U.S.-SAUDI

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Departs for United States, Set to Meet with Donald Trump

The promotion of Prince Mohammed bin Salman means he will be second-in-line to be King of Saudi Arabia.
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to visit Washington, D.C. this week and will meet with President Trump.

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Saudi-Japan

Saudi king visits Japan, seeks help on diversifying economy

King Salman and hundreds of business leaders from Saudi Arabia are in Japan for talks Monday mainly expected to focus on economic ties. ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi deputy crown prince to meet Trump, investment in focus

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in charge of Saudi Arabia's reforms, left on Monday for Washington to meet President Donald Trump on a visit ...

 

King Salman in Asia

Oil looms large over Saudi king’s Asia tour

King Salman's massive entourage has been stealing the show on his tour of Asia, but oil, money and geopolitics are driving the Saudi leader's month-long ...

 

King Salman in Asia

China Leg is Key to Success of King Salman’s Asia Tour

It is highly significant that the king himself is stepping into the role of chief diplomat, underscoring not only his own hands-on leadership, but also ...

 

Saudi Economy

Global countries with the best up and coming economies – Saudi Arabia ranks 7th, UAE Tops

The United Arab Emirates is the best up and coming country in the world, according to a new study from U.S. News & World Report. ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen war turns two

This month the war in Yemen is 2 years old. It pits a coalition of mostly wealthy Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, supporting President Abed ...

 

Women in Saudi Arabia

From adventurers to inventors, Saudi women unite to inspire …

At a one-day conference run by Alwaleed Philanthropies, a charitable group working to help women, Saudi women from various walks of life took to the ...

 

Renewable Energy

Natural solution: Saudi’s renewed plans meet growing energy demands

Saudi Arabia has long toyed with the renewable energy sector, announcing ambitious plans to develop wind and solar projects, without any success to date. Recent ...

 

Security

Wanted terrorist killed in Qatif

Saudi security forces killed the wanted terrorist, Waleed Al-Areed, who was involved in several crimes committed against security men and citizens in the town of ...

 

Cyberattacks in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia braces to fight cybercrimes

Cybercrime is not a new phenomenon, but it is hitting the headlines as never before. The growing frequency and sophistication of online threats have exposed ...

 

Saudi-Iraq

Iraqi delegation in Riyadh for political, economic talks

An Iraqi delegation arrived in Riyadh on Sunday to discuss political and economic issues of mutual concern between the two countries, a Saudi Foreign Ministry ...

 

Ahmad Saeed Al Amoudi

Probe into Saudi businessman’s murder continuing

Police in Saudi Arabia have questioned an Arab man who sold honey and a personal driver as the inquiry into the murder of well-known businessman ...

 

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 ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Global Food Crisis

U.N. Official: ‘World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945’

O'Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that more than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at ...

 

Syria

2016 Was Worst Year Yet for Syria’s Children: United Nations

The United Nations' child relief agency said at least 255 children were killed in or near schools last year and 1.7 million youngsters are out ...

 

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Trump Team Isn’t Considering Cooperation with Russia in Syria, Sources Say

President Donald Trump's national security team is not considering any increase in cooperation with Russia against the Islamic State group in Syria, according to multiple ...

 

Raqqa

US puts off announcing decision on Raqqa until after Turkey referendum

The Trump administration’s internal debate over how to capture Raqqa, the so-called capital of the Islamic State (IS), is continuing nearly two weeks after the Pentagon ...

 

Trump and the Military

Commentary: When the Generals Become Democracy’s Guardians

In recent weeks, whether it has been Jim Mattis on torture or Bill McRaven on press freedoms, some of the most prominent retired officers in America—men with impeccable ...

 

Trump Travel Ban

For students at an American university in Iraq, travel ban debate is keenly felt

Iraq was removed from the revised executive order President Trump signed this week. But at an American-founded school that aims to produce Iraq's next generation ...

 

Libya

Libya’s Deepening Split Finds Battleground at Oil Terminals

Hundreds if not thousands of armed men are converging on Libya's main oil shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country's east and west ...

 

U.S. - Palestine

Trump’s Middle East diplomacy is complicated by Palestinian terror incitement

Republicans in both chambers of Congress are pushing legislation that would cut off all U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority, more than $300 million in ...

 

China's Economic Diplomacy

The Geopolitical Impact of China’s Economic Diplomacy

Instead, the region’s new connectivity was indicative of Asia at large—not just China—becoming more Central Asian than Eurasian. These were the first signs of a ...

 

Iraq

Can Iraq Survive Trump?

What does the end of American leadership in the Middle East look like? ...

 

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