Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Adds Egypt Leg to International Trip

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will begin a weeks long international tour with a three day visit to Egypt, according to a Reuters report citing confirmation from the office of Egypt's president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

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Saudi Crown Prince to make three-day Egypt visit

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman is to visit Egypt on Sunday to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his first public foreign trip since becoming ...


Air Travel

Bridging the Gulf: Interview with SaudiGulf Airlines President Samer Majali

Facing stronger than expected competition in its home market, SaudiGulf Airlines is turning its gaze abroad while re-evaluating a stalled order for the Bombardier CSeries. ...


Social Media

Saudi millennials watch more YouTube than TV

It may be of no surprise that the majority of YouTube viewers in the Middle East are youth, some of the most tech-savvy and digital ...



Saudi consumer spending set to take hit as reforms impact

Overall consumer spending in Saudi Arabia is expected to take a hit over the next couple of years as a result of the economic reforms ...



Confined on His Last Trip to Saudi Arabia, Lebanon’s Leader Returns on Better Terms

The last time Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon visited Saudi Arabia, he was stripped of his cellphones, insulted by royal guards, confined and ordered ...



Mohammed bin Salman UK visit: Who is the Saudi Crown Prince, why are people protesting, what’s at stake

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in London on 7 March for a three-day state visit, in which he will meet with Prime Minister ...


Debt Finance

Analysis: The Saudis Can’t Just Throw Their Bond Market Weight Around

Saudi Arabia could return to the international bond market this month for a third time, once it has wrapped up refinancing a syndicated loan. The ...


Film and Cinema

Saudi Arabia approves licensing regulations for cinemas

Saudi Arabia has approved licensing regulations for cinemas, opening the door for companies to apply and start operating in the kingdom as the country eases ...


Banking and Finance

Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Hire as Banks Look Past Saudi Purge

Global banks are pushing ahead with growth plans in Saudi Arabia four months after a crackdown on corruption threatened to derail ambitious plans to transform ...


War in Yemen

What’s behind the sudden ouster of top Saudi military commanders

This is MBS’s war and his signature policy initiative. Failure in Yemen is a fundamental black mark on his credibility. ...



Israel’s El Al seeks international help to access Saudi airspace

Israel's flag carrier El Al has asked an airline industry lobby group to help it access Saudi Arabian airspace, so it can compete with Air ...



Saudi Arabia’s top sports body announces 10-year deal with WWE

Saudi Arabia’s top sports authority has announced a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) to hold wrestling events in the country for the next ...


Saudi Nuclear Program

Opinion: Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes

The issue isn’t whether it’s fair to constrain the Saudis more than the Iranians, or whether there is an opportunity to revive U.S. nuclear manufacturing, ...


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Tribal laws determine fate of IS families in Iraq

Although the displaced can now return to their homes in Ninevah, Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, tribes whose members were victims of the Islamic State (IS) are preventing IS-affiliated ...



Israeli police question Netanyahu in telecoms corruption case

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country’s largest telecommunications company, Israel ...



Suicide car bomber attacks Afghan capital, at least one dead

A suicide car bomber struck on Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing one person and wounding 14 bystanders, officials said, but there was ...


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Donald Trump to Persian Gulf: Resolve Qatar crisis or no Camp David

President Donald Trump wants to bring feuding Persian Gulf leaders to Camp David for a show of solidarity with the United States. But there are ...



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Kuwait, a Gulf nation of about 4.1 million people, may not garner as many news headlines as its bigger GCC peers Saudi Arabia and the ...



Turkey suffers deadly day in Afrin offensive

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