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Saudi-Kuwait

Kuwait, Saudi agree on restarting Neutral Zone oil production

OPEC members Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to resume oil production in jointly-operated fields in the Saudi–Kuwaiti Neutral Zone, Kuwaiti newspapers Al-Qabas and al-Rai ...

 

SAMA

Saudi banks enjoy high liquidity: SAMA chief

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Governor Ahmed Al-Khulaifi said that the local banks in the Kingdom enjoy high liquidity, loan quality and high profitability. In remarks ...

 

Power

Saudi Aramco, ACWA Power to invest $3 bln to build LNG plant and terminal in Bangladesh

Saudi Aramco and ACWA Power signed a deal with Bangladesh on Thursday to develop a 3,600-megawatt LNG-based power plant and terminal in the country. As part ...

 

G20

Saudi Arabia and G20: The need for reforms in global financial institutions

Reforms in global financial institutions are necessary for the worldwide economy. As per the recent report of the World Trade Organization (WTO), G20 economies imposed ...

 

Hajj

Saudi Arabia may allow women to perform Hajj without male guardian

Women could be allowed to perform the Hajj without a male guardian, Arab News has learned, with the government studying various visa options. Women are ...

 

Shisha Tax

Saudi Arabia’s new 100% shisha tax sparks fury

A number of restaurants and cafes contacted by AFP said they believed that the tax applies to all table orders in any establishment that serves ...

 

Red Sea Development Company

INTERVIEW: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea project to set ‘new global standards in sustainability’, says CEO

“This” is the Red Sea Development Company, of which he is CEO. Along with the plan to build a futuristic metropolis at NEOM in the ...

 

Lebanon

132 Saudis evacuated from Beirut on Sunday

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed Bukhari stated on Sunday that 132 citizens have been evacuated from Beirut, in addition to the 260 Saudi nationals ...

 

Al-Ula

Archaeologists explore the secrets of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia

As part of an extensive development program launched by the royal commission for al-ula (RCU), a team of world-leading archaeologists have been drafted in to undertake ...

 

Horse Racing

Leading Saudi Owner Buys Into Gronkowski

Mishref is no stranger to international ownership. A regular at the leading global sales, he has seen his green and white silks carried to victory ...

 

Desert X AlUla

Saudi Arabia is about to get the Coachella treatment

Dubbed Desert X AlUla, it will be the ultimate hub for celebrating art and diverse culture in the region and beyond. According to the statement released ...

 

Social Media

These Anonymous Saudi Sisters Have Almost 1 Million Followers On Instagram

When it comes to fast-tracking your way to hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, overexposure is usually the name of the game. But three stylish ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Trump Foreign Policy

US troops in Syria going to Iraq, Mark Esper says and some may remain with SDF to keep ISIS away from oil installations

In spite of Mr. Trump's assertions in recent days that he was "bringing soldiers home" and plans announced last week to pull all American forces ...

 

U.S. Foreign Policy

Pelosi and congressional delegation make unannounced trip to Afghanistan in outreach to allies after Trump’s decision on Syria – The Washington Post

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led an unannounced congressional visit to Afghanistan and Jordan over the weekend, highlighting her sharp disagreement with President Trump over ...

 

Renewable Energy

IEA outlook: Solar, wind power to hike renewable energy capacity by 2024

Overall, the report said, renewable energy's share of the power mix is expected to increase from 26 percent to 30 percent -- due partly to ...

 

Global Oil Markets

With Opec powerless, the market dictates the price of oil

The events around Abqaiq not only confirmed the immediate strength of supply but also highlighted the fact that the circumstances that could lead to a ...

 

Cyber Attacks

Russian hackers cloak attacks using Iranian group

An Iranian hacking group was itself hacked by a Russian group to spy on multiple countries, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed. The Iranian group ...

 

Iran in the Region

UAE frees millions in frozen funds amid warming ties, Iran says

Akbar Torki told Iranian media that “Emiratis have… understood that Western countries and Saudi Arabia cannot provide the country with security in current circumstances,” according ...

 

Lebanon

Lebanon protests: Mass revolt continues as cabinet agrees reforms

Lebanon's coalition government has approved a package of economic reforms as it attempts to quell the biggest protests in years. The proposals reportedly involve scrapping new ...

 

India

Analysis: The world can learn from India trying to kick its coal addiction

India is highly vulnerable to climate change, and yet 55% of all its energy comes from burning coal. More importantly, over the last 30 years, ...

 

Israel in the Region

Senior Israeli official attends Bahrain security meeting focusing on Iran

The maritime workshop being held in Manama stems from a Middle East conference held in Warsaw in February that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at ...

 

Iran

Fire in waste canal at Iran’s Abadan refinery under control

A fire in a canal carrying waste from Iran’s Abadan oil refinery was brought under control on Sunday, state media reported. “The refinery’s fire department contained ...

 

UAE

World’s oldest pearl discovered near Abu Dhabi

The world's oldest natural pearl has been discovered on an island off Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The 8,000-year-old pearl was found ...

 

Egypt

Egypt reveals details about 30 ancient coffins found with mummies inside

The coffins were found in two rows, with some placed on top of others. "It is the first large human coffin cache ever discovered since ...

 

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