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White Land Tax

Saudi Arabia Aims To Tackle Its Real Estate Crisis With ‘White Lands’ Taxes

So far and starting last October, 1792 lands in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam were registered via the electronic gate provided by the Saudi Ministry of ...

 

Taxes

Saudi Arabia sets tax rates on producers of oil, hydrocarbons

Saudi Arabia has set a range of income tax rates for producers of oil and hydrocarbons, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting ...

 

U.K. Parliament Attack

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker worked in Saudi Arabia

Before taking the name Masood, he was known as Adrian Elms. He was known for having a violent temper in England and had been convicted ...

 

Saudi-Asia

Saudis Thinking Beyond Oil in Asia Courtship

King Salman bin Abdulaziz's trip to Asia has been characterized as either a routine visit to bolster the already strong trading ties between Saudi Arabia and Asia, ...

 

Yemen

Yemenis protest on 2nd anniversary of Saudi intervention

Tens of thousands of Yemenis protested Sunday in the capital Sanaa against the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen as it marked its second anniversary. ...

 

Saudi Film

4th Saudi Film Festival to focus on strengthening nascent industry

The fourth edition of the Saudi Film Festival begins Monday evening in Dhahran. ...

 

Industrial Development

Future of industry: UAE and Saudi in focus at global manufacturing summit in Abu Dhabi this week

Government support will be the main driver of manufacturing and industrial development in the UAE and Saudi Arabia over the coming decades. ...

 

JASTA Aftermath

US insurers want to sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11

Saudi Arabia is facing a renewed $6 billion lawsuit by dozens of insurers seeking to hold it responsible for business and property damage caused by ...

 

Stock Markets

Gulf to consolidate, Saudi reform step supports MSCI hopes

However, if MSCI follows its normal schedule Riyadh would not join the index until mid-2019, so the prospect of inclusion may not boost the market ...

 

Zamzam Well

All you need to know about the Zamzam well in Saudi Arabia

Located around 20 meters away from the Kaaba, the Zamzam well is a famous destination for pilgrims who visit it to drink from the holy ...

 

Bird Flu

Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from Tennessee over bird flu

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Tennessee after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal ...

 

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs in Talks for Saudi Arabian Equities License

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in preliminary talks for an equities license in Saudi Arabia as the U.S. lender seeks to take advantage of the ...

 

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Mosul

U.S. Acknowledges Deadly Mosul Air Strike

The March 17 air strike, which the U.S. military acknowledged conducting on Saturday, struck a neighborhood in the suburb of Mosul al-Jadida, where ISIS fighters ...

 

War in Yemen

Pentagon Weighs More Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen

Several Defense officials told Foreign Policy the prospect of more American help for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen was under discussion even as the administration ...

 

Syria

U.S.-backed forces capture Islamic State-held airport near Euphrates dam

A U.S.-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State, close to the ...

 

Yemen

Yemen’s qat sales soar as war drags on

Chewing qat is a tradition in the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa that can be traced back thousands of years, and according to ...

 

Middle East Airlines

The Arab airlines using Trump’s bans for marketing

Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from ...

 

Global Energy Markets

Striking a Balance in Oil and Gas

Squeezed by smaller capital budgets, cut by 60 percent down to $200 billion in the past two years, oil and gas companies are prioritizing investments ...

 

Israel-Gaza

Assassination of senior Hamas operative sparks tensions between Israel, Gaza

Hamas closed its only civilian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, and Israeli troops were on high alert as tensions between the two enemies continued ...

 

Libya

What Americans Need To Know If Russia Intervenes in Libya’s Civil War

A Russian move into Libya would put the Trump team in an extremely tough spot. The U.S. has invested time and energy in supporting the ...

 

MENA Famine

Famine Threatens Millions Across Africa and the Middle East

Crop failures brought on by climate change, combined with conflicts that have forced entire villages from their land, have caused the onset of famine in ...

 

Iran Sanctions

U.S. Lawmakers Push for Tighter Sanctions on Iran

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators today introduced a bill that would impose tighter U.S. sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program and other ...

 

Amazon in Arabia

Amazon faces ‘mother of all battles’ with Gulf ecommerce push

“Bezos and Amazon are coming to the Middle East, setting up the mother of all battles with the locals,” says one regional internet entrepreneur. “The ...

 

Electronics Travel Ban

Trump laptop ban mocked on Twitter by Mideastern airline

Royal Jordanian Airlines took to Twitter on Thursday to offer its light-hearted -- or, perhaps, exasperated -- perspective on the matter. ...

 

Mosul

U.S. General Pushes Back Against Claims of Indiscriminate Bombing in Mosul

A top general overseeing the U.S.-led coalition's air campaign against the Islamic State group pushed back Thursday against claims warplanes under his command are being ...

 

National Security Spending

CSIS Report: The National Security Economics of the Middle East: Comparative Spending, Burden Sharing, and Modernization

The analysis explores the resulting trends in regional and national security spending in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region using a variety of ...

 

Israel-Russia

What’s Behind Israel’s Diplomatic Flare-Up With Russia

After years of reported airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli ambassador in Moscow was suddenly summoned to explain his country’s recent attack. ...

 

Egypt

Mubarak Walks Free, In What Could Be The Final Twist For Egypt’s Former Dictator

Six years after the Arab Spring, Egypt's former leader Hosni Mubarak has left a military hospital and is heading home. Mubarak, 88 and ailing, was ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Oil edges up as Saudis cut supplies to U.S., but global glut remains

Oil edged higher on Friday, boosted by hopes that an OPEC output cut was beginning to balance a long-oversupplied market, but benchmark prices were on ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

The Idea of ISIS Will Outlive the Caliphate

Despite claiming responsibility for attacks like the one in London, the group is dying. It will retain the ability to inspire. ...

 

House of Parliament Attack

Isis claims responsibility for London attack that killed at least three victims

A statement published by the group's Amaq propaganda agency said a "soldier of the Islamic State" had carried out the atrocity by the Houses of ...

 

Afghanistan

Top U.S. General in Europe Says Russia May Be Supplying Taliban in Afghanistan

"I've seen the influence of Russia of late — increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban," Gen. Scaparrotti said. ...

 

U.S.-Iraq

Iraqi prime minister: My country needs more help from the U.S.

Now, we ask Americans to assist us as we restore our infrastructure and diversity and partially privatize our economy. ...

 

U.S. Oil Exploration

Slim Majority Now Opposes Oil Exploration on Federal Lands

Slightly more Americans now oppose (53%) rather than favor (46%) opening up land owned by the federal government for oil exploration. In prior years, a ...

 

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