The Not-So ‘Vanishing Prince’: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif’s Busy Public Schedule and the Dangers of Saudi Kremlinology

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Saudi Economy

Analysis: Saudi economic growth looks set to beat pessimists’ forecasts

All in all, CapEcon thinks the Saudi GDP will grow by 1 percent this year, significantly better than the IMF forecast or the economists’ overall ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

The battle to list Saudi Aramco

Stock exchanges around the world are limbering up to win the multibillion-dollar listing of Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company ...

 

CERAWeek

Oil’s Prize Fight: The Select Versus The Swarm

This tension between the order OPEC seeks and the seething energy of the oil industry elsewhere was the defining theme of CERAWeek, an annual get-together in ...

 

China: Saudi: Iran: U.S.

Walking A Tightrope: China Maneuvers Between Saudi Arabia And Iran

The sanctioning of ZTE sends China a message that the U.S. does not endorse business as usual with Iran and that this could have consequences ...

 

King Salman in Asia

Perspective: A Saudi king, an island paradise and Asia’s new Great Game

At a time when uncertainty and political paralysis seems to be gripping the West, a pivot to Asia makes a great deal of sense. ...

 

Women and Recreation

Saudi women hope green light to hit the gym will improve lives

A spokeswoman from the Sports Authority told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that licences would be granted from April to boost the sports economy which does ...

 

Education

Preparing Saudi students for life after school

One of the most significant initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 is the Irtiqaa program that measures the effectiveness of Saudi parents’ engagement in their children’s ...

 

Entertainment in Saudi Arabia

Long-awaited concert music to Saudi ears

Legendary Arab singer Rashed Al-Majed gave his fans three encores in the Saudi capital Thursday night. Why not? They had waited about three decades for ...

 

Land Bridge

Saudi Arabia completes detailed design of its 950-km Land Bridge railway project

The railway will connect the port cities of Jeddah, Dammam and Jubail and will pass through the capital city Riyadh and serve its dry port. ...

 

McDermott International

US oil services firm plans manufacturing hub in Saudi Arabia

McDermott plans to build and outfit offshore oil and gas platforms at the new yard. A source familiar with the deal said the companies aimed ...

 

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Regional and related topics

IEA Forecast

IEA Doubles Forecast for New OPEC Oil by 2022 as Iraq Ramps Up

OPEC will increase its production capacity by about twice as much as previously thought, led by expansion in Iran and Iraq, the International Energy Agency ...

 

Hijab Hip Hop

These girls are rocking their hijabs in this new hip-hop music video

Titled "Cover Girl (She Be Rockin That Hijab)" - the song features over 30 hijabis - as they epically dance, heavy-lift, and skateboard among many other things ...

 

U.S. Military

More U.S. Troops Bound for Afghanistan, As Marines, Commandos, Arrive In Syria

The top general overseeing America’s wars told Congress Thursday that more U.S. troops will likely be needed in Afghanistan to help train and advise Afghan ...

 

Yemen Raid

This general just took responsibility for the deadly Yemen raid

The raid undertaken in Yemen on Jan. 29 has come under increasing criticism after it resulted in the death of a valuable Navy SEAL operator, ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

ISIS War Generals to Congress: We Need the State Department

One week after Trump proposed shifting billions from the State Department to the Pentagon, two of the top U.S. generals in the Middle East and ...

 

Trump Travel Ban

More states seek to halt Trump’s ‘muslim ban’ in court

Several states said on Thursday they would move forward with legal challenges to a revised executive order signed by President Donald Trump this week that ...

 

Qatar

Why is Qatar Investing so much in Russia?

Qatar is throwing its financial muscle to woo Russia in a bid to regain lost political influence in the Syrian conflict, and the broader Middle ...

 

Guantanamo

Attorney general says he favors bringing new detainees to Guantanamo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday said he is in favor of bringing new enemy combatants to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reversing eight years of Obama ...

 

Tech Trends

Middle East’s digital makeup: Here are seven key findings on region’s tech trends

New research shows the shifts in mobile, the internet, and social media in the Middle East and North Africa. ...

 

ExxonMobil

Exxon Buys Mozambique stake from Eni

ExxonMobil has confirmed March 9 it is to buy, from Eni, a 25% indirect stake in the natural gas-rich Area 4 block offshore Mozambique for ...

 

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