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Germany’s Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she ...

 

Saudi Equities

Poll-Mideast funds prepare for steps towards Saudi emerging market upgrade

Middle East fund managers are positive on Saudi Arabian equities, believing Riyadh is about to take new steps towards emerging market status, while managers have turned marginally negative ...

 

Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia sets out 10 more programs to achieve Vision 2030

The Council of Economic Affairs and Development has identified 10 programs of strategic importance for the government to achieve Saudi Vision 2030, which was approved ...

 

War in Yemen

In shift, Saudis seek political solution for Yemen port

Amid signs of possible progress in negotiations with Yemen's Houthi rebels, the Saudi-led coalition is now looking for a political solution rather than a military ...

 

Saudi Women

Tackling contradictions in Saudi society

“Members of the Shura Council should be made aware that their decisions command immediate worldwide attention.” ...

 

Food Trucks

Saudi Arabia’s Food Truck Craze

In Saudi Arabia, 2017 is quickly becoming the year of the food truck. The phenomenon has swept the Kingdom, particularly in Riyadh and Jeddah, where ...

 

ICT Infrastructure

UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia top connected countries in region

Every additional $1 of ICT infrastructure investment could bring a return of $5 in GDP this year ...

 

Media Mosque Attack

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 over 2016 Medina mosque attack

Attacks took place in July during final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, killing four security officers. ...

 

Jeddah Airport

Saudi Arabia awards Jeddah airport contract to Singapore’s Changi

Sinapore's Changi Airport Group has been awarded the contract to operate the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for up to 20 ...

 

Entertainment in Saudi Arabia

Saudi entertainment chief, Ahmed Al Khatib, sees cinemas returning

In a Reuters interview, Ahmed Al Khatib, chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), said conservatives who criticised the reforms were gradually learning that most ...

 

Energy Supply

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister says Central Asia in agreement over oil markets

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday there was consensus with Central Asia over oil markets and production levels. ...

 

Foreign Labor

Oil slump causes Indians to leave Saudi

The closure of companies in Saudi Arabia has left thousands of Indian workers without jobs. ...

 

Cyber Security

Cyberattacks against Saudi targets continue, new proof of Iran links

Speaking ahead of the blog post ‘s publication Wednesday, McAfee chief scientists Raj Samani said the latest intrusions were very similar, albeit even worse, to ...

 

VR for Real Estate

Saudi real estate investors to employ virtual reality (VR) technology

Abdullah Aba Al Khail, CEO of Voxel, one of the most prominent projects incubated by the Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators of King ...

 

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U.S. Middle East Policy

Trump’s U-turn on Syria checks Iranian ambitions

The latest U-turn reportedly comes after Tillerson’s visit to Mos­cow where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia President Vladimir Putin. Contrary ...

 

Governance

Study: The Quandary of Bad Governance in the Arab World

While the Saudi Arabian, Mauritanian, and Kuwaiti governments led the approval numbers (94, 80, and 78 percent, respectively), approval ratings were lowest in Iraq (18 ...

 

Donald Trump Presidency

Top foreign policy challenges await Trump after first 100 days

Since then, his first 100 days have been filled with surprises as he and his team steer through early challenges around the world as they ...

 

French Elections

Is there a “Muslim vote” in France?

Throughout the campaign—but particularly now, given the very different visions of France that final candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron represent—the “Muslim vote” question ...

 

E-Commerce

48 percent of GCC residents prefer to shop online but payment security is still a concern

The Arab Federation for e-Commerce (AFEC) revealed last month that the region’s current share of the e-commerce market only represents one percent of the global ...

 

GCC VAT

GCC’s VAT might be delayed, say experts

With legislation still under process and no official release date announced, VAT experts worry that there will not be enough time for governments and businesses ...

 

Syria Civil War

US-backed forces seize 80% of Syria’s Tabqa from Daesh: monitor

US-backed fighters have captured 80 percent of Syria’s Tabqa from the Daesh group, a monitor said on Monday, a week after they first entered the ...

 

UAE

UAE’s battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

Already, the UAE has landed expeditionary forces in Afghanistan and Yemen. Its new overseas bases on the African continent show this country, which U.S. Defense ...

 

Turkey

U.N. rights boss concerned at due process in Turkey purges

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein voiced deep concern on Monday at mass arrests and sackings and renewal of the state of ...

 

EU-Iran

Iran’s exports to EU jump three fold following nuclear deal

Iran's exports to the European Union have increased three fold after the implementation of nuclear deal between Iran and the six major world powers in ...

 

Dubai Font

Microsoft creates first city typeface for Dubai

The Dubai government on Sunday announced the launch of “Dubai font”, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in ...

 

Iran

Iranian TV executive shot dead in Istanbul, Turkish media report

The Iranian founder of a popular Farsi-language satellite television network has been shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, according to Turkish media, ...

 

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