Omar Bahlaiwa Honored at Johns Hopkins Forum Alongside U.S. Congress Leaders

Omar Bahlaiwa, Saudi businessman, member of the board of directors of the Saudi-US Trade Group (SUSTG), member of the Saudi Committee for International Trade (CIT), was honored at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on November 15, 2017.


Secretary Tillerson Urges More ‘Measured’ Approach for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

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War in Yemen

White House Says It Believes Saudi Arabia Will Open Yemen Port

The White House said on Thursday it believed that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open after President Donald Trump urged ...


Saudi Debt Management

Sovereign risk manager of the year: Debt Management Office of Saudi Arabia

The sovereign’s commitment to a programme of regular bond issuance is changing that – creating a foundation on which local capital markets can build and ...


Salvator Mundi

Saudi crown prince ‘bought $450m da Vinci painting’

The newly opened branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, in the UAE, tweeted on Wednesday that the Salvator Mundi "is coming to Louvre Abu ...



Saudi Arabia finds its funny bone with stand-up comedy

"Saudis love to laugh. Numbers don´t lie," he said, scrolling through a list of Saudi comedy videos on his mobile´s YouTube app, each with hundreds ...


Traffic Safety

New Saudi speed limits to help cut number of road deaths

Warning signs and guides to make drivers aware of new speed limits have begun to be installed by the Ministry of Transport in response to ...



Saudi Sale app garners half a million users

Government-supervised app licensed 4 million commercial promotions from 1,168 shops across the kingdom ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

London Firms To Visit Saudi Arabia As Battle For Aramco Listing Continues

Heavyweight firms London will be accompanying the City of London’s lord mayor on his trip to Saudi Arabia this coming weekend, as Saudi officials have ...


Raif Badawi

New hope for Saudi blogger Badawi as his name appears on pardon list in Saudi Arabia

The wife of Raïf Badawi has been living with hope for years, but after learning that her husband’s name is on a royal pardon list in ...



Analysis: Here’s How Both Obama and Trump Stoked the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has long been a feature of Middle Eastern geopolitics, but the rivalry kicked into overdrive after the start ...



Video: Saudi Arabia and Iran Square Off Over the Middle East

The new Saudi Arabian leadership’s aggressive approach to Iran is shifting the balance of power across the Middle East and is having huge repercussions for ...


Coffee and Chocolate

Saudi coffee expo draws visitors from 30 countries

The total sales of coffee and chocolate in Saudi Arabia exceeded SR700 million ( $186 million) in 2016 with 12 per cent increase comparing with ...



Saudi Petrochemical Giant SABIC Renews Call For Global PR Support

The $85bn Saudi company hired Interpublic Group agencies, led by McCann Enterprise and Weber Shandwick at the start of 2013. That contract lasted more than ...


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Israel braced for clashes after Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital

UN security council to meet to discuss US decision amid widespread international condemnation and violence in occupied territories ...



The Strategic Impact of Making Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

Every year since 1967, Israel has slowly created new facts on the ground in Jerusalem and on the West Bank. Jerusalem has become steadily more ...


ME Peace Plan

Trump dangles Middle East peace plan to limit Jerusalem outcry

When President Donald Trump told the Palestinian president of his intention to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he assured him a peace plan being put ...



Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Hailed by Voters, Donors

President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was welcomed by evangelical voters, pro-Israel organizations and some of his biggest ...


Russia in the Region

Russia’s multilayered Syrian diplomacy worries Iran

The delicate point here, however, is that by continuing to be active in both the Geneva and the Astana tracks, Moscow is effectively the only ...



World powers push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

The International Lebanon Support Group (GIS), a body that includes the five members of the U.N. Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the ...



Gaza—Is there a fix?

Here’s the reality on the ground in Gaza: 44 percent unemployment—higher than any country on earth—and rising. Ninety-seven percent of Gaza’s water supply is unfit ...


ME Air Traffic

Middle East airlines see 6.9 increase in demand

Middle East carriers experienced a 6.9 percent increase in demand in October, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to new passenger traffic results ...


UAE Space Agency

UAE looks to Mars for STEM inspiration

The UAE Space Agency was formed as recently as 2014, and Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center was established in 2015. The center has already ...


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