Saudi Arabia

Country Saudi Arabia
Capital Riyadh
Continent Asia
Currency Saudi Riyal(SAR)
Languages Arabic

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Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina. The king's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The modern Saudi state was founded in 1932 by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al SAUD (Ibn Saud) after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula. A male descendent of Ibn Saud, his son ABDALLAH bin Abd al-Aziz, rules the country today as required by the country's 1992 Basic Law. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia accepted the Kuwaiti royal family and 400,000 refugees while allowing Western and Arab troops to deploy on its soil for the liberation of Kuwait the following year. The continuing presence of foreign troops on Saudi soil after the liberation of Kuwait became a source of tension between the royal family and the public until all operational US troops left the country in 2003. Major terrorist attacks in May and November 2003 spurred a strong on-going campaign against domestic terrorism and extremism. King ABDALLAH has continued the cautious reform program begun when he was crown prince. To promote increased political participation, the government held elections nationwide from February through April 2005 for half the members of 179 municipal councils. In December 2005, King ABDALLAH completed the process by appointing the remaining members of the advisory municipal councils. The king instituted an Inter-Faith Dialogue initiative in 2008 to encourage religious tolerance on a global level; in February 2009, he reshuffled the cabinet, which led to more moderates holding ministerial and judicial positions, and appointed the first female to the cabinet. The country remains a leading producer of oil and natural gas and holds more than 20% of the world's proven oil reserves. The government continues to pursue economic reform and diversification, particularly since Saudi Arabia's accession to the WTO in December 2005, and promotes foreign investment in the kingdom. A burgeoning population, aquifer depletion, and an economy largely dependent on petroleum output and prices are all ongoing governmental concerns.

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Saudi Arabia: Mass Execution of 37 Men - Human Rights Watch
  1. Saudi Arabia: Mass Execution of 37 Men  Human Rights Watch
  2. Exclusive: Some of the men executed in Saudi Arabia claimed their confessions were forced  CNN
  3. A Young Man Set To Attend Western Michigan University Was Beheaded In Saudi Arabia  BuzzFeed News
  4. Saudi Arabia executed convicts after forced confessions  Business Standard
  5. U.N. rights boss condemns Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 men  Reuters
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Banks brush aside reputational concerns and return to invest in Saudi Arabia - Middle East Monitor
  1. Banks brush aside reputational concerns and return to invest in Saudi Arabia  Middle East Monitor
  2. Wall Street titans return to Saudi Arabia as new human rights storm erupts  CNN
  3. Wall Street is 'looking for opportunities' in Saudi Arabia, the country's finance minister says  CNBC
  4. Would Any Atrocity Turn Off Investors to Saudi Arabia?  The New York Times
  5. Saudi Arabia's Dream Of $85 Oil Is Closer Than Ever | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com
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UK condemns Saudi Arabia over 'repulsive' mass executions - The GuardianUK condemns Saudi Arabia over 'repulsive' mass executions  The Guardian

Britain has issued its sharpest condemnation of the direction of Saudi Arabian human rights policy, describing its mass executions as “repulsive” and “utterly ...



Saudi Arabia executes 37 people, crucifying one, for terror-related crimes - CNNSaudi Arabia executes 37 people, crucifying one, for terror-related crimes  CNN

Saudi Arabia has executed 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes, the kingdom's official news agency said Tuesday.



Saudi Arabia sends 'a message of fear' with mass execution, says dissident - CBC.caSaudi Arabia sends 'a message of fear' with mass execution, says dissident  CBC.ca

On Tuesday, 37 people were beheaded in Saudi Arabia after being tried on vague charges of terrorism.



The Yemen Resolution and the Historical U.S.-Saudi Security Relationship - LawfareThe Yemen Resolution and the Historical U.S.-Saudi Security Relationship  Lawfare

The relationship—which includes arms sales, military assistance and training, intelligence sharing, and direct operational support—has been a long-standing ...



Saudi Arabia's oil boost to help Trump on Iran won’t kill OPEC–Russia - AxiosSaudi Arabia's oil boost to help Trump on Iran won’t kill OPEC–Russia  Axios

It can increase short-term output but avoid undercutting OPEC+ deals.



