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Yemen’s Houthis Fire Another Ballistic Missile at Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Yemeni rebel missile over Riyadh on Tuesday as residents reported a "loud boom" that shook buildings in the Saudi capital.

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Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it intercepted a ballistic missile south of the Saudi capital fired by a rebel group in neighboring Yemen, raising regional tensions ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco’s backup IPO plan runs through China

Saudi Arabia'sMohammed bin Salman is a crown prince in a hurry. Besides detaining members of his family in a corruption sweep and painting a high-tech ...

 

Mining and Minerals

Mining sector to contribute $64bn to Saudi GDP by 2030, Report Says

Saudi Arabia’s mining strategy is expected to nearly quadruple the mining sector’s contribution to the GPD by 2030, from $17 billion to $64 billion, a ...

 

McDermott International

M&A deal finds Saudi diversity but few believers

The energy-infrastructure firm which does big business in Saudi Arabia is barely paying a premium for its rival in an all-stock transaction. ...

 

VAT

No VAT on expat remittances in Saudi Arabia, say bankers

enior bankers clarified on Sunday that money sent home by expatriate workers will not be taxed under the value-added tax (VAT) reform initiative to be ...

 

Women

Belgium to send female ambassador to Riyadh

Belgium will become the first nation to send a female ambassador to Saudi Arabia next year, with the government telling public broadcaster VRT that appointing a ...

 

Saudi Cinema

John Travolta Meets Saudi Arabia Fans To Celebrate Cinema Ban Lift

Travolta performed a special stand-up format live event called "A night with John Travolta", in which he looked back on his life and career in ...

 

KAEC

Binzagr purchases more land in KAEC Industrial Valley

Abdullah Binzagr, CEO and chairman of Binzagr Group, added: "We have absolute confidence in the Saudi economy and our expansion in the Industrial Valley aims ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Trump-Salman image in Algeria angers Saudi Arabia

The image was intended to express dissatisfaction with Trump's decision earlier this month to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which has prompted widespread condemnation and ...

 

Colors of Saudi Arabia

‘Colors of Saudi Arabia’ concludes with over 30,000 visitors

Al-Sudairi said that “(Colors of Saudi Arabia) activities are held throughout the year, with special trips for filmmakers from the Kingdom and the Gulf to ...

 

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Trump’s National Security Strategy unveiled, with focus on economics

Trump officially revealed the 68 page report during a Monday speech, telling an audience that the new strategy document will pave the way for America ...

 

Jerusalem

US vetoes UN vote for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

The US has vetoed a Security Council resolution on Jerusalem calling on all states to not establish embassies in the city. The measure expressed "deep regret ...

 

Jerusalem

Palestinians call for a day of rage before Vice President Pence’s visit to Jerusalem

Two days before Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to touch down in Tel Aviv, Palestinian leaders have called for another day of rage and ...

 

Hezbollah

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran. ...

 

Tunisia

Seven years after Arab Spring, Tunisia′s future uncertain

The Tunisian revolution, considered the catalyst for the movement that became known as the Arab Spring, began seven years ago. Today, Tunisia is still struggling ...

 

U.S.-Iran

US eyes coalition to ‘really push back against Iran’

Haley said the suspected Iranian involvement in regional conflicts in the Middle East had to stop. “You will see us build a coalition to really ...

 

Libya

The UAE Is Getting Ready to Deploy Jets to the Libya War

New satellite imagery from Terra Server — dated Sept. 24 and Nov. 10, 2017 — show accelerating construction on Al Khadim air base in eastern ...

 

Oman

Oman’s Coastline Is the Next Stop on China’s Belt and Road

Eager to wean its economy off hydrocarbons, Oman opened its doors to Chinese investment last year in a major step towards transitioning to a knowledge-based ...

 

Bug Bounty

Air Force Pays Out Government’s Biggest Bug Bounty Yet

On Dec. 9, a group of elite hackers once again found themselves deep within critical Air Force networks, probing for security gaps that could put ...

 

Qatar

Qatar’s science suffers under Arab blockade

For the third year running, Qatar last week put on a major conference in Doha showcasing the Middle East’s growing efforts in genomics and precision ...

 

Egypt

American University in Cairo retracts on-campus niqab ban

The American University in Cairo (AUC) retracted a decision banning women form wearing the niqab (a full face veil) on its campus after students and ...

 

Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One recruits Richard Branson, targets Middle East

Virgin Hyperloop One has named Richard Branson as its chairman and raised an additional $50m of funding with an investment from Dubai-based DP World, as ...

 

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