NUCLEAR ENERGY

Saudi Arabia to Award Nuclear Reactor Contract by End of 2018; U.S. Set to Miss Out

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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 as reported in Reuters.

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Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia in midst of ‘unprecedented transformation’ – Al-Jadaan

Saudi Arabia’s minister of finance has praised the kingdom’s efforts to meet goals set by Vision 2030, and said that the country is witnessing transformative ...

 

Entertainment

Saudi Entertainment Authority Vows to Introduce 200,000 Jobs

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Entertainment vowed to provide some 200,000 job opportunities and to contribute 133 billion dollars to the annual national income by ...

 

King Salman Russia Visit

What Did King Salman’s Visit to Russia Say About U.S.-Saudi Relations?

Some aspects of the Saudi king’s trip are independent of Washington’s policies. Riyadh and Moscow must cooperate on energy pricing, on which both of their ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi National Guard Prepping for New Deployment to Yemen Border

audi Arabia is preparing to send a new, American-trained and supplied helicopter unit to battle along its southern border with Yemen, in what promises to ...

 

Flynas

Saudi Flynas says to be first Saudi airline to fly to Iraq in 27 years

Saudi Arabian budget airline Flynas said on Wednesday it would start flying to Iraq, the first Saudi airline to go offer that route in more ...

 

Sadeem

Saudi startup wins global competition

Sadeem was picked from 1,000 startups to take the top prize of $100,0000 for its wireless sensor network — billed as the world’s first solar-powered ...

 

Electricity

Saudi energy minister reveals Kingdom’s ambitious electricity plans

Power grids in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have been interconnected since 2011, Al-Falih pointed out. The Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Interconnection Grid (GCCIG) has ...

 

Insurance Regulations

Saudi Arabia preparing tougher rules for insurers – sources

A new supervisory framework will be introduced in the coming months that will force insurers to boost capital significantly as well as improve internal risk ...

 

Food and Beverage

Saudi retail giant appoints new CEO

Panda, which is 91 percent owned by Savola Group, has hired Bander Talaat Hamooh who will take up the role on Sunday. ...

 

Saudi Embassy in Washington

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Announces Fatimah Baeshen as Official Spokesperson

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC is officially announcing Fatimah Salem A. Baeshen as the embassy's spokesperson. Prior to her ...

 

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