CRACKDOWN ON CORRUPTION

In WSJ Op-Ed, Al-Qassabi Says Kingdom Will Not Avoid Short-Term Difficult Decisions to Eradicate Corruption, Actualize Vision 2030

Dr. Majed Al Qassabi
In a op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed Al-Qassabi addresses critics of the Kingdom's anti-corruption efforts and says the actions taken last week are evidence Saudi Arabia

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Saudi-Lebanon

Lebanese patriarch makes historic Saudi visit amid Hariri crisis

Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch began a historic visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday under heightened scrutiny amid political tensions that have thrust his country back ...

 

War in Yemen

As Saudis reopen borders with Yemen, rebels promise retaliation

The announcement from the Saudi mission at the United Nations came after the coalition fighting Yemen's rebels, known as Houthis, faced widespread international criticism over ...

 

Yemen Civil War

House declares U.S. military role in Yemen’s civil war unauthorized

The nonbinding resolution adopted 366-30, does not call for a halt to the American support but publicly acknowledges the Pentagon has been sharing targeting information ...

 

Shake up in Saudi

Opinion: Riyadh Is Delivering on Vision 2030

This is a watershed moment. The old ways have ceased to be sustainable long ago and must be replaced. The new way will offer a ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Retreat From U.S. Oil Market Cuts Exports to 30-Year Low

Since July, Aramco has constricted supply, attempting to drain the crude storage tanks at Motiva -- and many others across America -- part of a ...

 

Shake up in Saudi

Saudi anti-graft detainees will get due process: Saudi U.N. envoy

Saudi royal family members, officials and businessmen arrested in an anti-corruption crackdown this month will be granted due process, Saudi Arabia’s U.N. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi ...

 

International Banks

Citigroup, UBS Are Among the Banks Most Exposed to Wealthy Saudi

Saudi Arabia has long been the target of wealth managers such as UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank AG, as well as other global banks seeking ...

 

Shake up in Saudi

Analysis: Meet the Next Generation of Saudi Rulers

Meanwhile, since April, Mohammed bin Salman, now 32, has been quietly orchestrating the appointments of a range of young princes in their late twenties or ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Breakup of Saudi-Russian ‘Bromance’ Would Collapse Crude Prices

The Saudi- and Russia-led supply limits that have lifted crude to a 2 1/2-year high must be prolonged for an extended period or prices will ...

 

Andy Weir and Artemis

A Saudi Heroine, a Big Score and the First City on the Moon

She became cemented in my mind—my imagination would have rebelled if I tried to change her into something that I’m more familiar with. So I ...

 

Women Drivers

Driving lessons a must for Saudi driving license

No new license will be issued unless the applicant attends driving lessons ranging between 30 and 120 hours ...

 

Saudi Women

First football tournament for Saudi women

Jeddah is once more leading the way in empowering Saudi women through sports by holding the first formal football tournament for women on Wednesday. ...

 

Residency Regulations

Drive against iqama, labor law violators to begin tomorrow

The Ministry of Interior will begin on Wednesday the drive to arrest the violators of iqama (residence permit), labor and border security regulations after an ...

 

Syria

Saudi Arabia to host “expanded” Syrian opposition conference

Saudi Arabia will host what it called an “expanded” conference for the Syrian opposition this month, aiming to unify its position ahead of United Nations-backed ...

 

Zamzam

Deputy Emir of Makkah inspects Zamzam well restoration project

Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar, deputy emir of Makkah, inspected the Zamzam well restoration project site at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Monday. ...

 

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ME Jet Projection

Boeing Issues 20-Year View for Jetliner Demand in Middle East

Per the company’s latest outlook, the Middle East will need 3,350 new planes worth $730 billion between 2017 and 2036. Boeing expects twin-aisle airplanes to ...

 

Nuclear Football

Congress Questions Trump’s Exclusive Hold on the Nuclear Football

For the first time in more than 40 years, lawmakers are holding a hearing to examine whether the president should have carte blanche to launch ...

 

Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Death toll climbs to at least 530

Rescuers searched the rubble of toppled buildings for bodies Tuesday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck a border region between Iran and ...

 

Syria Civil War

Syrian market airstrikes: Death toll climbs to 61

A Syrian war monitoring group says the death toll from airstrikes on a market in northern Syria the previous day has climbed to 61. ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

Commentary: Are US and Turkey heading for a divorce?

Many people in both countries think that the Turkey-US alliance, which stretches back to the late 1940s, is now crumbling. ...

 

UAE F-16s

UAE agrees $1.6 billion deal with Lockheed Martin to upgrade F-16 fighters

The United Arab Emirates will pay Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) 6 billion dirhams ($1.63 billion) to upgrade 80 F-16 jet fighters, a Defense Ministry spokesman ...

 

Dubai Airshow

How they run the flying displays at the Dubai Airshow

How do you run the stunning flying displays at one of the world’s top air shows? It all depends on tracking the manoeuvres of every ...

 

Chevy Bolt in Dubai

General Motors Debuts First Electric Vehicle in the Middle East

In October General Motors announced plans to release at least another 21 electric vehicles worldwide by 2023, in an effort to promote zero emissions, zero ...

 

Trump-Russia Scandal

Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from ...

 

Iraq

‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine

Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts ...

 

Syria

Cement company in France searched amid Syria investigation

French investigators are searching the French offices of LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest cement maker, as part of an investigation into the group’s deals with armed ...

 

Egypt

EgyptAir in deal to buy 24 Bombardier C-Series planes

EgyptAir intends to buy up to 24 of Bombardier's C-Series planes, the aerospace firm has said. ...

 

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