Saudi Arabia and Russia sign S-400 MOU, with Some Manufacturing in the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia wants to produce a range of Russian military products, including parts for the S-400 air defense system, as part of agreements signed during King Salman's visit to Russia this week.

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King Salman Russia Visit

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals on landmark Russia visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin today signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the ...


King Salman Russia Visit

Inside the Saudi King’s 1,500-Person Entourage in Moscow

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz brought 1,500 people, a golden escalator and his own carpets on his historic, four-day state visit to Russia, a person familiar with the ...


Saudi Economy

IMF Consultation Report on Saudi Economy

Saudi Arabia has embarked on a bold reform program under Vision 2030. Reform momentum is strong, and good progress is being made in reform implementation. ...


War in Yemen

UN blacklists Saudi coalition over child deaths in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Thursday was placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights ...


Equity Markets

Exclusive: Franklin Templeton may double its Saudi equities portfolio

Franklin Templeton investments, a global fund management firm, may increase its Saudi Arabian equities exposure to as much as US$1.16 billion, about 4 per cent ...


Driving Ban Lifted

Commentary: What drove Saudi Arabia to lift driving ban? It’s not all about women.

Under the Sept. 27 edict, the new policy is to be reviewed by a ministerial committee and is to be enforced by June 24, 2018, ...


Counter Terrorism

Saudi Arabia foils ISIL suicide plot in Riyadh

In a statement released to Saudi’s state press agency, an official from the Presidency of State Security said two militants had been killed and five ...


Food and Beverage

World’s largest organic dairy firm targets Saudi Arabia, UAE for growth

Arla Foods, the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products, is targeting Gulf markets for its biggest growth outside Europe. ...


Aramco Technology

Showcasing Saudi Aramco’s first in-house basin simulator

The technology is unique because it can handle extremely large models that are required to simulate the petroleum systems of the Arabian Peninsula. It also ...


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Iran Nuclear Agreement

Trump plans to declare that Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest

President Trump is expected to announce next week that he will “decertify” the international nuclear deal with Iran, saying it is not in the national ...


War in Yemen

Saudi UN envoy issues stark warning over Yemen

If the international community does not pressure Al Houthis in Yemen, there will be pro-Iranian theocratic regime in Yemen with a Hezbollah-type militia holding the ...



U.S. military says ‘opting out’ of some exercises following Qatar rift

”We are opting out of some military exercises out of respect for the concept of inclusiveness and shared regional interests. ...


Oil Price

Oil set to end multi-week bull run as oversupply concerns resurface

Oil prices fell on Friday at the end of a week that saw profit-taking and the return of oversupply concerns lead the market lower, snapping ...



The US Will Be Dropping A Lot More Bombs on Afghanistan

More air support for Afghan forces will help drive the Taliban to the negotiating table, Mattis and Dunford tell Congress. ...


Kurdish Referendum

Kurdish Oil Exports under Threat after Independence Referendum

Of immediate concern to the oil market are threats by Ankara to halt oil exports from the landlocked semiautonomous Kurdish region, which rely on a ...



Palestinians cautiously optimistic on reconciliation

While some doubt rapprochement to hold out, others hope a unified leadership will usher into era of growth and peace. ...


Lebanese Armed Forces

The Lebanese Armed Forces, Hezbollah, and Military Legitimacy

Through the Dawn of the Jurds operation, the LAF has proven that it can make excellent use of U.S. and other partners’ lethal and technical ...


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