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Vision 2030

Analysis: The Fate Of Vision 2030 Rests On Saudi Aramco IPO

MBS’ Vision 2030 plans depend on an extra couple hundred billion dollars from the Saudi Aramco initial public offering (IPO) in 2018. The IPO, the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Perspective: The challenging road ahead for the new Saudi ambassador

The new ambassador is a young man with administrative, consulting and military experience, and has cultivated a deep interest in American society by virtue of ...

 

PIF

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Sharif, previously chief executive officer of Riyad Bank’s investment-banking unit, will be responsible for managing the Public Investment Fund’s $111 billion portfolio of Saudi assets, ...

 

U.S. Middle East Policy

U.S., Gulf officials hold talks on Mideast peace; Qatar-Saudi rift not discussed

Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law, U.S. negotiator Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Hajj ‘War’ Reignites over Qatar’s Access to Saudi Arabia’s Holy Muslim Sites

However, the arrival of Qatari pilgrims in Saudi Arabia as part of the plan appears to have exacerbated the tension, with Qatar accusing Saudi Arabia ...

 

Saudi-China

Interview: China-Saudi Arabia ties rapidly developing: Chinese Ambassador

Specifically, the model refers to the energy industry as the core of business ties, with two supporting industries, namely infrastructure, and trade and investment, and ...

 

Mashup

Saudis in 2 different cities release a ‘Despacito-Awafi’ mashup … and it’s epic

Mojo, who is based in Jeddah, recently teamed up with Riyadh-based singer Jean Al Shehri. In just 48 hours, the two released a mashup of ...

 

Saudi-Iraq

Saudis Open Iraqi Border and Forge Ties to Counter Iran

Saudi Arabia, with U.S. assistance, is pushing aside years of rancor with its neighbor Iraq and mounting a broad effort to win Baghdad’s allegiance and ...

 

Social Media

Saudi police detain teenage boy for dancing in the road

Police arrest 14-year-old filmed dancing to 90s hit song Macarena at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah. ...

 

Anti-Smoking Campaign

Saudi Health Ministry in deal to combat smoking

The 31 clinics in various health centers and hospitals in the Kingdom will offer therapeutic services for those wanting to quit smoking. A treatment plan has ...

 

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