Saudi Arabia has a grand plan: sell shares of state-owned company Aramco to the public to finance its vision 2030, which will make its economy less dependent on oil. The success of Aramco’s IPO, which promises to be the biggest in history, relies heavily on the state of the oil and [...]
Thursday February 23, 2011 is a date I will never forget. My roommate came home late that evening, and I immediately knew something wasn't right. Always quick to flash a boyish grin, his face instead bore a look of pure fear mixed with adrenaline on his face. Show More Summary
For nearly 15 years, a cloud of suspicion has darkened the perception of Saudi Arabia in the eyes of the American people. That cloud was lifted earlier this month with the release of a previously classified section of the joint congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. Although President George...
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The missile targeting the southern city of Najran was intercepted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a statement carried on the official Saudi Press Agency says.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia. The meeting marks a rare public engagement between countries that have no official relations. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Sunday that Director General Dore Gold met with Anwar Eshki at a Jerusalem hotel. Eshki currently heads […]
The world’s energy markets continue to be held down by Saudi Arabia’s death march of overproduction in its bid to strip market share from competition nations and faces a host of potential geopolitical tremors that could send prices into a free-fall.
Recent statements by Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir show that the kingdom offers to enhance strategic partnership with Russia, the head of Center for Media and Arab-Russian Studies told Sputnik.
Saudi Arabia has promised Russia foreign investments exceeding that from China and influence in the Middle East greater than the Soviet Union's Cold War-era clout in exchange for Moscow withdrawing its support from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but the Vzglyad newspaper doubts that it will happen.
Submitted by Kevin Schwartz via Counterpunch.org, We taste the spices of Arabia, yet never feel the scorching sun which brings them forth. -Inscribed around the rotunda of the Jefferson Reading Room in the US Library Congress, aboveShow More Summary
US Special Envoy for the coalition against the Islamic State Brett McGurk will travel to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to meet with senior officials about efforts against the terror group and to coordinate the next steps in the campaign, according to the US State Department.
This is a video from Saudi Arabia that looks like it was filmed with a camera made from a Quaker Oats can of two guys relaxing in the shade of their truck when they spot a little lizard bolting towards them to get out of the sun. That little guy is HUSTLING. Show More Summary
There have been a few ugly economic signs bubbling up in Saudi Arabia. The state statistics office recently reported that, overall, the kingdom's first-quarter GDP grew by 1.5% compared with the prior year — the lowest growth since the...Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia announced it will be sending four female athletes to Rio Olympics. It follows separate release about male squad amid ongoing sensitivity about the issue in the Gulf kingdom. Indian Muslim women defy tradition and men to be judges. The year-long program aims to produce a steady stream of female “Qadis” across India. She […]
Back in April, the US quietly warned citizens of "credible threats" to tourist areas in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul and the southern resort city of Antalya. In retrospect, one historic suicide bombing at the local airport, and one failed and/or staged coup later, the warning had been spot on. Show More Summary
Officials in Saudi Arabia are denying reports they banned Pokémon Go in the country. The country's Council of Senior Religious Scholars, which issued a fatwa against the Pokémon card game in 2001, took to Twitter Thursday to deny reports...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had received reports of a "potential, imminent threat" against U.S. citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by Westerners.
Americans in Saudi Arabia were warned about a “potential, imminent threat against U.S. citizens” Wednesday by the State Department.
The US Department of State warned the United States citizens currently present in the Saudi city of Jeddah regarding about "potential, imminent threat" to their well-being.
U.S. citizens in Jeddah are urged to take caution due to threat of an attack