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Saudi Population

Saudi Arabia population crosses 32m, Citizens make up 62.69 percent

Saudi citizens make up 62.69 per cent of the 32,552,336 people who live in Saudi Arabia, official figures indicate. ...


Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia Plans Up to $7 Billion of Renewable Energy Projects This Year

Saudi Arabia expects to start up to $7 billion of renewable energy projects this year, with solar plants leading the way. ...


Saudi Nuclear Energy

Saudis To Award Nuclear Power Contracts In December

Saudi Arabia expects to award the contracts for the construction of its first nuclear reactors in December this year, and will be picking bidders from ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi oil company stakes its claim at Detroit auto show

Amid the flurry to showcase future electric vehicle offerings at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, one booth stands alone. ...


Saudi Cinema

After lifting a 35-year cinema ban, Saudi Arabia screens The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie screening was part of a week-long series of screenings, and took place at a state-run cultural center because no permanent theaters have ...


Saudi - Iraq

Commentary: Will Iraq Realign Toward Saudi Arabia in 2018?

Saudis are focusing not only on forging political ties with Iraq but also on strengthening bilateral trade and economic links. Officials in Riyadh realize that ...



Saudi Arabia struggles to check extremism in schools

The government’s experience with the programme, known as “Feten”, which means astute in Arabic, underlines the challenges it faces to reform the conservative education system. ...


Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Saudi Fund Eyes Stake in Hollywood Mega-Agency

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy a stake in Endeavor, the holding company for Hollywood talent agency WME, people familiar with ...


Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018

Saudi Aramco Showcases Innovative Technologies and Initiatives at ADSW 2018

Al-Ghamdi said that Saudi Aramco continues to explore opportunities in wind and solar energy in various locations in the Kingdom, in addition to R&D efforts ...



Saudi expat workers to bear brunt of rising prices

While Saudi citizens will be compensated with increased salaries and, for civil servants and military servicemen, one-off bonuses, there are no such mitigating measures for ...


Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi’s Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake

Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told ...


Corruption Crackdown

Saudi businessman Mulhem released in anti-corruption probe -sources

Prominent Saudi Arabian businessman Khalid Bin Abdullah al-Mulhem has been released after being detained for more than two months, sources told Reuters on Tuesday. ...


Electric Vehicles

Saudi Electricity Company Embraces Electric Vehicles

The agreement will see the Saudi-government controlled utility cooperate with the Japanese companies to study the operation of electric cars and adapt them for use ...


Saudi Aviation Show

Saudi air show draws more than 21,000 spectators in two days

The show, which was held for the fourth year in succession, was an initiative of the SAC to celebrate air sports and contribute to the ...


Saudi +

Regional and related topics


Palestinian officials vote to suspend recognition of Israel, security cooperation

Palestinian leaders on Monday voted to suspend recognition of Israel until it reciprocates by recognizing a Palestinian state and to cease security cooperation, as the ...


War in Yemen

UN report accuses Iran and Saudis over Yemen

A confidential UN report has concluded that Iran failed to block ballistic missile supplies from being used by Houthi rebels fighting a Saudi-led military coalition ...


GCC Construction

2018 Preview: What lies ahead for the Gulf’s construction sector?

Saudi’s construction outlook  for 2018 appears to be positive, backed in part by the programmes planned by the Public Investment Fund – led by Crown ...


ME Peace

The EU’s new role in the Middle East?

Could the EU become an honest broker for stalled Middle East peace talks now that America has lost the trust of the Palestinians? ...



Saudi Arabia condemns Qatari fighter jets’ interception of two UAE planes

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's condemnation of the interception by Qatari fighter planes of two ...


Middle East Aviation

Airbus says A380 superjumbo will be killed off unless Emirates order more planes

In a remarkable admission, the planemaker’s chief salesman said: “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, then I think there is no choice ...



Rocking from Scotland to Saudi Arabia, Canada to Qatar

Curling, once a minority pastime played mostly by Scots and Canadians, will sweep onto the ice at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics with the proud boast ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

A New American Leader Rises in ISIS

The clues are out there, if you know where to look. Scattered across far-flung corners of the internet, there is evidence that Zulfi Hoxha, the ...



Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad leave at least 27 dead

A pair of suicide bombers shattered three months of relative calm in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, killing more than two dozen people and apparently signaling ...



At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the ...


UAE Water Reserve

UAE has built the world’s largest water reserve in Liwa desert

The reserve exists in an aquifer under the Liwa desert at the southern edge of the country, about 160 km away from the desalination plants ...


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