Dakar reveals details of 2020 Saudi Arabia route - Motorsport.com, Edition: GlobalDakar reveals details of 2020 Saudi Arabia route  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

The route for the 2020 Dakar Rally, the first edition of the legendary rally-raid to be held in Saudi Arabia, has been revealed.



Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an 'Inhuman' Woman-Tracking App - TIMESaudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an 'Inhuman' Woman-Tracking App  TIME

Two Saudi sisters who fled their country called Wednesday for U.S. tech giants to remove an app which allows men in the Gulf state to monitor their female ...



UK government to investigate BeoutQ Premier League IP theft - SportsPro MediaUK government to investigate BeoutQ Premier League IP theft  SportsPro Media

The UK government is set to look into the widespread piracy of live sports *content* in Saudi Arabia after Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, called ...



Vocalink Brings Real-Time Payments To Saudi Arabia - pymnts.comVocalink Brings Real-Time Payments To Saudi Arabia  pymnts.com

Vocalink is partnering with Saudi Payments to introduce real-time payments in Saudi Arabia for financial institution, consumer and business transactions.



Saudi Arabia's civil service minister leads delegation to Egypt - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia's civil service minister leads delegation to Egypt  Arabnews

CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly welcomed Saudi Arabia's Minister of Civil *Service* and Chairman of the Arab Organization for Administrative ...



Saudi Arabia looks to 'human capital' for growth - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia looks to 'human capital' for growth  Arabnews

RIYADH: Improved education standards have a key role to play in the Kingdom's Vision 2030, Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mashari, chairman of the Education ...



Saudi Arabia considers relaxing ownership limits for foreign investors - Saudi GazetteSaudi Arabia considers relaxing ownership limits for foreign investors  Saudi Gazette

230 views. Mohammed Al-Kuwaiz, Chairman of the Capital Market Authority speaks during an interview with Reuters in Riyadh. REUTERS. RIYADH - Saudi ...



From Sudan’s protesters, a warning to Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Don’t meddle - The Washington PostFrom Sudan’s protesters, a warning to Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Don’t meddle  The Washington Post

After the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were accused of backing counterrevolutions to restore order in the region.



Head of Saudi Arabia's SRC: 'Ask banks for a mortgage, and we will refinance it' - Arab NewsHead of Saudi Arabia's SRC: 'Ask banks for a mortgage, and we will refinance it'  Arab News

RIYADH: The head of the state-owned Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC) has made an unprecedented offer to the Kingdom's home-seekers to ...



Saudi Arabia is set to lead a trillion-dollar regional investment splurge - CNBCSaudi Arabia is set to lead a trillion-dollar regional investment splurge  CNBC

The energy sector in the Middle East and North Africa looks set for almost $1 trillion in investment over the next five years.



Can women go to the Supercopa de Espana in Saudi Arabia freely? - MARCA.comCan women go to the Supercopa de Espana in Saudi Arabia freely?  MARCA.com

With the likelihood that the Supercopa de Espana will be played in Saudi Arabia for the foreseeable future, it's worth opening the debate on...



Saudi Arabia’s intolerance weakens its Islamic leadership - The Washington PostSaudi Arabia’s intolerance weakens its Islamic leadership  The Washington Post

One of the most alarming trends in Saudi Arabia is how the country is responding to religious reforms and political Islam. The use of Islam to justify the ...



Business Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder - The New York TimesBusiness Quietly Returns to Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder  The New York Times

Six months after agents from Saudi Arabia dismembered the writer Jamal Khashoggi, investors are no longer shying away from doing business with the ...



Saudi Arabia sees first budget surplus since 2014 - Arab NewsSaudi Arabia sees first budget surplus since 2014  Arab News

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia achieved its first budget surplus since 2014, at about $7.41 billion in the first quarter, the country's minister of finance said on Wednesday.



Saudi Arabia plans to create 561000 jobs under new digital employment initiative - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia plans to create 561000 jobs under new digital employment initiative  Arabnews

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has revealed ambitious plans to create more than 561000 private-sector jobs by 2023 as part of a new digital era for the Kingdom's labor ...



Carly Booth: Saudi Arabia federation deal does not change Scottish Golf role - BBC SportCarly Booth: Saudi Arabia federation deal does not change Scottish Golf role  BBC Sport

Carly Booth will remain an ambassador of Scottish Golf despite drawing criticism over her sponsorship deal with the Saudi Arabia Golf Federation.



