Over 87,000 Business Licenses Issued to Saudi Arabia this Year – Report

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued over 87,000 business licenses to women in the last year as the Kingdom looks to increase female integration into the Saudi economy.

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Oil Output

How Deep Will Saudi Cut Its Oil Output? To the Lowest Since 2015

Saudi Arabia has promised to do “whatever it takes” to end the global oil glut. If it cuts supplies in November by as much as ...


Saudi Brand

Saudi Arabia’s brand valuation soars by 19%

Research by the London-based business-valuation consultancy Brand Finance found that the Kingdom’s brand value now stands at $575 billion, making it the second most valuable ...


SME Fund

Saudi Arabia sets up $1 billion fund to support SMEs

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, set up a 4 billion Saudi riyal fund (US$1bn) that will provide small and ...


Vision 2030

Saudi Revolution From the Top Has Little Room for Critics

The kingdom’s powerful preachers were getting with the program. A couple of weeks earlier, they’d seen what happens to those who don’t. ...


Women in Saudi Arabia

Opinion: Women will soon be issuing fatwas in Saudi Arabia. This isn’t as groundbreaking as you’d think.

It is likely that the fatwas coming from female Salafi muftis will be just as restricting to women as those from their male counterparts. ...


Value-Added Tax

Saudi Arabian VAT Registration Portal is Open

The Unified Agreement for VAT of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, which was signed by the six member states of ...


Nuclear Power

Saudi Arabia to award nuclear reactor contract by end 2018 – official

Saudi Arabia plans to award a construction contract for its first nuclear reactors by the end of 2018, a senior government official said on Tuesday. ...


Electricity Forum

Energy sustainability at first Saudi Electricity Forum

The company is significantly expanding its applications of renewables in several remote locations to power off-grid gas and oil well facilities, bulk plants and offices ...



Will Russian-Saudi Relations Continue to Improve?

The summit is just one more milestone in the recent trend of warming Russian-Saudi ties. ...


Yemen Relief

Saudi Aid to Yemen Exceeded $8 Billion in Two Years

KSRELIEF Official Spokesman Dr. Samer al-Jetaily presented an overview of the assistance provided by Saudi Arabia to Yemen over the past two years, pointing out ...



Saudis redevelop flattened Shia town after clashes

Posters of sumptuous villas and palm-fringed boulevards hang in the battle-scarred old quarter of Awamiya, symbols of a controversial Saudi plan to redevelop the Shia-majority ...



4m trees to be planted in Saudi Arabia by 2020

In a workshop organized by the ministry with the participation of agriculture officials, he said the campaign aims to achieve sustainable growth in forests and ...



Camel contact common in recent Saudi MERS cases

Direct contact with camels, a known risk factor for contracting MERS-CoV has been reported in most recent cases, according to new reports from the Saudi ...


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Iran Nuclear Agreement

Commentary: To certify or not to certify? That’s not the question

The debate over the nuclear deal is a red herring. Like it or hate it, the Iran nuclear agreement addressed only one element of the ...


War in Yemen

Discord in Yemen’s North Could Be a Chance for Peace

A public rift between Ali Abdullah Saleh’s General People’s Congress party (GPC) and the Huthis (aka Ansar Allah) may change the course of Yemen’s two-and-a-half-year ...


Global Oil Markets

Oil rises 2 percent on signs rebalancing underway

Oil prices rose about 2 percent on Tuesday, supported by Saudi Arabian export cuts in November and comments from OPEC and trading companies that the ...


Yuan Oil

China will ‘compel’ Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan — and that’s going to affect the US dollar

"I believe that yuan pricing of oil is coming and as soon as the Saudis move to accept it — as the Chinese will compel ...


UAE Foreign Aid

What the West doesn’t understand about UAE foreign aid

In 2013, 2014, and 2016, the UAE was the world’s biggest international donor, as measured by official development assistance as a percentage of GNI, disbursing ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

‘ISIS is in shambles,’ says 82nd Airborne brigade commander

ISIS is in shambles, and the U.S.-led coalition is currently looking for signs the terror group is trying to reconstitute itself in Iraq and Syria, ...


U.S. Military

The story behind first permanent US base in Israel

The Sept. 18 ceremony in the Negev desert dedicated a first of its kind in Israel’s history: a permanent American military base, to be staffed ...


Secretary of State

Essay: Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point

The essential task of diplomacy remains the same today as it was in Dean Acheson’s time: to make a world out of chaos. The difference, ...


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