Peace Agreements, Reports of Talks a Positive Sign for Yemen’s Ongoing War

The Trump administration has said it is committed to trying to help protect Saudi Arabia against Iranian aggression.
Recent agreements and reports of indirect talks between warring sides in Yemen's ongoing civil war indicate a trend toward bringing an end to the four year old conflict fought to restore the U.N.-recognized Hadi government to power after it was overthrown by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

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Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco IPO explained: Who can buy and how, prices and more

As mentioned in the IPO prospectus released by Aramco, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) was originally established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1988...


Saudi Aramco

Aramco names first woman to head overseas office, days before IPO

Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil exporter, has appointed its first woman head of an overseas office, two sources with knowledge of the matter said...



Saudi Arabia to export electricity under ‘noble’ energy plan

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman has reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to diversifying its energy sources, telling the Misk Global Forum 2019 that...



Germany reduces arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Germany drastically cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the first six months of 2019 — but did not cut them completely. The government had...


Presidency of State Security

Feminism not criminalized in Saudi Arabia, says Presidency of State Security

In a statement, the presidency said that the video's content was inaccurate and contained many mistakes in defining extremism....



Saudi Aramco to supply LNG to Bangladesh as part of power deal

Bangladesh is expected to become a major LNG importer in Asia, alongside Pakistan and India, as domestic gas supplies fall....


The Helicopter Company

The Helicopter Company of Saudi Arabia takes delivery of its first AW139

The company intends to provide private transportation services within the main cities of Saudi Arabia, as well as sightseeing trips to various tourism attractions around...



Hub71, Saudi Arabia’s Misk Foundation sign MoU for cross-market access into KSA, UAE

Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Misk Foundation - during the three-day Misk Global Forum in Riyadh -...



$17bln spent on private sector innovation in Saudi Arabia

Spending on innovation in Saudi Arabia’s private sector totaled more than SR64 billion ($17.5 billion) in 2018, a wide-ranging government survey revealed. The Institutional Innovation Survey...



Saudi water chiefs sign deal to plant 5 million trees by 2030

The agreement will focus operations on reducing the deterioration of vegetation cover in pastures and forests, fighting desertification, restoring wildlife habitats, raising ecological awareness, promoting...



Saudi Arabia issues first permanent residencies to foreigners

Saudi Arabia granted 73 foreigners “premium” residency under a new program to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business...


Tourism and Hospitality

Seera launches ‘Discover Saudi’ to catalyze tourism

Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services in the Middle East, has unveiled the Kingdom’s first-of-its-kind integrated destination management company, under the brand...


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Syria, Russia and sanctions on agenda during Erdoğan’s ‘critical’ US visit

US-Turkish relations are perhaps at their lowest in the last 40 years, reaching a new crisis point after Ankara’s decision to invade Kurdish-held parts of...



The ball is in Iran’s court on talks, senior U.S. energy official says

The International Atomic Energy Agency revealed on Monday that Iran is enriching uranium at its heavily fortified underground Fordow site and speeding up enrichment generally....


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran and Europe play nuclear chicken

The decision last week to resume enrichment at Fordow, an underground facility that would be difficult to destroy in a military attack, was especially provocative...


Qatar Dispute

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain To Play Football In Qatar, Signalling Thaw

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will participate in this month's Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, organisers said Wednesday, signalling a thaw...



Turkey Gathered Information in the U.S. Against Its Critics

The documents underscore Ankara’s intense antipathy toward individuals and groups it sees associated with Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric who leads a world-wide political movement...



UAE oil benchmark plan confused by Brent comment U-turn

A United Arab Emirates plan to launch its own global oil benchmark was thrown into confusion on Tuesday after comments made by its own national...


Emmanuel Macron

Macron Diplomacy: A Jovian Prince in the Gulf

The French president has a number of qualities that appeal to many Gulf leaders, which may help explain his recent success in bringing France, and...


Yemen Civil War

At least five Yemeni soldiers killed by Houthi missile in Marib military base

Houthi militants fired a missile at the Saudi-led military coalition’s heaquarters in the city of Marib on Wednesday during a visit by the Yemeni defence...



Jordan Ends Land Lease with Israel

Jordan announced last year that it would not renew its peace treaty annexes with Israel on Baqura and al-Ghamr that gave Israeli farmers free access...



Egypt lawmaker refutes UN report about ex-president’s death

Egyptian lawmakers said Monday that the late President Mohammed Morsi was treated well in prison, just days after a U.N. report attributed Morsi’s death to...


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