Saudi Arabia executed 37 people and all the UK did was shrug. What will it take for the west to speak up? - The IndependentSaudi Arabia executed 37 people and all the UK did was shrug. What will it take for the west to speak up?  The Independent

It was little over a year ago that the Saudi Arabian crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, made a high-profile visit to London. During his three-day stay he was ...



Tensions likely to rise as Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for ‘terrorist’ thinking - The Irish TimesTensions likely to rise as Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for ‘terrorist’ thinking  The Irish Times

Amnesty condemns Riyadh executions as evidence of 'callous disregard for human life'



Sudan protesters to Saudi Arabia, UAE: 'Please keep your money' - Aljazeera.comSudan protesters to Saudi Arabia, UAE: 'Please keep your money'  Aljazeera.com

Wary that the Gulf countries may be vying for influence, protesters reject aid offers made by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.



Saudi Arabia to showcase key projects in Arabian Travel Market - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia to showcase key projects in Arabian Travel Market  Arabnews

RIYADH: More than 60 Saudi public and private institutions related to the tourism sector will exhibit at the 26th session of the Arabian Travel Market to be ...



Only Saudi Arabia could make up oil shortfall, says expert - CNBCOnly Saudi Arabia could make up oil shortfall, says expert  CNBC

The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, triggering about a 3 ...



Saudi Arabia Says Four Local Attackers Belonged to Islamic State - BloombergSaudi Arabia Says Four Local Attackers Belonged to Islamic State  Bloomberg

Four men killed while trying to attack an internal security facility in Saudi Arabia were citizens affiliated with Islamic State, the kingdom said on Monday.



Saudi Arabia executions condemned as 'repulsive' and 'abhorrent' by UN, EU and UK MPs - The IndependentSaudi Arabia executions condemned as 'repulsive' and 'abhorrent' by UN, EU and UK MPs  The Independent

The UK government has condemned the mass executions carried out by the Saudi Arabian government this week as “repulsive” and “a deeply backward step”.



Saudi Arabia expressed keen interest in Gwadar investment - PakTribune.comSaudi Arabia expressed keen interest in Gwadar investment  PakTribune.com

Saudi Arabia has expressed its keen interest in exploring more avenues for investment in Gwadar, as there is a huge potential for trade and economic activities.



Student bound for college in Michigan beheaded by Saudi Arabian government - USA TODAYStudent bound for college in Michigan beheaded by Saudi Arabian government  USA TODAY

DETROIT – A Saudi Arabian man who was arrested as a teenager as he was getting ready to fly to America to begin his studies at Western Michigan University ...



Saudi Arms Deal Languishes as a Rebuke of Trump and the Kingdom - BloombergSaudi Arms Deal Languishes as a Rebuke of Trump and the Kingdom  Bloomberg

The Trump administration has few options to move forward on a $2 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia that Congress is leveraging to censure the U.S. ally for ...



Carly Booth faces criticism over sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi - The GuardianCarly Booth faces criticism over sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi  The Guardian

The Scottish golfer Carly Booth has suffered an online backlash after announcing a sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi in posts that have now been deleted.



Rohani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran - HaaretzRohani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran  Haaretz

Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates owed their existence to Iran because it had refused to ...



'Reforms' in Saudi Arabia exist only as a tool to appease Western allies - TRT World'Reforms' in Saudi Arabia exist only as a tool to appease Western allies  TRT World

The continued imprisonment of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia is a clear sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's vision for reform is about ...



Saudi woman granted refugee status in NZ because of persecution - Stuff.co.nzSaudi woman granted refugee status in NZ because of persecution  Stuff.co.nz

A Saudi Arabian woman has been granted refugee status in New Zealand because she fears persecution and even death in her home country due to the way ...



Saudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund Plans to Raise Billions in Debt for Investments - The Wall Street JournalSaudi Sovereign-Wealth Fund Plans to Raise Billions in Debt for Investments  The Wall Street Journal

Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund is planning to tap the debt market for billions of dollars it needs for investments to help deliver Crown Prince Mohammed ...



Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran - Al Jazeera EnglishIraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran  Al Jazeera English

Baghdad meet brings together lawmakers of Iraq's six neighbours: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, and Kuwait.



