Oxford Business Group Launches OBG Business Barometer: Saudi Arabia CEO Survey

A portion of the Riyadh Metro under construction as of January 2017.
The Oxford Business Group (OBG) has launched a new research series that examines attitudes of top CEOs in Saudi Arabia.

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Qatar Dispute

Arab nations add names to terror list amid Qatar dispute

Arab countries put 12 organizations and 59 people on a terror sanctions list early Friday they described as being associated with Qatar, the latest in ...


Qatar Dispute

Saudi Blockade Leaves Qatar’s $200 Billion in World Cup Projects in Limbo

Qatar is spending $500 million a week to bring the world’s biggest sporting event to the Arab world for the first time. Its neighbors, the ...


Housing and Real Estate

Saudi Housing Requirements for a Strong and Secure Future

Vision 2030 calls for addressing housing issues, a primary requirement in today’s Saudi Arabia. Providing more Saudis with the security of owning a home is ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Boost for London bid to land Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco will not join the FTSE 100 stock index if it lists its shares in the UK, averting confrontation with City institutions and strengthening ...


U.S.-Saudi Arms Sales

Revealed: Trump’s $110 billion weapons list for the Saudis

The administration's much touted $110 billion arms proposal to Saudi Arabia, previously slim on specifics, includes seven THAAD missile defense batteries, over 100,000 air-to-ground munitions and billions ...


Qatar Dispute

Commentary: Qatar vs. Saudi Arabia: How Iran and the Brotherhood Tore the Gulf Apart

The story of how we got here dates back to 1990. It can be traced to Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s contrasting views on two dangerous ...


Manal Al-Sharif

For One Saudi Woman, ‘Daring To Drive’ Was An Act Of Civil Disobedience

Manal al-Sharif's path to activism began simply enough: In 2011, the Saudi woman filmed herself driving a car, then uploaded the video to YouTube. Ordinarily ...


Saudi Football

Saudi Arabia sorry for silence response

Saudi Arabia's football governing body has apologised for their players ignoring a minute's silence to honour the victims of last weekend's London terror attack. ...


Food and Beverage

Coffee Planet to open 70 outlets in Saudi Arabia

Coffee Planet, the Middle East’s leading specialty Arabica coffee roaster from Dubai, has just signed a franchise agreement with HB Brands, one of the largest ...



Thousands Mourn Tehran Attack Victims, Chant ‘Death to Saudi’

Thousands packed Tehran’s streets on Friday to mourn the victims of two suicide bomb and gun attacks, and joined their supreme leader in accusing regional ...


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ISIS’s Mass Killings of Civilians in Mosul

A UN report Thursday said more than 200 Iraqi civilians attempting to flee western Mosul have been killed by the Islamic State since the end ...


Tehran Terror Attack

Commentary: Newly Threatened by Terror, Iran’s Cold Conflict With Saudi Arabia Could Escalate

“If this attack had happened at any other time, Iran would probably deal with it internally and their response would not be that different from how other ...



Iranian-Backed Militias Employ Drone Against U.S. Forces in Syria

American and coalition forces operating in southeast Syria were attacked Thursday by a drone that hit a coalition patrol, part of a rapidly escalating war ...


Tehran Terror Attack

Perspective: What the Islamic State wants in attacking Iran

The Islamic State has aimed to strike Iran since at least 2007, when it openly threatened to attack the country for supporting the Shiite-dominated government ...


Kurdish Referendum

Iraqi Kurds to hold independence referendum in September

Top government officials and political parties in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region have agreed to hold a referendum on independence on 25 September. ...



Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization ...


UK Elections

May Vows to Stay on for Brexit After Forging a Loose Alliance

A weakened Theresa May vowed to lead Britain out of the European Union as she battled to stay on as prime minister even after losing ...


Qatar Dispute

Qatar Standoff Tests China’s Neutrality on Saudi-Iran Feud

Talks this week on letting Iran join a Beijing-based cooperation bloc highlight the challenge China faces in trying to avoid taking sides in the Middle ...


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