Trump Tweets U.S. Interest for Aramco IPO, but can the NYSE Compete?

President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to encourage Saudi Arabia to list shares of Saudi Aramco on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as markets around the world compete for the sought-after listing.

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Saudi Policy

Commentary: Oil and a More Muscular Saudi Arabia

Saudi oil policy is undergoing a significant, yet subtle shift that is likely to have broader, strategic implications. The shift comes in the wake of ...


Shake up in Saudi

Saudi Arrests, Missiles and Proxy Conflict, All in Just Five Days

Even for an OPEC powerhouse intent on re-inventing itself domestically and flexing its muscles in one of the world’s most turbulent regions, the past week ...


U.S. Foreign Policy

US backs Saudi Arabia and points the finger at Iran after Yemen missile attack

"Houthi missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, enabled by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, threaten regional security and undermine UN efforts to negotiate an end to ...



Saudi-Iran tensions flare as Yemen rebels issue new threats

Shiite rebels in Yemen threatened on Tuesday to attack ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, raising the stakes in a ...


War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia Offers $440 Million for Intelligence on Houthi Rebels

Saudi Arabia has put a $440 million bounty on the heads of 40 leaders of pro-Iranian Yemeni rebels amid escalated regional tensions between the kingdom ...


Shake up in Saudi

U.S. urges Saudis to be fair, open in handling graft prosecutions

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was urging Saudi Arabia to be “fair and transparent” in its handling of any prosecutions stemming from ...


Yemen Civil War

U.N., Red Cross urge Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

The United Nations and Red Cross on Tuesday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to re-open an aid lifeline to bring imported food and ...


Saudi Arms Industry

Saudi Arabia’s New Strongman Wants the Kingdom to Become a Middle East Arms Powerhouse

Contractors have opened up to the idea of working to build up Saudi companies, which isn’t necessarily less lucrative than simply exporting arms to the ...


Women's Rights

Saudi women permitted to attend bike stunt event

The occasion this time was a show by Nitro Circus, an American group that performs a variety of stunts. Davedevil riders took to BMX bikes and ...


Coke Ad

New Coke Ad About Saudi Women Driving Has People Feeling All Kinds Of Ways

A new ad from Coca-Cola features a Saudi dad teaching his daughter how to drive ― and people are having decidedly mixed reactions about it. ...


Public Investment Fund

Saudi Fund Is Working With Klein, Evercore on Strategy

Saudi Arabia’s wealth fund, which aims to control more than $2 trillion by 2030, is working with rainmaker Michael Klein and boutique Evercore Inc. on its ...


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Regional and related topics

Iran Nuclear Agreement

U.S. lawmakers aim to comply with Iran nuclear deal: EU

U.S. lawmakers signaled they plan to ensure the United States complies with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s misgivings about the ...



US sticks by Lebanese army despite Hariri resignation

Hariri’s resignation comes less than a week after US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard announced the first delivery of Super Tucano attack aircraft to the Lebanese ...



The US and EU back Lebanon after Saudi Arabia said it had declared war

The European Union on Wednesday affirmed support for Lebanon following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, echoing U.S. backing for the Beirut government which ...



The Messaging App Fueling Syria’s Insurgency

The Islamic State may be in retreat, but other militants in Syria have been trading thousands of weapons in publicly accessible black markets hosted on ...


Art in the Middle East

Video: 10 years in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to open

More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors on Wednesday, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for ...


Syria Chemical Attacks

Clashes at the U.N. between Western nations, Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons use

Russia clashed with Western nations Tuesday over a report blaming Syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack, with Moscow dismissing its findings as "mythical or ...



Palestinian police chief says Hamas must disarm

The head of the Palestinian police said Wednesday that Hamas must disarm to allow a landmark reconciliation deal signed last month with rivals Fatah to ...


Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways buys 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways is buying a 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific for HK$5.16bn ($662m; £506m), giving the Middle Eastern airline more access to China's lucrative aviation ...



UN labor agency backs Qatar reforms on migrant worker rights

The United Nations labor agency ended a potential investigation of Qatar on Wednesday after the 2022 World Cup host pledged to protect the rights of ...


Global Oil Markets

Contrasting crude flows from Saudi and Iraq

China has received less crude on a relative basis in four of the last five months, while South Korea has seen a deficit in three ...


Hotel Disruptions

Hotel Owners Ambushed by Saudi, Chinese, U.S. Geopolitics

Hotels used to be gauged by the campaign strategy that won the presidency for Bill Clinton: it’s the economy, stupid. Nowadays, politics may determine their ...


Cost of War

United States Budgetary Costs of Post-9/11 Wars Through FY2018



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