Al-Falih: Steps Taken by OPEC Have Brought Greater Stability, Further Cuts Eyed

Khalid al-Falih is the new Minister of Energy, Industry, and Natural Resources.

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Saudi assures investors that reforms, Aramco IPO on track

Saudi Arabia’s government assured investors on Saturday that its Vision 2030 economic reform program, including the sale of a stake in national oil giant Saudi ...

 

NTP 2.0

Perspective: Saudi Arabia Slows Down To Speed Up

In that light, scaling back some of the more blue-sky elements of the prince's vision would be tactically useful. It might help to puncture criticism about ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Phone Call to Ease Saudi-Qatar Spat Causes New Problem

But shortly after the statement, the kingdom dismissed Qatar’s claim that U.S. President Donald Trump helped coordinate the call and said it will suspend talks ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Arabia Says It’s Open to Another OPEC Cuts Extension

Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih agreed with his Venezuelan and Kazakh counterparts to keep all options open in their push to re-balance world oil markets, ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Aramco to add 1.9 mln barrels of crude oil to its Japan storage

Oil giant Saudi Aramco will on Wednesday add 1.9 million barrels (300,000 kilolitres) of crude to storage that it holds in Japan, a Japanese trade ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Saudi Arabia and Russia ‘united on ending conflict in Syria’

Saudi Arabia and Russia agree on international principles that guarantee the sovereignty of Syria in accordance with international law and non-interference in the country’s internal ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Two clerics arrested in Saudi Arabia, according to social media reports

Saudi authorities have arrested two religious figures in the past week, according to social media reports, in what some said was part of a crackdown ...

 

Women in Saudi Arabia

Saudi female inspectors hired to inspect women-only shops in Makkah, Madinah

For the first time in its annals, the Ministry of Commerce (MCI) and Investment successfully conducted field inspections carried out by Saudi women in women-only ...

 

Cisco

The US company connecting rural Saudi Arabia to Texas

“If I’m in a town in Saudi Arabia outside the city centre, I could go down to my local clinic or, because of telepresence, I’m ...

 

Workplace Safety

Workplace safety key concern for Saudi private construction sector

In the past five years, 307,855 workers in the private sector were injured as they were doing their jobs, 92 percent of whom were foreigners. According ...

 

Yemen Civil War

UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since conflict with Yemen began, report finds as DSEI begins

As the world’s largest arms fair prepares to open its doors in London, campaign groups are highlighting that the UK has sold £3.6 billion worth ...

 

JASTA

9/11 Lawsuits: Allegations Saudi Arabian Govt funded ‘dry run’ for plane hijacking

Evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit against the Saudi Arabian government alleges that the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a 'dry run' for ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Terrorism

Commentary: Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End?

In the run-up to the 9/11 anniversary, I reached out to eight terrorism experts who’ve long studied the phenomenon at the C.I.A., the F.B.I., the ...

 

China Electric Cars

China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race

Xin Guobin, the vice minister of industry and information technology, said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and ...

 

Pakistan

At 207.7 million, Pakistan’s soaring population growth spells trouble

Preliminary results from a new national census — the first conducted since 1998 — show that the population has grown by 57 percent since then, reaching 207.7 million ...

 

Humanitarian Assistance

One in five children across Middle East need immediate help: UNICEF

The war in Syria has left 12 million children within Syria and in refugee hosting countries in need of assistance, while in Iraq heavy fighting ...

 

Kurds

Iraqi Kurds ‘prepared to draw own borders’, Barzani warns Baghdad

The president of Iraqi Kurdistan has signalled it will draw the borders of a future Kurdish state if Baghdad does not accept a vote for ...

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

Perspective: If the US walks away from the Iran nuclear deal, it will live to regret it

If only an effective sanctions regime had produced meaningful negotiations that convinced North Korea to freeze its nuclear programme before it went intercontinental and thermonuclear. ...

 

Syria

Russian FM says Saudi Arabia backs Syria truce deals

Russia’s foreign minister says Saudi Arabia assured him it backs a Moscow-led process of negotiating gradual local cease-fires in Syria, including the establishment of “de-escalation ...

 

U.S.-Bahrain

US approves $3.8B in arms sales to Bahrain

The State Department approved a more than $3.8 billion arms deal for Bahrain on Friday, according to Pentagon officials. The Pentagon said the proposed sales include ...

 

Oman

Oman sees trade boost following Qatar blockade

Oman has seen trade with Qatar skyrocket by 2,000 percent in the past three months, following a blockade on Doha by neighbouring states including Saudi ...

 

Coffee

Coffee industry set to hit $4.4bn in Middle East

The ‘third wave’ coffee movement is fuelling the growth of the Middle East’s coffee industry, which is expected to climb to $4.4 billion by 2021, ...

 

Climate Change

Commentary: Hurricane Irma: Major news networks are failing to explain that Hurricane Harvey was fueled by climate change

An analysis from Media Matters found that over the last two weeks only one of the three major networks discussed climate change. While CBS touched ...

 

Hurricane Irma

Atlanta-area mosques open their doors to Irma evacuees

Al-Farooq Mosque was one of roughly 20 in Georgia that opened its doors to offer shelter for hurricane evacuees, and by mid-day Sunday it had welcomed ...

 

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