Royal Decrees Shake Up Saudi Aramco, Energy and Industry Sectors

A series of Royal Decrees issued by King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Friday included major shake ups to Saudi Aramco as well as government ministries and top leadership.

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Saudi Aramco

Saudis Replace Aramco Chair With Wealth Fund Boss Before IPO

The appointment of Al-Rumayyan, already an Aramco board member and a key adviser to powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, will seperate the Ministry of ...


Royal Decrees

King Salman issues royal decrees, including creation of industry and resources ministry

The decrees also saw the appointment of Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Essa as chief of the Royal Court, Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban as an adviser to ...


Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources

Saudi Arabia creates new ministry of industry and mining

Under Al-Khorayef, the ministry should reach the goal of increasing the value of mining operations to reach $69.3 billion. Currently, the direct and indirect contribution ...


Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Energy Ministry Split Sees Oil Policy Continue Unchanged

The reshuffle, announced as part of a raft of royal decrees on Friday, sees Al-Falih keeping responsibility over energy policy and losing the industry and ...



Saudi Arabia Plans New Recycling Facility to Build Up Industry

The recycling company wants the new facility to recycle nearly half of the estimated 5 million tons of annual construction and demolition waste in the ...


'Born A King'

‘Born A King’ film to break stereotypes about Saudi Arabia

The movie was shot in London and Riyadh, with 75 percent of the movie filmed in London. The cast and crew worked for seven weeks ...


Saudi Judiciary

Saudi Judiciary Moves Forward with Huge Milestones in 2019

There are a number of milestones that can be highlighted during the past 12 months, which left a huge impact on the quality and performance ...


National Anti-Corruption Commission

Saudi anti-corruption probe head to target government employees

Mazen Al Khamous said he had been directed to focus on ending bureaucratic corruption in the country and follow up with Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...


Ministry of Education

Women teach young boys for the first time in Saudi public schools

According to the ministry, women will teach 13.5 percent of young boys, saving $533 million from the education budget in space alone. Al-Mansour Said The Early Childhood ...


Saudi Economy

Analysis: Low Oil Prices Slam Saudi Economy

Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al Jadaan, in a half-year budget-performance report last month, said the government was managing a balancing act: It is trying to ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia struggles to hold Yemen coalition together as allies face off

Saudi Arabia is struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen after local allies turned on each other in a power ...


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Africa Has New Suitors — From the Middle East

“We’re seeing investment interest in Ethiopia from almost every corner of the world,” says Ashley Elliot, managing partner at advisory business Sofala Partners. “But it ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia boosts troop levels in south Yemen as tensions rise

Saudi soldiers and armed vehicles arrived over the weekend in the capital of the oil-producing Shabwa province where the United Arab Emirates-backed separatists have been ...



PM Khan: Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India – Reuters

Tension remains high in Kashmir, where security forces have used tear gas against stone-throwing protesters and the valley remains under lockdown after Indian Prime Minister ...



Iran acknowledges rocket explosion, says test malfunctioned

Iran acknowledged for the first time on Monday that a rocket at its Imam Khomeini Space Center exploded after satellite photos showed the blast last ...


Taliban Talks

US reaches agreement with Taliban ‘in principle’ to end Afghanistan war

U.S. negotiators have agreed to remove approximately 5,000 American troops from five bases over the next five months if the Taliban fulfills promises to reduce violence and ...



Here are the new rules for US troops flying missions against ISIS in Iraq

Iraqi leadership now reviews a daily air tasking order with more detailed information about types of the missions, aircraft and operating areas for each flight, ...



Iran goes further in breaching nuclear deal, IAEA report shows

Iran has gone further in breaching its nuclear deal with world powers, increasing its stock of enriched uranium and refining it to a greater purity ...



Commentary: Israel-Iran escalation – Why they’re crossing each other’s red lines

As Israel and Iran surge past each other’s red lines, analysts are raising questions about how far such fresh escalations can go, short of all-out ...



UAE business delegation attends Syria trade fair, defying U.S. warning

A delegation of at least 40 businessmen from the United Arab Emirates attended a state-backed trade fair in Syria's capital, defying U.S. warnings against doing ...


Taliban Talks

Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul even as US deal nears

The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 ...


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