Rules Issued for Small-Scale Solar Generation in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has issued a regulatory framework for electricity consumers to operate their own, small-scale solar power generating systems and export unused power to the national grid, according to a Reuters report citing a government statement.

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Hajj: 2017

British Hajj riders complete cycle ride to Saudi Arabia

Eight British Muslims have reached Medina in Saudi Arabia, after cycling more than 2,000 miles to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. The men completed the challenge in ...



How Saudi Arabia Is Stepping Up in Iraq

Although still at an early stage, these meetings have raised the possibility of Saudi willingness to support war-ravaged Iraq, ease commerce and communications between the ...


Saudi Stock Market

Emirati investors anticipate Saudi market bonanza

“The market has moved sideways in the first half of 2017 after the spectacular 30 per cent rally late last year. However, the latter part ...



Saudi says Qatar blocks planes from transporting pilgrims

"Qatari authorities have not allowed the aircraft to land as it did not have the right paperwork, although the paperwork was filed days ago," the ...


Terrorist Financing

Saudi establishes American-Gulf center for combating terror funding

Saudi Arabia announced establishing an anti-terror center in Riyadh based on a joint effort with the United States. The center is part of the May ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Will China buy Saudi Aramco?

The planned sale of a 5 per cent stake in the Saudi state oil company Aramco is still in limbo. There is no clarity on ...


Al Rajhi Capital

Saudi Arabia’s Largest Bank Said to Hire Investment Banking Head

Sameer Nawaz has been appointed head of investment banking at Saudi Arabia’s Al Rajhi Capital as the Islamic bank looks to build its advisory business, ...


Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding ...


Small-Scale Solar

Saudi Arabia issues rules for small-scale solar energy generation

Saudi Arabia has issued a regulatory framework for electricity consumers to operate their own, small-scale solar power generating systems and export unused power to the ...


Worker's Tax

Public sector contractors in Saudi Arabia exempt from workers’ tax

The exemption was decided after the Council of Saudi Chambers approached Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense and head of ...



Up to 10 new REITs to be launched in KSA by 2017-end

Among Saudi Arabia’s more prominent REITs was one created for the development of Jeddah Tower, which is due to become the world’s tallest building upon ...


Russia Billboard

Billboards with Saudi King Salman photos installed in Moscow

Billboards with Saudi King Salman’s photos were installed in Moscow to welcome his expected visit to Russia. The Kremlin expects the King Salman’s visit to be ...


King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman spends ‘$100m on Moroccan summer holiday’

Saudi Arabia's King Salman reportedly spent $100m (£77m) on his annual summer holiday to Morocco. ...


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Spain Terror Attacks

Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks: 15th victim emerges

The death toll in the terror attacks in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain last week rose to 15 on Monday; as Spanish authorities confirmed the ...


Belt and Road

The Middle East is the Hub for China’s Modern Silk Road

This is Xi’s signature foreign policy effort, with the goal of reorienting the global economic order by building what has been dubbed the “project of ...


Commentary: Can Al Jazeera Survive Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Feud?

Today, more than ever, opinion on Al Jazeera is starkly divided. The network’s supporters in the Middle East and the Gulf celebrate it as an ...



Trump to Address Nation on ‘Path Forward’ in Afghanistan on Monday Night

The speech, to be delivered at the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Virginia, at 9 p.m. ET, will "provide an update on the path ...


U.S. in the Region

Perspective: America’s crisis of legitimacy and what it means for the Middle East

One of the brighter spots of Mr Trump's presidency thus far is the renewed commitment to engage with the Middle East in general, and traditional ...


Non-Bank Lending

Funding squeeze hastens take-off of non-bank lending in Middle East

Middle East investment companies are ramping up their lending to businesses, providing a lifeline for small and medium-sized firms struggling to secure finance from banks ...


Morocco Hospitality

Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?

Morocco is being hailed as the next hotspot for hotel expansion in the Middle East and North Africa region, with an influx of hotels set ...


Start-Up Investing

Middle East start-up investment nears $1 billion in 2017

Showing the strong business potential for entrepreneurs, start-up investment in the Middle East and North Africa will near $1 billion in 2017, according to the ...



Unemployed youth dig for gold in Algeria

Hundreds of young people are flocking to the Iferi neighborhood in Djanet, Algeria, to dig for gold after a group of young men found small ...


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