“Ken of Arabia” Lands Moelis and Co. as Lead Advisor for Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco has chosen New York-based boutique investment bank Moelis & Co as an adviser on its plans for what is expected to be the world's biggest initial public share offer, Reuters reports.

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Aramco IPO

Boutique bank Moelis wins advisory role for mammoth Saudi IPO

Moelis will be the internal independent adviser, a key position in which it will provide counsel on selection of underwriters, how much to pay them ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

White and Case advises Saudi Aramco on world’s biggest IPO

Feb 9 State oil giant Saudi Aramco has appointed international law firm White & Case as legal adviser for its planned initial public offering (IPO), ...



Commentary: Is Saudi Arabia’s social contract under strain?

Where similar reforms have prompted unrest elsewhere in the region, there has been surprisingly little backlash in Saudi Arabia, either from the country’s social media-mad ...


Heritage Festival

Saudi Arabia will host a huge camel beauty contest

The prestigious festival, which attracts over 2 million people from around the world, including royalty, designers and athletes, celebrates ancient traditions including Bedouin history and ...


Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Saudi Sovereign Fund Considers Stake in Six Flags

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, which is being transformed into a $2 trillion investment giant, is considering buying a stake in U.S. theme park operator Six Flags ...


Bond Issues

Saudi Arabia Bond Sale Plan Said to Stall After Debt Head Leaves

Saudi Arabia is unlikely to sell a planned Islamic bond in the first quarter after the head of its debt management office left, according to three ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco said to borrow up to $1.6bn with domestic sukuk

A planned domestic sukuk issue by oil giant Saudi Aramco is likely to be in the region of 3 to 6 billion riyals ($800 million ...


Majid Al-Qassabi

Saudi commerce minister seeks elimination of commercial cover-up schemes

Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi urged delegates at a workshop to help eliminate commercial cover-up to improve national economy and create new jobs for ...



Saudi-Turkish Consensus on Iran, Hezbollah Impeding Syria Solution

Saudi Arabia and Turkey emphasized matching positions and views on regional matters, particularly Syria and Iraq. Iran and Lebanon’s “Hezbollah” were condemned for playing a ...


Donald Trump Presidency

Video: Saudi princess Basmah bint Saud says new travel rules ′not ban on Muslims′

Saudi Princess Basmah bint Saud has defended the choice of countries listed in US President Donald Trump's travel restrictions. In an exclusive interview with DW's ...


Khalid Al-Falih

Saudi, Venezuela review oil market conditions

Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih met Venezuela's foreign and energy ministers in Riyadh on Thursday to review oil market conditions and the importance of ...



E-link between Saudi courts ordered

The step is meant to shorten times of cases, and speed up the issuance of rulings and transactions of beneficiaries. ...



Saudi sentenced to 7 years in prison for communicating with Daesh official via WhatsApp

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued a preliminary ruling on Wednesday sentencing a Saudi national to seven years in prison after proving he supports ...



Ottawa faces new legal challenge of arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Lawyer Daniel Turp says he will appeal a Jan. 24 federal court decision barring judicial review of the Canadian government’s exports of heavily-armed Light Armoured ...


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U.S. Exports to Arab World

U.S. Exports of Goods to the Arab World Down 5% in 2016

According to new U.S. Government data analyzed by the National U.S.- Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), exports of U.S. goods to the Middle East and ...


Generals in the Trump Administration

Perspective: The War Among the Generals

What matters in any administration is who has the president’s ear. And the events of the last two weeks, especially the National Security Council reorganization, ...



Defense, intelligence officials caution White House on terrorist designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

Senior defense and intelligence officials have cautioned the White House that a proposal to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization could ...



Why did Yemen ask the US to slow down its ground troop activity?

But the government’s motives for limiting American operations go deeper than ensuring the tactical success of any particular raid. ...



CIA chief Mike Pompeo visits Turkey to discuss policy on Syria and Isis

Less than 48 hours after a phone call between Donald Trump and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the head of the CIA is due in ...


Fatima Al-Ali, Hockey Player

United Arab Emirates hockey player has the best reaction to meeting Alex Ovechkin

Fatima Al Ali, the hockey player with the sick stickhandling skills who Capitals great and team ambassador Peter Bondra met on a November trip to ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

U.S. commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months

Forces fighting the Islamic State group should be able to retake the ISIS-held cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria within the next ...



Russia and Iran: Split over Syria?

Having saved Assad and all but declared military victory, Russia may be asking itself now if Assad is a liability for its longer-term interests in ...



Is the Afghan air force trigger happy? Here’s what the numbers say

The top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, heads to Capitol Hill on Thursday where he is likely to endure intense questioning from Senate ...



Kuwait welcomes Iran’s readiness for dialogue with Gulf

Kuwait has welcomed Iran's willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbours, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and ...


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