Seven Saudi Soldiers Killed on Yemen’s Border Last Week

Saudi soldiers on the Kingdom's southern border with Yemen.

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OPEC Oil Output

OPEC reports big Saudi oil cut, boosting compliance with deal

Top OPEC oil producer Saudi Arabia made a large cut in its crude output in January to support prices and lessen a glut, helping boost ...


Renewable Energy

OPEC’s Top Producer Is Turning to Wind and Solar Power

The nation most identified with its massive oil reserves is turning to wind and solar to generate power at home and help extend the life ...



Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment Backs Entrepreneurs via KAEC

Saudi Arabia has started taking some serious procedures towards motivating entrepreneurs’ projects and increasing their contribution in local economy – the Saudi Ministry of Commerce ...


Comic Con

Jeddah gets set to host Saudi’s first ever Comic Con event

The Saudi’s coastal city of Jeddah is set to soon host the kingdom’s first ever Comic Con event. Supported by Saudi’s General Entertainment Authority, the three-day ...


Vision 2030

Saudi clamps down on government worker sick leave

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service has reportedly made it made difficult for government staff to claim sick leave. The new rules come following the ...


Foreign Labor

Saudi Labour Ministry to probe ad seeking to hire Indians only

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development said that it will open an investigation into an advertisement which asked only Indian nationals to apply for ...



Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO announces Buraydah outbreak over

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported three new MERS-CoV cases over the weekend and two deaths, while the World Health Organization (WHO) released ...


Yemen Civil War

Yemen conflict: Seven Saudi soldiers killed on border

At least seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in the past week in border clashes with Houthi rebels, state media says. ...


Travel and Tourism

Saudi tourism revenues to reach $81bn by 2026

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than $81 billion to the country’s GDP by 2026, according to data from the ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia hosts the head of the World Bank

Riyadh received support for a new economic vision from the World Bank, the government said as representatives met on the sidelines with OPEC. ...


Women in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is allowing women to join gyms for the first time

The conservative Islamic country has maintained a ban on women participating in competitive sports but has now relaxed rules on them going to the gym ...


Valentines Day

How Do Saudis Celebrate Valentine’s Day? Very Carefully

Whatever you call February 14 in Saudi Arabia, just don’t call it Valentine’s Day. ...


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Regional and related topics

Michael Flynn Resigns

Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another

Once out of government, he disappeared into the murky world of mid-level defense contractors and international influence peddlers. ...



Trump nominee’s support for Israeli settlement draws scrutiny

US President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as envoy to Israel is coming under intense scrutiny for his ties to West Bank settlements as the ...



Trump’s counter-jihad: How the anti-Muslim fringe conquered the White House.

The notion of senior US officials intentionally weakening American national security or appointing advisers who were literal members of a Middle Eastern Islamist movement is ...


Airstrikes in Iraq

Iraqi airstrikes bomb meeting of IS commanders in western Iraq

The Iraqi warplanes struck a house where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the top leader of Islamic State (IS) group, was said to be holding a meeting ...


Turkish Nightclub Attack

Turkey police arrest Frenchman over January 1 attack

Turkish police have arrested a French citizen of Turkish origin suspected of helping plan a New Year attack in Istanbul claimed by terrorists, Dogan news ...



Egypt’s parliament approves cabinet reshuffle

Egypt's parliament approved on Tuesday a cabinet reshuffle including new ministers for investment and agriculture, said parliament speaker Ali Abdelaal. ...



U.N. chief says Fayyad right choice as Libya envoy despite U.S. objection

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was the right person to be the world body's envoy ...


Syria Civil War

Syria’s al-Bab largely under control of Turkey-backed rebels, Turkish PM says

Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of Syria's al-Bab from Islamic State militants, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, but a war monitoring ...


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