U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meets Secretary Mattis at the Pentagon; Pledges Cooperation in Fight Against Daesh

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon yesterday following the Prince's meeting with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday.

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Vision 2030

A $2 Trillion Object Lesson in Sustainability from Saudi Arabia

It’s a bold and brilliant move for Saudi Arabia, and because of the prince’s goals and the scale of his ambitions, it’s essential that other ...

 

OPEC Cuts

Saudi oil min: Cuts are learning process for some countries

Saudi Arabia’s minister of energy, industry and mineral resources and Saudi Aramco’s chairman, Khalid A. Al-Falih talks about its contribution to the OPEC production cut ...

 

Saudi-China

China, Saudi Arabia sign $65 billion in cooperation deals

The landmark agreement aims to boost joint efforts in fields including energy, investment, finance, culture and aerospace, part of Saudi Arabia’s drive to develop a ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Pentagon chief, Saudi deputy crown prince discuss fight against Islamic State

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday and they discussed U.S.-Saudi military cooperation in the fight ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Reset: The US-Saudi Relationship

Saudi officials are heralding a new era in relations after watching their stock tumble in Washington under the Obama administration. And the Trump White House ...

 

Scholarship Program

MOE denies plan to stop scholarship program

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has no intention of stopping the foreign scholarship program and the very fact that there are more than 10,500 slots ...

 

Saudi Art Scene

Saudi Arabia’s Contemporary Art Scene

The market for Arab art has benefitted from strong interest by investors in Saudi Arabia, who are keen to purchase works by artists from the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Military

Saudi Arabia offers to contribute troops to ISIS fight

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman told reporters Thursday his country would consider sending ground troops to fight inside Syria. Bin ...

 

Bahri

Houston is calling for Bahri

Saudi Arabia-based Bahri has officially opened an office for Bahri Logistics in Houston and says it will help to expand its breakbulk and project cargo ...

 

Saudi-Japan

Give Saudi Arabia a helping hand with reforms to break oil dependence

During his visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz held talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Both leaders signed the “Japan-Saudi Vision 2030,” ...

 

UN Development Program

With Funds from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UNDP and UNRWA Sign an amendment to the Agreement to Support House Reconstruction in Gaza

This new contribution adds an additional amount of USD 17,091,744 from the Saudi Fund for Development. ...

 

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Gulf Investment

Gulf investors flock to Trump’s America

Corporate legal sources based in Dubai, and which are at the heart of the UAE and Saudi deal flow into the US, tell me there ...

 

Al-Qaeda in Syria

Al Qaeda Is Starting to Swallow the Syrian Opposition

Al Qaeda’s Syrian representatives — rebranded as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) in July 2016 and then renamed Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) after subsuming several other ...

 

Mosul

Iraq, U.S. offer differing accounts of progress in Mosul

Iraqi and U.S. commanders offered conflicting accounts Thursday of progress in western Mosul, where U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have been battling the Islamic State group for ...

 

U.S. Military

Perspective: The Mike Flynn Problem is Actually a Profession of Arms Problem

There’s an old saying in the military: If you choose to walk past someone who’s acting below standard, then you’ve just created a new standard. ...

 

U.S. Military

Perspective: Trump’s Bigger Military Won’t Necessarily Make the US Stronger or Safer

The Pentagon can’t properly train and support the people and weapons it already has. Simply adding more won’t solve the problem — and could undermine ...

 

Afghanistan

The case for a larger force in Afghanistan

Why, so far into what is already America’s longest war, are the nation’s top commanders calling for more forces in Afghanistan? ...

 

Israel

Israel intercepts missile fired at IAF jets by Syria

After Israeli jets strike targets in Syria, anti-aircraft missiles are sent from Syria to hit the Israeli jets; Israel manages to strike down Syrian missiles ...

 

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