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Saudi National Day

Saudi National Day 2019: From fireworks, parades to cultural shows, Saudis gear up for 89th national day celebration

Today Saudi Arabia is celebrating the country's 89th National Day, annually marked on 23 September. Saudi National Day commemorates the name changing of what was ...

 

U.S. Gulf Policy

U.S. to deploy military forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after drone attacks on oil sites

Dunford said he planned to confer with U.S. Central Command and Saudi officials to work out details of the deployment, which he said would be ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Arabia to restore full oil output by next week: source

Saudi’s oil production from its Khurais plant is now at more than 1.3 million barrels per day, while current production from its Abqaiq plant is ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Foreigners Boosted Saudi Stocks the Week Aramco Woes Dominated

Qualified foreign institutional funds were the main net buyers of shares for the week of Sept. 19, in the aftermath of strikes on facilities of ...

 

Economy

Moody’s says Saudi GDP to grow 0.3% in 2019 amid output cut

Rating agency Moody’s has cut its forecast for Saudi economic growth in 2019 to 0.3% from its previous projection of 1.5% as it expects lower ...

 

Saudi Aramco

Opinion: Why last week’s attack could strengthen Saudi Aramco

After the attacks last weekend, the United States and other allies are voicing their support for the Kingdom, which could translate into security assets being ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco hires UBS, Deutsche as bookrunners for its IPO: sources

Saudi state oil company Aramco has hired UBS Group and Deutsche as bookrunners for its initial public offering, two sources familiar with the matter said, ...

 

Oil Facility Attacks

Saudi Arabia to wait for investigation before responding to attacks: minister

“It was done with Iranian weapons, therefore we hold Iran accountable for this attack...” Jubeir told a news conference, declining to speculate about specific actions. ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

U.S. Destroyer Arrives Off Saudi Arabia Amid Plans To Bolster The Kingdom’s Air Defenses

The U.S. Navy has reportedly deployed the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Nitze to the northern end of the Persian Gulf ostensibly to help shore ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia wary of Al Houthi peace initiative

On Friday, Al Houthis unveiled what they called a peace initiative offering to halt all their drone and missile attacks on neighbouring Saudi Arabia in ...

 

Religious Police

Rise and fall of the Saudi religious police

Perhaps one of the least hyped but most significant reforms was the decision to strip the religious police of its unchecked power. This was an ...

 

Lebanon

Lebanese PM talks to Saudi minister about support for economy

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri spoke to the Saudi finance minister on Saturday about support for the Lebanese economy and preparations for the first meeting of ...

 

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Israel Election

Arab parties back Gantz to oust Netanyahu

Last week's election put the incumbent leader Benjamin Netanyahu neck and neck with Mr Gantz, and the two are now vying to build a governing ...

 

UN Climate Action Summit

UN Climate Action Summit 2019: 3 key things to watch

Guterres has convened the gathering of world leaders ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, which begins Tuesday, to secure more ambitious commitments to curb ...

 

Oil Facility Attacks

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

Britain had previously held back from attributing blame for the drone and missile attack. Saudi Arabia and the United States say Iran was responsible, something ...

 

U.S.-Iran

Pompeo says Iranians are ‘bloodthirsty,’ ‘looking for war.’ Zarif says US is ‘posturing’

Pompeo's red-hot rhetoric seemed out of sync with Trump's own stance on the Sept. 14 attack, which temporarily slashed Saudi Arabia's oil-producing capacity. Unlike Pompeo, Trump ...

 

SHORAD

Trump sending troops to Saudi Arabia shows short-range air defenses are sorely needed

The Saudi Abqaiq oil facility was guarded by a half-dozen Shahine short-range missile systems and radar-guided air defense cannons, but since neither of the old ...

 

Oil Stockpiles

Where the World Stores Its Emergency Stockpiles of Oil

Should the disruption surpass about 150 million to 300 million barrels over 30 to 120 days, it would exceed the market’s ability to plug the ...

 

Afghanistan

Inside Afghanistan: Nearly Half of Afghan Women Want to Leave

In the midst of the deadliest year for Afghan civilians since the United Nations began documenting casualties, and as millions of Afghans also grappled with ...

 

Iran in the Region

Iran says UK-flagged tanker seized in July is free to leave

The decision to release the vessel comes a day before a meeting between Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, on ...

 

Gasoline Exports

Europe gasoline exports to Mideast surge after Saudi attacks

Over 400,000 tonnes of gasoline and gasoline blending components have been booked in the past week for loading between Sept. 21 and Sept 26 out ...

 

UAE

Two flights diverted from Dubai due to suspected drones

Two flights were diverted from Dubai International Airport on Sunday due to suspected drone activity, the hub’s operator said, at least the second disruption of ...

 

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