Executed by Saudi Arabia: A student, an academic, a protester, an imam - Middle East EyeExecuted by Saudi Arabia: A student, an academic, a protester, an imam  Middle East Eye

The mass executions carried out in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday saw 37 killed. Thirty-two of those executed were from the kingdom's Shia minority and a number of ...



DealBook Briefing: Business Heads Back to Saudi Arabia - The New York TimesDealBook Briefing: Business Heads Back to Saudi Arabia  The New York Times

Six months on from the Jamal Khashoggi tragedy, the international business community is revving up its work with the Arab kingdom.



Saudi Arabia Promised Support to Libyan Warlord in Push to Seize Tripoli - The Wall Street JournalSaudi Arabia Promised Support to Libyan Warlord in Push to Seize Tripoli  The Wall Street Journal

Days before Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to seize the capital and attempt to unite the divided country under his rule, Saudi ...



Football | Spain mulls Super Cup in Saudi Arabia; human rights concerns - Macau Daily TimesFootball | Spain mulls Super Cup in Saudi Arabia; human rights concerns  Macau Daily Times

The Spanish soccer federation is looking into playing its Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, prompting human rights concerns about the showpiece being staged in the ...



Tulsi Gabbard: Trump must end his 'unholy alliance' with Saudi Arabia - Washington ExaminerTulsi Gabbard: Trump must end his 'unholy alliance' with Saudi Arabia  Washington Examiner

Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is urging President Trump to end his “unholy alliance” with Saudi Arabia.



We Finally Won the Right to Drive in Saudi Arabia. But the Kingdom's War on Women Is Only Getting Worse - TIMEWe Finally Won the Right to Drive in Saudi Arabia. But the Kingdom's War on Women Is Only Getting Worse  TIME

Manal al-Sharif wanted to return to Saudi Arabia after the ban on women driving was lifted. But activists who led the fight are now in jail.



3 Women's Rights Activists Released From Saudi Arabian Prison - NPR3 Women's Rights Activists Released From Saudi Arabian Prison  NPR

Saudi Arabian authorities have released three female activists who were jailed last year after campaigning to lift the driving ban and dismantle restrictive ...



State Department: Saudi Arabia detains 2 US citizens - CNNState Department: Saudi Arabia detains 2 US citizens  CNN

Saudi Arabia detained seven activists, including two US citizens, according to a State Department official. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.



The Making of Saudi Arabia’s Energetic, Ruthless Crown Prince - The Wall Street JournalThe Making of Saudi Arabia’s Energetic, Ruthless Crown Prince  The Wall Street Journal

An inside look at the early years of Mohammed bin Salman and how he became the kingdom's de facto ruler.



Pakistan proud of its brotherly ties with Saudi Arabia: Asad Qaisar - Business RecorderPakistan proud of its brotherly ties with Saudi Arabia: Asad Qaisar  Business Recorder

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said on Thursday that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed long term brotherly relations, which were ...



Supercopa de Espana set to move to Saudi Arabia for next six years - MARCA.comSupercopa de Espana set to move to Saudi Arabia for next six years  MARCA.com

The Spanish FA are negotiating with the government of Saudi Arabia as they plan to take the Supercopa de Espana abroad.A proposal worth 30 million...



Breakingviews - Saudi Arabia will feel Trump’s Iran slap too - ReutersBreakingviews - Saudi Arabia will feel Trump’s Iran slap too  Reuters

(Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump is calling in a favour. In November, the American president publicly exonerated Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi ...



Saudi Arabia 'arrests seven including US citizens' - BBC NewsSaudi Arabia 'arrests seven including US citizens'  BBC News

Saudi Arabia has detained at least seven people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens and a pregnant woman, a London-based rights group says.



Saudi Arabia Giving Jamal Khashoggi’s Children Money and Real Estate - The Indian ExpressSaudi Arabia Giving Jamal Khashoggi’s Children Money and Real Estate  The Indian Express

The children of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi have received tens of thousands of dollars and millions in real estate from the rulers of the kingdom as ...



Uber rolls out feature for women drivers to request women riders in Saudi Arabia - CNNUber rolls out feature for women drivers to request women riders in Saudi Arabia  CNN

Uber now lets women drivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opt to pick up women passengers.



Saudi Arabia detaining US activists six months after Khashoggi’s murder - Vox.comSaudi Arabia detaining US activists six months after Khashoggi’s murder  Vox.com

Two dual US-Saudi citizens were detained along with other women's rights activists in crown prince-led purge, sources say.



