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Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco says its growth lies in natural gas, refining and chemicals

“Cost reduction is a driver for us … but future will be more from diversification into integrated oil refining and petrochemicals, besides natural ...

 

Aramco IPO

Bankers Due to Deliver Crucial Aramco Valuation as Soon as Friday

The offering’s lead bank underwriters are slated to earn unusually low fees for their work, according to the people. That underscores the banks’ bet that ...

 

Saudi Economy

Analysis: Saudi Arabia’s economic realities after attacks

Over the past 10 years, oil demand has risen in 113 months and fallen in just seven, but five of those seven declines have been ...

 

Regulatory Reform

New developments for companies operating in Saudi Arabia

SAGIA and the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment have recently implemented new regulations that will affect the processing of many government services offered to ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Russia and Saudis to talk oil, $2 billion of deals during Putin visit: wealth fund

Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign more than $2 billion of deals and discuss the OPEC+ oil output agreement during President Vladimir Putin’s first visit ...

 

Red Sea Attack

Iran says oil tanker struck by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Iranian state television said the explosion damaged two storerooms aboard the oil tanker and caused an oil leak into the Red Sea near the Saudi ...

 

Tourism and Hospitality

A guide to the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Those who enjoy travelling off the beaten path will want to put Saudi Arabia on their bucket-list itinerary: The desert kingdom recently announced that it ...

 

Global Competitiveness Report

Global Competitiveness Report 2019: Saudi Arabia Advances 8 Positions in Judicial Independence

According to the report, Saudi Arabia jumped 8 positions in the “judicial independence” sub-index, achieving the 16th ranking globally. ...

 

Solar Energy

Solar prices fall to new record low in Saudi-led bid for 900MW Dubai project

Dubai has often set record lows for solar power thanks to its low cost of finance, cheap labour and excellent solar resources, and intense competition ...

 

Women's Rights

Female empowerment vital for Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reforms, says Saudi Human Rights Commission GM

“These laws have helped a lot in empowering women within the context of a family. They mark the beginning of real change. When you empower ...

 

BTS in KSA

K-pop stars BTS arrive in Saudi Arabia 

BTS are the most streamed K-pop band in Saudi Arabia on Spotify. They currently have six tracks in the top 10 K-pop list in the ...

 

Marriott

Marriott International Signs Deal to Introduce The Luxury Collection to Saudi Arabia in 2020

This signing of Assila Hotel under The Luxury Collection also underscores Marriott’s growing luxury portfolio in the Middle East, where the company now has more ...

 

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Turkey in the Region

Turkey Syria offensive: Dozens killed as assault continues

At least 11 civilians have died and dozens of fighters from the Kurdish-led SDF and pro-Turkish factions have been killed, reports say. ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Muting Turkey’s Attacks in Syria

The bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) specifically singles out Turkish leaders – from the president down to a ...

 

SDF

‘Some of the Most Noble People I’d Ever Met’

Current and retired U.S. military officers interviewed by Foreign Policy about their direct experience with the SDF, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

Anti-ISIS Operations In Syria Cease Amid Turkish Assault

After trying unsuccessfully to start a counter-ISIS force of local fighters in Syria and Iraq from scratch, the U.S. military backed the mainly-Kurdish SDF in ...

 

U.S. Middle East Policy

Opinion: Trump Reinforces Middle Easterners’ View of U.S. as Unreliable

President Donald Trump’s decision to move American troops out of Syria to make way for a Turkish attack on pro-U.S. Kurdish forces cements America’s growing ...

 

Global Oil Markets

‘Business as usual’ for oil after Saudi attacks, oversupply looms: IEA

The kingdom took just 11 days to restore lost output, though average supply there tanked by 770,000 barrels per day to just over 9 million ...

 

Tunisia

Tunisia election: The ‘robot’ and the pasta magnate freed from jail

The presidential run-off is between Nabil Karoui, a perceived liberal and populist media mogul who was released from jail four days before the election and ...

 

Imran Khan

Imran Khan likely to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran on October 11 to discuss Middle East tensions

The sources said Mr. Khan would travel to Tehran first where he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday. After the meeting, the PM ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen’s Houthis offer Saudi-backed government new prisoner swap deal

It was the latest gesture toward easing tensions by the Iran-aligned Houthis who have for over four years been battling a Saudi-led military coalition loyal ...

 

Iran in the Region

What Is Iran Up To in Deir al-Zour?

Tehran and its proxies have been exerting hard and soft power in northeast Syria, combining military consolidation with economic, social, and religious outreach in order ...

 

Gulf Shipping

Perspective: Can a 19th Century Maritime Truce Help Ease 21st Century Tensions in the Gulf?

The 1835 Maritime Truce, origin of the term “Trucial States,” embodied this approach. British authorities preferred to act upon requests from local actors, not unilaterally, ...

 

Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's decades-old border conflict with Eritrea. ...

 

UAE-Iraq

UAE to restore Iraqi churches destroyed by ISIS

The UAE will become the first country in the world to restore Christian churches in Iraq destroyed by ISIS. The two churches in Mosul were blown ...

 

Qatar

Can Qatar keep World Cup fans entertained?

Qatar’s hosting of the world athletics championships brought criticism for poor attendances and hot conditions for road events but there was something else which struck ...

 

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