In Shift from Obama, Trump to Host Egypt’s President Sisi at the White House for Lengthy Lunch Meeting

Saudi-Egyptian relations have been challenged by regional issues this year.
Egypt is the second largest beneficiary of US military aid after Israel and receives around $1.3 billion a year. President Sisi will also visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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May Visits Jordan and Saudi Arabia to Promote Trade and Security

May will travel to Amman on Monday, to discuss additional British support for the Royal Jordanian Air Force in its attacks on Islamic State forces, ...


Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia’s GDP growth quickens in Q4

Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, grew 1.2 percent from a year earlier in the fourth quarter of 2016, official data has showed. ...


Miss Camel

Beauty in the beasts: In Saudi Arabia’s ‘Miss Camel’ pageant dromedaries compete for $31 million in prizes

More than 50,000 camels are participating in the King Abdulaziz Festival Camels Competition this month, often referred to as the “Miss Camel” competition. The pageant, ...


Autism and Hip Hop

Saudi dad fights autism through hip-hop: Video

Saudi radio host Big Hass is using social media to challenge how the Arab world views autism. ...


Saudi Film Festival

Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

"Departures", directed by Abdulaziz al-Shalahei, won the golden palm award at the fourth edition of the festival, which featured 58 homegrown films including 12 directed ...



Iran rejects U.S. terror claim by Mattis, blames Saudi

Shi'ite Muslim power Iran and Saudi Arabia, bastion of Sunni Islam and a close U.S. ally, are longstanding religious and political arch rivals and often ...



Egypt court voids ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian court has annulled an earlier ruling that blocked the transfer of sovereignty of two islands to Saudi Arabia, judicial sources say. ...



Al-Sisi visits Saudi Arabia in April, after two months of tension between Cairo and Riyadh

King Salman and President Al-Sisi held a bilateral meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Arab League Summit in Jordan. During the meeting, both ...



Met police look at allegations of Saudi war crimes in Yemen

Scotland Yard is examining allegations of war crimes by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, the Guardian can reveal, triggering a possible diplomatic row with Britain on ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia provides $584.4 million relief assistance to Yemenis

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid has provided relief assistance worth $584.4 million to aid Yemeni citizens, according to the Saudi Press ...


3D Printed Housing

Deal signed to print 1.5 million homes in Saudi Arabia

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed 16 March in Beijing in the presence of visiting King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, sees ...


Aramco and ADNOC

Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia to team up on energy technology and renewables

Under the terms of the agreements, Adnoc and Aramco will collaborate to identify technologies that could improve operational performance and efficiency across the oil ...


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Regional and related topics


Trump team shifts focus away from Assad in Syrian war

The US aims to deploy more American troops and set up safe zones in a new approach to Syria, experts told DW. But while the ...



Trump meets ‘fantastic guy’ Sisi in Washington

"As a matter of fact President-elect Trump has shown deep and great understanding of what is taking place in the region as a whole and ...



U.S. increasingly sees Iran’s hand in the arming of Bahraini militants

Six years after the start of a peaceful Shiite protest movement against the country’s Sunni-led government, U.S. and European analysts now see an increasingly grave ...


U.S.-Gulf Relations

Perspective: Our relationship with America is back on track

New levels of cooperation are particularly striking in Yemen. In March, the Trump administration launched more than 49 military strikes across that country, most of ...



Commentary: Trump has vowed to eradicate ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ But what about ‘Islamism’?

A general dislike of modern borders has been a feature of Islamist politics for some time now, and not just among the young and zealous. ...


War in Yemen

The Prize Deferred: Stumbling toward Hodeidah

The campaign along the Red Sea coast of Yemen is a miniature version of the problems facing the Saudi-led coalition seeking to reinstate the legitimate ...


Donald Trump Presidency

President Trump’s Son-In-Law Kushner Arrives In Iraq

Jared Kushner "is on the ground" in Iraq, visiting the embattled nation along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford, White House press ...



Entrepreneurship: An engine for job creation and inclusive growth in the Arab World

Specifically, Arab governments have been increasingly concerned with the need to provide decent and productive work, especially for their burgeoning youth populations, which are likely ...



Tillerson tells NATO allies to spend more on defense, bolster anti-terrorism efforts

In his first meeting with NATO, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday delivered a firm rebuke of Russian “aggression” and promised allies that the ...



Iraq’s parliament bans Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

MPs reverse a decision to raise the Kurdistan flag alongside the Iraqi flag on public buildings in Kirkuk city. ...


ME Automotive

Winners of Middle East’s biggest auto awards announced

The fifth edition of the Okaz PR Arabia National Auto Award 2016/2017 ceremony was held last week in Jeddah. ...



Tidal Turbine Maker Bids to Turn U.K. Into a Green Saudi Arabia

A British developer is bidding to build power turbines under the sea in Scotland in a contest for government contracts that starts Monday, aiming to ...


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