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As a replacement for Van Marwijk, Saudi football authorities signed Juan Antonio Pizzi after the Argentinian failed to get Chile to the World Cup. And local Saudi fans are remaining positive ahead of football's biggest event. "It's wonderful to be in the World Cup," Sydney-based Saad Alqarni said. "We're so ...
Understanding the promotion's newfound partnership with the Saudi government begins by understanding how the two serve each other's interests. Unlike the vast majority of WWE shows, the Greatest Royal Rumble is sponsored by the Saudi General Sports Authority, which is the government body ...

If the SoftBank project fails to materialize, which seems increasingly likely, it will be yet another sign that Saudi's solar market is big on promises but low on real opportunities. Solar developers have been wistfully eyeing the market for more than half a decade. Over that period, the Saudi government has ...
Saudi saw the biggest increase, with an 81 per cent rise in advertised roles in the quarter, compared to the same period in 2017, according to Robert Walters. “This is mainly driven by Vision 2030 of the Saudi government to have more Saudi nationals working and increasing the percentage of female Saudi ...
Saudi Arabia is known for many things, but theme parks aren't one of them. Now, as part of the conservative Islamic kingdom's drive to diversify its economy away from oil, the government has unveiled plans for an "entertainment city," aimed at attracting tourist dollars and revamping its international image.
Authorities planned the invitation-only event in a concert hall converted into a cinema complex in the capital, Riyadh. The screening, attended by both men and women, will be followed by a rush to build movie theaters in major cities. The Saudi government dubbed Wednesday's event as "the showing of the ...

Saudi Arabia's securities regulator said on Sunday it had approved the listing of local currency government bonds on the Saudi Stock Exchange, part of ... By creating transparent benchmark prices for debt, the trading could also encourage more Saudi companies to issue corporate bonds, reducing their ...
UNHCR Partnership Officer Amal Al-Amri stated that the UNHCR's regional office in Riyadh is proud to partner and work with the Saudi government and its different agencies, including the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief, the Saudi Fund for Development, and other non-governmental ...
Andrew Smith, from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, said: "By arming and supporting the Saudi regime the UK Government is complicit in the abuse of Saudi people and the terrible atrocities taking ... The news comes on the eve of Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, visiting the UK.
Missouri State University welcomed 28 English teachers from Saudi Arabia for a 12-month training program, in which they will learn new teaching and research skills. This program is part of the Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia government's vision for the country. According to Saudi Vision 2030's website, ...
In November 2017, Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrested many of the country's top government officials, including princes and ministers, on charges of corruption. Crown Prince Mohammed forced those arrested to hand over their ill-gotten money back to the government.
Last week, the Saudi government announced that women will be allowed to join the country's armed forces in security and support roles. In order to qualify for service, female applicants must be Saudi nationals (or living under fathers' guardianship abroad on official assignments) between the ages of 25 ...
MBC Chairman Waleed al-Ibrahim was among dozens of princes, businessmen, military leaders and government officials rounded up in what Saudi authorities described as an anti-corruption campaign. The Saudi government has said the arrests saw detainees agree to hand over $106 bn in assets in ...
Late last year, Saudi Arabia's government announced it was going to build a $500 billion mega-city called NEOM. The city, which is planned to run on 100 percent renewable energy, is part of a wider project to diversify the kingdom away from its traditional, but volatile, oil-based economy. The NEOM project ...
Iran and Saudi Arabia profess to have vital interests in Syria, but they support opposite sides. The Saudi government considers Iran a dangerous threat, not only in the Persian Gulf but also to Arab regimes that don't share its Shia version of Islam. The Saudis condemn Assad as complicit in Tehran's designs ...
“The Deloitte Middle East Consulting business, supported by investment and resources from the UK and Deloitte North West Europe, will form alliances with the Saudi government and businesses to help ensure alignment to their key strategic objectives. By bringing together the best of the Deloitte network's experience ...
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are also part of a bloc of nations that has boycotted Qatar since June over alleged ties to Islamic extremists and Iran. A Saudi government source said Prince Mohammed's choice of Egypt for his maiden overseas trip as crown prince "reaffirms Saudi-Egyptian cooperation at the ...

