At Annual Arab Summit, King Salman Stresses Solidarity, Signs Deals with Jordan

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is in Jordan this week for the annual Arab Summit, a meeting between Arab states on Wednesday to "achieve cooperation and solidarity" toward shared regional challenges.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco’s Valuation Could Top $1 Trillion After Tax Cut

Saudi Aramco could have a market value of more than $1 trillion in an initial public offering after the government slashed the oil producer’s tax ...


Vision 2030

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

The kingdom, which bans movie theaters and other entertainment venues, is challenging its ultraconservative image and loosening the reins on fun by opening its doors ...


Oil Production

Here’s how much it costs both Saudi Arabia and the US to produce oil

The reason its capital costs are so low is that the country's oil is located near the surface of the desert and pooled in vast ...


Arab Summit

Saudi King says Syrian subjected to ‘killing’ urges U.N. based political deal

In a short speech at the opening of the Arab Summit, the Saudi monarch, whose country has backed rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashaw ...



Saudi, Jordan sign deal on $3 billion in Jordan investments

Jordan's state media say public and private sector officials from Saudi Arabia and Jordan have signed 15 economic agreements, including establishing a joint fund that ...


Cyber Security

Threats grow in Saudi Arabia’s cyber sector

According to Symantec’s Internet security threat report, Saudi Arabia is the most “impacted” country in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in terms of ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

The IPO of Saudi Aramco: Some Fundamental Questions

But the IPO is mainly about income diversification and boosting the resources of the Public Investment Fund. This is fundamentally different from ‘real’ economic diversification, ...



Saudi amnesty offers illegals ‘chance to leave’

Starting Wednesday, undocumented workers in Jeddah and Makkah can go to Al-Shumaisi’s branch of the Passport Department, located on the Jeddah-Makkah expressway, to finalize their ...



China to open a drone factory in Saudi Arabia

China will construct a new facility to produce unmanned aerial vehicles in Saudi Arabia, following a recent visit from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. ...



Video: Honesty Bakery in Mecca

This bakery trusts its customers so much that there's no cashier. ...


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 ...


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Mosul airstrikes make ‘the most kinetic three weeks’ of ISIS war so far

The last three weeks of airstrikes in Mosul have been “the most kinetic three weeks in the campaign in Iraq” against the Islamic State, the ...


Arab League Summit

Trump, Palestinian cause are high on agenda of annual Arab League summit

Faced with multiple crises and wary of President Trump’s approach toward the Middle East, leaders of a divided Arab world hope to forge common positions ...


Amazon in Arabia

Emaar vs. Amazon: Battle royal for Souq and future of e-commerce

The Middle East and Africa are the last great and unexploited regions of the world for e-commerce but have their own peculiarities, which may not ...


MENA Wearables

Wearables See Strong Growth in Middle East & Africa but Vendors Must Enhance Functionality of Devices, Says IDC

When looking at 2016 as a whole, IDC's data shows that wearables shipments for the MEA region were up 52.2% year on year. This was ...



Afghan Taliban lists ‘Percent of Country under the control of Mujahideen’

The Taliban issued a “report” that attempts to determine areas in Afghanistan it controls as well as contested areas and areas under the influence of the ...



Russia and Iran’s growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet for the eighth time in four years from March 27 to 29. According ...



When is terrorism called ‘terrorism’?

A little before midnight on Monday, March 20, James Harris Jackson, a white Army veteran from Maryland, set upon a stranger on a New York ...



Bus bombing kills five in Syria’s Homs

A bomb blast hit a passenger bus in the government-held city of Homs at noon on Wednesday, killing five people and wounding six, the Syrian ...


Islam in Europe

Row after Norway Muslim group appoints spokeswoman in full-face veil

The culture minister, Muslim MPs and other Muslim organisations have condemned the Islamic Council of Norway's move. ...


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