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What revenue will expat fees actually generate?

Okaz recently published a financial analysis, prepared by Muhammad Al-Sobhi from Jeddah. The report said that the program of fees on expats and their …

Saudi Arabia

Over 260,000 residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

Author: Arab NewsMon, 2017-12-25 19:53ID: 1514256874753865800RIYADH: The joint field security campaign has apprehended 264,245 violators of …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia's corruption crackdown pauses after 200 detained, at least $50 billion seized

• <b>Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption has come to a pause after about 200 people were detained and 2,000 bank accounts were frozen. Authorities expect the crackdown to net $50-100 billion.</b>• <b><br>The crackdown came from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has now consolodated authority after seizing</b> …

Saudi purge sees 159 business leaders held in Riyadh hotel

Hundreds of bank accounts frozen as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘anti-corruption campaign’ continues<p>Saudi officials have disclosed that 159 business leaders, including members of the royal family, have been detained at a five-star hotel in Riyadh during a corruption purge, with most having …

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

Omar bin Khatab, a senior al-Qaeda leader, and other members of the terrorist group were killed in Afghanistan as a result of joint U.S.-Afghan …

Terrorism

Dozens of journalists held hostage by Houthis in Yemen

Reporters Without Borders calls on the rebels free the media workers after they were captured on Saturday in an attack.<p>Houthi rebels in Yemen have held dozens of journalists captive for days at a television station in the capital and a media watchdog has demanded their immediate release.<p>According …

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.<p>"Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is …

Israel

Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear to be Iranian, says UN

JEDDAH: Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi militias this year appear to have been designed and …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia has 11 million foreign workers from more than 100 countries

Author: MOHAMMED RASOOLDEENFri, 2017-12-01 03:00ID: 1512080250937338900RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is one of the largest labor markets in the world with 11 …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Will they go to war?

The BBC's Paul Adams examines the fragile relationship between the two regional rivals.<p><i>Video produced by Helene Daouphars</i>

Saudi Arabia

Massive meta-study confirms moderate coffee consumption is good for you

A massive umbrella study published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> has concluded that moderate coffee intake is generally safe for most of the …

Saudi Shoura Council to discuss proposal for whistleblower protection

Author: Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr.Sun, 2017-11-19 03:00ID: 1511042161890742200RIYADH: The campaign against corruption will be ramped up next week if and …

Middle East

Lebanon PM dismisses "rumors" about his detention

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri dismissed reports about his alleged detention in Saudi Arabia as "rumors," hours before he is expected to leave the kingdom to France two weeks after his surprise resignation.<p>The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said Hariri is expected in …

Oil prices jump after report that Saudi citizens being urged to leave Lebanon

Oil prices touched fresh session highs on Thursday following a report from Al Arabiya that Saudi Arabia has urged its nationals to leave Lebanon …

Oil

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off guard.<p>Now it's trying to walk back its escalations in Lebanon …

The Richest Man in the Middle East Is Under Arrest in Saudi Arabia. Here's What We Know About His Money

He's already lost at least $1 billion.<p>He’s the richest man in the Middle East.<p>And now he’s under house arrest.<p>Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal—best known …

Wealth

The Middle East’s next big crisis, and 4 other global stories you might have missed

<i>In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: A series of events sent the Middle East into turmoil.</i><p><b>The biggest story: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince makes a power play</b><p>First, Saudi officials reported they had intercepted and …

Middle East

France’s Macron condemns Houthi missile launch at Riyadh

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 10 November 2017<p>Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives French President Emmanuel Macron. (SPA)<p>JEDDAH: French President …

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain urge nationals to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has asked its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediately in a travel warning issued on Thursday, Nov. 9.<p>The travel warning also …

Saudi AG reveals corruption close to $100 billion, 208 individuals called in for questioning

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 9 November 2017<p>Attorney General Saud Al-Mojeb. (Photo courtesy: social media)<p>JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has uncovered corruption to …

What Saudi Arabia’s purge of ministers, princes — including the Buffett of the Middle East — means for markets

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, appears to be flexing his muscle in what is being viewed by some as the latest, and …

Middle East

Saudis Must Now Temper Expectations for Aramco's IPO

A share sale was expected to raise $100 billion, but $65 billion looks more realistic amid political upheaval.<p>The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, used oil as his initial springboard from relative obscurity. In his first on-the-record interview, in January 2016, he proposed …

UK set to agree $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco

The British government is poised to sign off a $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco as London seeks to host the stock market flotation of Saudi …

Brexit

Saudi government to confiscate $800 billion from alleged corrupt individuals

Saudi Arabia said it is targeting the assets of several ultra-rich businessmen and more than 60 princes in its recenrt crackdown on alleged currpution in the kingdom, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p>Multiple bank account of “persons of interests” have been frozen. The Saudi central bank saying the …

Corruption

Saudi-led Coalition closing land, sea and air ports in Yemen to stop Iran arms smuggling

| <b>Published —</b> Monday 6 November 2017<p>Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they …

‘No one is above law,’ Crown Prince proves by action

Saudi Gazette<p><b>Jeddah</b> — The crackdown on corruption soon after the formation of an anti-graft supreme committee headed by the Crown Prince has been …

Coalition Spokesman: Iran provided Houthis with ballistic missiles

The kingdom announced a list of 40 names of leaders and elements responsible for planning, executing and supporting various terrorist activities by …