Saudi Arabia

I Told You So: Saudis See 'No Need' To Extend Production Cuts

Surprise! Riyadh doesn't think it will be necessary to extend OPEC production cuts past H1.<p>Meanwhile, US producers are hedging in anticipation of the …

Oil

Trump Must Make a Long-Term Investment in the Mideast

<i>Dr. Jessica Ashooh is Deputy Director of the Middle East Strategy Task Force at the Atlantic Council. This piece is part of a special RCW series on</i> …

Middle East

Canadian senators’ unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia draws criticism

Weeks after an international human-rights group revealed that Saudi Arabia had executed more than 150 people last year, a group of Canadian senators has quietly travelled to Riyadh for an official visit with Saudi counterparts.<p>Speaker George Furey and senators Peter Harder, Percy Downe and Vern …

Canada

Saudi Arabia planning $50bn of renewable energy investment to become 'solar powerhouse'

Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, is seeking up to $50bn (about £40.1bn) of investment in solar and wind energy, while also …

Environmentalism

Farsnews

"At least 37 Riyadh-backed militias loyal to former fugitive President Mansour Hadi were killed in Asilan region of Shabwah province," the …

Yemen

Lebanon-KSA: Any normalization would need a green light from Hezbollah

in Arab world, Lebanon<p>Lebanese President Michel Aoun headed to Saudi Arabia on January 9 for his first official trip, before going to Qatar. His next …

House of Saud

Trump’s stance on Iran, Daesh cause for optimism: Al-Jubeir

Latest in Saudi Arabia<p>Cabinet lauds Riyadh conference on defeating Daesh<p>RIYADH The Cabinet chaired by King Salman at Al Yamamah Palace on Monday …

Riyadh

Unregistered engineers beware

Cabinet congratulates King Salman for winning KFIP for Service to Islam<p>Anti-Daesh conference in Riyadh showed Kingdom’s commitment to fight …

Israel

Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy program soon: minister

Saudi Arabia will launch in coming weeks a renewable energy program that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.<p>Falih, speaking at an energy industry event in Abu Dhabi, said Riyadh would in the next few …

Riyadh

Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron.<p>The decision to transfer the uninhabited islands of Tiran and …

Middle East

The Saudi women afraid to go home

<b>(CNN) —</b> "This is it," Arwa said as she sat in the US immigration office on the outskirts of Houston, Texas last month. Having fled Saudi Arabia two years earlier, her 7 a.m. appointment would reveal if her application for asylum had been successful or whether she would be forced to leave …

Middle East

IMF Slashes Saudi Arabia Growth Forecast on Lower Oil Production - Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund cut its growth outlook for Saudi Arabia on lower oil production, underscoring the challenges facing the kingdom as it …

Oil

Salman decorates Felipe VI of Spain with King Abdul Aziz Medal

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman decorates King Felipe VI of Spain with the King Abdul Aziz Medal, the highest Saudi honor, during a …

House of Saud

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Signs Jordan’s Lowest-Cost Solar Project - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International signed Jordan’s lowest-cost solar energy project as demand for power from the sun grows.<p>The 61-megawatt solar …

Environmentalism

Saudis Seek Up to $50 Billion for First Phase of Renewables Plan - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia will start soliciting bids in the next few weeks for the first phase of a “massive” renewable-energy program costing $30 billion to $50 …

Environmentalism

Saudi Embassy Manages Official Twitter Account Of "Syrian Opposition"

A screenshot from @SyrCoalition/Twitter<p>The Saudi Embassy manages the official Twitter account of the so-called “Syrian opposition” to President …

Syria

Thousands of housing units for Saudi citizens

Riyadh — The Ministry of Housing announced here on Sunday the launch of its first phase of ‘My House’ program.<p>As part of the program, 120,000 housing …

Housing

Saudi's Flynas to buy 80 Airbus A320neo planes in $8.6B deal

Airbus says it has agreed to sell a total of 80 A320neo planes to Saudi Arabian low-cost airline Flynas in a deal worth $8.6 billion.<p>The agreement …

Airlines

Jordan's King Abdullah reshuffles government, retains PM - state tv

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday swore in a new government following a reshuffle but retained Hani Mulki as prime minister, state television reported on Sunday.<p>The second reshuffle since Mulki was appointed last May was intended to give him more scope for economic reforms and to …

King Abdullah

Saudi Arabia's religious authority says opening cinemas risks 'immoral and rotten' influence

Saudi Arabia's religious authority has said the legalisation of cinemas and concerts could lead to the "mixing of sexes" and "atheistic or rotten" …

Middle East

Iraqi minister trying to improve relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Iraq’s foreign minister said he had carried messages between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a continuing attempt to curb a feud involving its two …

Iran

Spanish king to hold talks in Riyadh today on key Mideast issues

Latest in Saudi Arabia<p>Saudi campaign brings winter relief to Syrian refugees<p>AMMAN The Saudi National Campaign to support the Syrian refugees has …

King Salman

BOMBSHELL - NAJIB CAMP BLAMES ROSMAH, JHO LOW, ERIC TAN FIASCO ON THE ARABS: JHO ACTING ON BEHALF FOR ARABS TO MAKE SURE 'DONATION' REACHES NAJIB'S ACCOUNTS, ERIC TAN ALSO AN ARAB PROXY

A piece of news that has escaped many people is that on September 1st, 2016, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) finally admitted that at least USD200 …

Malaysia

BIP to probe violations in health sector

Riyadh — Any violations in the health sector that call for imprisonment will be investigated by the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution …

Middle East

Economists call for flexibility in collection of expat levy

DAMMAM – Economists and businessmen have suggested developing a flexible mechanism for the collection of additional fees to be imposed on private …

Middle East

Trump Team Targets Iran

<i>Saudi Arabia dominates above all other nations as a supplier of suicide bombers, and its royal family dominates as the world’s top financial backer</i> …

World Politics

A New Social and Political Order for Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has not only been at the forefront of the kingdom’s political and military forays in the …

Middle East

Spain, Saudis Have Warship Deal Ahead Of Royal Visit

Saudi Prince Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud shakes hands with Spanish King Juan Carlos (L) during a meeting in the Zarzuela Palace, Sept.15, 1997.Spain's King …

Middle East

Lebanon mending ties with Gulf states

Lebanese president Michael Aoun has just returned from a four-day trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Why does Lebanon want to improve its relations with the Gulf nations and how does the Arab media view the rapprochement?<p>The trip, which began on Monday in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, is the first …

Middle East

Prosecutors charge man in Saudi college student's death

MADISON, Wis. – A Minnesota man with a string of domestic violence convictions was charged in the death of a Saudi Arabian college student stemming from a confrontation in northwestern Wisconsin last year, prosecutors said Friday.<p>Cullen Osburn, 27, of Minneapolis, was charged with felony murder and …

Crime