Former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed by Houthi Allies in Major Turning Point

In a major turn in the ongoing civil war in Yemen, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly been killed in fighting against his former allies in the three-year old war, the Iran-aligned Houthi militia.

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Saudi Nuclear Program

U.S. Firms Invited to Bid for Saudi Nuclear Plants

Saudi Arabia has invited U.S. firms to take part in developing its civilian nuclear power program, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday, adding the ...


Corruption Crackdown

CS’ Iqbal Calls Saudi Corruption Crackdown Positive: Video

Credit Suisse Head of Middle East Research Fahd Iqbal discusses the impact of Middle East political developments on the markets. ...


Corruption Crackdown

Swiss banks begin reporting suspicious Saudi account activity

Swiss banks have begun reporting suspicious account activity from some of their Saudi clients to the Swiss Money Laundering Reporting Office, according to a report ...


Mortgage Refinance

Saudi mortgage refinancing firm to court foreign investors

“It’s not good enough simply to focus on the country and domestic investors. We want to have foreign investors interested in coming and investing into ...


Capital Markets

Saudi Arabian exchange enlists Nasdaq to turbocharge technology

Saudi Arabia’s Stock Exchange said on Monday it has hired U.S. group Nasdaq to replace its 16-year-old registry, depository and settlement infrastructure as it tackles ...


U.S.-Saudi Defense

Did American Missile Defense Fail in Saudi Arabia?

The official story was clear: Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. ...


Tom Friedman

Thomas Friedman slams critics of article on ‘new Saudi Arabia’

“I just wanna stick up my head and say God I hope you succeed and when you do that – the holly hell comes down ...


Royal Dune Bashing

Saudi recounts viral royal selfie with crown prince during tour of al-Ula

While Bandar al-Enezi and his companions were enjoying the beautiful sites in al-Ula in al-Sharaan area, they heard the sounds of dune bashers approaching. Bandar and ...


Top 10: Listed Companies

Top 10 companies in Saudi Arabia in 2017

Saudi Arabia once against hosts the Gulf region’s largest listed company in 2017 with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation. SABIC also maintained the top position in ...


Ghassan Al-Sulaiman

Ghassan Al-Sulaiman relieved of his post

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday night relieving Dr. Ghassan Al-Sulaiman from his post as adviser to ...



Saudi Arabia is about to release several ex-Guantanamo Bay 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. ...



Extreme cold weather predicted in parts of Saudi Arabia this week

The General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection predicted that the Saudi Arabia will be affected by a cold air mass with significant lowtemperatures that ...


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Yemen Civil War

Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Salehi is killed

Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in the capital Sanaa, dealing a blow to hopes of an end to the country's protracted ...


Global Oil Markets

Saudi Oil Minister Says Cuts to Stay Until Market Balanced

“We will not let go of our current approach until we reach a balanced market,” Al-Falih said Monday at a news conference in Riyadh after meeting ...


Qatar Dispute

Perspective: Washington Is Outsourcing the Qatar Crisis

The Trump administration is outsourcing the Qatar crisis to Kuwait, banking on the Kuwaiti monarch to bring the months-long crisis to a close. But ahead ...


GCC Summit

Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite row: foreign minister

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is expected to attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on Dec. 5 ...



CIA director sent warning to Iran over threatened US interests in Iraq

The CIA director said on Saturday he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him that the US would hold Tehran accountable ...


Syria Peace Talks

Syrian walkout from Geneva talks ‘an embarrassment to Russia’: opposition

The decision by President Bashar al-Assad’s negotiators to quit U.N.-led talks in Geneva last week was an embarrassment to Russia, which is in a hurry ...



Turkey says recognizing Jerusalem as capital would cause catastrophe

A formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would cause catastrophe and lead to new conflict in the Middle East, Turkish Deputy ...


National Security Strategy

Trump approves National Security Strategy

Sources familiar with the document call it "hard-nosed" and "realistic" — and less ambitious and idealistic than prior efforts. Critics will likely argue it forfeits ...


Sinai Attack

Why Sinai mosque attack is seen as a major ISIS miscalculation

To gain power, ISIS has a history of exploiting sectarian divides. But the sheer carnage of the attack on a mosque frequented by Sufi Muslims ...



U.S. defense chief urges Pakistan to redouble efforts against militants

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday met Pakistan’s civilian and military leaders and urged them “redouble” their efforts to rein in militants accused of ...


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