Senate confirms US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia - CNNSenate confirms US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia  CNN

The Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm retired Gen. John Abizaid as the new US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, filling a post that has been ...



Indian film festival kicks off in Saudi Arabia - gulfnews.comIndian film festival kicks off in Saudi Arabia  gulfnews.com

There will also be a musical fiesta on both days of the festival.



Saudi shopping mall operator Arabian Centres launches kingdom's biggest IPO in five years - CNBCSaudi shopping mall operator Arabian Centres launches kingdom's biggest IPO in five years  CNBC

Major Saudi shopping mall developer Arabian Centres Company is launching an initial public offering that will be the kingdom's biggest since 2014, when Saudi ...



Saudi Arabia 'hacked Amazon boss's phone', says investigator - BBC NewsSaudi Arabia 'hacked Amazon boss's phone', says investigator  BBC News

An investigator for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says that Saudi Arabia hacked Mr Bezos's phone and accessed his data. Gavin de Becker was hired by Mr Bezos to ...



Senate Approves Trump's Nominee To Be Ambassador To Saudi Arabia - NPRSenate Approves Trump's Nominee To Be Ambassador To Saudi Arabia  NPR

President Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia was approved by the Senate Wednesday. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Brian Katulis of the ...



U.S. to Sell Nuclear Energy Technology to Saudi Arabia - TIMEU.S. to Sell Nuclear Energy Technology to Saudi Arabia  TIME

The Trump administration has approved seven applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia.



2020 Dakar Rally Confirmed To Be Held In Saudi Arabia - NDTVAuto.com2020 Dakar Rally Confirmed To Be Held In Saudi Arabia  NDTVAuto.com

One of the world's biggest motorsport events, the Dakar Rally has been confirmed to shift base to the Middle East and will be held in Saudi Arabia starting next ...



Lad, 21, beheaded in Saudi Arabia’s mass executions for taking part in ‘anti-government’ protests when he was - The SunLad, 21, beheaded in Saudi Arabia’s mass executions for taking part in ‘anti-government’ protests when he was  The Sun

The only consolation for Abdulkareem al-Hawaj's family was that his headless body was not publicly displayed on a pole as a warning to others. By Patrick Knox.



Why Saudi Arabia needs dollars to kick its oil habit - The Week MagazineWhy Saudi Arabia needs dollars to kick its oil habit  The Week Magazine

The major headline out of Saudi Arabia last month was that the country's big state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, bought 70 percent of the country's big ...



Saudi sisters seeking asylum in Republic of Georgia go public in plea for help - CNNSaudi sisters seeking asylum in Republic of Georgia go public in plea for help  CNN

Two Saudi sisters who planned their escape for almost five years and are now seeking asylum in the Republic of Georgia have revealed their identities in a plea ...



Saudi Arabia Carries Out Mass Execution of Prisoners, Including Public Crucifixion - Democracy Now!Saudi Arabia Carries Out Mass Execution of Prisoners, Including Public Crucifixion  Democracy Now!

Human rights groups are condemning Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 37 prisoners accused of terrorism and espionage. Amnesty International says 11 of the ...



Saudi Arabia is reportedly mulling 'nuclear option' of stripping the US dollar from oil trade - CNBCSaudi Arabia is reportedly mulling 'nuclear option' of stripping the US dollar from oil trade  CNBC

The U.S. dollar is the dominant currency in oil trading, but Saudi Arabia is reportedly considering selling its crude in other currencies if American lawmakers pass ...



Saudi Arabia denies any role in Jeff Bezos' affair leak - CNNSaudi Arabia denies any role in Jeff Bezos' affair leak  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business) Saudi Arabia has denied any involvement in the National Enquirer's reporting of an affair between Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos ...



Warning as sandstorms hit Riyadh, other parts of Saudi Arabia - ArabnewsWarning as sandstorms hit Riyadh, other parts of Saudi Arabia  Arabnews

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have issued a weather warning as massive sandstorms continued to sweep through the Kingdom. Winds of up to 31 km per hour hit ...



The Trump administration is eager to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia. But why? - Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsThe Trump administration is eager to sell nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia. But why?  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

US government officials appear to be advancing a potential sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia. Late last month, Reuters reported that Energy ...



