NUCLEAR POWER

Saudi Arabia Takes Significant Step Toward Formal Tender for Peaceful Nuclear Power Plants

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Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to international suppliers to build two nuclear power plants, a first step towards a formal tender, three sources told Reuters.

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Break-Even

Saudis Leads Gulf Nations in Cutting Break-Even Oil Price

The kingdom will need oil to trade at $70 a barrel next year to break even, the Washington-based International Monetary Fund said Tuesday in its ...

 

Economy

Non-oil growth to drive economic recovery in UAE, Saudi in 2018: IMF

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NEOM

IMF endorses Saudi plan for $500-billion business zone

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Nuclear Power

Saudi Arabia takes first step towards nuclear plant tender – sources

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Domestic Nuclear Program

Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for ‘self-sufficient’ nuclear program

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U.S.-Saudi Military Sales

F15 wings to be built in Saudi Arabia by Boeing

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Boeing

Boeing to Modernize Saudi AWACS for $240 Million

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Sports

Privatisation of Saudi state assets set to fuel sports boom

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Technology Investment

Saudi Arabia Gave Richard Branson $1 Billion to Go to Space

Saudi Arabia may be poised to become a world leader in commercial space travel. ...

 

Tourism

Saudi government approves plans to issue tourist visas

The Saudi government has approved plans to begin issuing tourist visas, according to sources quoted by Saudi daily Al Watan. In the first stage of the ...

 

Saudi Film

Future of Saudi cinema … gathering of world-class film directors in Riyadh

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Art and Culture

Saudi photographer makes it into National Geographic

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SAMI

Saudi state-owned defence company SAMI taps Rheinmetall executive as CEO

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has appointed Andreas Schwer, boss of combat systems at Germany’s Rheinmetall AG, as chief executive, the company said on Tuesday. ...

 

Innovation

Trying to balance financial stability with innovation: Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency

Trying to balance financial stability with innovation ...

 

Petrochemicals

Sabic chief calls for Saudi petchems firms to merge

Saudi petrochemicals firms should merge to boost their competitiveness and look to expand abroad, the head of the major industry player Sabic said on Monday. ...

 

Housing and Real Estate

Riyadh residential market remains subdued in Q3, prices fall

Riyadh's residential real estate market remained subdued during the third quarter of 2017 with sales prices falling amid declining purchasing power, JLL has said in ...

 

Ring Home Security

Ring partners with Al-Jammaz to provide smart home security in Saudi Arabia

Ring has evolved as a leading brand in the smart home security space represented by more than 16,000 stores across North America. Ring’s products have ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Ballistic missile falls in Saada after Houthis fail to target Saudi Arabia

A ballistic missile has fallen in Yemen’s Saada region after Houthi militias fail to launch it into Saudi Arabia. ...

 

LPG Exports

Indonesia eyes buying more LPG from Saudi Arabia, UAE amid rising demand

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AUMF

Tillerson and Mattis tell Senate panel no need for new war authorization

Two senior members of President Trump’s national security team told lawmakers Monday that they believe they have the legal authority to conduct operations against terrorist ...

 

Afghanistan

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Afghanistan

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Syria

Russia invites Kurds to Syrian people’s congress: Kurdish official

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Yemen

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U.S.-Iran Study

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Egypt

Egyptian government’s youth event slammed on social media

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Benghazi Attack

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Bahrain

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Israel-Palestine

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