Full Transcript: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The full transcript from the CBS 60 Minutes interview with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



Range of ‘Positive Developments’ Seen in Latest Saudi Economic Data for August 2019

Economic data for Saudi Arabia for the month of August revealed a number of "positive developments" in several areas, according a recently-released monthly chartbook report by Jadwa Investment.

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Saudi Non-Oil Growth Fastest Since 2015 as Private Sector Heals

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, a sign that the economy is shrugging off the effects of austerity measures that followed ...


Oil Facility Attacks

Saudi Aramco restored oil output to pre-attack level: trading unit chief

Oil output capacity was restored on Sept. 25, he told a conference in the United Arab Emirates’ city of Fujairah. Oil production was restored to ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco plans to pay base dividend of $75 billion in 2020

The document on Monday also mentioned the company’s “progressive royalty scheme”, with a marginal rate set at 15% up to $70 per barrel, 45% between ...


Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco Said to Approach Asian State Oil Majors on IPO

Saudi Aramco has approached Asian state oil producers including Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd. and China’s Sinopec Group about potential cornerstone investments in its initial public ...


Jamal Khashoggi

Big financial firms are turning to Saudi Arabia one year after Khashoggi killing

In a few weeks, senior executives from blue-chip firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and BlackRock will be returning to the kingdom for the ...


60 Minutes

Mohammad bin Salman on imprisoned activist: “There are laws in Saudi Arabia that must be respected”

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is facing criticism over the imprisonment of women — including a prominent advocate for women's rights. In an ...



Saudi Prince Backs Away From Military Clash With Iran

“If the world does not take a strong and firm action to deter Iran, we will see further escalations that will threaten world interests,” Prince ...


Jamal Khashoggi

Salah Khashoggi: I will not accept exploitation of my father’s case by enemies

“I repeat what I have said in the past, I have absolute confidence in the Kingdom’s judiciary, in its ability to retrieve justice from the ...



Saudi Arabia: Tourism’s last unexplored frontier

The kingdom is aiming high: It wants tourism to account for up to 10 per cent of its annual gross domestic product, compared to the ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia Sets Up New $320 Million Renewables Fund

“Whether you’re in manufacturing, agriculture or retail, if you want to deploy renewable energy, we will finance it,” said the director general of the investment vehicle—the ...


Public Decorum Code

Saudi Arabia: Your guide to new dress code and public decency code

According to the rules, officially called the 'Public Decorum Code', police are the only authority in the kingdom to detect the listed violations and levy the ...



U.S. commander discusses Iran with Saudi naval commander

“This visit was an opportunity to discuss our mutual efforts going forward to coordinate defense against provocation and attack,” Malloy said in a statement, citing ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies Houthi ambush claims

On Monday, Malki described the incident as a "failed ambush attempt" by the Houthis which the coalition thwarted. Malki claimed that more than 1,500 Houthis ...


Red Sea Film Festival

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival Announces Projects in Development

The six Saudi projects touch on potentially edgy topics, considering that cinema was banned in the kingdom for religion-related reasons for more than three decades, ...


Supply Chain

HKA: Saudi Arabia supply chain may face ‘unprecedented pressure’

HKA partner John McKevitt said: “The demand on the local supply chain will be unprecedented due to all the stacked megaprojects, with procurement, materials, labour ...


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Both Afghan Candidates Claim the Lead Even Before Votes Are Tallied

The two main contenders in Afghanistan’s presidential election both claimed they were ahead on Monday after ballot counting had barely begun, raising fears of a ...


Global Oil Markets

Oil Rebounds After Worst Quarter of 2019, Yet Demand Fears Weigh

Attention is now returning to U.S.-China trade negotiations, with investors looking for clues on the prospect for oil demand as high-level talks are expected on ...


Shale Oil

Shale Boom Is Slowing Just When the World Needs Oil Most

The challenges raise the prospect that the technological and engineering advances that have allowed shale companies to unlock record amounts of oil and gas from ...



U.S. Steps Up Strikes on Islamic State Militants in Libya

An American strike that killed seven suspected Islamic State members on Sept. 29 was the fourth in a month, with a total of 43 militants ...


Arab Youth Survey

Two-thirds of young Arabs view Iran as an enemy, 11th Arab Youth Survey 2019 shows

The Survey, conducted in January 2019, reveals that 67 per cent of young Arabs view Iran as an enemy, with 32 per cent viewing it ...


Russia in the Region

After Saudi attacks, Russia makes its regional presence felt

Next month, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Saudi and the Gulf, a chance to deepen cooperation on energy and oil, drum up investment ...



How Iran’s President Left Trump Hanging, and Macron in the Hall

For the members of Iran’s hierarchy, which has largely defined itself by hostility to the United States government since the 1979 Islamic revolution, any hint ...



Iran says it welcomes dialogue with Saudi Arabia, regional states

Iran on Monday announced that it welcomes dialogue with Saudi Arabia to settle mutual issues and talks with regional states to set up a coalition ...



The European Response to the Saudi Attacks: A Careful Balancing Act

France seems to have been spearheading this cautious European response to recent events in the Gulf and a mediation effort aimed at preventing further escalation. ...



Empty seats cast new shadow on Qatar’s hosting of athletics world champs

There appeared to be only dozens of fans left just minutes after the women’s 100-meter final, one of the marquee events of the world track ...



Syria, Iraq Officially Reopen Albukamel Border Crossing Closed Since 2014

Syrian and Iraqi officials gathered Monday along the northern Albukamel border crossing to officially reopen it to traffic after being closed since 2014. Iraqi Prime ...



Muslim Brotherhood sidelined in Egypt protests: analysts

Outlawed and repressed, the Muslim Brotherhood was not behind the recent protests in Egypt, but has sought to capitalise on a new wave of dissent, ...


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