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Saudi says wanted militant killed in exchange of fire

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said on Saturday that a wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State, was killed in an exchange of fire when he refused to surrender to police.

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan

CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers.

Exiled Yemeni Government Ready to Return Home

The exiled Yemeni government, which is currently in Saudi Arabia, is ready to return to their homeland.

Saudis jail Pakistani blogger who allegedly criticized Yemen airstrikes

A controversial Pakistani commentator has been jailed in Saudi Arabia and reportedly sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the Saudi government while on a religious pilgrimage.

Is Saudi Arabia Leaving The U.S. Behind For Russia?

Submitted by Robert Brake via, The news from the recent St. Petersburg Economic Forum, which took place from June 18 to 20, inspired a torrent of speculation on the future direction of energy prices. But the real buzz at...Show More Summary


I’M BEGINNING TO THINK THAT OBAMA DOESN’T REALLY MIND ISIS AT ALL: US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State. “The US has also infuriated its allies, particularly Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Gulf states, by what they perceive to be a lack of clear purpose […]

These Six States Just Raised Their Gasoline Tax

With the Fed slowly losing the war of attrition with Saudi Arabia, leading to the recent fade in the dead cat bounce of oil prices witnessed earlier today when oil dropped to the lowest level in 10 weeks, some states have decided that...Show More Summary

Saudi Prince Is Giving Away His Entire Fortune

The push by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to get billionaires to give away at least half their wealth to charity just got a major boost: Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he will give away his entire $32 billion fortune in the coming years, reports Bloomberg. That amounts...

Bahri Returns to Hyundai Samho for Five More VLCCs

  The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, aka Bahri, has returned to South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for five newbuild Very Large Crude Carriers. Bahri signed the deal with Hyundai Samho, an affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries, late Tuesday. Show More Summary

Bahri to Buy Five More Oil Tankers from Hyundai Heavy

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a deal to buy a further five very large crude tankers from ship builder Hyundai Heavy Industries, the

Man From ’90s Band Has Plan to Fix U.S.

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Stephen Jenkins has some thoughts on Ted Cruz, Saudi Arabia, Marco Rubio, Assad, President Obama, ISIS, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, and Libertarians.

US Refusal to Include Assad in Coalition 'Music to Ears' of ISIL - Ex-Envoy

Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles Freeman Jr. claims that the US administration’s refusal to include the government of Syria in a regional coalition against ISIL is music to the ears of the terrorist group’s leaders.

The #SaudiCables reveal how Money Controls Media, Politicians & … MTV?

By Mohamed Hassan | ( Global Voices Online) | – – The half million leaked cables to be released about Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy by WikiLeaks, which have sparked debates across the…

Bragging rights: So who is the world’s top oil producer?

Earlier this month, BP’s latest Statistical Review unintentionally reopened a debate into whether the US has regained the crown as the world’s top oil producer after decades of being out-gunned by Saudi Arabia and Russia. Ostensibly a straight-forward measure of which country tops the leaderboard on oil output, BP’s widely-read yardstick has the US eclipsing […]

Pilgrimage to the Land of Salafism

Bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have been fraught with hostility, tension and confrontation. This is while both nations are Muslim majority nations. I recently had a firsthandShow More Summary

Saudi Arabia had high-level contacts with one of America’s deadliest adversaries in Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia maintained high-level contacts with one of the US' most dangerous opponents in Afghanistan throughout the American-led war in the country, Saeed Shah reports for The Wall Street Journal citing leaked Saudi diplomatic cables. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia opens stock market to foreigners

John Sfakianakis, a director at Ashmore Group, discusses the kingdom's efforts to make the economy "more transparent."

Are the new Makkah hotels better value for you?

Makkah in Saudi Arabia is one of the hottest spots in terms of a prime development location. With millions of worshipers every year and a high demand for hotels in close proximity of the Kabah, it is great for business. Prices during...Show More Summary

Germany Approves Controversial Weapons Deliveries to Gulf Region

Germany's Federal Security Council authorized the export of fifteen German patrol boats to Saudi Arabia, as well as the delivery of two tanks to Qatar and Oman. The step is considered controversial, as Saudi Arabia is notorious for massive human rights violations, the German newspaper Die Welt reported.

Russia and Saudi Arabia: Tentative Partnership in the Making?

Russia and Saudi Arabia do not necessarily spring to mind when speaking about allies but a tentative partnership might be in the making as the world's top crude producers inked six deals in key spheres, including the defense and energy sectors.

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