activists in Gaza believe around 30,000 of Gaza’s population of two million have tried to leave the 145 sq. mile (375 sq. km) ...



Iranian Rocket Launch Ends In Failure, Satellite Imagery Shows

But Tabatabai says that despite the spate of failures this year, it's unlikely Iran will give up entirely on its space ambitions. "The program has ...


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