Saudi Alternative Energy Sector Set for Big Year with Localization in Focus

200 gigawatts of solar could provide 95 percent of the country’s current electricity needs.

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9/11 SuitAn

Judge Mulls If New Law Allows 9/11 Victims’ Claims Against Saudi Arabia

The judge presiding over long-running litigation regarding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks questioned during oral arguments on Thursday if Saudi Arabia could be sued under ...

 

Triton

Hack at Saudi Petrochemical Plant Compromised a Safety Shut-Off System

Hackers who attacked a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia last year gained control over a safety shut-off system that is critical in defending against catastrophic ...

 

Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia Plans To Source 10% Of Its Power From Renewable Energy Within 5 Years

Saudi Arabia is seeking investment of up to $7 billion of investment in the coming year to build about 4,000MW of renewable energy capacity, as ...

 

Saudi 'Liquid' Exports

Saudi’s refined oil exports offset crude curbs

The share of Saudi Arabia’s exports of refined oil products steadily rose throughout 2017, offsetting a drop in overseas crude oil sales as the kingdom ...

 

Saudi Culture

The coveted camel honoured at Saudi festival

The month-long festival, one of the biggest national celebrations of its kind in the world, includes initiatives to raise awareness, promote national pride, and celebrate ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen’s armed forces advance in several areas near Nihm, Taiz

Yemen’s National Army said their ground forces were making further progress on Friday morning in front-lines of Nihm northeast of the capital Sanaa. ...

 

Yemen

Saudi cash injection boosts Yemeni currency

Yemen's currency has risen sharply following Saudi Arabia's announcement of a US$2 billion (Dh7.3bn) cash injection, bringing hope of relief for citizens struggling with high ...

 

Crude to Chemicals

Saudi Aramco signs crude-to-chemicals technology agreement

The $40 million agreement with CB&I and Chevron Lummus covers “technology that will directly convert crude oil into chemicals”, Aramco chief executive Amin Nasser said ...

 

Human Rights

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia on Thursday of violating international humanitarian law in Yemen and stepping up arrests and prosecutions of activists seeking reform ...

 

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy

Saudis Have Their Eyes Set on Latin America in a Big Clean-Energy Push

Abdul Latif Jameel Co., a Saudi Arabian industrial group involved in everything from auto imports to real estate, is turning its attention to Latin America’s clean-energy ...

 

Saudi Women

Meet the Saudi women running 5-star hotels

“When I first started in 2007 at the InterContinental Hotel in Jeddah, I was one of the first Saudi women who entered this industry; there ...

 

Davos Delegation

Saudi Minister Previously Detained in Corruption Crackdown to Head Davos Delegation

Saudi Arabia's delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week will be led by state minister Ibrahim al-Assaf, who was released from ...

 

WWE in KSA

WWE Superstars visit Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: photos

WWE World Champion AJ Styles lives up to the title by greeting the WWE Universe at a signing — presented by Hardee's — and The Hype ...

 

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Global Energy Markets

IEA: US could topple Russia, Saudi Arabia as world’s largest oil producer

The U.S. is well-placed to overtake the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's leading energy producer over the next 12 months, according ...

 

A380 Purchase

In relief for Airbus, Emirates saves A380 with new $16 billion order 

*Emirates, the world’s largest operator of wide-body aircraft, signed a US$16 billion (Dh58.7bn) deal with Airbus for 36 additional A380 aircraft, ending speculation about the ...

 

National Defense Strategy

National Defense Strategy released with clear priority: Stay ahead of Russia and China

The National Defense Strategy, released Friday, is the second of three interlocking documents that will drive America’s strategic posture. In December, President Donald Trump unveiled ...

 

Pence to ME

Pence to head to Middle East late next week

Pence is no longer scheduled to visit the West Bank or meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom Pence was initially scheduled to meet ...

 

Israel-Palestine

After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Asked about Netanyahu’s comment, Trump told Reuters in an interview that was not the case. “By the end of the year? We’re talking about different ...

 

Counter Terrorism

Analysis: The Misleading Math in the Trump Administration’s ‘Foreign Terrorists’ Report

The new report didn’t look at any of the violent homegrown extremists because “domestic terrorism was not what was required by the president’s order,” a ...

 

Al-Qaeda Recruiting

Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

The recruitment campaign started last summer, even before Isis had lost its final strongholds, underlining the importance al-Qaida attach to winning over fighters and resources ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Opinion: Trump no longer following Saudi-UAE script on Qatar, says former envoy

Two days ago, in a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Trump expressed his gratitude for the Qatari efforts ...

 

Trump Administration

Trump appointee resigns over Islamophobic rant

A U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

Judge bars transfer of U.S-Saudi citizen being detained by military

A federal judge on Thursday barred the U.S. government from transferring a U.S.-Saudi citizen currently held in military detention in Iraq to another country, with ...

 

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