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Aramco IPO

Saudi Arabia Sidelines Wall Street Banks on Aramco IPO

Aramco was expected to pay the more than two dozen advisers on the deal, including banks, lawyers, marketing and advertising agencies, between $350 million to...

 

Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco to meet investors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi: sources

The state oil giant and its advisors are hosting meetings at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton Hotel at the Dubai International Financial Centre on Nov. 24, said...

 

U.S.-Saudi

US continues building troop presence in Saudi Arabia

Military assets including radar and missile systems to improve air defenses, an air expeditionary wing to support fighter aircraft and two fighter squadrons are also...

 

Iran in the Region

Commentary: Tehran’s Woes Open Diplomatic Opportunities for Riyadh

Yet all of these developments were regarded as distortions, rather than reflections, of the actual balance of power in the region and as reversible if...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi-Led Coalition Says Yemen Houthis Claim of Shooting Down Warplane Is Incorrect

Spokesman Turki al-Malki for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Wednesday that "Yemen Houthis claim of shooting down a coalition F-15 warplane is incorrect",...

 

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco Has a New Climate Change Challenge: Rising Sea Levels

Water levels along the east coast of Saudi Arabia, near where much of Aramco’s infrastructure is located, are expected to rise by about 13 centimeters...

 

Diriyah Gate

Saudi ‘Birthplace’ Catches Foreign Investor Interest, CEO Says

A site dubbed Saudi Arabia’s birthplace that’s undergoing a $17 billion revamp is seeing interest from foreign investors, the head of development said, a boost...

 

Saudi History

Makkah siege: Laying the ghost of 1979 to rest

Today, Saudi Arabia’s leadership is working to reverse the years of social regression triggered in part by the November 1979 siege of the Grand Mosque...

 

UNESCO

Saudi Arabia elected to UNESCO executive board

Prince Badr said that the Kingdom will focus on culture, arts, technology, education and youth empowerment, based on its history of supporting and contributing to...

 

Sports

Dakar Saudi Arabia 2020 route details confirmed as 12 stages of thrill await competitors

Organisers of the Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia 2020 have officially confirmed route details of the world’s most challenging rally race, which will take place from 5...

 

SABB

Dutch state sells Saudi British Bank stake

The Dutch state acquired its stake in SABB with the nationalization of the Dutch operations of Belgian bank Fortis in 2008, a year after Fortis...

 

Saudi-Asia

Saudi crown prince meets S. Korean defense minister

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received South Korea’s National Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo in Riyadh. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed ways of enhancing cooperation...

 

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Iran

Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests

Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long...

 

Lebanon

Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

One of Lebanon’s biggest problems is that it has a dollarized economy. Since a crash in the Lebanese pound in the early 1990s,...

 

Oil Markets

OPEC+ likely to extend oil supply cuts until June: sources

OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid-2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting...

 

Global Oil Markets

Oil jumps following inventory data, rising tensions in Saudi Arabia

Oil gained more than 3% on Wednesday after data showed a smaller than expected build in U.S. inventories. The move also came as tensions in...

 

Energy

The future of oil states: can the Middle East go green?

‘The shift is occurring but what puts the brake on it is a desire to make sure everything happens sustainably, the states feel a responsibility...

 

UAE Solar

Abu Dhabi produced 249,700MWh solar-powered electricity in 2018

According to the UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, the report stated that 88.4% of the electricity produced from solar energy was transferred through Abu Dhabi’s...

 

U.S.-Iran

To counter Iran, military may be forced into open-ended deployment, study says

“Scenarios in which Iran is able to cause damage to the global oil market that lasts years and fundamentally reshapes the environment are highly unlikely,”...

 

Iran

Saudi King Urges Iran to Quit ‘Harmful’ Expansionism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged arch-rival Iran on Wednesday to abandon an expansionist ideology that has "harmed" its own people, following violent street protests in...

 

Egypt

Egypt’s powerful military companies to go public

“The Egyptian market is complicated because you have the public sector, which has its own rules; the private sector, which is not given much support; and...

 

Iraq

Can Iraq Become A World Class Petrochemicals Player?

Corruption in Iraq is so broad- and deep-reaching that it has now become almost passé to mention it, however for Shell (and all Western international...

 

Post 9/11 Wars

United States Budgetary Costs and Obligations of Post-9/11 Wars

Since late 2001, the United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $6.4 Trillion through Fiscal Year 2020 in budgetary costs related...

 

2020 U.S. Elections

Joe Biden, In Departure from Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a “Pariah”

Biden’s admission is a significant departure from the Democratic Party position before Donald Trump....

 

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