Trump to Host Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at White House on March 20

President Donald Trump will host visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington on March 20 at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday, noting that the president "looks forward to strengthening ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia.”

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Trump to Host Saudi Crown Prince at White House on March 20

President Donald Trump plans to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington on March 20, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ...


Saudi Aramco IPO

Why Saudi Arabia’s giant oil IPO may slip into 2019

Three reasons why investors may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on its shares.   ...


U.S.-Saudi Investment

Saudis Hire Top D.C. Lobbyists to Seek U.S. Approval for Deals

Akin Gump will focus on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses, according to the filings. The ...



With Red Sea mega-city, Saudis eye economic unity with Egypt, Jordan

“The scale is unprecedented; and if it happens in the way that’s being discussed it would create a more integrated relationship among Egypt, Jordan and ...


Saudi Entertainment

Let Me Entertain You: Saudi Arabia’s New Enthusiasm for Fun

While entertainment is unlikely to outstrip health and education in spending, the new emphasis on the sector is remarkable. Social outings with mixed genders, open ...



Saudi demand for weapons rises 225% in past five years

US arms exports surged 25 percent over the five years to 2017, according to data released on Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. ...


Women's Rights

Saudi Arabia’s Women Lawyers Granted New Legal Powers As Kingdom Aims to Be More Inclusive

Starting on Monday, Saudi Arabia’s female lawyers will have expanded powers to work as public notaries, according to the country’s Justice Ministry. ...


Women's Rights

Saudi Arabia must ban discrimination against women: U.N. rights panel

A U.N. rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to end discriminatory practices against women, including its pervasive system of male guardianship, and give ...



Saudi Petrochemical Producers Plan to Return to Merger Table

Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. plan to resume talks about a potential merger, four years after a tie-up was put on hold. ...


Crude to Chemicals

Saudi Aramco & SABIC award a contract for crude to chemicals mega project

Wood has been selected to develop the world's largest fully integrated crude oil to chemicals (COTC) complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on behalf ...


Oil Exports

OPEC Deal In Jeopardy As Iran And Saudi Arabia Square Off

Iran and Saudi Arabia are at odds over what to do next with the OPEC agreement, a conflict that could sow the seeds of the ...


Maan Al-Sanea

Exclusive: Saudi businessman al-Sanea seeks last-ditch debt deal – sources

Saudi Arabia’s collapsed Saad Group, led by businessman Maan al-Sanea, has called a meeting with creditors in a last-ditch attempt to end a dispute over ...


Saudi Women

Divorced Saudi women win right to get custody of children

Mothers in Saudi Arabia can now retain custody of their children after divorce without filing lawsuits, according to a Saudi Information Ministry statement Monday, meaning ...


Women in the Workforce

The number of women-owned tech startups in Saudi is steadily on the rise

New data released by Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators revealed that the number of women-owned tech startups in Saudi is steadily on the ...


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