U.S. Approves Possible Sale of THAAD Missile Defense System to Saudi Arabia with Massive $15b Price Tag

The United States has given preliminary approval for the sale of a THAAD missile defense system to Saudi Arabia with a price tag of $15 billion, according to reports and a statement by the

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U.S.-Saudi Military Sales

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire ...



Russia-Saudi Cooperation Limited Despite Big Energy, Military Deals

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz's groundbreaking visit to Russia this week saw billions of dollars signed in investment deals in energy and defense that ...


Saudi Defense Purchases

Saudis are about to Buy a Major Russian Missile System – Or are They?

The Growlers offer significant flexibility in command and control and range beyond the Patriots, which are limited to just one kind of interceptor with a ...


Saudi Women Drivers

Once Shunned as ‘Drivers,’ Saudi Women Who Fought Ban Now Celebrate

They were arrested, suspended from jobs, shunned by relatives and denounced by clerics as loose women out to destroy society. Their offense? They did what ...


Solar Power

How is Saudi Arabia setting solar pricing records? Is it sustainable – repeatable?

Early Tuesday morning, news of lower than 2¢/kWh bids from Saudi Arabia’s first round bids on 300MW of 9.5GW solar power projects started popping up. Seven ...



Saudi Aramco eyes joint venture deal in India by next year: CEO

State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco is in talks with several Indian refiners and hopes to land a joint venture deal by next year, the company’s ...


'strategic procurement unit'

Saudis changing procurement rules to save money, boost local firms

Saudi Arabia’s government is changing the way it procures goods and services to save money, make the process fairer and aid local suppliers, the Finance ...


Mining and Minerals

Saudi Arabia issues 2,000 mining licenses worth $66bln

Saudi minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih said that 2,000 mining licenses worth $66 billion have been provided to the private sector. ...


Food and Beverage

Saudi Dairy Producer to Hold Talks With Danone Unit for Merger

National Agricultural Development Co., the Saudi dairy producer part owned by the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, plans to start talks with Danone SA’s venture in ...


Yemen Civil War

How Saudi Arabia tackles border spillover from the Yemen war

Gas masks lie abandoned among rusting debris in a shell-pocked Saudi military outpost on the border with war-torn Yemen, an enduring flashpoint in more than ...



Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

Two Saudi guards were shot dead and three others injured on Saturday morning when a man drove up to the gate of the royal palace ...


Women Driving

Saudi music video on woman driving goes viral

The Jeddah-based Saudi band Most of Us recently released the song Saudi Girls Will Drive in support of the new law that allows women to ...


Breast Cancer Awareness

Saudi archaeological site lit in pink for breast cancer awareness month

The archaeological site Mada’in Saleh within the Province of Al-Madinah was bathed in pink lights to support awareness campaigns during breast cancer month. ...


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Iran warns US against imposing new sanctions and ′terror′ designation

Iran warned the United States Sunday against imposing new sanctions, as well as against declaring Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. The head of the ...


Iran Nuclear Deal

China says hopes Iran nuclear deal stays intact amid Trump criticism

China said on Monday it hopes the Iran nuclear deal will stay intact, playing an important role in keeping the peace, after a senior U.S. ...



Relations between U.S. and Turkey grow tense, with both countries suspending routine visas

The U.S. Embassy in Turkey announced Sunday that it was suspending the issuance of non-immigrant visas in the country, the latest indication of a frayed ...



Perspective: Don’t Think of Syrian Opposition Groups as ‘Moderates’ vs. ‘Extremists’

The United States and its allies ought to think in terms of 'viable partners,’ ‘irreconcilables,’ and ‘unknowns.’ ...



US allocates $12m bounty for hunting Hezbollah fugitives

As reported by Al-Resalah, Ma’ariv said that $7m would be allocated for bounty hunters giving information about the head of Hezbollah operation abroad Talal Hemyar ...



Adel Karam in Netflix Middle East First Original Production

From Orange Is the New Black to Stranger Things, the world can't get enough of Netflix's original series. But until now the Middle East hasn't ...



Qatar orders aid to private sector as sanctions hurt economy

Qatar’s government announced measures to help private sector businesses on Saturday after its economy was hurt by sanctions imposed by other Arab states. Prime Minister Sheikh ...



Internet of Things to Catalyze Middle East’s USD 70 Billion Digital Economy

Governments across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia are increasingly driving innovative government digital transformation visions to transform lives, from the UAE and ...


U.S. Army

Why program cancellations may actually be a hint at progress in the military

When a $6 billion program gets nixed, people on the Hill want to know the colossal screw up that led to such a decision. When ...


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