Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Begins State Visit to UAE Wednesday

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman will start a state visit to the UAE on Wednesday, according to Al Arabiya news.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco IPO retail subscription at $5.8 billion, says lead manager

Retail subscription for Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) reached 21.77 billion Saudi riyals (4.5 billion pounds) on Monday, lead manager Samba Capital said....



Saudi Arabia Boosts Exports To World’s Leading Oil Importer

Chinese imports of Saudi crude oil jumped by 76.3 percent to 1.98 million bpd last month, cementing Saudi Arabia as the top supplier of oil...



ACWA connects Saudi’s first utility scale renewables plant to the grid

The project has commenced initial production under a pilot phase according to schedule, with full commercial operation to be achieved before the end of the...



Saudi chemical giant SABIC bets big on India to create future tech products

SABIC is the second-largest polycarbonate producer in the world with 24 per cent market share (with a total capacity of 1.24 million tons per year)...


Vision 2030

Boost for Vision 2030: Action plan to attract private sector funding

SAGIA will oversee the committees carrying out the tasks entrusted to them, following the adoption of the action plan, which will be submitted to the...



Saudi Arabia breaks own Qatar border blockade for soccer tournament

Saudi Arabia just broke its two-year blockade of Qatar by letting its soccer team directly cross the border to play in a tournament....


Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition says it has freed 200 Houthi prisoners

A Saudi-led military coalition said on Tuesday it had freed 200 prisoners from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a step that could further efforts to...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi Crown Prince Meets Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held talks in Riyadh on Monday with Chairman of the US...



Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to start a state visit to UAE

During the official visit, the Saudi Crown Prince will meet His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy...


Art and Culture

Young artists throw spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s social transformation

An exhibition by emerging artists throwing a spotlight on the social changes taking place in Saudi Arabia has been launched in the Kingdom. Athr Gallery in...



Russia to Transfer Unique Construction Technologies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

This Fall, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Saudi Arabia on a State visit. Following negotiations between President Putin and the King of Saudi Arabia Salman...



Boeing nabs $10.7M contract to update Saudi air force helicopters

Boeing has received a $10.7 million contract to integrate and retrofit updated equipment in the light attack helicopters of the Royal Saudi Air Force, the...


Aramco IPO

Commentary: The Contradiction at the Heart of the Aramco IPO

Saudi officials had hoped privatization initiatives would generate up to 40 billion riyals (approximately $10.7 billion) in government proceeds and result in 35 billion riyals (around...



An auto show for Saudis, run by a Bostonian

The lineup sounds less like a convention for automobile enthusiasts than a sort of high-octane motorized Disneyworld. Stars of the auto world — including race...



Saudi Arabia to offer small business visas

Saudi Arabia is to allow an instant small business visa for people looking to set up new firms in the kingdom from next month. The move,...


G20 - Riyadh

Saudi G20 presidency to focus on global challenges

In the run-up to the Riyadh summit, Saudi Arabia will host over 100 multi-level meetings, according to the minister. “These meetings will be diverse in...


Formula E

BMW driver Alexander Sims claims first win in dramatic Saudi Arabia race – CNN

In an incident-packed race, with crashes aplenty, the British driver finished 1.383 seconds ahead of BMW teammate Maximilian Günther in second, while Lucas di Grassi...


Arms Sales

South Africa halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Requiring inspections is uncommon in the international arms trade, though it is common practice to require clients to pledge not to transfer weapons to third parties...



Saudi Arabia Opens Its Doors To Tourists—Starting With A Huge Giga Project Around A UNESCO World Heritage Site At Diriyah

What is noticeable about Saudi Arabia’s ambitions versus other rapid development in GCC nations is that there is a very strong desire to keep cultural...


Electricity Demand

Electricity Demand Growth in Saudi Arabia: Cyclical Stagnation or Structural Adaptation?

Electricity demand has stagnated in the last three years. It is not yet clear whether this is due to short-term cyclical or long-term structural changes...



UK, Chinese visitors top list as 50,000 holiday in Saudi Arabia after restrictions ease

British tourists, followed by Chinese, were the top visitors, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said in an interview...


Gulf Security

U.S. and France vie to bolster Gulf security after Saudi oil attack

The chief of the U.S. Central Command and France’s defense minister, whose countries have taken divergent approaches to Iran, also touted rival versions of maritime...


Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco Won’t Breach Maximum Weight for Firms in Saudi Index: Argaam

Saudi Aramco's weighting in Saudi Arabia's main stock index once the oil giant has listed shares is not expected to breach the maximum limit set...



Special report: ‘Time to take out our swords’ – Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia

Yet, what ultimately emerged was a plan that stopped short of direct confrontation that could trigger a devastating U.S. response. Iran opted instead to target...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Democrats pledge sharp turn in US ties with Saudi Arabia

The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is set to take a sharp turn if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020. At the most recent...


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Iran says hundreds of banks were torched in ‘vast’ unrest plot

Iran’s top leader on Wednesday denounced an outbreak of deadly unrest as a “very dangerous conspiracy” as authorities reported about 731 banks and 140 government...


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