Saudi Arabia Releases Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Three Other Prominent Detainees

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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed released as corruption probe winds down

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after ...

 

Saudi Economy

Future of Saudi economy about policy, not prices says S&P chief

Saudi Arabia’s prospects depend more on government reforms becoming “irreversible” than the price of oil, said Moritz Kraemer, global chief rating officer for S&P in ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco IPO Stalled by Indecision Over Where to List

External advisers and officials at the company, known as Aramco, have privately warned that Prince Mohammed’s preferred venue, the New York Stock Exchange, could expose the ...

 

Foreign Reserves

Saudi foreign reserves rise for third straight month

The bank’s net foreign assets grew $2.0 billion from November to $488.9 billion last month, after increasing $1.0 billion in November and $8.3 billion in ...

 

Social Reform

Some Saudi Millennials Won’t Dance to Their Young Prince’s Tune

Well over half the Saudi population is younger than 30. The kingdom’s de facto ruler is only a couple of years older than that himself. ...

 

Corruption Crackdown

What’s Next for Saudi’s Elite After Leaving Ritz?

Was this a crackdown, a power grab, or a shakedown to help an economy strained by low oil prices? Is it the end of anti-corruption ...

 

Waleed al-Ibrahim

Saudi Arabia’s Ibrahim to keep control of broadcaster MBC, Executive Says

Saudi Arabia’s Waleed al-Ibrahim will keep management control of regional television broadcaster MBC following his release from detention in a corruption probe, a senior MBC ...

 

Business Licences

Courting investment, Saudi Arabia streamlines business licence process

Previously, eight documents were required to issue any business licence. Now, a company can obtain a licence by producing a financial statement and certified commercial ...

 

Employment and Labor

Saudi Arabia sees sharp rise in jobs advertised

Salaries were expected to remain broadly flat, with modest increases for legal and financial specialists ...

 

Driving Ban Lifted

Video: Nissan’s New Campaign Celebrates Female Saudi Arabian Drivers

As part of Nissan’s #SheDrives campaign, applauding the Kingdom’s historic decree by HM King Salman to allow women driving, Nissan came up with an unconventional ...

 

Anime

Japan-Saudi Arabia team up bears first fruit with anime short

Based on a Saudi Arabian folk tale, the already completed short is aimed at children and families, and available in Japanese and Arabic. ...

 

Weather in Saudi Arabia

Rare snowstorm in Saudi Arabian deserts turns sand white as Middle Eastern countries hit by unusual wintry blast

Locals made the most of the unusual scene as they spent time sledging down mountainsides, writing their names in freshly fallen snow and taking their ...

 

Qatar Crisis

UAE, Saudi agree to play Qatar clubs at home and away

UAE Football Federation (UAEFA) and Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) are ready to allow their clubs to travel and host the Qatari clubs during their ...

 

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Global Oil Markets

Is the United States the new Saudi Arabia?

The U.S. oil industry will never act as one to manage the market or raise prices. In fact, such behavior is illegal under anti-trust law. ...

 

U.S. Troops Abroad

U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations and movements of subscribers to the company’s fitness ...

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Muslim World League: Holocaust is a crime that no one can deny or undermine

Dr Alissa said that the Muslim World League considers “any denial of the Holocaust or minimizing of its effect a crime to distort history and ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Yemen Clashes Kill 10, Wound More as Separatists Seize Government Buildings

Yemen’s prime minister Ahmed bin Dagher is accusing southern separatists of a coup after they seized several government buildings during fighting Sunday with government forces ...

 

Syria

US General to Turkey: We’re Not Pulling Back

As Turkish forces continued the assault on Afrin, the lead of U.S. Central Command on Monday urged Turkey and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, to ...

 

Syria

UN envoy to attend Syria peace talks despite boycott

The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, will attend a Russian-sponsored peace conference boycotted by the official Syrian opposition at which over 1,000 ...

 

Afghanistan

Shock gives way to despair in Kabul after ambulance bomb

Kabul was in despair on Sunday, a day after a Taliban suicide bomber killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 235 in the ...

 

Qatar Airways

Qatar to agree to new financial disclosures for state owned-airline: U.S. officials

Qatar is expected to agree on Tuesday to release detailed financial information about its state-owned Qatar Airways, U.S. State Department officials said late on Sunday, ...

 

Egypt

Egyptian opposition figures say boycott presidential vote

Five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on Sunday for a boycott ...

 

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