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Soft Bank Vision Fund

SoftBank Plans Up to $25 Billion in Saudi Investments

SoftBank aims to deploy up to $15 billion in a new city called  ...

 

Banking and Finance

First Rule of Saudi Business Is Don’t Talk About Saudi Business

One senior banker covering the region said many Saudi clients are reluctant to speak via phone because they’re worried the lines might be tapped. His ...

 

Patriot Missile Defense

Raytheon: Arab-operated Patriots intercepted over 100 tactical ballistic missiles since 2015

Patriot batteries owned by Arab partners in the Middle East have intercepted more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles launched from Yemen since the Saudi-led war ...

 

Yemen Blockade

Editorial: Saudis Try to Starve Yemen Into Submission

Misery has been Yemen’s lot after more than three years of unrelenting war. ...

 

Economy and Finance

Saudi Crackdown Chills Bankers Tending Kingdom’s Riches

In London, New York, Zurich and beyond, the answer from international bankers is the same: we don’t want to talk about the Saudis and their ...

 

Shake up in Saudi

Perspective: The public has spoken in Saudi Arabia

The recent arrests and the freezing of assets of princes, businessmen and public servants have been met with robust approval by the public. ...

 

Saudi Reforms

If Saudi Arabia Reforms, What Happens to Islamists Elsewhere?

Some time ago, an Algerian cartoonist known as le Hic summarized the situation in Saudi Arabia with a few harsh strokes of his pen: In ...

 

Saad Hariri

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘accepts invite to go to France’

France says Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to travel there from Saudi Arabia, where Beirut says he is being detained. ...

 

Entrepreneurs

Saudi Arabia offers trading licenses for foreign entrepreneurs

The initiative, announced Wednesday by several Saudi regulators, will enable select businesses to establish themselves in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). The KAEC is ...

 

Saudi Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia believes in peace, but its red lines must not be crossed

The greater Middle East has experienced unprecedented political turmoil and violence in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring. The political order as we knew ...

 

Climate Policy

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

Al-Falih is leading Saudi Arabia’s delegation to COP23 in Bonn. In his foreword posted on the Kingdom’s official website for COP23, he said: “Saudi Arabia ...

 

Entertainment

Entertainment landscape changing in Saudi Arabia

Commenting on the cinema ban in Saudi Arabia, he told Saudi Gazette: “Cinema has been banned for more than 35 years but there’s been a ...

 

Saudi Drone

Saudi combat drone makes debut

Work on the drone began in 2000, and four types were produced in different sizes: Saqr 1, 2, 3 and 4, Al-Hossan said. The production factory ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Saad Hariri

Lebanon’s Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours – source close to Hariri

Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as ...

 

Climate Change

Weathering Climate Change in the Gulf

The Gulf Arab states are already at a weak starting point in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita. Five of the six GCC ...

 

Somalia

US Airstrikes Soar in Somalia

After nearly a decade of bombing Somalia, the U.S. military has markedly increased its air campaign against extremists there. Fourteen strikes since August have brought the year’s ...

 

Political Islam

Commentary: Competing Visions for the Arab Future

The worldview embraced by Qatar holds that political Islamists deserve support, but Saudi Arabia and the UAE have coalesced in opposition to this fundamental premise. ...

 

Turkey in the Region

Turkey’s President Erdogan meets Qatar’s Emir

During his visit, Erdogan discussed regional developments and bilateral ties with Sheikh Tamim, a month after a meeting between the two leaders in the Turkish capital, Ankara. ...

 

Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ)

Iran, Turkey divide Saudi-led bloc

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are both major investors in Turkey and destinations for Turkey’s construction firms. These two GCC members are Turkey’s top trade ...

 

USAID

Redesigning the US State Department and USAID assistance programs

he Trump administration is in the midst of redesigning U.S. foreign assistance to improve its effectiveness and efficiency—a commendable exercise that has garnered interest not ...

 

UN Peace Keeping

Pentagon official: US to cut contributions to UN peacekeeping missions

The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian official on Wednesday pushed greater burden sharing for United Nations peacekeeping missions, saying the U.S. will drop its contributions by 3 percent. ...

 

Saudi-Israel

‘An open secret’: Saudi Arabia and Israel get cozy

The stakes are much higher for Saudi Arabia than Israel. The Saudis remain reluctant to publicly acknowledge or accept that relations are, indeed, improving. It's ...

 

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