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Saudi Aramco Makes Existential Bet On Oil

Undeterred by the prospect of peak oil demand, Saudi Arabia is betting its long-term future on oil. Not only is Saudi Arabia pouring investment into lifting oil production capacity at home, but it may even, for the first time, venture abroad in order to grow its oil business.


Saudi Arabia’s missile race

IN 2016 Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, announced the latest stage of “Saudisation”—the replacement of foreign workers with Saudi ones. It now appears the policy does not stop at swapping out bankers and bakers, but extends to ballistic missiles.


Apple and Google urged to remove Saudi app that tracks women

CNN - Under Saudi Arabia's restrictive guardianship laws, women cannot travel without permission from their male guardians. Critics argue that the Absher app is a technological extension of the repressive rules that restrict many aspects of everyday life for the country's female population.


Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour in Pakistan amid India tensions

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday kicked off his tour of South Asia and China with a high-profile visit to Pakistan, but the trip risks being overshadowed by escalating tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.


Oil prices rise 2 percent on signs of further Saudi tightening

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices climbed more than 2 percent on Friday after an outage at Saudi Arabia’s offshore oilfield boosted investor expectations for tightening supply.


Saudi crown prince departs for Pakistan - Saudi TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman departed on Sunday for a tour of Pakistan, India and China, Saudi state TV al-Ekhbariya said, citing the royal court.


Houthi forces unleash massive missile attack on southern Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces unleashed a massive missile barrage on southern Saudi Arabia, today, the Yemeni group’s official media wing said in a statement.


Man Utd takeover: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman 'prepares £3.8BILLION bid'

Manchester United are readying themselves for reported £3.8billion takeover bid from Prince Mohammad bin Salman . The Saudi royal family want to tempt the Glazers into selling the Premier League giants with the promise of restoring the club to the top of European game.


Iran says Pakistan to 'pay high price' over attack, warns Saudi

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran warned neighboring Pakistan on Saturday it would “pay a heavy price” for allegedly harboring militants who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week, state television reported.


Royal Court: Saudi Crown Prince Leaves to Pakistan, India and China

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, departed on Sunday for a tour to Pakistan, India and China.


Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday at the start of his tour of South Asia and China, but the visit risks being overshadowed by escalating tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.


Controversial Saudi billionaire’s stunning $6.8 billion bid

SAUDI Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is stepping up his A$6.8 billion takeover bid of Manchester United – in the hope of becoming the new owner by next season. It comes with United chiefs spending an increasing amount of time in Saudi Arabia.


Rouhani says Iran ready to improve ties with Gulf states

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbors to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of U.S. and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, in his latest attempt to weaken ties between regional rival Saudi Arabia and America.


Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan: sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan’s 17-year-old civil war.


House passes bill to limit U.S. aid for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen

Washington — In a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, the House passed a bipartisan resolution that would limit American military assistance to the Saudi-led coalition waging a bloody war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.


'Atrocities in America are equal, or worse': Trump confidant defends Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump's close confidant Tom Barrack recently defended Saudi Arabia in the face of international condemnation over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi critic killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.


'Facilitating Saudi Patriarchy:' Apple and Google Blasted for Carrying App Where Saudi Men Track Wives

Apple and Google have come under fire for carrying a Saudi government app called Absher that allows men in the country to supervise their wives’ travel. Apple CEO Tim Cook told NPR that he hadn’t heard about the app, “But obviously we’ll take a look at it if that’s the case,” he said.


Federal government launches an investigation into the disappearance of at least 17 Saudi Arabian students facing US charges as politicians think their government is flying them home

The federal government has opened a multi-agency investigation into more than one dozen Saudi Arabian individuals who have disappeared from at least eight states following being charged or convicted of serious crimes, possibly with the help of their native government.


Saudi Arabia Added to List of Terrorism-financing “Dirty Money” Countries as Trump Administration Continues to Back Kingdom

The European Union added Saudi Arabia to its growing list of countries that lack tight control over money laundering and terrorism financing. If all 28 European Union member states ratify the move, it will mean that European banks have to place tighter controls on transactions made with individuals


Trump ally cleans up comments defending Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder

Tom Barrack, a prominent real estate developer and ally of President Donald Trump, apologized Wednesday after he appeared to defend the kingdom of Saudi Arabia against criticism for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.