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Global Oil Markets

Saudi Arabia Said Likely to Back OPEC Extending Output Cuts

Saudi Arabia is likely to support extending OPEC output cuts into the second half of 2017 in an effort to boost oil prices, according to ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco IPO Is Just the First Step for Saudi Arabia

The new blood and direction within the PIF is a necessity. As the Saudi Aramco IPO is underway, the investment fund is enhancing institutional capacity ...


Saudi Sukuk

Saudi Arabia revises sukuk pricing

Saudi Arabia has cut pricing by 10bp on both tranches of its debut US dollar sukuk offering, according to leads. ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia reveals renewables 800 MW tenders shortlist

The qualified companies will proceed to the next stage as either ‘managing members’, ‘technical members’ – or both – based on their experience in delivering ...


Women in Journalism

Unleashing The Power Of Journalism In Saudi Arabia

Last month, Alwaleed Philanthropies and Thomson Reuters Foundation launched a programme to support women in journalism in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The aim was to provide ...


Housing and Real Estate

JLL foresees ‘watershed year’ for Saudi property market

Saudi Arabia’s property market faces a "watershed" year, according to JLL. The introduction of the new white land tax and the drive to create more affordable ...


Housing and Real Estate

Saudi housing projects fall short of demand

Saudi Arabia needs to build nearly 414,000 houses this year to meet the needs of its rapidly growing population, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. ...


Industrial Cities

Modon’s contribution to Saudi GDP to reach $37bn by 2020

Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has revealed that its contribution to Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product (GDP) through  investments in the industrial cities is expected ...



Duterte meets with Saudi king on trade, security

President Duterte and Saudi Arabia King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud have agreed to boost their cooperation on trade and security on Wednesday in an engagement ...



First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shiite protests

The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first women accused of involvement in protests in a Shiite-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper ...



Philippine and Saudi leaders discuss labor, anti-narcotics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met Tuesday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds of thousands of Filipinos work as nurses, domestic helpers, drivers, waiters ...


Border Security

Saudi Border Guards now using Caprivi MRAPs

The Caprivi is the first MRAP-type vehicle known to be used by the border guard, which is playing a significant role in trying to secure ...


Yemen Civil War

Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen conflict

Five Sudanese soldiers have been killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a spokesman for Sudan's armed forces said ...


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Regional and related topics

Syria Chemical Attack

White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack ‘cover up’

President Donald Trump's administration accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to shield Syria's government from blame for a deadly gas attack, as Secretary of State ...



Perspective: A Sequential Framework for Iran-GCC Détente

In addition to recognizing the rare moment of opportunity that seems to be developing, and trying to build on it, the immediate task is to ...



Iran Expected an Economic Boost from the Nuclear Deal. It’s Not Happening

Sluggish growth is putting pressure on Tehran, where hardliners who opposed the deal may be looking to strike back. ...


Trump and the Region

Trump’s Middle East Supporters

While Western media wax nostalgic for Obama, these leaders, never comfortable with American meddling in their affairs, are relieved he is gone. Regardless of the ...



Commentary: Turkey will never be the same after this vote

On April 16, Turkish voters will be casting votes in the most consequential referendum of modern Turkish history. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling ...


UAE Foreign Policy

U.A.E’s Reformed Foreign Ministry a Pioneer in the Region

Although commercial in nature, the D.P. World incident was a tipping point for Emirati diplomacy. What the U.A.E. government realized was that its global outreach ...


ExxoMobil and Shale

Analysis: ExxonMobil’s Shale Oil Dilemma

Exxon’s recent Permian acquisition is likely just the first step in the company’s strategic pivot towards shales. ...



Islamic State claims suicide bomber attack that kills three in Afghan capital

Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Wednesday near the Afghan Defence Ministry that killed at least three people. ...


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