To the Delight of Fans, Saudis Play Soccer Match in West Bank for First Time in Decades

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Game marks a change in policy for Riyadh, which has previously played against Palestinians in third countries in keeping with the decades-long Arab boycott of Israel

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Raft of multimillion-dollar deals seal Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia

The 20 agreements covered oil and other energy industries, space and satellite navigation, justice, health services, tax administration, mineral wealth, tourism and aviation, along with ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Arabia expected to sign off on long-awaited IPO this week

Saudi Arabia is expected to officially approve long-awaited plans for the initial public offering of its state energy company this week, three years after Crown ...



Saudi ambassador accuses Turkey of causing chaos in Syria

He also claimed his country had much more to lose than Iran from a conflict between the two countries and wanted to behave as “the ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Perspective: Saudi Arabia – We are undergoing an unprecedented transformation

Saudi Arabia has been a bastion of stability in a region long defined by its instability. While we mediate the peaceful resolution of conflicts and ...


Tourist Visa

Saudi Arabia just expanded its tourist visa. Here’s what you need to know

Just over two weeks after Saudi Arabia rolled out its new tourist visa system, the kingdom decided to expand it. The scheme - which originally allowed tourists ...


Saudi Oil Policy

Fair oil price is in the eye of the beholder: Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz

Speaking at the Saudi-Russia CEO Forum in Riyadh, the minister said that it was more important to focus on a price that would be sustainable ...



Saudi Arabia breaks its decades-long boycott to play soccer in the West Bank

The soccer match planned for Tuesday has electrified Palestinians here not just because it’s a World Cup qualifying match, but because it’s a home game ...



Saudi Crown Prince, Putin Tour Historic Turaif District in Diriya

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the historic al-Turaif district in Diriya. The ...



Saudi Aramco interested in buying government’s stake in BPCL

The Indian government is looking at selling its 53.29 percent stake in BPCLNSE 0.90 % to a strategic investor in the biggest privatisation bid in ...



Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch venue construction begins in Saudi Arabia

Work has begun on the temporary stadium which will host Anthony Joshua's huge rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia in December. The heavyweight duo ...



New Saudi rules on hookah leave businesses, consumers confused

The Saudi Ministry of Rural and Municipal Affairs has imposed new regulations on restaurants and cafes serving hookah. Although many were disappointed following the announcement ...



King and Spalding: Formation of partnerships in Saudi Arabia

What is the statutory basis for partnerships, and partnership-like structures in your jurisdiction? To what extent do these laws overlap or share features with company ...


Saudi Aramco

Two killed in incident at Saudi Aramco’s SASREF refinery

Saudi refiner SASREF, owned by state oil giant Saudi Aramco, said two contractors had died and two more were injured in “an incident” during maintenance ...


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Turkey pushes Syria offensive against Kurds in spite of US President Donald Trump warning and sanctions today

Dismissing warnings from President Donald Trump and the imposition of economic sanctions, Turkey's leader has defended his attack on America's former Kurdish allies in northern ...


U.S. Congress

Sanctions on Turkey go front and center as Congress returns

Bipartisan, bicameral sanctions against Turkey over its incursion into northern Syria against longtime Kurdish allies of the U.S. are high on the agenda as lawmakers ...


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Commentary: As the U.S. withdraws, Assad and Putin are emerging as the winners in Syria

Analysts said it was clear that Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin were emerging as the winners of the geopolitical puzzle, and ...


Trump Foreign Policy

US troops express anger at refusal to support Kurds

A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration's refusal to ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Turkish-Backed Free Syrian Army Is Deliberately Releasing ISIS Prisoners

As Turkey wages a violent campaign against Kurdish fighters and civilians across northeastern Syria, Turkish-backed proxy forces with ties to extremist groups are deliberately releasing ...


IMF World Economic Outlook

IMF sees weaker global economic recovery. US growth pegged at 2.1% in 2020

The IMF trimmed its global growth forecast for 2020 by 0.1 percentage points to 3.4%, saying that rising trade and geopolitical tensions had put economies ...



IMF expects Egypt economy to grow 5.9% in year to end of June

Egypt's economy is expected to grow 5.9% in the year ending in June, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday -- unchanged from its April ...



Saudi Oil Attacks Send OPEC+ Compliance Soaring Past 200%

This figure, reported by OPEC last week - is very close to the Platts survey from earlier last week which found that OPEC pumped 28.45 ...



Libya’s UN-backed government condemns deadly airstrike in Tripoli

Libya's UN-backed government late Monday condemned an airstrike that hit a house in the capital Tripoli and killed three children. "The Presidential Council of the Government ...



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The number of African migrants grew at a rate of almost 50% from 2010 to 2018. This is more than double the growth rate of ...


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