New Life-Sized Camel Sculptures Discovered in Saudi Arabia May Date Back 2,000 Years

Archaeologists from France's National Center for Scientific Research (CRNS) and their colleagues from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) have discovered camelid sculptures "unlike any others in the region."

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Inside Saudi Arabia: Photographer shares insights ahead of tourist visas

Like many people, I thought Saudi Arabia was a very rich country and that everyone there was living this way. Once there, I did not ...


Mohammed Bin Salman

Perspective: America should get behind Saudi Arabia’s revolutionary crown prince

We in the United States have a tremendous stake in MBS’s success, and his upcoming three-week visit to America will offer an opportunity for help where ...



Saudis to spend $9.6bln on entertainment by 2030, authority says

Sector to generate 114,000 direct and 110,000 indirect jobs by 2030, General Entertainment Authority states ...


Government Payments

Saudi Arabia to expedite disbursal of outstanding payments to contractors, suppliers

King Salman issued a royal decree to tackle outstanding payments and form a committee comprising a number of government entities, headed by commerce and investment ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Ahead of Saudi Aramco IPO, Nasdaq CEO says massive companies could benefit from dual-listing

Speaking to CNBC at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Friedman said a company looking at the prospect of dual-listing across different time zones would ...



Top 10 Development Projects in Saudi Arabia, Based on Value

A significant number of development projects populate the 10 highest value construction projects in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest ‘Top Projects in Saudi Arabia’ report ...


Foreign Workers

562,961 expats arrested for violating Saudi laws

According to an announcement from the Public Security Division, 382,921 without valid residence permits (Iqama), 127,566 without valid work permits, and 52,204 people violating the ...


Janadriyah Festival

People flock to colorful heritage pavilions of Saudi Arabia’s Janadriyah festival

Though the exact statistics on visitors are not yet available, coordinators said it can be estimated at more than 1,000 people per hour, a figure ...


Camel Site

Life-sized sculptures of dromedaries found in Saudi Arabia

Though the site is hard to date, comparison with a relief at Petra (Jordan) leads the researchers to believe the sculptures were completed in the ...



Saudi Arabia warns against investment in initial coin offerings

Saudi Arabia’s regulator, the Capital Market Authority cautioned the public against investment and speculative trading in initial coin offerings (ICOs) because of their associated high ...


Housing and Real Estate

Saudi developer plans debut sukuk for social housing

Saudi developer Salman Abdullah Bin Saedan Real Estate Group is planning a debut issuance of Islamic bonds in the coming months, the first tranche of ...


Saad-Al Gosaibi Case

UAE banks eye end to $22 billion Saudi debt saga

Banks in the United Arab Emirates are hopeful of recovering some funds in 2018 from the multibillion-dollar collapse of Saudi Arabia’s Saad Group and Ahmad ...


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Global Oil Markets

Surge in global oil supply may overtake demand in 2018: IEA

The rise in global oil production, led by the United States, is likely to outpace growth in demand this year, the International Energy Agency said ...


Renewable Energy

The New Age of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is moving from niche to mainstream markets. One of the clearest signs yet: the Middle East is embracing it. Can a transformation still in its ...



For Many Players the Focus in Syria Shifts from ISIL to Iran

One year after a crucial turning point in the war in Syria – the fall of rebel-held parts of Aleppo to pro-regime forces – the ...



Iranian Academic’s Death Puts Spotlight on Political Infighting

Iran’s environmental woes have ignited a new front between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his hardline opponents, with the stakes raised by the death in ...


U.S. Department of State

State Department Lost 12% of its Foreign Affairs Specialists in Trump’s First 8 Months

The State Department’s civilian workforce shrunk more than 6 percent overall during the initial eight months of the Trump administration, but that figure masks significantly ...


Trump Administration

Trump: U.S. expenditures in Middle East have been ‘a mistake’

President Trump said Monday that U.S. aid expenditures in the Middle East were “a mistake,” both undercutting a round of complicated diplomacy in Arab capitals ...


Iran in the Region

Israel: Iranian drone we shot down was based on captured US drone

The Israeli military said an Iranian drone it shot down over the weekend was based on an American stealth drone that was intercepted by Iran ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

US tells anti-ISIS coalition to ‘keep eyes on prize’

The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, ...



$88.2B price tag for rebuilding Iraq after Islamic State war

Authorities estimate Iraq needs $88.2 billion to restore a country smashed after the Sunni extremists seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul and a mass ...



When the Islamic State Came to Libya

As U.S. military forces hunt down the remnants of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, they are also waging a quieter campaign in the ...


Asian Champions League

Qatari soccer team plays in UAE amid Gulf diplomatic rift

Al Gharafa of Qatar was opening its Asian Champions League campaign on Monday in Abu Dhabi against Al Jazira, the champions of the United Arab ...


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