Yemen’s President Hadi Says Saudis Gave $10 Billion to Rebuild War-Torn Nation

Yemen's President Hadi with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Yemen's President Hadi said that Saudi Arabia has given his nation $10 billion to rebuild following nearly two years of civil war, "including $2 billion as a deposit in the central bank to shore up the (Yemeni) riyal,” according to reports.

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Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia Shrugs Off Concerns About Deflation, Despite Weak Outlook For Economy

Saudi Arabia is having to come to terms with deflation for the first time in more than a decade. Newly released data from the General ...


Debt Finance

Saudi Arabia said to plan new international sukuk

Saudi Arabia has sent a request for proposals (RFP) to banks for a planned US dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, two sources familiar with the ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia gives Yemeni govt $10bn to rebuild

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Peak Oil

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Fashion in Saudi Arabia

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Investment in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi-Egypt Relations

Egyptian Real Estate Developers Suspend Saudi Project Amid Tensions

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

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U.S.-Saudi Cooperation

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Oprah in Saudi

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Criminal Justice

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