White House Supports Development of ‘A New United States-Saudi Program’, Endorses Strong Saudi Relationship

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with President Trump.
The White House released a statement yesterday calling for the development of "a new United States-Saudi program" after the President hosted Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a lunch meeting.

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

White House meeting on Saudi underscores kingdom’s influence

The White House emphasized the need to normalize relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, which had soured in recent years over Saudi objections to ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Commentary: Trump resets U.S.-Saudi relations, in Saudi Arabia’s favor

By becoming the first Arab leaders to be greeted at the White House, the Saudis have pulled off a diplomatic coup, beating out one of ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Trump backs plan to boost Saudi investment in the US

Donald Trump has backed a plan to boost Saudi Arabian investment in the US, with the White House on Wednesday touting an initiative it said ...


King Salman in Asia

China, Saudi Arabia eye $65 billion in deals as king visits

Saudi Arabia's King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially $65 billion on the first day of a visit to Beijing on Thursday, as ...


Boeing Apache Contract

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Boeing has been awarded a USD3.28 billion contract to supply new-build and remanufactured AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters to Saudi Arabia. ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Nasdaq CEO says tech partnership can help win $100 billion Saudi Aramco IPO

Nasdaq Inc is touting its technology credentials in its effort to win the listing of Saudi Aramco's upcoming initial public offering, the exchange operator's chief ...


Banking and Finance

Saudi Arabia, Three Gulf Central Banks Raise Rates After Fed

The central banks of four Gulf Arab oil-exporting countries followed the U.S. Federal Reserve by raising key interest rates on Wednesday, reaffirming their commitment to ...


Saudi Shooting

Saudi policeman shot dead in second such killing in a week

Saudi media say gunmen have shot and killed a police officer on patrol in the kingdom's predominantly Shiite region, the second such killing of a ...


Vision 2030

Saudi Fee Riches Will Keep Citigroup, Credit Suisse Waiting

Saudi Arabia and its ambitious reform plans are the focus of all the hype in Middle Eastern financial circles these days, but it’s still in ...


STC-Mobily Merger

Saudi Arabia’s STC, Mobily seek adviser for tower merger plan

Saudi Telecom Co (STC) and Mobily are seeking a joint adviser as they aim to push ahead with a plan to merge their mobile mast ...



WhatsApp calling working in Saudi Arabia…or is it?

The Communications and Information Technology Commission, the body that regulates telecoms in Saudi Arabia, released a statement saying that it would “like to clarify that ...


U.S.-Saudi Trade

Trane signs joint venture in Saudi Arabia

The agreement includes the development of a new manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to serve heating, ventilation and air ...


Saudi-Korea Relations

Perspective: Why Did King Salman Not Visit South Korea?

Therefore, Salman's decision to skip Korea despite these important bilateral relations, by all means, has enough grounds to be taken as snub by Korea and ...


Travel and Tourism

Saudi Arabia regains world record for largest carpet of flowers

The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu in Saudi Arabia has broken the world record for the largest carpet of flowers. ...


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