FII 2019

Future Investment Initiative 2019 Begins Tomorrow in Riyadh; Finance, Global Leaders Set to Attend

The third installment of Saudi Arabia's mega-conference, the Future Investment Initiative (FII) will kick off tomorrow October 29th at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh.

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FII 2019

Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over critic’s murder

Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic's murder that ...



PM Modi to embark on two-day visit to Saudi Arabia today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday with an aim to boost bilateral ties between the two ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi-brokered deal to include Yemen’s southern separatists in government – sources

A preliminary deal between Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists to end a power struggle in Aden will see the separatists included in a new ...


Nuclear Power

U.S. says talks progressing with Saudi on possible nuclear program

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that conversations with Saudi Arabia on a nuclear program are going forward. ...



Saudi SABIC records $400 mln impairment loss on Clariant, Q3 drops

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) took an impairment loss of 1.5 billion riyals ($400 million) on its investment in Swiss chemicals firm Clariant , which ...



Russia affirms close oil cooperation with Saudi Arabia, OPEC+

Its statement came a day after Igor Sechin, CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft, said the September attacks on Saudi oil assets created doubts over ...


Riyadh Season

Over 3 million visit Riyadh Season in 10 days

The Riyadh Season continued to score record numbers in terms of the number of visitors, as well as the number of events and amount of ...


U.S.-Saudi Security Relationship

The Bombers Have Landed: B-1s Arrive in Saudi Arabia as Part of US Buildup

B-1B Lancer bombers landed at an air base in Saudi Arabia this week, marking a surprise return of the long-range bombers to the Middle East ...


Capital Markets

Saudi Arabia’s BinDawood Said to Pick JPMorgan, Goldman for IPO

Saudi Arabia’s BinDawood Group is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to sell shares of its supermarket business as early ...


Green Saudi

50k trees planted as Saudi Arabia launches forest campaign

The campaign constitutes the first step of a national afforestation plan set to run until April 2020. ...



Kenya turns to Saudi investor to make water drinkable in arid Turkana region

The Lotikipi aquifer, discovered under the desert of Turkana in 2013, was estimated to hold 200bn cubic metres of water, enough to satisfy the needs ...


Tourism and Hospitality

A Whole New Saudi Arabia: Five up-and-coming cities in the kingdom

Saudi Arabia is attempting to steer away from a total economic reliance on crude oil production. With the country's vast empty lands, the government has ...


Saudi Health

Saudi Ministry of Health Raising Efforts on Tobacco Control

"Saudi Arabia has an ambitious strategic tobacco control plan to reduce smoking rates from 12.7% to 5% by 2030, and we are aiming to implement ...


Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Trump: Daesh leader Al-Baghdadi ‘died a coward’ in US raid in north-west Syria

With a $25 million US bounty on his head, Al-Baghdadi had been far less visible in recent years, releasing only sporadic audio recordings, including one ...


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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS Leader Known for His Brutality, Is Dead at 48

President Trump announced the death of al-Baghdadi, who transformed the Islamic State into a global terrorist network that conquered territory the size of Britain and ...


Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

The tip, the raid, the reveal: The takedown of al-Baghdadi

The daring raid was the culmination of years of steady intelligence-gathering work — and 48 hours of hurry-up planning once Washington got word that al-Baghdadi ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

ISIS Leader Baghdadi is Dead But Terrorists Remain Emboldened Since Trump’s Drawdown in Syria

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spent five months working with the U.S. government to gather intelligence on Baghdadi’s whereabouts, according to Kurdish and U.S. ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Arab states welcome ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s killing, praise US efforts, Middle East News & Top Stories

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan have welcomed the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died in a US military raid in north-west ...



Defying crackdown, thousands of Iraqis keep protesting

At least 74 Iraqis were killed on Friday and Saturday and hundreds wounded as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second ...


Trump Foreign Policy

Trump wants to make a deal with Exxon or others to tap Syrian oil

President Trump has identified Syria’s oil as a U.S. national security priority and has committed to deploying troops to protect the country’s reserves even as ...


Oil Markets

Oil falls on weak Chinese industrial data after strong gains last week

Oil prices fell on Monday after strong gains last week, as data released in China reinforced signs that its economy is slowing, though progress in ...



U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin says U.S. will ramp up pressure on Iran

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday the United States would increase economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, making the pledge during a ...


Gulf Security

Admiral: Carrier Lincoln’s Middle East Mission Will Be Extended

Lincoln deployed from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on April 1 and was scrambled to CENTCOM in May in response to what then-National Security Advisor John ...


Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure

Microsoft Wins Massive JEDI Cloud Contract

The outcome comes as a surprise to many observers who described Amazon as the almost-certain winner of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, program. ...



Germany’s FM seeks end of ‘foreign interference’ in Libya

Germany's foreign minister says he's seeking an end to all "foreign interference" in war-torn Libya. Heiko Maas says this issue is a "fundamental problem" in Libya ...


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