Reports Former Crown Prince Confined to Palace ‘Baseless’, Official Tells Reuters

A senior Saudi official on Thursday denied as "baseless" a New York Times report that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been confined to his palace in Jeddah and barred from traveling abroad, according to a Reuters report.

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Qatar Dispute

Haley says Gulf crisis an opportunity for US to sway both Qatar and Saudi

Washington’s Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said she sees the Gulf crisis as an opportunity to influence both Saudi and Qatari policies. ...


Qatar Dispute

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate over demands

Qatar's foreign minister has condemned its Gulf neighbours for refusing to negotiate over their demands for restoring air, sea and land links. ...


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The Startling Rise of the Brash Young Man Who Would Be King of Saudi Arabia |

When Salman becomes King, he will have a much smoother start to his reign if oil prices recover enough to provide extra revenue to allow ...



Over 68% of sales staff in Saudi markets are foreigners: Labor Ministry

Nearly 68.5 percent of sales staff in Saudi markets, companies and shops were foreigners in 2016, according to data released by the Ministry of Labor ...


Crown Prince Succession

Saudi official denies former crown prince confined to palace

"His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and his family is moving freely and hosting his guests unrestrictedly. Nothing has changed for Prince Mohammed, except ...


Rihanna's Boyfriend

Prince charming: what you didn’t know about Rihanna’s alleged new Saudi boyfriend

The 35-year-old businessman belongs to a wealthy Saudi family renowned locally and even globally for its longstanding relationship with Japanese automaker Toyota. For decades, the ...


Saudi Football

Egypt’s Essam El Hadary moves to Saudi Arabia

Egypt international Essam El Hadary becomes the first foreign goalkeeper to sign for a Saudi Arabian club. ...


Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures acquires take in Irish wastewater company

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venturing subsidiary of global oil giant Saudi Aramco, has acquired a major stake in Irish wastewater treatment technology ...



SEDCO Development Announces Start of Jeddah’s Al-Rawdah Complex

SEDCO Development concluded an agreement with SEDCO Holding Group and Methak Holding Company to commence the real estate development of Al-Rawdah Complex project, host of ...



Saudis complain at fake Israel plane picture

Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia has dismissed a picture on social media of one of its planes parked at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport as a ...


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Iran and the Region

Iran Steps up Efforts to Oust U.S. Military from Middle East

With the Islamic State collapsing in Iraq and losing ground in Syria, Iran and its regional proxies see the United States as the primary threat ...


Kurds and Turks

U.S.-backed SDF sees big risk of clash with Turkey in northwest Syria

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces warned on Thursday of the prospect of fierce confrontation with the Turkish army in northwestern Syria if it attacks SDF ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of historic Mosul mosque

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled ...


Trump Travel Ban

Trump Travel Ban Starting Thursday Evening U.S. Time, Source Says

Existing visas will be respected, but new applicants from the countries must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, sibling or close in-law already ...


Immigration Attitudes

More Americans Say Immigrants Help Rather Than Hurt Economy

Five months into Donald Trump's presidency, 49% of U.S. adults believe immigrants help the nation's economy by providing low-cost labor, outweighing the 40% who think ...


Cyber Attacks

DarkMatter VP Sees Limited Petya Impact in Middle East

A cyberattack similar to WannaCry entered its second day, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems around the world. DarkMatter Vice President Eddie Schwartz discusses ...


Majid Al Futtaim

Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim buys 26 Middle East Geant stores

Dubai's Majid Al Futtaim , the Middle East operator of French retailer Carrefour, has acquired 26 Geant hypermarket stores in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain ...


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