Officials Announce ‘Riyadh Season’, a Three-Month Series of Events

Riyadh Season
Saudi officials have launched 'Riyadh Season', a new, three month series of events that will take place from October 15 to December 15 all around Riyadh.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco IPO Prospectus Due to Be Published Before Month-End

Saudi Arabia’s preparations to list Saudi Arabian Oil Co. are in full swing, with the company expected to publish its prospectus before the end of ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco says full oil production capacity will return by end Nov

Saudi Arabia’s full oil production capacity will be recovered by the end of November, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said at the Oil & Money ...



Saudi Arabia Is Racing to Become a High-Tech Hub, and China Is Ready to Join In

In contrast to its Gulf Arab neighbors, namely the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which have poured substantial political capital into developing local artificial intelligence ...


Bankruptcy Law

Saudi Arabia’s New Bankruptcy Law: Analysing the First Cases

For several years now, judges in these courts have been involved in seminars and training work­shops to help prepare them to rule on cases under ...


Stock Market

Q and A: Tadawul’s vision takes shape

he introduction of securities borrowing and lending, and covered short selling, coincided with the establishment of the Securities Clearing Centre Company (Muqassa), T+2 settlement, the ...



Al Ula exhibition introduces 7,000 years of Saudi history to Paris

Jack Lang, president of the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), called it a “historic moment”: an exhibition of a site that has been almost unknown ...



Jeddah isn’t the only Saudi city getting entertainment. Riyadh’s next.

Saudi Arabia unofficially began issuing visas for people at the start of Jeddah Season back in June. Anyone who purchased a ticket to attend any ...



Russian Wealth Fund Opens First Office Abroad in Saudi Arabia

The Russian Direct Investment Fund opened its first overseas office in Saudi Arabia as the sovereign wealth fund scouts for investment opportunities in the oil-rich ...


Dar Al Arkan

Saudi developer Dar Al Arkan markets five-year dollar sukuk

The bonds will be sold later on Wednesday, and are part of a $2 billion sukuk program. ...



Saudi-developed tech showcased at GITEX

They include advanced radars and cameras on Saudi Arabia’s northern borders to detect any external threats, and a drone shield that sends electromagnetic waves to ...



Saudi Arabia Hosts The World Robot Olympiad (WRO) at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh

In recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been working towards diversifying its oil-heavy economy, focusing more on creating a knowledge-centric, digital-drive economy, as ...


Climate Change

Climate and Technology Warrant a New Saudi Growth Model: Chart

The only way to sustainably raise living standards is to improve productivity and on this metric, Saudi Arabia’s performance is dismal, according to Bloomberg Economics. ...


Climate Survey

Most Saudis know the effects of climate change, but is the country fighting it?

Less than 50 percent of those surveyed in Saudi Arabia said they believe more could be done to curb climate change — on an individual and ...


Human Trafficking

More efforts urged against human trafficking in Saudi Arabia

The Permanent Anti-Human Trafficking Committee on Tuesday held its 13th meeting this year, headed by Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, head of the Saudi Human ...


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Turkey in the Region

Turkish troops launch offensive into northern Syria, says Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias which will also house Syrian refugees. According to ...


Trump Foreign Policy

Senators demand briefing on Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria

Graham, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee's foreign operations subpanel, and Coons, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, warned in Tuesday's letter that “this ...



A look at who’s who in northeast Syria as war fears rise

The Kurds now control an area estimated to be a bit less than 30 percent of Syria, most of it territory with overwhelmingly Arab populations, ...



Major al-Qaida leader killed in joint US-Afghan raid

The National Directorate of Security — the main intelligence arm of Afghanistan — tweeted Tuesday that a joint U.S.-Afghan raid on Sept. 23 killed Asim ...


Yemen Civil War

UAE pulls some forces from Yemen’s Aden as deal nears to end standoff: witnesses

The United Arab Emirates pulled some of its forces from Yemen’s southern port of Aden on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, as a Saudi-led military ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Back To Pre-JCPOA Situation, Says Nuclear Chief

Salehi said in an interview with Iran's state TV on Tuesday October 8 that Iran's nuclear program has "returned to pre-JCPOA situation" as it has ...



19 killed in protests in Iraq despite calls for calm

Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day on Saturday, setting government offices on ...



Israelis Watch U.S. Abandon Kurds, and Worry: Who’s Next?

Israel’s national security does not immediately depend on who controls the border of Turkey and northern Syria, more than 500 miles from its own territory. Yet ...


Middle East Security

Opinion: Trump and Tehran Shake Up the Middle East

If you think Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria will make the Middle East more explosive, you’re correct. But there’s far more going on. ...



In Afghanistan an All-Women Landmine Clearing Team Provides Jobs and Hope

Along with 39 other women, Marfat is a member of Afghanistan’s first all-female demining team. Inaugurated in 2018 by the United Nations Mine Action Service, ...



Iran’s FM says Saudi will be ‘companion’ if ends Yemen war

Iran’s foreign minister says his country could turn into a “companion” for Saudi Arabia if the kingdom ends its war in Yemen, where the archrivals ...



Sudan receives $1.5bn from Saudi Arabia, UAE

Ibrahim Elbadawi explained that Saudi Arabia and the UAE had deposited $500 million with the Sudanese central bank, adding that the other $1 billion was ...


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