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OPEC Oil Output

Saudi says likely to extend oil cuts to end-2017 or longer

Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Monday that oil producers would "do whatever it takes" to rebalance the market and that he expected a global ...

 

Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia Sets Forth “Vision 2030” Economic Reform Agenda

As much as $1 trillion in foreign direct investment could flow into Saudi Arabia over the coming 15 years, as the oil-rich nation seeks to ...

 

Society

Saudi Arabia: ‘Unofficial’ Guardianship Rules Banned

The order, if adequately enforced, could end arbitrary guardian consent requirements imposed on women by government officials. But it appears to keep in place regulations ...

 

Saudi Entertainment Sector

Saudi Entertainment sector helps boost economy, social cohesion: Report

The entertainment sector, the report also said, is among the top job-generating and skill-supporting sector. It has also played a role in instilling the concept ...

 

Saudi Air Defense

Saudi lining up THAAD acquisition

According to the sources, Saudi Arabia wants to acquire the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ballistic missile interception system, a command-and-control battle management and ...

 

Saudi Aid to Yemen

Saudi aid to Yemen in two years stands at $8.2 billion

Saudi Arabia has provided $8.2 billion during this phase. The amount has been divided on different sectors. The development sector received the biggest share worth ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Iran warns Saudi prince for bringing ‘battle’ to Iran remark

Iran’s defense minister on Monday lashed back at Saudi Arabia, slamming the kingdom’s deputy crown prince over belligerent comments last week that underscored the deep ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Congress Is Drawing a ‘Red Line’ Over Trump’s Support for the Saudi War on Yemen

But in Congress, opposition to administration plans to further assist Saudi Arabia in the wholesale destruction of Yemen is growing. ...

 

Saudi Hip-Hop

From New York to Jeddah: Rap battles highlight Saudi Arabia’s hip-hop scene

Some of the rappers told Al Arabiya that “diss” is an extension of reprimand and praise in pre-Islamic poetry. Its songs are characterized by strong ...

 

ACWA Power

ACWA Power announces pricing of $814mn bond

ACWA Power announced the pricing of an $814mn 5.95% bond issue with a 22 year maturity. The bond will be issued by ACWA Power Management ...

 

Transportation and Logistics

HHI & Saudi Arabia’s Bahri to develop smart ship technology together

South Korea’s top shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. has joined hands with Saudi Arabia’s national shipping company to develop cutting-edge smart ship technology as part ...

 

Traffic Safety

VIDEO: Police car chase in Saudi Arabia’s capital grabs attention

The video, which was shown on Saudi Television’s program “Our safety”, showed the first moments when Saudi patrol received details of the car in question ...

 

Saudi Deflation

Saudi deflation continues for third consecutive month

Analysts expect the international Islamic bond issued in April to alleviate the pressure on FX reserve withdrawals in the months ahead. ...

 

U.S. Embassy in Riyadh

U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia gets flak for Trump video

The State Department on Monday replaced a video posted by a U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia after a New York congressman complained it omitted Israel ...

 

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Anti-ISIS Campaign

Aboard the Battleship Leading the War on ISIS

Navigating the Persian Gulf is nothing compared to navigating the hostile warships that patrol it. ...

 

Shale Oil Production

Why OPEC Lost The War Against Shale, In Four Charts

it's desperation time for OPEC which is now throwing out every possible trial balloon to see what sticks with headline scanning algos and pushes the ...

 

Syria

Mattis: US Reviewing Syria Safe Zones but has Many Questions

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. owes it to the people of Syria to take a close look at the Russian proposal to create ...

 

U.S. Foreign Policy

Op-ed: John McCain: Why We Must Support Human Rights

Word had reached the gulag that the leader of the most powerful nation on earth had spoken in defense of their right to self-determination. America, ...

 

Afghanistan

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

President Trump’s most senior military and foreign policy advisers have proposed a major shift in strategy in Afghanistan that would effectively put the United States ...

 

Trump Media Coverage

Perspective: In Obsessing Over Trump, the Media Ignore What Matters More

To illustrate the point, let me cite some examples of national security issues that presently receive short shrift or are ignored altogether by those parts ...

 

Iran

Presidential hopefuls spar over economy as Trump turns screws on Iran

Staged or not, the slogans echoed the battle-cries of the broader election campaign, where Rouhani's rivals have focused on his handling of an economy threatened ...

 

Libya

East Libyan forces launch assault in Benghazi, 12 killed

East Libyan forces pushed on Monday into two districts of Benghazi where they still face resistance, losing at least 12 men in clashes and mine ...

 

F-35

F-35 to make Paris air show debut

The Paris appearance will mark an momentous event for both the F-35’s legacy and the broader history of US stealth aircraft abroad. No stealth aircraft ...

 

Middle East Construction

Cheap Oil Is Hurting Middle East Builders: Video

Menacorp Managing Director: Brokerage Nabil Rantisi discusses the price of oil and its impact on construction. ...

 

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