First Utility-Scale Solar Plant Planned for Northern Saudi Arabia Receives Bids

"[T]he cost of generating power from these renewable sources will be the lowest in the world," Khalid al-Falih said.
Saudi Arabia's planned 300-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Sakaka, Al-Jouf Province, will award projects "this month," REPDO says.

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Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of January 1, in a key step for ...


Yemen Civil War

Saudi Arabia military camp targeted with ballistic missile fired from Yemen

Yemen's Shia rebels say they have fired a ballistic missile targeting a military camp in the Saudi city of Najran. ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Trump on Saudi Leadership Shake-up: “We’ve Put Our Man on Top!”

When Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman effectively launched a coup and unseated his political rival in June, President Donald Trump took private credit. “We’ve put ...


Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi Aramco Cuts Oil Pricing to U.S. Amid Record-Low Supply

Saudi Arabia cut February pricing for most of its crude sales to the U.S. for a second month even as the world’s largest oil exporter ships ...



Saudi Arabia says No evidence shows it had a hand in 9/11 attack

Saudi Arabia urged a judge Thursday to reject a New York lawsuit seeking to hold it responsible in the Sept. 11 attacks, saying a law ...


Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia’s Chance to Create a Liberal Kingdom

In the past two years, King Salman bin Abdulaziz has restricted the powers of the notorious religious police and relaxed male guardianship laws. Crown Prince ...


King Abdulaziz Center

Saudi mega museum—King Abdulaziz Center in Dhahran—is finally moving ahead

the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (known as Ithra) in the Saudi Arabian eastern city of Dhahran is finally getting off the ground. The ...


National Renewable Energy Program

Saudi Arabia announces shortlist for 300 MW tender, excludes lowest bid

Saudi energy company, ACWA and Japanese trading company, Marubeni submitted the second and third lowest bids, respectively. The lowest bid, which was proposed by consortium ...



DHL manager is first Saudi woman to win Gold Stevie award

A DHL Express manager has become the first Saudi women to win the Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business. ...



Saudi Arabia mulls VAT exemption for education, healthcare sectors

Finance minister tells TV station the kingdom is considering exempting private firms from VAT ...


Security Arrests

Four Russians, US citizen arrested on Saudi state security charges

“Since the beginning of December, 57 suspects of different nationalities, including 33 Saudis, seven Yemenis, six Pakistanis, four Russians, three Egyptians, one American, one Turk, ...



Careem set to raise fares in Saudi Arabia

Upcoming price structure is a response to financial pressures on drivers, says ride-hailing app ...


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Iran Unrest

U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia Leading World to War With Iran, France Says

“The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead ...


Iran Unrest

More than 1,000 detained in crackdown against Iran protests, rights groups say

More than a thousand people have been rounded up and detained in Iran over the past week, rights groups and the State Department said Thursday, ...


Iran Protests

How Obama may have helped spark Iran’s protests — in a good way

Obama might be responsible for the current riots — but not because he supported the regime. Rather, the riots are likely a result of Obama-era ...


Trump Foreign Policy

What Trump Got Right in Foreign Policy in 2017

That said, give Donald Trump some credit for keeping the Obama administration’s campaign plan and field commanders in place. Are you angry he’s now claiming ...


Russia in the Region

​USAF: Skies over Iraq and Syria are “treasure trove” for adversary eyes

Russia and China are studying American air power over Syria and Iraq, and US Air Force generals are worried they have already learned too much. ...


Religious Freedom Act

U.S. Targets North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China Over Religious Freedom Violations

The State Department has re-designated 10 nations as “countries of particular concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act, including North Korea, Saudi Arabia and China. ...


Iraq’s Abadi in high-stakes plan to rein in Iranian-backed militias




Four Russians, US citizen arrested on Saudi state security charges

Four Russians and one US citizen were arrested on state security charges, according to data from the Saudi Interior Ministry. ...


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