SAUDI-UK RELATIONS

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Visits UK on Wednesday with Billions in Deals Eyed

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit the U.S. this week.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, his second stop in a multi-national tour with a broad economic and diplomatic agenda.

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MBS World Tour: 2018

A hard sell? Saudi crown prince goes West to woo allies

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince wants to persuade his British and U.S. allies that “shock” reforms have made his country a better place to invest and ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco IPO venue in the balance as Saudi prince embarks on trip

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's upcoming trip to Britain and the United States could shape the decision on where to list oil giant Aramco, ...

 

Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman interview: ‘British and Saudi people will be much safer if we have a strong relationship’

Not content with transforming Saudi Arabia’s long-standing dependence on its vast oil wealth, the crown prince is simultaneously embarking on an overhaul of the country’s ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Bourse Courts Foreigners as It Readies for Oil Giant’s IPO

The exchange, known as Tadawul, aims to boost foreign ownership of equities to as much as 25 percent in at least the next two years ...

 

Technology

Alphabet, Amazon in running for Saudi data centers, Aramco CEO says

Saudi Aramco, the world's largest energy company, is aiming to break into the cloud computing and data analytics market, and it's looking to Google-parent Alphabet ...

 

Travel and Tourism

Is Saudi Arabia the next holiday hotspot?

Saudi Arabia is opening up to tourism. The Kingdom has a new, professional approach to attracting visitors, easier visa rules and, for the first time, the prospect for ...

 

Banking

Saudi Suspends Longer-Term Repo Pacts as Cash Crunch Ends

Saudi Arabia has suspended the use of 7-day, 28-day and 90-day repurchase agreements that were rolled out two years ago when the kingdom faced a ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Saudi-Russia oil deal leads to bigger Russia role in Middle East

Saudi Arabia's oil production agreement with Russia was opportunistic at first, but it is now the foundation for a broader relationship that has the potential ...

 

Flash Flood Drama

Bird’s-eye view of flash flood in Saudi Arabia

Many regions of Saudi Arabia were hit by flash floods on March 2. This aerial footage shows the waters flooding an area in Houta Bani ...

 

Saudi Women Drivers

‘Oh My God’ Turns to ‘Yay Me’ as Saudi Women Practice Driving

Three and a half months remain before the date when the rulers of this ultraconservative kingdom have promised to lift the longstanding ban on women ...

 

WWE in KSA

WWE to hold 50-man Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia

WWE will hold a 50-man Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia on April 27 as part of a new agreement with the Saudi General Sports ...

 

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Saudi Nuclear Energy

The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock starts ticking

Nuclear technology is certain to figure in Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s talks this month during visits to Britain and the United States. ...

 

Qatar Dispute

Gulf states considering plans to bring end to Saudi-led Qatar boycott

In what would be seen as a mutual goodwill gesture designed to lead to the end of the nine-month boycott of the country by Saudi ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Saudi Arabia and US are growing together, says Saudi Aramco CEO

"There is room to grow and shale will grow, especially with the market improving," Nasser told CNBC at IHS Markit's CERAWeek conference in Houston. "But ...

 

Russia in the Region

Russia’s Favorite Syrian Warlord

Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan has won over Putin and played a central role in the assault on eastern Ghouta ...

 

Syria Civil War

Syria: More than 1,000 children have been killed or injured this year, UNICEF says

The grim statistic, from UNICEF regional communications chief Juliette Touma, comes as violence rips through the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where about a third ...

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

UN Chief Nuke Inspector: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Not Fail

Yukiya Amano said that if the deal "were to fail it would be a great loss for nuclear verification and multilateralism." ...

 

Saudi-Israel

AIPAC speakers praise Saudi Arabia and UAE leadership

Stephen Greenberg told the annual conference, under way here in the US capital, on Monday that he visited both countries and was encouraged by the ...

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran’s foreign minister accuses Europe of appeasing Trump

Mohammad Javad Zarif says Europeans bowing to pressure in order to keep US in nuclear deal ...

 

Saudi Airspace

Air India denies getting approval for flights to Israel over Saudi Arabia

Hours after Netanyahu claims deal reached, spokesman tells Times of Israel airline still awaiting okay for Delhi-Tel Aviv route over Saudi airspace ...

 

Qatar

A Top Trump Fund-Raiser Says Qatar Hacked His Email

A cyberwar in the Persian Gulf reverberated in the United States this week as a top Republican fund-raiser accused agents for Qatar of hacking into ...

 

Russia in the Region

Frenemies: Putin and Erdogan

MIT's Carol Saivetz examines this relationship and argues that the frayed ties are being repaired—but that there are serious limits to any rapprochement. ...

 

Israel-Iran

When Israel Hatched a Secret Plan to Assassinate Iranian Scientists

The breadth of this effort, particularly its covert elements, including the assassination of Iranian scientists, and the startling success it achieved, has never been told ...

 

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