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Qatar Dispute

Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha

Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. ...


Qatar Dispute

Saudi, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the ...


Stock Market

Saudi rises ahead of MSCI decision, Ezdan leaps in Qatar

Saudi Arabia's stock market rose on Sunday on hopes that MSCI would soon begin steps towards adding Riyadh to its emerging market index. Other regional ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Lawyers warn Saudi Aramco of New York IPO litigation risks

Saudi Arabia is nearing a long-awaited decision on the main international stock exchange for the initial public offering of its state energy company, with lawyers ...


Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

Billionaire Entrepreneur Seeking Saudi Health-Care Acquisitions

NMC Health Plc, the biggest privately owned health-care company in the United Arab Emirates, is looking to buy hospitals and other medical facilities in Saudi ...


Ramadan: 2017

King orders advance payment of month’s salaries on Ramadan 23

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued directives to pay this month’s salaries on June 18, 2017 (Ramadan 23, 1438H), Saudi Press ...


Saudi Economy

Opinion: Is Saudi Arabia’s Massive Economy Reform Coming Off the Rails?

The ambitious plan to remake the Saudi economic landscape is the brainchild of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But does he have what it ...


Six Day War (1967)

How the 1967 War dramatically re-oriented Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy

The June 1967 war was a decisive turning point for Saudi Arabia, its foreign policy, and its relations with the United States. ...


Saudi Football

Al-Shehri: Saudi Arabia want to bring back the glory days

The team’s major star, Yahya Al-Shehri, spoke exclusively with FIFA.com where he discussed the prevailing mood in the Saudi camp ahead of this week's crucial away ...


Art and Culture

Shara Fair 2017: A unique Saudi artistic approach

Spiritual paintings, artwork showcasing the Kingdom’s history and art pieces that were featured in old Hejazi homes were part of the annual Shara Art Fair ...


Saudi Oil Exports

Saudis Blowing Smoke

There is little to suggest that Saudi crude will become less attractive to U.S. refiners. ...


Saudi Students

Cultural attaché breaks silence, blames booking agent for ticket crisis

An employee in the reservation agent’s office said the decision of the cultural mission to issue tickets on Saudi Airlines only was responsible for exacerbating ...


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London Attack

London terror attack: what we know so far

Seven people have died after a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. Here is what we know so far ...


Qatar Dispute

U.S. says break with Qatar by some Gulf nations won’t affect counter-terrorism

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that they did not expect a decision by some Gulf countries ...


ME Entrepreneurs

No Time Like The Present (To Become An Entrepreneur In The Middle East)

For those of us following the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem, the last month was a blurry buzz of activity, almost from start to finish, where we ...


Ramadan Economics

Economics 101: An economic portrait of the Holy Month of Ramadan

As we approach the halfway mark of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims can be observed paying less attention to conventional work and leisure routines, ...


Article 5

Trump National Security Team Blindsided by NATO Speech

What’s not is that the president also disappointed—and surprised—his own top national security officials by failing to include the language reaffirming the so-called Article 5 ...



Worsening Afghan Security, Political Tensions Worry World Community

Afghanistan’s Taliban has stormed a key northern district as the turmoil-hit nation reeled from last week’s deadly suicide bombings with demands growing for the national ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Isis surrenders Iraqi hideout of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Fall of key town Baaj to Shia forces leaves pocket of west Mosul and Bukamal as only urban centres in Iraq with big Isis presence ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran honouring nuclear deal but nearing heavy-water limit again – IAEA

Iran has stayed within limits on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with world powers but is close to once again breaching a ...


Six Day War

Podcast: The 1967 War

By war’s end, Israel had captured territories on all three fronts: the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip from Egypt; the Golan Heights from Syria; and ...


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