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Saudi Oil Minister Sees Rising Costs for U.S. Shale

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday, Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, said U.S. oil shale producers “will find they ...

 

JASTA

Perspective: This congressional act threatens US national security

While JASTA will have a wide range of devastating consequences in the long run, it will create immediate damage by unjustly alienating one of America's ...

 

Hajj: 2017

Hajj Pilgrimage Kicks Off In Saudi Arabia

Some 2 million Muslims from around the world are starting the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. ...

 

Hajj: 2017

For first time, Saudi women step into haj emergency role

The seven, almost all wearing the black niqab over their faces, form the first women’s section of an emergency call centre in the kingdom, which ...

 

Women in Saudi Arabia

Perspective: Saudi Arabia Should Deliver Promised Reforms for Women

Saudi women have lobbied for an end to systematic discrimination against them for many years – could this long wait be nearing an end? ...

 

Ahd Kamel

Saudi Actress Ahd Kamel Joins the New Netflix Show, The Collateral

Ahd Kamel is writing history as she is going to be the first Saudi woman to star in a Netflix series. Ahd Kamel is an ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Why is David Urban a top pick for US ambassador to Saudi Arabia?

David Urban, who helped engineer President Trump's win in Pennsylvania, is the top choice to become the US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a source familiar ...

 

VAT

Saudi tax authority opens VAT registration on its portal

The Saudi General Authority of Zakat & Tax (GAZT) has opened registration for value-added-tax (VAT) on its online portal, a local newspaper reported, adding that ...

 

Saudi Football

Saudi coach bemoans ‘unnecessary’ blow to World Cup hopes

Coming after a 3-2 loss to key rivals Australia in June, Van Marwijk said the defeat left his side with “a chance, but a very ...

 

Saudi Real Estate

Saudi Real Estate: ’20 percent drop in prices during the first half of 2017′

This has led to a 20 percent drop in prices during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016 according to ...

 

Wind Power

Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant

The plant in northern Al-Jouf province is the first utility-scale wind project as part of the government's reform plan to wean the kingdom off oil, ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Afghanistan

Despite Risks, Trump Administration Moves Forward With Afghanistan Mining Plan

Over the course of nearly 16 years of war, the United States has poured some half a billion dollars into the country’s mining industry with ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

Turkish Security Officials Indicted for Attacking US Protesters

A grand jury in Washington has indicted 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, in connection with a brawl that broke out during Turkish President ...

 

Pakistan

Pakistan National Assembly condemns Trump’s ‘hostile’ comments

Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan, denouncing them as ...

 

Kurds

Commentary: As Independence Vote Nears, Iraqi Kurds Play a Risky Game of Chicken

Kurdistan’s president called the referendum to extract concessions from Baghdad. What if it doesn’t work? ...

 

U.S.-UAE

Air Force Acknowledges Clandestine Base in UAE

For the first time in over a decade, the U.S. Air Force is publicly acknowledging it runs an air war out of Al Dhafra Air ...

 

Iran in the Region

Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon – Netanyahu

Israel's prime minister has said Iran is building sites in Syria and Lebanon to produce precision-guided missiles. Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a ...

 

Iranian Oil

Iran lauds oil loading potential from Persian Gulf

It's possible that almost a million barrels of oil could be loaded onto a floating production facility in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian petroleum director ...

 

Qatar Crisis

Qatar says no sign Arab states willing to negotiate over boycott

Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country was willing to negotiate an end to a Gulf diplomatic rift but had seen no sign ...

 

Jordan Borde

Jordan border crossing with Iraq to reopen in major boost to ties

Jordan will open its main border crossing with Iraq on Wednesday for the first time since 2015, now that Iraqi forces have gained control of ...

 

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