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Mohammed Bin Salman

A young prince is reimagining Saudi Arabia. Can he make his vision come true?

Mohammed bin Salman said that the crucial requirement for reform is public willingness to change a traditional society. “The most concerning thing is if the ...


U.S.-Saudi Private Sector

Saudi Arabia to award licenses to 15 U.S. firms in May: officials

Saudi Arabia plans next month to award licenses to at least 15 U.S. companies to operate in the kingdom, two Saudi officials said on Thursday, ...


U.S.-Saudi CEO Summit

Choksy: US Companies Reacted Positively to Entering Saudi Market

The US Chamber of Commerce in Washington hosted for two days the US-Saudi CEO Summit for government and private companies. This summit, the second of ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10% of its electricity via renewable sources by 2023, the country’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih ...



Saudi Arabia is gearing up to become a tourism destination

The conservative kingdom may not be top of Western holidaymakers' lists but it's home to archaeological sites, pristine beaches, and ancient desert culture ...


Bureau of Capital and Operational Spending Rationalization

Saudi efficiency review finds up to $4.5 bln of cost savings -minister

he body set up by Saudi Arabia to cut the costs of government projects has identified up to 17 billion riyals ($4.53 billion) in further ...


Global Oil Markets

Saudi Energy Minister: Consensus building on extending supply curbs, talks continue

Consensus is growing among oil producers that their supply restraint agreement should be extended after its initial six-month term, but there is as yet no ...


War in Yemen

Weighing arms sale, U.S. seeks Saudi pledge on Yemen civilian casualties

The United States wants new commitments from Saudi Arabia to improve its targeting procedures to minimize civilian casualties in its part in the Yemen civil ...


Islamic Military Alliance

Pakistan issues NoC to Raheel Sharif for Saudi alliance

Raheel Sharif’s Saudi assignment has been a matter of controversy in and outside Pakistan. Opposition parties have objected to Pakistan’s involvement in any military alliance ...


Saudi Workforce

Saudi Arabia to limit shopping mall jobs to own nationals

Saudi Arabia's labor minister issued an order on Thursday to restrict employment in shopping malls to Saudi nationals, who currently make up only one in ...


Arab News

Arab News at 42: Former editor Khaled Almaeena on the highs and lows of ‘The Green Truth’

The daily was nicknamed “The Green Truth” — partly due to the green wash of its front page — and its top man was dubbed ...


Hamza Hawsawi

This Saudi singer will open for Justin Bieber in Dubai

We've all heard about Justin Bieber's upcoming performance in Dubai ... and to add to the excitement, Saudi singer Hamza Hawsawi has been announced as ...



Saudi woman jailed for six years for Daesh links

A Saudi court has sentenced a woman to six years in jail after she was found guilty of attempting to leave the Kingdom clandestinely with her ...


Trump Travel

Possible Trump trip to Saudi Arabia being discussed: U.S. official

U.S. President Donald Trump may add a visit to Saudi Arabia to a trip to Europe in May in what will be his first overseas ...


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Syria’s War Has Been a ‘Goldmine’ for North Korea—and Don’t Expect It to Change Anytime Soon

Weapons from North Korea have ended up in Syria, ultimately enriching the Kim regime and prolonging Bashar al-Assad’s grip on power. ...



How predatory crime and corruption in Afghanistan underpin the Taliban insurgency

In fact, since 2014 the Taliban has mounted and sustained its toughest military campaign yet, and the war has become bloodier than ever. Extensive predatory ...


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