Saudi Arabia Aims for over 1000% Increase in Entertainment Sector Employment this Year as Massive Investment Planned

Ahmed Al-Khatib

Saudi Arabia

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U.S. Oil Exports

Saudi Arabia’s Gift To America’s Shale Producers: A Supertanker And An IPO

This week at the Louisiana port called the LOOP, for the first time ever, a supertanker – the Saudi-owned VLCC Shaden -- was loaded with ...

 

Entertainment

Saudi Arabia to invest $64 bn in entertainment in next decade

Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a programme ...

 

Congressional Delegation

Royce CODEL Travels to Saudi Arabia

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Subcommittee Chairman Paul Cook (R-CA) today concluded two days of meetings and briefings in Saudi Arabia ...

 

Nuclear Power

Congress skeptical of Saudi nuclear energy demands

After years of informal negotiations, the United States is facing mounting pressure to reach a civilian nuclear agreement with Saudi Arabia or risk getting shut ...

 

Diplomacy

Saudi FM to Iran: Enough, the 1979 revolution is over

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in a speech before the European Parliament in Brussels that the current nuclear agreement is not enough to ...

 

Franchise Regulation

The Legal Framework of Saudi Arabia and Analysis of the Draft Franchise Law

First, only Saudi Arabian nationals may serve as commercial agents in Saudi Arabia . Thus, when franchising, the franchisee must ...

 

MSCI Inclusion

MSCI decision on Saudi Arabia to be independent of Aramco listing: executive

Global index compiler MSCI’s impending decision on whether to upgrade Saudi Arabia to emerging market status will be independent of the stock market’s ability to ...

 

Saudi Visas

KSA issued 12m visas last year

Of these one-and-a-half million were visit visas and half a million were business visas, Al-Watan Arabic daily reported on Wednesday. ...

 

Banking and Finance

Saudi Arabia’s Samba, Alawwal underline banking upturn

Of the seven main Saudi banks to report so far, all have posted higher profits for the quarter, although few have done enough to beat ...

 

Saudi-Pakistan

Saudi Arabia Stymies U.S. Over Pakistan Terror List

Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a U.S.-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, ...

 

Banking and Finance

Jump in Islamic tax liabilities worries Saudi banks

A jump in retroactive Islamic tax liabilities faced by Saudi Arabian banks is creating concern about damage to their earnings and the government’s motives in ...

 

Social Media Fashion

Two Saudi Sisters Are Taking Over Instagram With Their Ridiculously Amazing Fashion Sense

They've been interviewed by Vogue Arabia, worked with Chanel and done editorial shoots for several high-profile magazines. ...

 

FIFA

Saudi Arabia could be next on Fifa’s list after Peru and Spain

World football's governing body, Fifa, is closely monitoring apparent political interference involving Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over the last few months and ...

 

Jeddah Airport

Changi loses 20-year contract to operate Saudi airport

The termination notice served yesterday comes less than a year after Changi Airports International (CAI) - Changi's foreign investment and airport management arm - and ...

 

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Regional and related topics

The State of the World’s Human Rights

Amnesty Report Makes Scathing Assessment of Human Rights

The survey of 159 countries and territories accuses governments across the globe of “shamelessly” backsliding on human rights, cracking down on dissent, and instituting measures ...

 

Natural Gas

Natural gas to account for 60 per cent of Middle East consumption by 2040, says BP

Natural gas will overtake oil in the Middle East to become the dominant fuel, accounting for around 60 per cent of consumption by 2040, BP ...

 

Russia in the Region

Russia stumbles in the fog of Syrian war

Just a couple of months ago, its mission of ensuring the survival of the internationally ostracized Bashar al-Assad regime evidently appeared so accomplished to President ...

 

Syria

Bombs continue to pound eastern Ghouta as UN pleads for ceasefire

Warplanes have pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day, as the UN pleaded for a truce to halt ...

 

War in Yemen

Amnesty: Yemen war has increased child marriages

“Inequalities” between men and women in Yemen have been “exacerbated” as a result of the ongoing crisis in the country and resulted in the “rise” ...

 

U.S. Middle East Policy

Perspective: Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

In fact, it restores a regional strategy that has long had broad bipartisan support and was once the standard for U.S. presidents – just not ...

 

Sinai Camel Races

The House in Which a Camel Grunts

It’s remarkable that an event entirely organized by the local Bedouin community, receiving no support at all from the state or any other organization, has ...

 

Iran

Six factors driving Iran’s sudden currency devaluation

A major and unexpected devaluation of the rial on the free currency market has taken many in Iran by surprise. Analysis of the behavior patterns ...

 

UAE AI

How the UAE’s New Minister of AI Views the Future Of Tech in His Desert Nation

Olama said he's excited about the monumental opportunities for other governments and AI. There's potential for growth, he said, in improved education, preventive health care ...

 

BAE Systems

UK defence giant downbeat on profits as Saudi jets deal stalls

BAE Systems on Thursday said slowing production of its Eurofighter jet will weigh on profit, spotlighting the pressure the UK company is under to win ...

 

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