OPEC-RUSSIA ALLIANCE

Crucial Test for Saudi Arabia, Russia on Oil Output at OPEC Meeting in Vienna

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OPEC and Russia are facing a "crucial test" on Thursday at a meeting in Vienna as Saudi Arabia and Russia seek to come to an agreement on oil output.

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Saudi Nuclear

France’s EDF plans to bid in Saudi Arabia nuclear tender, sources say

French state-controlled utility EDF intends to take part in a tender to build two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the situation ...

 

Saudi Reserves

Saudi foreign reserves rise in October as budget deficit outlook improves

he Saudi Arabian central bank’s foreign reserves rose in October for the first time since June, in a sign that higher oil prices and government ...

 

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah

Senior Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities ...

 

Theresa May Visit

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia, speak to crown prince

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on Wednesday with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen, ...

 

Saudi-Israel

Israel and Saudi Arabia: New best friends in the Middle East?

In light of a shared perception of threat from Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia have opened a new chapter in diplomatic relations. The move could ...

 

Yanni

Saudi Arabia witnesses resurgence in music as it welcomes Greek maestro Yanni

Saudis are gearing up for what many are calling a historic series of concerts this weekend as the famed award-winning Greek composer and maestro Yanni ...

 

Maker Camp

Finding Creativity In Constraint: Our Saudi Arabia Maker Camp Experience

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'Extremist Rehab Program'

Saudi Arabia is freeing a new batch of former Gitmo detainees

Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing to release a group of Yemenis once held in Guantánamo, the first non-Saudis to graduate from its 13-year-old deradicalization program. ...

 

Saudi Students

Saudi student in U.S. killed by reckless driver

According to Al-Marsad, a Saudi exchange student died following a road accident that took place on a highway in the US state of Alabama. ...

 

Kites in Arabia

Oregon kite team members return from Saudi Arabian kite festival

Phil Burks is one of the team members who made the trip. He said, “It was just a new batch of magic every day. We left ...

 

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OPEC

OPEC, Russia set for oil cut extension but wary of overheating market

OPEC and Russia look set to prolong oil supply cuts until the end of 2018 this week while signaling that they may review the deal ...

 

Pakistan

U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President ...

 

Afghanistan

U.S. Has ‘Turned the Corner’ in Afghanistan, Top General Says

Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said the Trump administration’s plan to beef up the U.S. battlefield presence is a ...

 

Social Media Counter Terrorism

Facebook says it’s able to stop the sharing of most ISIS terror posts within an hour of creation

According to Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, its head of counterterrorism policy, the company is increasingly relying on AI ...

 

Syrian Kurds

US faces uphill battle recouping arms from Syrian Kurds

The Donald Trump administration plans to ask Kurdish fighters in Syria to return US weapons loaned for the fight against the Islamic State (IS), but ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

Asian nations, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines, whose nationals populate the Gulf’s labour force, have already reaped initial benefits with ...

 

Kaspersky Scrub

Government Has Completed Phase Two of Kaspersky Ban

The federal government has completed the first two phases of a three-part plan to scrub itself of a Russian anti-virus that intelligence officials say could ...

 

Iran

Rouhani says Saudis call Iran an enemy to conceal defeat in region

“Saudi Arabia was unsuccessful in Qatar, was unsuccessful in Iraq, in Syria and recently in Lebanon. In all of these areas, they were unsuccessful,” Rouhani ...

 

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