Saudi-American Healthcare Forum Set for April 23-26, 2017 in Riyadh

Organizers of the upcoming Saudi-American Healthcare Forum seek to build on the momentum established by previous events.


Saudi Arabia’s first international debt issuance since 1991 was oversubscribed, a good sign for the Kingdom's intentions to build a borrowing profile.

Saudi Economic Data for February Paints Another ‘Mixed Picture’

Saudi Arabia's economic data for the month of February 2017 showed a mixed picture for the Kingdom, with foreign reserves falling to $514 billion in February, the lowest since August 2011.

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

AP Interview: Trump’s Pro-Business Stance Buoys Saudi Effort

The Saudi prince tasked with attracting foreign investment said Monday that US President Donald Trump’s pro-business administration can be a good thing for the kingdom ...


Theresa May Visit

May to raise ‘hard issues’ with Saudi Arabia, stand up for UK interests

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would raise "hard issues" with Saudi Arabia's leaders as domestic critics urged her to pressure Riyadh ...


Women in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s women are misjudged and don’t need others to speak on their behalf, says Saudi princess. Here’s why.

Saudi Arabia’s Princess Lamia bint Majed al Saud insists that the status of her country’s women is misunderstood and that although challenges remain, women are ...


Vision 2030

A look at Saudi Arabia’s most pressing economic targets

Saudi Arabia is embarking on an aggressive transformation of its economy, which is being led by King Salman’s 30-year-old son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...


Non-oil exports

Saudi Arabia posts first rise in non-oil exports for 8 months

Saudi Arabia posted its first rise in non-oil exports for eight months in January, according to latest data released by the country's Central Department of ...


Aramco IPO

How the pending Aramco IPO could cause a surge in oil prices

The all-star underwriting team to the Saudi Aramco IPO will lead to a barrage of institutional support. And that could lead to higher oil prices. ...


Oil Supply

Seeking higher revenues, Saudi sets out stall for light crude

Despite OPEC's oil output curbs, Saudi Arabia has been offering its customers more light crudes while cutting heavy grades, a trend that could increase as ...


Yemen Civil War

Houthi, Saleh militias ‘torture Yemenis inside 480 secret prisons’

According to a recent report by the National Committee for Human Rights in Yemen, prisoners are subjected to severe torture, which includes mock executions and ...


'Miss Camel'

Inside Saudi Arabia’s ‘Miss Camel’ Beauty Pageant

t's a beauty pageant for camels in Saudi Arabia. More than 50,000 camels participating in the country's annual King Abdulaziz camel festival this month. This year's prize ...


JASTA Aftermath

Perspective: 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia: Why Trump Could Try to Stop Them

My guess is that Trump will invest more political and military capital in the Saudi regime and downplay further endorsement of the JASTA cause. ...



MERS causes new Saudi hospital outbreak: WHO

Ten people have caught the MERS coronavirus after an outbreak in a haemodialysis unit in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said ...


Cyberattacks in Saudi Arabia

Technical disruptions ‘ongoing’ at Saudi banking major

Online banking systems at Saudi Arabia’s Samba Financial Group remain disrupted days after the bank suffered a “technical issue” that prevented customers from accessing its ...



ACWA Power signs major deal for renewable energy project in Jordan

ACWA Power has signed a purchase agreement with Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). ...


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Trump tells Sisi U.S., Egypt will fight Islamist militants together

U.S. President Donald Trump moved to reset U.S. relations with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday after the prior Obama administration's strained ties, giving ...



Syria: suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Idlib province

Dozens of people have been killed in a suspected chemical attack in northern Syria, aid workers and local activists have said, in one of the ...



Mosul from the sky: Evidence of IS using human shields

The BBC has seen evidence that so-called Islamic State (IS) has been using children as human shields as they fight to keep control of the ...


Donald Trump Presidency

Kushner Iraq trip part of wider Pentagon outreach to Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has been cultivating a close relationship with his boss, inviting senior aides to meetings and spending time at the White House ...


War in Yemen

Analysis: No Happy Ending For Devastated Yemen

The three main parties to the conflict are the forces of the Hadi government, now based in Aden; the Houthis, who besides Hodeidah and Sanaa ...


GCC Skycrapers

Tall, Taller, Tallest – The GCC’s Upcoming Tall Towers

With UAE already having the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa and KSA having the Jeddah Kingdom Tower, currently under construction and expected to be ...



Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part ...


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