Saudi Arabia Beheads 37 Citizens for Terror Crimes, Pins Body and Head to Pole - The Daily BeastSaudi Arabia Beheads 37 Citizens for Terror Crimes, Pins Body and Head to Pole  The Daily Beast

Saudi Arabia reportedly beheaded 37 of its citizens on Tuesday, marking the largest number of executions in a single day since 2016. The Associated Press ...



DealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia Wanted Cash. Aramco Just Obliged. - The New York TimesDealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia Wanted Cash. Aramco Just Obliged.  The New York Times

Saudi Arabia's giant oil company announced yesterday that it had bought 70 percent of the kingdom's state-controlled petrochemical company for $69 billion.



Saudi nuclear program accelerates, raising tensions in a volatile region - CNNSaudi nuclear program accelerates, raising tensions in a volatile region  CNN

On the outskirts of Riyadh, a building site is quickly being transformed into the birthplace of Saudi Arabia's quest for nuclear power, a bid that has sparked ...



Saudi Arabia's Gas Tank Is Running Low - Washington PostSaudi Arabia's Gas Tank Is Running Low  Washington Post

Anyone inclined to buy a 30-year Aramco bond on the basis of its stunningly cheap production costs should pay attention to its lighter products.



To import nuclear fuel Saudi Arabia must agree to inspections – IAEA chief - The GuardianTo import nuclear fuel Saudi Arabia must agree to inspections – IAEA chief  The Guardian

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog organisation said Saudi Arabia would have to agree to a programme of inspections and other safeguards before ...



Saudi Arabia's war against hackers - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia's war against hackers  Arabnews

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is the target of the highest number of cyberattacks in the Middle East, with over 160000 hitting servers every day. The aim of the attackers is ...



Leaked reports reveal severe abuse of Saudi political prisoners - The GuardianLeaked reports reveal severe abuse of Saudi political prisoners  The Guardian

Political prisoners in Saudi Arabia are said to be suffering from malnutrition, cuts, bruises and burns, according to leaked medical reports that are understood to ...



Is Saudi Arabia on track to become a nuclear power? - FRANCE 24 EnglishIs Saudi Arabia on track to become a nuclear power?  FRANCE 24 English

Saudi leaders say they need nuclear energy to wean their country of its dependence on fossil fuels. But construction of a first reactor is sparking fears about the ...



Saudi Arabia’s reckless prince fuels yet another civil war - The Washington PostSaudi Arabia’s reckless prince fuels yet another civil war  The Washington Post

A military offensive against Tripoli has been egged on and materially supported by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.



Yemen rebels can reach 'strategic' targets in Saudi Arabia, UAE, leader says - The Times of IsraelYemen rebels can reach 'strategic' targets in Saudi Arabia, UAE, leader says  The Times of Israel

Houthi chief in rare interview says group prepared to continue four-year war, threatens missile strikes on Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai.



Human rights groups decry Saudi execution of Nigerian woman - CNNHuman rights groups decry Saudi execution of Nigerian woman  CNN

This week's execution of a Nigerian woman in Saudi Arabia over drug-related charges has drawn criticism from international human rights groups and the ...



Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for terrorism - The News InternationalSaudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for terrorism  The News International

The executions took place in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Makkah and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, a statement published by the ...



What happens when your parents are executed in Saudi Arabia? - DAWN.comWhat happens when your parents are executed in Saudi Arabia?  DAWN.com

8-year-old Beenish says her parents have gone to heaven, but she's already been to the hell of a Saudi jail with them. Sohail YafatUpdated 3 days ago.



Cinnabon Defends $800 Million Contract To Manufacture Pastries For Saudi Arabia - The OnionCinnabon Defends $800 Million Contract To Manufacture Pastries For Saudi Arabia  The Onion

ATLANTA—Responding to overwhelmingly harsh criticism of their decision to sign a contract worth close to a billion dollars with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ...



Oil rally gives Saudi Arabia a chance to be steward of stability - Financial TimesOil rally gives Saudi Arabia a chance to be steward of stability  Financial Times

Is Saudi Arabia a responsible steward of the oil market? Saudi Aramco, the cash-spewing state oil company, might have heralded its arrival at the top table of ...



Dakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia - RacerDakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia  Racer

After running for 30 years in North Africa and for the past decade in South America, the Dakar Rally is set to change locations once again for 2020, switching to ...



Germany halted all arms exports to Saudi Arabia. It worked too well, and now Berlin is looking for a way out. - The Washington PostGermany halted all arms exports to Saudi Arabia. It worked too well, and now Berlin is looking for a way out.  The Washington Post

With European industry closely intertwined, suddenly everyone was affected by the ban on weapons exports.



SoftBank and Saudi Arabia are big winners from the Uber IPO - CNNSoftBank and Saudi Arabia are big winners from the Uber IPO  CNN

London (CNN Business) Uber's IPO is generating plenty of excitement in Silicon Valley. But foreign investors could be among the biggest winners thanks to ...



Saudi Arabia names its first female ambassador to US - Fox NewsSaudi Arabia names its first female ambassador to US  Fox News

Saudi Arabia named Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan its new ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, making her the first woman to hold the title.



Dakar Rally moves from South America to Saudi Arabia - FRANCE 24 EnglishDakar Rally moves from South America to Saudi Arabia  FRANCE 24 English

The Dakar Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia from 2020, organisers announced Monday, offering contestants an "unknown landscape and uncharted terrain".



Saudi Arabia Beheads 2 Indian Citizens. Amarinder Singh Says "Barbaric" - NDTV NewsSaudi Arabia Beheads 2 Indian Citizens. Amarinder Singh Says "Barbaric"  NDTV News

Saudi Arabia beheaded two Indian citizens belonging to Punjab after they allegedly murdered another Indian there. The Indian embassy was not informed of the ...



Saudi Arabia will ignore Trump's 'tolerance threshold' for oil prices, analyst says - CNBCSaudi Arabia will ignore Trump's 'tolerance threshold' for oil prices, analyst says  CNBC

OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia will continue to ignore President Donald Trump's tolerance threshold for rising oil prices, one analyst told CNBC on Friday, putting ...



Saudi Arabia Makes Inroads in Iraq to Curb Iranian Influence - BloombergSaudi Arabia Makes Inroads in Iraq to Curb Iranian Influence  Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia intends to invest $1 billion in development projects in Iraq and open a consulate in the capital, reversing a longstanding policy of disengagement ...



Morocco's Abderrazak Hamdallah breaks scoring record in Saudi Arabia - BBC SportMorocco's Abderrazak Hamdallah breaks scoring record in Saudi Arabia  BBC Sport

Morocco's Abderrazak Hamdallah breaks the scoring record in Saudi Arabia to equal the feat of Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah in the Qatari league.



Senators seek oversight power after Trump administration reveals nuclear energy transfers to Saudi Arabia - CNBCSenators seek oversight power after Trump administration reveals nuclear energy transfers to Saudi Arabia  CNBC

The Trump administration has authorized seven nuclear energy technology transfers to Saudi Arabia, angering many lawmakers.



Saudi Arabia’s Sabic to become Aramco’s chemicals arm - Financial TimesSaudi Arabia’s Sabic to become Aramco’s chemicals arm  Financial Times

Saudi Arabia's Sabic will become the chemicals business of the state energy company Saudi Aramco, which this week acquired a majority stake as part of a deal ...



WWE Rumors: Backlash PPV Canceled Due to Scheduling of Saudi Arabia Show - Bleacher ReportWWE Rumors: Backlash PPV Canceled Due to Scheduling of Saudi Arabia Show  Bleacher Report

WWE has reportedly canceled its Backlash pay-per-view, which was scheduled for June 16 in San Diego. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter 's Dave Meltzer ...



Yemen war: Congress votes to end US military assistance to Saudi Arabia - The GuardianYemen war: Congress votes to end US military assistance to Saudi Arabia  The Guardian

House voted 247-175 to send the resolution to Trump's desk, where it is likely to be met with a veto.



Why is Trump still ignoring Saudi Arabia's brutal human rights abuses? - NBC NewsWhy is Trump still ignoring Saudi Arabia's brutal human rights abuses?  NBC News

Trump's loyalty to Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) enables abuse of protesters Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef and Eman ...



Video: Saudi Arabia unveils Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design - Khaleej TimesVideo: Saudi Arabia unveils Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design  Khaleej Times

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia unveiled the design of its pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai, today (April 14). The pavilion will be second in size only to that of the ...