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King Salman Russia Visit

Putin Hosts Saudi King on ‘Landmark’ Russia Visit

President Vladimir Putin began talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who’s making a historic first visit to Russia by a monarch of the Gulf ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Perspective: A turning point in Saudi-Russian relations

The two countries will sign investment agreements worth more than $3 billion during the visit, the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. They include a ...

 

King Salman Russia Visit

Saudi and Russian CEOs discuss opportunities at Russia meeting

The Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) organized a networking meeting in Moscow on Wednesday for more than 100 Saudi and Russian CEOs to coincide with ...

 

War in Yemen

UN moves to blacklist Saudi coalition for violations against children in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen has been included in a draft version of the UN’s annual blacklist for grave violations against children in conflict. The ...

 

Arrests

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 people including a Qatari for inciting divisions

Saudi Arabia announced late Wednesday night that it had arrested 46 people, including one Qatari national, for inciting divisions in the country. In two separate statements, ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco IPO on track for 2018: officials

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, who is also Aramco’s chairman, said on Thursday that the IPO would happen in the second half of 2018, adding ...

 

Renewable Energy

Saudi Solar Bid Makes Solar Cheapest Electricity in the World, but There’s a Catch

Solar prices just dipped to their lowest levels ever -- but don’t expect costs under 2 cents per kilowatt-hour to become the norm just yet. ...

 

Saudi Women Drivers

Car Makers Woo Millions of Saudi Women as Driving Ban Ends

Saudi Arabia’s decision last week to allow women to drive has opened up a large market for automobile companies searching for growth, and the competition ...

 

Driving Ban Lifted

Battle of the sexes: Saudi men react to women driving – Politics & Economics,Transport,Culture & Society,Middle East

With many carrots and some sticks, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia seeks to tackle entrenched male attitudes towards women drivers before millions take the wheel, many for ...

 

Transport Ministry

Saudi Arabia appoints new transport minister as part of kingdom’s economic overhaul

The kingdom is overhauling its transport sector as part of Vision 2030 that seeks to incorporate greater private sector participation in the economy. Last month's ...

 

Banking and Finance

Saudi pilots digital currency in banking transactions

Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday the introduction of digital currency for transactions between banks, Ajil online local news reported. ...

 

Saudi Images

These photos show another side of Saudi Arabia

You know those Instagram accounts that make you want to book a week of leave? We’ve found another one, and it belongs to 31-year-old Leah Schmidt, ...

 

Driving Ban Lifted

Allowing Saudi women to drive will save $5.3 bn annually: Official

Abdullah Ahmed Al-Moghlooth, a member of the Saudi Economic Association (SEA), praised King Salman’s decision to allow women to drive, saying he believes this can ...

 

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U.S. Foreign Policy

Tillerson, Mattis, and Kelly Are Only Thing Saving U.S. “From Chaos,” Says Republican Senator Bob Corker

Reporters asked Corker whether the chaos he said key Trump administration officials are protecting America from comes directly from the president. “They work very well together ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Could Saudi king’s Moscow visit be big for the oil market?

The Saudi king's visit to Moscow will be very significant for Russia-Saudi ties and could hugely impact the oil market, says Kirill Dmitriev of RDIF. ...

 

Aleppo

Return to Aleppo: ‘I never expected such destruction’

“Their husbands are in Turkey. They can’t come back to Aleppo as they would have to go into the army,” she said. Her comment explained ...

 

Syrian Football

Amid a bloody civil war, Syria has a real chance to qualify for the World Cup

If Syria can get past the Socceroos, it will then go on to face a team from the Caribbean or the Americas, possibly the United States. ...

 

Iraq

Iraq Claims Victory in ISIS’ Last Urban Stronghold

The Iraqi government said on Thursday that its forces had driven Islamic State fighters from the northern city of Hawija, the militants’ final urban stronghold ...

 

Russia in the Region

Saudi king tells Putin Iraqi territorial integrity must be preserved

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said at the start of talks in Moscow with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the territorial integrity of Iraq ...

 

Turkey

Turkish security forces kill five Kurdish militants in southwestern Turkey

Turkish security forces killed five Kurdish militants in the southwestern province of Mugla on Thursday, broadcaster NTV said, marking a rare clash in an Aegean ...

 

ME Airlines

Middle East air passenger traffic grows but less than five-year average

Middle East carriers posted a 5.5 per cent increase in passenger traffic last month over Auguist last year, well below the five-year average pace of ...

 

Marriott International

Marriott recognized as 2017 ‘Middle East Best Employer’

The hotel operator, in co-operation with Cornell University, also recently launched its Tahseen programme, hospitality training programme that focuses on fast-tracking next-generation Saudi leaders. Tahseen ...

 

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