Saudi energy ministry appoints new head of REPDO, the Kingdom’s renewables body

Saudi Arabia's renewable energy ambitions are being supported by its National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).
Saudi Arabia's energy ministry has appointed a new head of its renewable energy project development office (REPDO) as the Kingdom pushes ahead with ambitious plans to integrate more renewable energy as part of its Vision 2030 economic and social reform plan.

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Saudi Aramco Boosts Oil Investment In China’s Downstream

Saudi Aramco signed on Thursday an agreement with the Zhejiang Free Trade Zone in China to facilitate the acquisition of 9 percent in a local ...



Away From The Oil: Saudi Arabia is making money from other sectors

Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 aims at diversifying the kingdom's economy beyond oil-related profits and it looks like it's already succeeding at that. On Wednesday, Ahmed Alkholifey, ...


Gateway KSA

Can Influencers Improve Saudi Arabia’s Image?

A program like Gateway KSA would have been inconceivable in Saudi Arabia five years ago, when religious police roamed the streets shouting at women to ...


M&A in KSA

Here are 4 charts to summarise Saudi Arabian M&A during 2019

Saudi Arabian M&A has reached its joint-highest YTD deal count on Mergermarket record, with 17 deals announced in the year so far ...


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At Saudi Aramco, Changes at the Top Point to a Coming I.P.O.

A shake-up at the top of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant, Saudi Aramco, this week is another sign that the company is moving aggressively to ...



As Saudi Arabia Boosts Its International Outlook, Could it Rival Dubai?

Clifford Chance Middle East partner James McCarthy says: “Dubai is still very much the hub for business in the Middle East and I don’t see ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia Rejects Any Attempt to Impose ‘New Reality’ in Yemen

“The Kingdom affirms its firm position that there is no alternative to the legitimate government in Yemen and that it does not accept any attempts ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition rejects U.N. report on Yemen

The coalition said it would provide a “comprehensive and detailed legal response” at a later time. It rejected the report’s assertion that the coalition had ...


Saudi Women

Saudi women directors bring empowerment message to Venice

Female Saudi Arabian directors Haifaa Al-Mansour and Shahad Ameen brought a message to the Venice Film Festival along with their movies: Women must be seen ...



Saudi energy ministry appoints new head of renewables development

Saudi Arabia's energy ministry has appointed Faisal Al Yemni as head of its renewable energy project development office (Repdo), as the world's largest oil exporter ...



Saudi Arabia’s Flyadeal looks for more A320 capacity ahead of Neo deliveries

But in an interview with The National on the sidelines of the Aviation Festival in London, the airline’s chief executive Con Korfiatis said the airline ...



Saudi, UAE ministers meet Pakistan army chief

The visit by the Saudi and Emirati ministers follows a number of phone conversations between their respective crown princes and Khan since Aug. 5. ...


Saudi National Day

Four-day holiday for Saudi National Day announced

A four-day holiday on the occasion of National Day has been announced in Saudi Arabia. The holidays will be from September 20 to 23, with ...



Saudi Crown Prince and Iraqi PM stress importance of cooperation to stabilize oil markets

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi highlighted in a phone call the importance of achieving oil market stability ...


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The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against a large shipping network that is directed by and financially supports ...


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“If you go back and look at the days following 9/11, the objectives set out were pretty clear: to go defeat al-Qaeda, the group that ...



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Iran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute ...



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For over four years the UK has committed to a Gulf Strategy built upon a strong bedrock of defence engagement. This defence engagement is now ...


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The US aid, known as foreign military financing, was due to expire Sept. 30 without a State Department waiver. In releasing the assistance, the State ...



Sudan forms first Cabinet since fall of Bashir

Sudan’s prime minister announced on Thursday the formation of the first government since the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April. ...


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