Saudi Arabia Arrested 77 Suspected Terrorists Last Month

Saudi security forces arrested 77 terror suspects in March, according to an updated list posted on the Interior Ministry’s Nafethah Tawasol website and as reported in the Jeddah-based Saudi Gazette.

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Britain says it will help Saudi Arabia to reform economy

Mrs May’s office said she would discuss with the monarch "tax and privatisation standards to help Saudi Arabia diversify its economy and become less reliant ...


Gulf Financial Centers

Riyadh gaining ground in race to be Gulf financial hub

One of the constant themes of financial policy in the Gulf region over the past decade (the length of time I have been writing about ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Corporate Governance at Saudi Aramco

In fact, Saudi Arabia’s corporate-governance rules, last revamped in February 2017, are among the strictest and most rigorously enforced in the Middle East and North ...


Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Aramco Cuts Oil Pricing for Europe Where Russia Dominates

Saudi Arabia lowered oil pricing for European customers, a sign the world’s biggest crude exporter is seeking to expand market share in the region dominated ...


Expat Labor

Economy, project suspensions ‘hit Saudi expat remittances’

Economic experts have attributed the fall in remittances made by foreign workers in the Kingdom to lower economic growth and the suspension of some government ...


U.S.-Saudi Security Relationship

Perspective: Counterproductive U.S.–Saudi Security Ties

Expanded U.S.–Saudi security cooperation in the region could empower their shared enemies of Iran and militant Sunni Islamists. ...



The business of pardoning death row prisoners in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world. However, in some cases, inmates facing the death penalty are spared if the ...



Why Distrust and Caution Continue to Govern Sudan-Saudi Arabia Ties

Sudan and Saudi Arabia have historically been close, trading across the Red Sea, and Sudan has been the principal transit point for African pilgrims en ...



Saudi energy minister says SIDF to get $6.6 billion

Saudi energy, industry and minerals minister Khalid al-Falih said 25 billion riyals ($6.6 billion) will be injected into the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) of ...



Saudi Arabia detained 77 terror suspects last month

Saudi security forces arrested 77 terror suspects in March, according to an updated list posted on the Interior Ministry’s Nafethah Tawasol website. ...


FIFA Rankings

Saudi Arabia climb five places, UAE and Qatar drop down

Saudi Arabia's good form has been rewarded as they climb five places but GCC counterparts struggle. ...


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Trump condemns Syria chemical attack and suggests he will act

Trump said the multifaceted conflict “is now my responsibility,” and he appeared to reckon with the same lack of good options in Syria that repeatedly ...



Rouhani goes to Moscow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Moscow last week was designed to increase his chances in the Iranian presidential elections ...


War in Yemen

Yemen forces prepare to move on main port, agencies say civilians at risk

Yemeni government forces and their Arab allies are massing north and south of the Houthi-held Red Sea port of Hodeidah despite United Nations and aid ...


World's Richest

The World’s Richest Arabs 2017

The aggregate net worth of the richest Arabs climbed by 29.2% over last year to $123.4 billion, spread among 42 billionaires. Saudi Arabia counts the ...



The Omani Succession Envelope, Please

According to the generally accepted wisdom, when Qaboos dies -- and he has been suffering from colon cancer since at least 2014 -- a council ...



Young Entrepreneurs Are Using Instagram To Bring E-Commerce To Gaza

In the war-torn and isolated region, a new generation of internet-savvy youth are finding ways to make money online. ...


U.S. Defense Industry

Commentary: Friend or foe? Dissecting Trump’s relationship with the defense industry

This much is true – he’s interacting directly with the market in a way that has often made other administrations a little skittish. He’s visiting ...



The Long-Goodbye to Afghanistan – Should It Get Longer?

As the weather warms and spring sets in, the Taliban will likely announce their annual spring offensive in the coming weeks. Already in control of ...


Vision 2030

Japanese Billionaire Masayoshi Son, Larry Ellison, Apple, Saudi Arabia All Bet On Vision Fund

Dealmaker Masayoshi Son likes to think and act big. ...



Arab countries order Husky mine-detection vehicles

The US Department of Defence announced on 30 March that it had awarded a USD132 million contract to Critical Solutions International (CSI) to deliver Husky ...


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