Milestones in Saudi Arabia as Women are Appointed to Head the Kingdom’s Stock Exchange, Major Newspaper for the First Time

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a woman will head up the Kingdom's stock exchange and one of the country's daily newspapers as incremental progress toward equality for women continues.

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Military Spending

Saudi Arabia on Offensive With Attack-Minded Military Splurge

“Traditionally, military capabilities in the region have been focused on territorial defense,” IHS analyst Reed Foster said in the report. Now Mideast states are acquiring ...


Tadawul Chairman

Saudi stock exchange appoints first female chair

The Saudi Stock Exchange appointed Sarah Al-Suhaimi, chief executive of investment bank NCB Capital, as its first female chair on Thursday, in a sign of ...


Saudi Demographics and Society

Can Saudi Arabia Bridge Its Generation Gap?

Since the creation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932, and especially after the rise of Crown Prince Faisal in the 1960s, the ...


Comic Con Jeddah

7,000 fans flock to the first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah

An estimated 7,000 of Saudi-based comic fans on Thursday flocked to the Kingdom’s first Comic Con event. ...


Comedy in Saudi Arabia

Saudi’s first stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi on humour and his homeland

“I can guarantee you this, the only bomb I can make is a Jägerbomb,” the teetotaller jokes, reprising a line from his first successful stand-up ...


Football Refereeing

Mark Clattenburg to Saudi Arabia: Top ref faces big challenge

With the news that one of Europe's leading referees, Mark Clattenburg, has swapped the Premier League and the Champions League for Saudi Arabia, ESPN FC lists ...


Female Editor-in-Chief

Saudi woman named first editor-in-chief of newspaper

The English-language Saudi Gazette announced on its website that Somayya Jabarti would succeed Khaled Almaeena. ...


Flooding in Saudi Arabia

Floods cause train crash near eastern Saudi city, injuring 18

A Saudi train derailed near the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, injuring 18 people, after flooding from heavy rains caused the rail line to ...



Saudi Arabia says four ISIL cells broken up

At least 18 arrested for providing shelter and funds to ISIL fighters and for recruitment in different parts of kingdom. ...


Healthcare Joint Ventures

Pfizer partners with Tabuk Pharmaceuticals to provide medicines to Saudi market

The venture leverages the local manufacturing capabilities of Tabuk and global promotional capabilities of Pfizer Saudi Limited. ...


Dune Bashing

Watch this SUV tumble down sand dunes in Saudi Arabia

A video showing the moment a four-wheeler tumbled down a sand dune in a Saudi Arabian dessert is doing the rounds on social media. ...


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Defense secretary Mattis sees no American military collaboration with Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary on Thursday said he did not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia, in a blow to Moscow's ...


National Security Advisor

Harward says no to national security adviser role

Ret. Vice Adm. Bob Harward turned down President Donald Trump's offer to be national security adviser Thursday, depriving the administration of a top candidate for ...



Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq’s Baghdad

Attack in area full of car dealerships and garages is the latest in renewed wave of blasts to strike the Iraqi capital. ...



Pakistan launches crackdown as Isis shrine attack toll rises to 88

Officials in Pakistan say they have killed at least 39 suspected militants in a sweeping security crackdown a day after a massive bombing claimed by ...


Perspective: Syria is a world war without a solution

From Russia to the US, Saudi Arabia and France, the world is not only involved in Syria, but proxy forces, militias, jihadists and foreign fighters ...



Trump Is Showing How the Deep State Really Works

It is rare for the FBI or NSA to distribute raw, unminimized FISA material outside of controlled channels. But given the intelligence questions at stake, ...



Iraqi forces have it all to do in western Mosul

Iraqi special forces claim that eastern Mosul is safe for residents to return. However, suicide attacks tell a different story. Now, those forces are preparing ...


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