U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

JASTA Kicks in as Relatives of 9/11 Victims Sue the Saudi Government

"We are ready to do anything that will eradicate terrorism, anything without limits," Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.
The families of more than 2,000 victims of terrorism have filed a civil lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia, hoping for restitution for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

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Aramco Bond Sale

Saudi Aramco to launch $2bn bond sale ahead of IPO

Saudi Aramco is planning a 7.5bn riyal ($2bn) Shariah-compliant bond as the first tranche of a broader 37.5bn riyal programme, the people said. ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen's rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi'ite ally in a civil war whose ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Supremacy Falters

The Saudi retreat from an all-out battle for these markets reflects the compromises the kingdom is now making to achieve a higher oil price, as ...

 

Citizens' Account

Saudi citizen account registration continues, no end date given yet

He said that the first allowance will be paid in the month preceding the change in prices of energy and water products, adding that “the ...

 

Nitaqat

New Saudi policy ‘to tighten rules on foreign workers’

The new policy could help the kingdom achieve one of its economic reform goals launched last year to ease unemployment among Saudis from the current ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco Weighs Rolling Bank Mandates for Record IPO

Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is weighing a plan to hire investment banks for different stages of its initial public offering, four people with knowledge of ...

 

"Generation 2030 Forum"

Perspective: An Open Letter from a Young Saudi to Prince Mohammad bin Salman

The most important determinant in Saudi society is demographics. Nearly 70 percent of the population is under the age of 25. ...

 

JASTA Aftermath

Relatives of 9/11 victims sue Saudi government over 2001 attacks

In step with a new federal law, the families of more than 2,000 victims of terrorism have filed a civil lawsuit against the government of ...

 

Desalination

Saudi Arabia expands water desalination production capacity

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Privatization

ACWA Power expects Saudi Electricity to sell first asset by year-end

Riyadh-based ACWA Power said it expects the first of four power generation companies owned by Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) will be offered to the market ...

 

Saudi Women

Breakthrough as Saudi woman becomes dean of design college

Dr Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman has become the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed dean of a design college. ...

 

Saudi-Iraq

Iraq PM seeks to ‘normalize relations’ with Saudi Arabia

Iraq’s prime minister, speaking on a high-level meeting to the US capital, has indicated that Baghdad seeks to “normalize” relations with Saudi Arabia. ...

 

Wage Compliance

SME wage compliance to rise to 80 percent by 2020: Saudi Labor Ministry

The system achieves various benefits for stakeholders, including the release of payments agreed upon and without delay, the existence of reliable databases that regulate the ...

 

MIT Enterprise Forum

MITEF announces top Saudi entrepreneurs

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia has announced the winners of the three tracks in the MITEF Saudi Arabia competition, during the final ceremony of ...

 

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Flight Restrictions

Laptops and Tablets Are Now Banned from Use on 56 Routes to the US

The ban applies to flights to the US from the airports for Cairo, Kuwait City, Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Casablanca, Jeddah, Amman, Riyadh and Istanbul. ...

 

Rex Tillerson Interview

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For Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who until now spent the entirety of his career at Exxon Mobil, the challenge he faced on a headline-grabbing ...

 

Raqqa

The Race to Raqqa Could Cost Trump Turkey

he United States and Turkey are on a collision course in Raqqa, as Turkish officials warn that Washington’s reliance on Kurdish forces to liberate the ...

 

Iran

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Anti-ISIS Campaign

Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

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Syria

Air strike ‘kills dozens in village near Raqqa’

At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school in a village west of the Islamic State-held Syrian city of ...

 

Counter Drone

Counter-drone is the new counter-IED

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Drone Policy

Uncertainty at State Department holding up new agreement on armed drones

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