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Saudi King Salman Returns Home from Asia Tour, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Departs United States

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman returned home from a month-long trip to several Asian nations this weekend as Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman, left the United States.

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Saudi Diplomacy

Saudi Arabia seeks new footing for international diplomatic relations

Members of the Saudi government are visiting the US and China. In both countries, they are striving for good relations - and their traveling diplomacy ...

 

King Salman in Asia

Saudi king’s Asia tour trumpets Aramco’s moves downstream

The string of deals inked on his three-week tour to Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and China also point to a fresh strategy, one to increase Saudi ...

 

SABIC

Saudi Arabia to open for new investments: SABIC CEO

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, CEO of SABIC, says the Saudi 2030 plan will open up new investment opportunities for Chinese companies. ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Audio: Will Saudi market qualify for MSCI Emerging Market Index?

Robert Ansari, Executive Director and Head of the Middle East of MSCI looks at capital markets in Saudi Arabia with us, continuing our Saudi Arabia ...

 

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 ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition calls for UN to supervise Yemen port

The Arab coalition battling rebels in Yemen called Sunday for Hodeida port to be placed under UN supervision, after dozens of Somali refugees were killed ...

 

Saudi Students

Two Saudi University students found dead in US

US authorities said there was no sign of murder, however according to the Rockford fire department, carbon monoxide levels were elevated in the garage. ...

 

Pterodactyl II

Saudi Arabia orders 300 Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles

Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the acquisition of 300 of the newest Chinese strike-capable reconnaissance unmanned aerial long-haul vehicles Wing Loong II (also ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile as camp toll rises

A Yemeni rebel missile was intercepted over Saudi Arabia late Friday, a Saudi-led coalition said, as the death toll from a rebel attack on a ...

 

Saudi-Egypt

Saudi Aramco resumes Egypt oil deliveries

"On Friday and Saturday, we received the first two deliveries after a resumption of the contract with Aramco," oil ministry spokesman Hamdi Abdel Aziz told ...

 

Monster Trucks

Monster Jam lives up to its hype; drawing at least 30,000 in Saudi capital

Monster Jam lived up to its hype on the opening of its two-night show at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi capital late ...

 

History and Tradition

World’s biggest camel fest kicks off in Rumah

The world’s biggest camel festival, held under the patronage of King Salman, begun on Sunday in Rumah, 120 kilometers northeast of Riyadh. ...

 

Haramain Train

Saudi Arabia’s 450-km Haramain train project nears completion

They said there were only 20 km remaining for the completion of the entire rail project. The sources said the remaining kilometers to be constructed ...

 

2017 Hajj

Saudi Arabia says arrangements complete for Iranian haj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had completed all necessary arrangements for Iranian pilgrims to attend the annual haj pilgrimage, the official SPA news agency ...

 

Saudi Weather

Fog blankets Saudi cities, unstable weather likely in UAE

Fog blanketed cities in Saudi Arabia and a dust storm enveloped skies because of wind traveling at a speed of 55 km per hour, the ...

 

Entrepreneurship

Saudi Arabia ‘ready for entrepreneurship growth’

The 2016/17 GEM Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Monitor, which will be released on March 23, is the most comprehensive survey of attitudes toward entrepreneurship in the ...

 

P&G Saudi Arabia

KSA: P&G’s manufacturing location of choice

There has been a lot of talk about economic diversification, as well as transforming Saudi Arabia into a hub for businesses across the globe. I ...

 

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West Mosul battle looks to be deadliest yet for Iraqis

The fight for the western half of Mosul could the deadliest yet for civilians. Iraqi forces have increasingly turned to airstrikes and artillery to clear ...

 

Israel - Syria

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has warned Syria that Israel will destroy its air defense system if Syria fires an anti-aircraft missile at Israeli aircraft ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

Three Lingering Questions For Trump’s New Plan to Fight ISIS

If Trump sends more American boots to Syria, who will fight alongside them, and — stiil — what comes next? ...

 

Oman

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With nearly 47 years on the throne, Qaboos, 76, is the Arab world’s longest-serving monarch, but he does not have any children or an heir ...

 

Somalia

More than 40 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

At least 42 Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday when a helicopter reportedly attacked the boat they were travelling ...

 

Iran

Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars

A report released by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center assesses that Iran has lost thousands of fighters and more than 10 generals ...

 

Boeing

Boeing Might Be the Biggest Winner in Trump’s Military Buildup

The Chicago aerospace company leads more than a half-dozen contractors whose programs stand to get 9- or 10-figure boosts if the president’s budget proposal becomes ...

 

Iranian Gas

Why Trump Doesn’t Have to Do Anything to Stop Iran’s Gas Plans

Iran is on track to out-produce Qatar, the world’s biggest LNG exporter, at the vast natural gas deposit they share in the Persian Gulf. ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Apple May Soon Lose the Title of “Most Valuable Public Company” to This $2 Trillion IPO

Here's a closer look at how massive this megacompany, which controls an enormous percentage of the world's oil, really is, as well as why Saudi ...

 

Muslims in the United States

Donald Trump, Frank Gaffney, and the Looming Threat to American Muslims

Reducing Muslim immigration is only one part of the administration’s effort. Stigmatizing Muslims already in the country is the other. ...

 

Israel-Lebanon

IDF chief says Lebanon responsible for next conflict with Hezbollah

Gadi Eisenkot warns Beirut will pay a price for allowing terror group to operate within its borders ...

 

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