U.S. to Ramp Up Crude Oil Production by 10% in 2018

The United States is poised to ramp up crude oil production by 10% in 2018 to about 11 million barrels per day, research firm Rystad Energy has said, which would make the U.S. the world's largest producer.

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Oil Exports

Saudi Arabia Shouldered OPEC’s Burden in December as Exports Cut

If the comings and goings of oil tankers from the Persian Gulf are any guide, then OPEC’s Middle East powerhouses did their bit to curb ...


Non-oil Economy

State spending fuels Saudi non-oil private sector growth in December: PMI

Growth of Saudi Arabia’s non-oil private sector slowed slightly in December but remained high compared to levels seen in the past two years, a corporate ...



Almost half of Saudi job seekers hold university degrees

The number of Saudi job seekers with bachelor's degrees and above reached a total of 570,922 in the third quarter of 2017, accounting for almost ...



Cinema companies hope to hit big time in Saudi Arabia

The world’s biggest cinema companies are stepping up plans to open screens across Saudi Arabia after its decision to end a 35-year ban on movie ...


Saudi Art History

How Saudi art’s rollercoaster history has mirrored local culture

Dr. Maha Al-Senan, an Art Historian and Associate Professor at Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University, believes that two Saudi artists have contributed to significant changes ...


Natural Gas

Saudi Aramco Seeking Adviser for Global Gas Acquisitions

Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is seeking to hire a bank to advise on plans to buy natural gas assets, according to people familiar with the ...


Technology Investment

Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia – sources

Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, two sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ...


Dar Al Arkan

Saudi Arabia’s Best 2017 Performer Plans Unit IPO by End of Year

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development, the biggest stock winner of 2017 in Saudi Arabia, expects to conclude the initial public offering of its property ...



Saudi Arabia to Provide Oman With Rare Grant to Develop Port Hub

Oman has accepted a $210 million grant from Saudi Arabia to fund two projects at its flagship Arabian Sea port of Duqm, a rare agreement ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen kill dozens: medics

Saudi-led air strikes have killed dozens of rebels and civilians in the past 24 hours in Yemen's flashpoint province of Hodeida, medical sources said on ...


Illegal Workers

Saudi authorities arrest 337,281 illegal foreigners

The Saudi authorities have so far deported 4,140 of the foreigners who got into the kingdom clandestinely and who were caught between November 15 and ...



Young Saudi Crown Prince ‘Leading A Revolution From Above,’ Scholar Says

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, about Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia. ...



Saudi Food and Drug Authority: No VAT on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical equipment

The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) said that the VAT will not be applied on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical devices and products. ...


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Iran Unrest

Iran protests: US accused of ‘grotesque’ interference

Iran has accused the US of "grotesque" interference in its internal affairs in a letter to the UN. ...


Iran Unrest

Iran’s regional enemies watch unrest, searching for leverage

Officially, Saudi Arabia appears to be playing a wait-and-see game, careful not to issue statements of support for protesters that would give credence to Khameni's ...


Energy in 2018

America could dethrone Russia and Saudi Arabia as oil king in 2018

The United States is poised to ramp up crude oil production by 10% in 2018 to about 11 million barrels per day, according to research ...


War in Yemen

UAE Embrace of Islah Marks Major Shift in Yemen

For its part, the coalition gains a potentially significant political partner with real domestic support in Yemen. Operationally, it means that new gains are feasible ...


Yemen Civil War

In Yemen, Houthis consolidate power after killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh

A month after killing Yemen’s former president, the Shiite rebels in charge of much of northern Yemen are consolidating their grip, targeting anyone they suspect ...



Yemen: National Chaos, Local Order

Yemen has become in many senses a ‘chaos state’: a place where the central government has either collapsed or lost control of large segments of the territory over ...



Commentary: Trump’s Belligerence Toward Pakistan Isn’t Unreasonable

While the topic of U.S. assistance for Pakistan may seem an odd one for Trump’s first tweet of the year, he’s long signaled his intention ...


Pentagon Spending

Pentagon surges weapons into Middle East terror fight

The Donald Trump administration is giving hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons to US allies in the Middle East to fight the Islamic State ...



The Remarkable Resilience of the Prime Minister of Iraq

In December, Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS. But with Iranian militias still to contend with and tensions with the Kurds high, challenges to peace ...


Solar Energy

Analysis: Solar’s Bright Future Is Further Away Than It Seems

According to Sivaram’s estimates, four of the five most significant country users -- Italy, Greece, Germany and Spain -- have already seen solar energy flatten ...


Global Conflicts

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018

The retrenchment is a matter of degree, of course, given the approximately 200,000 active-duty U.S. troops deployed worldwide. But in terms of ability to manipulate ...


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