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Saudi Nuclear Energy

White House May Share Nuclear Power Technology With Saudi

A 123 agreement is only the first step for a foreign country that wants to employ U.S. nuclear-power technology. In addition, the Energy Department has ...


Investment Attitudes

Mideast funds positive on Saudi Arabia after corruption crackdown: Reuters poll

Middle East fund managers have become more positive toward Saudi Arabian equities after authorities launched a sweeping crackdown on corruption, a monthly Reuters poll showed ...



Saudi Arabia puts buzz back into Mideast startup scene

A maturing investment ecosystem is bolstering startups across the MENA region, according to a new report, with a notable increase in activity from Saudi investment ...


Saudi Women

Vote to allow Saudi women diplomats falls short

A recommendation to allow Saudi women to take up leading positions in the kingdom’s diplomatic missions abroad was defeated by a single vote at the ...


Counter Extremism

France’s Macron to Give Saudi Arabia Extremist List

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would draw up a list of extremist organizations to convey to Saudi Arabia after its crown prince ...


Thamer Al-Sabhan

Saudi minister leads campaign against Iran and proxies

The 32-year-old Saudi crown prince’s hawkish policies toward Iran are largely embodied and amplified in al-Sabhan. Nowhere is that spelled out more clearly than on ...



What is Saudi Arabia’s end game in Iraq?

The Saudi policy of building ties among Shia politicians has taken advantage of fissures within the Iraqi elite with the goal of undermining Iranian dominance ...


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 ...


Chess Furor

TV host’s call for Israeli teams to compete in Saudi Arabia sparks fury

A Saudi Arabian TV host sparked fury this week when he called for Israeli teams to be allowed to compete in sports tournaments. Waleed Al-Faraj spoke ...


Cinema in Saudi

Reel Cinemas Has Popped Up On Two Locations In Saudi’s Google Maps And It’s Pretty EXCITINGGGG

Mind you, cinemas have not existed in the Kingdom since 1982, after religious clerics' requests. However, Twitter page @ItentertainSA discovered that Reel Cinemas has popped up on ...



Gold and jewellery shops in Saudi face $5k fines

Gold and jewellery shops in Saudi Arabia will be fined SAR20,000 ($5,330) per expat worker when 100 per cent Saudisation of the sector comes into ...


Undocumented Labor

Ethiopia Says Saudi Arabia Has Expelled More Than 1,300 of Its Citizens

"The government is working with Saudi Arabia to safely return our citizens home," the ministry's director general of diaspora affairs, Demeke Atinafu, told the state-affiliated ...


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Regional and related topics


OPEC said to agree extended oil supply cut for full 2018

The agreement in principle was reached after several hours of debate at OPEC headquarters in Vienna. The delegate said OPEC was still discussing whether ...


U.S. Weapons Sales

America sold nearly $42B in weapons to foreign countries in 2017

U.S. defense companies sold $41.93 billion worth of weapons to foreign partners and allies in fiscal 2017, an almost 20 percent increase over 2016 figures. Of ...


ME Urbanization

The Middle East takes lead in urban mobility

Over the last few decades, the Middle East has witnessed fast population growth, from 186 million people in 1990 to 323 million in 2015 with ...


War in Yemen

Clashes kill four in Yemen capital as anti-Saudi alliance frays

Four supporters of Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed in clashes with their supposed allies from the Houthi movement in the center of ...


War in Yemen

Foreign Secretary hosted meeting on Yemen

The meeting was attended by Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia (Adel Al Jubeir), United Arab Emirates (Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed), Oman (Yusuf ...


U.S. Department of State

Tillerson Fills In Some Details of the State Department’s Unfolding ‘Redesign’

Taking offense at accusations that he is “hollowing out” the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday praised the career employees he said ...


Embassy in Israel

Trump administration considers moving U.S. embassy in Israel

Greenlighting such a plan would signal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, infuriating Palestinians who claim the eastern sector of the city, captured by ...



US court told of alleged Iranian scheme to evade sanctions via Turkey

A scheme allegedly used by Iran to evade sanctions through a state-owned bank in Turkey has been detailed in court in New York by a ...


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