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Aramco IPO

Saudis Are Said to Consider Increase in Lending for Aramco IPO

Saudi Arabia is considering increasing how much the kingdom’s banks can lend to local investors who want to buy shares in Aramco’s initial public offering, ...

 

Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud

The Woman Trying to Mend U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia

Yet it is unclear how much even a reform-minded, U.S.-raised daughter of a diplomat can do for the Saudis in Washington right now: Princess Reema, ...

 

Non-oil Deals

Major Saudi Arabian non-oil deals since 2016

The following are some of the key non-oil deals struck by Saudi Arabia since the plan was announced in 2016, starting with the deals announced ...

 

Carbon Trading

Saudi Arabia plans to launch carbon trading scheme

The impact of climate change has shot up the list of Saudi Arabia’s priorities as the kingdom gets ready to host the Group of 20 ...

 

Invest Saudi

SAGIA Investment Highlights – Fall 2019

In this third edition of “Investment Highlights”, we present some of the most exciting updates from across Saudi Arabia’s investment environment, as well as updates ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Readouts from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meetings in Saudi Arabia on October 29, 2019

The Secretary discussed working together at the G20 to deliver progress on issues including digital taxation, debt transparency and sustainability and virtual assets. The Secretary ...

 

Tourism

Saudi’s new tourism industry faces huge training challenge

Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to tourists, but faces huge challenges to train an estimated one million staff needed to operate the sector, according ...

 

Qiddiya

Samsung joins Saudi Qiddiya project

The project is designed to build a mega entertainment complex that is more than half the size of Seoul and twice the size of Washington ...

 

Entertainment

WWE announces it will put on the first ever women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Wednesday that it plans to hold the first women's wrestling match in Saudi Arabia. WWE stars Lacey Evans and Natalya plan to ...

 

Saudi-China

Chinese e-commerce firm leads in promoting Saudi digital economy

"There is great collaboration currently between Saudi Arabia and China, especially when it comes to information and communications technology," Ahmed Al-Thenayan, deputy minister of Saudi ...

 

Formula E

Saudi Arabia to host Extreme E’s desert round in 2021

The Extreme E electric off-road SUV racing series has revealed that it will hold its desert round in Saudi Arabia during its inaugural campaign in ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Tehran says Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen

Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom’s coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following ...

 

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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Pentagon releases first images from raid that killed ISIS leader

The Pentagon released newly declassified video and images Wednesday of the daring, two hour raid targeting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that shows US forces ...

 

Syria

Fierce clashes erupt between Syrian army, Turkish-led forces

Turkish-backed rebels said there were intermittent clashes between the two militaries in recent days south of the town, which Turkey seized from Syrian Kurdish-led forces ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

US-Turkey alliance in downward spiral as Congress mulls sanctions

On Tuesday, the House passed a nonbinding resolution to recognize the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. It passed another bill, ...

 

Iran Sanctions

U.S., Gulf countries impose joint Iran-related sanctions on 25 targets

The blacklisted targets were announced by the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) nations - which also include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the ...

 

Lebanon

Commentary: Lebanon’s Government Collapses

Although large protests have been witnessed elsewhere in the region, the scale of the protests in Lebanon is unprecedented. A third of the total Lebanese ...

 

Taliban Talks

Afghan woman politician sees Taliban talks as only hope for future

Kofi, 44, the first woman deputy of the lower house of parliament, is likely to attend the third round of intra-Afghan talks, expected in China ...

 

Yemen Civil War

UAE withdraws its troops from Aden, hands control to Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that its troops have left Yemen’s southern port of Aden and returned home, handing over control to Saudi ...

 

Drone Wars

The Drone Wars Are Here, and They’re Escalating

The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield. ...

 

Strengthening Traditional American Diplomacy

New Bill to Curb Political Ambassadors Arrives Amid Trump Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry

Past presidents have traditionally kept a ratio of about two-thirds career diplomats to one-third political appointees as ambassadors. Political appointees have traditionally been sent to ...

 

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