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Saudi Arabia Moves Toward Buying 48 Eurofighter Jets

Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its commitment to BAE Systems Plc’s Eurofighter program, providing a much-needed boost to the aircraft and reviving prospects for a long-delayed 48-jet ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco IPO delayed until 2019, UK officials told

Saudi Aramco’s listing is unlikely to go ahead this year, according to British officials who have been warned by their Saudi counterparts that the world’s ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Foreign fund hopes boost Saudi Stock Market

Expectations for inflows of foreign funds in coming months boosted Saudi Arabia’s stock market to a multi-year high on Sunday, while a leap by Dubai’s ...

 

Corruption Crackdown

Saudis Said to Use Coercion and Abuse to Seize Billions

Extensive interviews with Saudi officials, members of the royal family, and relatives, advisers and associates of the detainees revealed a murkier, coercive operation, marked by ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi, US forces launch ‘friendship military exercises 2018’

Saudi and United States forces have begun the Friendship Military Exercises 2018’ taking place in the kingdom’s northern region. ...

 

Women's Rights

Divorced Saudi mothers given new child custody rights

Divorced women in Saudi Arabia will no longer be required to file a lawsuit to gain custody of their children, according to the kingdom’s justice ...

 

Railways

UAE says will have rail link with Saudi Arabia by the end of December 2021

The planned 2,100 km (1,300 mile) passenger and cargo network connecting the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states was pushed back at least three years ...

 

Power and Water

Saudi state-backed co invites bids for Jubail water, power project

Saudi Arabia’s Water & Electricity Co (WEC) invited proposals on Monday to develop Jubail Phase 3, an integrated water desalination and power plant in the ...

 

Corruption Crackdown

Saudi establishes units specialising in anti-corruption

King Salman of Saudi has ordered specialised anti-corruption units to be established in the public prosecutor's office, the government said on Sunday, several weeks after ...

 

Housing

Rent prices continue to drop as expat families leave in droves

“A lot of investors in apartment buildings have lost money as there has been a higher demand on houses. The Kingdom is going through a ...

 

Saudi Arabia’s bootleg music shops: Retrospective

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Adaa

APCO Registers To Represent Saudi Arabia’s New “Performance Hub”

APCO Worldwide has registered as an agent to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Performance Measurement, Adaa. The Washington-based firm helped to ...

 

Saudi Images

A glimpse inside Saudi Arabia in photos

The photos in the gallery below illustrate Saudi Arabia’s rapid urbanization, rising national identity, and some of the changes underway in society and politics as ...

 

Transportation

Saudi Arabia home to the world’s longest straight road

Saudi Arabia’s Highway 10 is set to be the world’s longest stretch of straight road, Pan-Arab site StepFeed reported. ...

 

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Regional and related topics

U.S. Arms Sales

Nearly half of US arms exports go to the Middle East

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said on Monday that global transfer of major weapons systems between 2013 and 2017 rose by 10% compared ...

 

Oil Price

Oil, briefly up on lower rig counts, falls on U.S. output outlook

Oil prices fell on Monday on expectations that U.S. output will rise this year, erasing earlier gains buoyed by lower weekly U.S. rig counts and ...

 

Syria Civil War

Pentagon head warns Syrian forces on use of chemical weapons

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons in its civil war and said the Trump administration ...

 

Turkey

Erdogan slams Nato for failing to back Syria campaign

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday (March 11) angrily lashed out at Nato, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey's campaign ...

 

Notes from the Region

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait: A Trip Report

To varying degrees, in Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, one impression seems inescapable: namely, the sense that the existing economic model of these states is ...

 

Kuwait

Kuwait: The struggle for leadership and reform

Kuwait’s succession struggle is becoming clearer, with a son of a serving emir having a good chance of taking over the running of the country ...

 

Turkey

Shock in Turkey after Basaran heiress, friends die in plane crash

Mina Basaran, 28-year-old daughter of Turkish billionaire businessman Huseyin Basaran, and her female friends were flying back to Istanbul after celebrating Basaran's bachelorette party in ...

 

Yemen Civil War

In a Yemeni town, hardship awaits displaced civilians

“At least 40,000 have been displaced in recent weeks,” Eshrak al-Soubai, Yemen’s deputy health minister, told Reuters. ...

 

U.S. Aid

Reforming U.S. Security Aid Is Unlikely to Transform the Most Difficult Partnerships

Security assistance is a longstanding American tool to build up cooperation with key countries, including regional heavyweights like Egypt, Nigeria and Pakistan, where security deficits ...

 

Nikki Haley

Perspective: Candidate Haley

The portrait that emerges is of a retail politician turning U.N. diplomacy into a ticket to the White House. ...

 

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