Photos Show Severe Floods Hitting Saudi Arabia’s Asir Region

At least one person was killed and hundreds rescued on Wednesday after severe flooding in Saudi Arabia's Asir region.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Here’s How UBS Wealth Sees the Aramco IPO Changing Middle East Markets

Below is a Q&A with Bolliger about the implications of Aramco’s share sale, which is estimated to raise as much as $100 billion, assuming 5 ...


Riyadh Metro

Riyadh Metro to be operational by 2019

The Riyadh metro project is on schedule to be fully-operational by 2019, officials from the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh announced at a ...


PlasChem Park

Sadara, SNAM in deal to build auto cluster in PlasChem Park

The Park is being developed in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and will consist of downstream chemical and conversion industries supplied ...


CMA Regulations

Saudi market regulator passes new Corporate Government Regulations

The Regulations have set detailed provisions on the composition of Board of Directors and committees in terms of competencies, responsibilities, meetings, members’ rights and duties. ...


Middle East Conflict

Saudi foreign minister optimistic about overcoming Mideast challenges

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday he was optimistic about overcoming "the many challenges" in the Middle East and looked forward to working ...


OPEC Agreement

Can Saudi Arabia Carry OPEC Through Spring?

All in all, out of the 21 oil-producing nations that had promised to reduce output in order to bring markets back to balance and prop ...


War in Yemen

Yemen rebels fire missile at airport in southern Saudi Arabia

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they fired a missile at airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night in retaliation for air strikes near the ...


Renewable Energy Investing

With A $5 Billion War Chest, Which Renewable Energy Firms Will Saudi Aramco Invest In?

While the banks are not expected to be recommending Saudi Aramco to buy ETFs, the holdings in the above-listed ETFs would be a good place ...


Housing and Real Estate

Saudi to handover 120,000 homes to citizens in 2017

Saudi Arabia has launched a housing programme designed to handover up to 120,000 units to citizens this year. The Sakani programme is part of efforts to ...


Comic Con Jeddah

Not Everyone Is Geeking Out Over Saudi Arabia’s First Comic Con

The convention’s website prohibits cosplayers from displaying any indecent symbols or logos that may be deemed contrary to Islam or public morality. ...


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U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with his Russian counterpart on Thursday in Azerbaijan, amid newly aggressive Russian military maneuvers and fresh reports ...


Israel - Palestine

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Two-state solution not only option, US says

A White House official says a two-state solution may not be the only option to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, signalling a major policy shift. ...


National Security Advisor

Trump’s choice for national security adviser had early exposure to Iran

During his teenage years, Harward lived in an Iranian neighborhood, attended school with Iranian-American students and played sports against Iranian teams. Those experiences gave him ...



Iran’s Zarif criticizes hard-liners for leaks on nuclear talks

With a new US administration that has not made its opposition to the nuclear deal a secret, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad ...


Trump-Russia Scandal

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian ...


Trump Travel Restrictions

Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss

A federal appeals panel on Thursday unanimously rejected President Trump’s bid to reinstate his ban on travel into the United States from seven largely Muslim ...


Syria Civil War

Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition

The Syrian opposition wants face-to-face negotiations with the government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week, ...



US won’t insist on two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict, White House official says

The United States will not insist on a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Middle East, a White House official has said. ...


Israel's Image in U.S.

Israel Maintains Positive Image in U.S.

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump meet in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, 71% of Americans have a favorable view of ...


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