King Salman Replaces Top Military Commanders in Cabinet Shuffle

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Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers by royal decree, elevating a younger generation as the war in Yemen approaches its fourth year without a victory.

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Military Reshuffle

Saudi reshuffles top military posts, adds a woman deputy minister

The chief of staff was retired and replaced by First Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamed al-Ruwayli while new chiefs were appointed to the country’s air ...


Female Deputy Minister

Tamader Al-Rammah appointed Saudi Deputy Minister of Labor

A Saudi royal decree on Monday appointed Dr. Tamader Al-Rammah Yousef Mogbel Al-Rammah as the kingdom’s Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development. She was ...


Saudi Nuclear Program`

US-Saudi atomic energy agreement complicated by Iran deal

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead an interagency U.S. delegation to talks with the Saudis in London on Friday, two administration officials and three outside ...


Foreign Investment

Saudi Arabia Extends Foreign Investment Licenses to 5 Years

Saudi Arabia is entering a crucial year for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to remake the economy, dubbed Vision 2030, as officials try to ...


World Cup

2018 World Cup Guide: Group A: Saudi Arabia

Back at the World Cup for the first time since 2006, we take a look at the Saudi Arabian side on its way to Russia. ...


Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin to deliver 2 satellites to Saudi Arabia

The global defense leader Lockheed Martin is delivering two satellites to the Kingdom toward the end of this year. ...



Amazon’s PayFort registers wholly-owned business in Saudi Arabia

The new, foreign business licence is the first of its kind to be issued to a payment services operator. ...


Banking and Finance

Deutsche Bank Plans Saudi, Dubai Hires as Sovereigns Drive Deals

Deutsche Bank AG is expanding in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as the lender expects sovereign bond sales and initial public offerings to ...



Lebanon’s Saad Hariri accepts invitation to visit Saudi Arabia

Lebanese PM welcomes Saudi invitation, in what would be his first visit since his 'resignation' from Riyadh in November. ...


Insider Trading

Saudi Regulator Fines Former Mobily Chairman for Insider Trading

Saudi Arabia’s market regulator fined the former chairman of the kingdom’s second-biggest telecom company for insider trading and ordered his investment firm to pay $75 ...


Maan Al-Sanea

Saudi Arabia prepares to auction detained billionaire Maan al-Sanea’s real estate, cars

The al-Sanea case is separate from the main anti-graft campaign. The businessman -- in 2007 he was ranked by Forbes as one of the world's ...


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Anti-ISIS Campaign

Now that the Islamic State has fallen in Iraq and Syria, where are all its fighters going?

A study by the Soufan Center and the Global Strategy Network has tracked 5,600 fighters who have returned to their home countries. ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Europeans Dig In Against New Iran Sanctions Risking Nuclear Deal

European allies, pressed by President Donald Trump’s administration to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program, are digging in against moves ...


UN Security Council

U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out ...


Syria Chemical Weapons

North Korea Is Giving Chemical-Weapons Supplies to Syria, U.N. Experts Say

North Korea has been shipping supplies to the Syrian government that could be used to make chemical weapons, according to a shocking new report Tuesday ...


Russia in the Region

Putin orders daily cease-fire in Syrian rebel enclave that U.N. calls ‘hell on Earth’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a daily cease-fire in eastern Ghouta, the Syrian rebel-held enclave near the capital Damascus and the target of ...


U.S. Middle East Policy

Commentary: America’s “Chaos Strategy” in the Middle East and South Asia

America's longest wars are still being fought without any clear goals, and the U.S. is dealing with challenges like the broad instability in the Arab ...



The Dark Arts of Foreign Influence-Peddling

The Mueller investigation is showing the extent of Russian operations. But its real import extends far beyond that. ...


Climate Change

Does Climate Change Cause More War? A New Paper Raises Doubts

A new paper questions the growing body of evidence that weather fluctuations can prompt wars, but researchers have doubts about its value. ...


Egypt-Israel Gas Deal

Egypt faces public backlash after signing $15 billion gas deal with Israel

The signing of a $15 billion deal allowing an Egyptian private sector firm to buy natural gas from Israel over the coming decade has sparked ...


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