The U.S. is ‘Significantly Increasing’ Support for the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen as Conflict Enters Third Year

The Trump administration has "significantly increased" military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias in Yemen.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudis Show Commitment To Aramco IPO With New Tax Plan

To alleviate concerns of future investors, Saudi Arabia recently announced that it is switching to a 50% tax on Aramco. This is a high tax, ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia intercepts 4 ballistic missiles from Yemen

Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through ...


King Salman in Asia

Saudis Thinking Beyond Oil in Asia Courtship

Logistics is a key part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, with the nation seeking to raise its global logistics ranking to 25 by 2030 from ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Saudi general: My country supports America’s tough stance against ISIS, terror and Iran

Saudi Arabia welcomes the new administration’s attention to the Middle East and its support for America’s friends who are fighting back against transnational terrorists such ...



Saudi Arabia agrees $3b joint investment fund for Jordan

Saudi Arabia is to set up a $3 billion (Dh11 billion) joint investment fund for Jordan, among 15 cooperation agreements signed by King Salman Bin ...


Saudi Soccer

Saudi Arabia’s Yasser Al Shahrani: “I believe we will be able to qualify for the next World Cup”

The defender is pleased with the team's performance so far and is certain of their qualification. ...


Saudi Film Festival

Film festival opens in cinema-less Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Film Festival opened Monday with 58 homegrown cinematic works to be screened in the ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas. ...


Earth Hour

Earth Hour: Saudi Arabia goes dark to shine light on climate change

Cities across Saudi Arabia marked Earth Hour on Saturday by asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for an hour, as part ...



China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

China will soon construct the first unmanned aerial vehicle factory in the Middle East following a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al ...


Banking and Finance

Citi applies for capital markets license in Saudi Arabia

Citigroup has formally applied for a license to conduct capital markets business in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the matter said, in a move ...



Saudi ministry unveils plan to provide 60,000 jobs in NGOs

The proposal, made under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, would see the ministry provide training for youths to prepare them for work in NGOs. ...


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. ...


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Amazon in Arabia

Amazon clinches deal to buy Middle East online retailer

But sources with knowledge of the matter said Amazon was paying less than Emaar's $800 million offer, making it lower than the $1 billion valuation ...



OPEC Pledge To Lower Crude Exports

Oil prices are subdued to start the week, as the weekend's compliance meeting has done little to allay oversupply fears. As WTI continues to trek ...



Al-Qaida, on the rise again, hits Assad where it hurts

Syrian rebel forces led by a swelling jihadist alliance built around al-Qaida's in­creasingly powerful affili­ate, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, are pressing the Damascus regime in an ...



Pentagon denies changing airstrike rules after reports of civilian deaths

Following three separate allegations of civilian deaths caused by U.S. coalition-led airstrikes, the Pentagon is asserting it has not loosened its rules of engagement in ...



Iran says Russia can use its military bases ‘on case by case basis’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to launch air strikes against militants in Syria ...


Iran Airplanes

Third plane bought under sanctions deal arrives in Iran

Iran has ordered 100 airliners from European planemaker Airbus and 80 from Boeing (BA.N) and is in talks to finalize a deal to buy 20 ...



UN experts call for release of UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor

UN human rights experts have called on the United Arab Emirates to release the prominent activist Ahmed Mansoor. ...


Electronics Travel Ban

Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

With the new US security rules, however, my annoyance is focused not on Abu Dhabi’s security procedures but on why the US is singling out ...


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