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Saudi Arabia and Qatar Are Still Friends When It Comes to Tankers

As Saudi Arabia leads three other Arab nations in accusing Qatar of links to terror groups and being too close to Iran, one thing is ...


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Opinion: The U.S. Should Work With Saudi Arabia’s New Crown Prince for Change

The U.S. should work with Mohammed bin Salman, the new crown prince, as he pushes for change. ...


Oil Supply

Declining Saudi crude imports to USGC strengthen regional differentials

A drop in the volume of Saudi Arabian sour crude imports to the US Gulf Coast has served to boost medium and heavy sour crude ...


MSCI Inclusion

Will Saudi Arabia Be Next on MSCI Emerging Market Index?

After adding China to its emerging market index this year, MSCI is now watching Saudi Arabia for possible inclusion to this index in 2018, based ...


Energy Efficiency

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Implement Energy Efficiency Programmes Signs MoU

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the administration of Ministry of Power, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Energy Services Company, Kingdom ...



13 patients being treated for MERS in Saudi Arabia

Thirteen patients are being treated for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in government hospitals. Two days ago, a Saudi female, 30, died of ...



Saudi GACA signs concession contracts for Jeddah, Taif, Qassim and Hail airports

Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) signed (29-Jun-2017) concession contracts for private sector participation in Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Taif International Airport, Qassim Prince Nayef ...



Mecca Grand Mosque foiled plot indicates growing Islamic State intent to mount mass-casualty attacks in Saudi Arabia

On 24 June 2017, Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry spokesperson, Major General Mansour al-Turki, stated that security forces had foiled a terrorist plot targeting the Grand ...



Iranian TV says Saudi Arabia releases seven Iranian fishermen

Iranian state TV said on Thursday seven Iranian fishermen detained by Saudi Arabia's coastguard over a year ago had been returned to the country amid ...



Amnesty for residency, labor violators in Saudi Arabia extended by 30 days

A campaign that allows residency and labor law violators to leave Saudi Arabia without penalty has been extended by 30 days, according to the Kingdom’s ...


Hassan Jameel

Who is Hassan Jameel? Everything we know about Rihanna’s new bae

A source has told the rumour mill at The Sun that the relationship is legit. " the real deal," they said. ...


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ISIS Revenue Falls 80 Percent as Militants Lose Ground in Iraq, Syria

ISIS has seen its income drop by 80 percent in two years as it loses territory and the oil and tax revenue that comes with ...


Islamic Finance

Retirement Savings, the Muslim Way




US envoy in Turkey amid dispute over arms to Kurd fighters

Turkish officials say the top U.S. envoy for the international coalition against the Islamic State group is in Turkey for talks. ...



Russia extends tit-for-tat sanctions against EU over Ukraine

The Russian government this week extended sanctions against the European Union through 2018, one day after the EU did the same to Russia, the Kremlin ...


Iran Nuclear Deal

IAEA: Iran Complying with Nuclear Deal

The United Nations said Thursday that Tehran is in compliance with its obligations under an international nuclear deal, but U.S. envoy Nikki Haley disputed that. ...


Trump Travel Ban

The Trump travel ban’s “bona fide relationship” is “redefining what a family is”

Rama Issa, a 29-year-old Syrian-American, is very close with her cousins, aunts, and uncles. ...



‘What is the price of not fighting this war?’: Mattis makes his pitch to get more NATO troops in Afghanistan

Nearly three years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended combat operations in Afghanistan, the 29-nation alliance will send troops once more into the country with hopes ...


Syria Civil War

Sarin used in April Syria attack, chemical weapons watchdog confirms

Report into attack on Khan Sheikhun says it is likely nerve agent spread from hole in road where projectile hit ...


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