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Gas Prices

Saudi Petrol Prices Are Still Among The World’s Cheapest Despite the Price Hike

The Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources announced an 82% increase in the price of Octane 91 fuel from 20 cents per liter to ...

 

VAT

Saudi expects $9.3bn from VAT in 2018

The new tax was agreed by all Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, though so far the UAE and Saudi are the only nations to have implemented ...

 

Tourism

Saudi Arabia wants you to visit in 2018

According to CNN, the country is “aiming for 30 million visitors a year by 2030, up from 18 million in 2016, and it wants annual ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

London’s FCA to delay overhaul of stock market for Saudi Aramco IPO

The City of London’s Financial Conduct Authority has delayed an overhaul of stock market rules to enable Saudi Aramco to float its $2 trillion IPO ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

A Saudi view on the future of oil

There is a simple way to understand how Saudi policymakers perceive the future of oil: Much is revealed by how the Kingdom builds its fiscal ...

 

Human Rights

U.N. rights experts decry repression in Saudi Arabia, seek releases

United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end “repression” of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition denies blocking aid to Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen has denied blocking aid and basic supplies from entering, following a Reuters story detailing how Yemen is struggling to ...

 

Premarital Genetic Screening

Why Saudi Arabia Is Pushing Premarital Genetic Screening

Saudi Arabia made premarital screening and genetic risk assessment mandatory over a decade ago, hoping that if a couple found out they were at high ...

 

Corruption Crackdown

Saudi minister returns to cabinet duties

Saudi news site Sabq said that Mr Assaf "resumed work" on Tuesday after being "found innocent" and leaving the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh. ...

 

Authorized Economic Operator

Saudi Customs launches Approved Economic Operator program

The launch of the Saudi AEO follows the implementation of a 24-hour customs clearance policy, which has been successful in many maritime customs outlets in ...

 

Hip Arabia

Commentary: 10 Reasons Why Saudi Is The Place To Be In 2018

When the Arab Spring erupted across the Middle East in 2011, everyone looked at Saudi to see what would happen. And in true ‘Saudi time’ ...

 

Foreign Workers

Saudi Arabia sees 94,000 expat workers leave in Q3 2017

The authority’s statistics show that 10.6 million foreign workers were working in the public and private sectors in Q3, compared to 10.79 in Q2, a ...

 

Diplomacy

Saudi diplomat approved in Lebanon, ending diplomatic tussle

Ambassador Walid al-Yaacoubi and his Lebanese counterpart in Saudi Arabia were caught in an apparent dispute over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the ...

 

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Regional and related topics

Iran Unrest

Iran holds pro-government rallies after days of protests

Huge crowds of protesters supporting Iran's government gathered in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state TV IRIB reported, in an attempt to counter ...

 

Iran Unrest

Commentary: What has brought Iranians into the streets? In a word, the economy

In the outpouring of anger by thousands of Iranian protesters, people have died and the country's foreign policy and top leaders have been denounced. But ...

 

U.S.-Palestine

Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row

The US may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are "no longer willing to talk peace", President Trump said. ...

 

Horn of Africa

A game of chess: Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa

Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn, a region pockmarked by foreign military bases that straddles key Indian Ocean trade roots with its 4,000-kilometre ...

 

ME Youth Survey

Youth in Middle East optimistic despite ongoing crises, survey says

The Arab world may be going through economic and social upheaval, but the youth of the Middle East and North Africa are looking to the ...

 

Syria Civil War

ISIS Was Defeated in Syria. Is That The End for the Islamists?

Among jihadis, ISIS’s pseudo-caliphate lost 95 percent of its territory—once the size of the state of Indiana or the country of Jordan—carved from chunks of ...

 

Egypt

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

Egypt has extended by another three months a nationwide state of emergency, citing security reasons. ...

 

Passports

More Saudis eye Antigua and Barbuda passport

Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship Invest, said, “We have been seeing a great increase in the number of families applying over single applicants. The main ...

 

War in Yemen

Norway suspends arms exports to UAE amid war in Yemen

Norway said Wednesday it has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a "precautionary line," based on its assessment of ...

 

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