An army band with bagpipes marched past displays of machine guns and laser-guided missiles in Riyadh last week as international defense companies showed off their hardware. Hours later, the Saudi government announced that several top commanders had been removed, including the chief of staff ...
A Saudi government source said Prince Mohammad's choice of Egypt for his maiden overseas trip as crown prince “reaffirms Saudi-Egyptian cooperation at the highest level”. Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's visit to Cairo comes ahead of a scheduled trip to Britain on Wednesday for talks with Prime ...
“It's shameful,” the detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, said in an unusual statement conveyed Wednesday through his lawyer. “Unlike other countries, the Saudi government never even provided me with an attorney all these years.” Mr. Darbi added: “And now my own government is an obstacle to ...
Tamader Al-Rammah is now the deputy minister of Saudi Arabia's labor and social development department. She's the only woman to currently hold a deputy minister role in the Saudi government. Continue Reading. The shake-up also replaces several leaders of the country's top military brass. No reason ...
A Human Rights Watch report said women's rights reforms in Saudi Arabia remain “partial and incomplete.” “If the Saudi government intends to end discrimination against women as it has promised and to further the reforms it has already begun to undertake, it cannot allow restrictions inherent within the ...
The war in Syria has brought Gulf regimes and Israel even closer together with both sides supporting anti-government anti-Iran rebels including Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate, Al-Nusra Front. In 2017, an Israeli cabinet member admitted that Israeli government collaborates with Saudi Arabia in order to counter ...
The deal included a provision that after four more years at Guantanamo, he could serve the remainder of his term at a luxurious rehab centre in the Saudi capital Riyadh, where former extremists are given counselling and ideological detoxification. "We await assurances from the Saudi Arabian government ...
The unannounced detention of hundreds of Saudi royal family members, senior government officials, and prominent business tycoons frayed Saudi Arabia's ties to the global business community. The detentions came just a month after a major global investment seminar concluded at the same Ritz hotel the ...
All of it comes from Saudi Arabia. Look at how many messages of support for Daesh comes from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries of the Persian Gulf. This is an unfortunate fact. You know why? Because we believe that instability in Saudi Arabia, instability of the government of Saudi Arabia, instability ...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken key steps toward building a more entrepreneur-friendly economy. On Feb. 18, Riyadh's Cabinet approved the country's first-ever bankruptcy law, and the government later declared that it would soon allow women entrepreneurs to start businesses without male ...
In January, Bloomberg reported that Saudi plans to award contracts in December for the construction of its first nuclear power plants, citing a government official involved with the project. The report noted that Saudi Arabia had received requests from five bidders from China, France, the U.S., South Korea ...
The policy change announced by the Saudi government also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for ... “Women can now launch their own businesses and benefit from (governmental) e-services without having to prove consent from a guardian,” report ...
The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday (Feb 15), also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. "Women can now launch their own businesses and benefit from (governmental) e-services without having to prove ...
He told the media on Thursday that the RDIF could set up a "significant consortium" of Russian banks and investors for the IPO, which the Saudi government believes could be valued at $2 trillion. "All we can say is that Aramco is a great company, really managed incredibly well, very successful," Dmitriev ...
Columnist Huda al-Husseini highlighted Saudi interest in Azerbaijan in a recent column for Al Arabiya, the television network owned by Middle East Broadcasting (MBC) in which the government reportedly obtained a majority share as a result of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recent asset and ...
Referring to the latest developments in the Saudi entertainment industry, Sallam said: “Introducing new means of entertainment to the Kingdom is an ... We also highlight the vast arrangements and facilities as well as the exceptional services provided by the Saudi government to help the guests of God ...
In a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman and the Crown Prince said: “It was with deep pain to have found out about the shooting incident which took place in the State of Florida and has resulted with several deaths.” In the name of the Saudi people and the Saudi government, we ...
This still-unidentified dual American-Saudi citizen, who's been detained by the U.S. military in Iraq for nearly five months, has become a test case for how the government should treat U.S. citizens picked up on the battlefield and accused of fighting with IS militants. U.S. authorities say that when he ...
The government also said it discovered the detainee's name, biographical details and information labeling him as an ISIS fighter on another thumb drive ... The detainee didn't work, he said, but received “a sizable amount of money from the Saudi Arabian government each month” and that his “mother was ...
This still-unidentified dual American-Saudi citizen, who's been detained by the U.S. military in Iraq for nearly five months, has become a test case for how the government should treat U.S. citizens picked up on the battlefield and accused of fighting with IS militants. U.S. authorities say that when he ...
After dropping the ban, the Saudi government announced in December that it expected to open more than 300 sites with more than 2,000 screens by 2030, building an industry that would contribute more than 90 billion riyals ($24 billion) to the economy and create 30,000 jobs over that period. The move is ...
Saudi oil is all produced by a single entity—Saudi Aramco—which is owned and operated by the Saudi government. Saudi Aramco does not operate on a simple profit motive like a for-profit company. Concerns about politics and management of the global oil market influence production decisions in a way ...
Saudi authorities have arrested a female activist who criticised the Saudi government's attempts to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel, local sources reported. Noha Al-Balawi was summoned for questioning on 23 January and has been held by Saudi police since. Her detention has been extended for ...
The killing of Abubakar has reduced the number of Nigerian drug suspects to 13 out of the 15, who are being detained in Medinna Prison in Saudi Arabia. Last year, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance that the Nigerian Government had begun discussions with the foreign ...
Saudi Arabia has made a big show of giving women more rights in recent months. The government has started to allow some men and women to mix in the workplace. In September, the government announced that women would be allowed to drive for the first time starting in June 2018. The country even ...
He also valued the Saudi Haj and Umrah ministry's efforts, alongside various state and private bodies in the Kingdom, in making early preparations for this year's Haj season. Such efforts boost cooperation and integration toward supporting the religion of Islam and backing Muslims, added the senior ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday condemned Monday's ballistic missile attack by Houthi rebels in Yemen on the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait. ... Pakistan reiterated its solidarity with the Saudi government and people, and renewed its commitment to support the Kingdom's sovereignty and territorial ...
On 1 January 2018, the Saudi authorities converted the government-owned oil company Aramco into a joint-stock company, with plans to sell 5% of its shares this year. The move is one of Saudi Arabia's latest efforts to attract more investments and become less reliant on oil as the main source of state ...
According to the New York Times, Prince Mohammed bin Salman decided that Saudi energy company ACWA Power would spearhead the creation of a $300 million solar farm capable of powering 200,000 homes. And that's just a drop in the bucket compared to what the Saudi government plans to spend ...
The Saudi government had banned flights headed to Israel from using its airspace for 70 years. While it is no secret that private jets can fly from Saudi and other Gulf airports to Israel, they could not use the direct route and had to make a stop-over in Amman airport first. The move is seen as a nod to India's ...
Many detainees remain very wealthy and have expressed their loyalty to the king and crown prince "because they understand the power dynamics of the country," said Ali Shihabi, founder of the Arabia Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based think tank that has links with the Saudi government. He said the ...
"Both the girls in my team have bachelor's degrees, but they were drawn to the challenge and opportunity that working for a multinational company like Starbucks offers," Ghazwan says. They are among the trendsetting Saudis moving away from lucrative government jobs to compete for posts in the private ...
Indecision at the highest levels of Saudi Arabia's government is reportedly playing a major role in holding up the planned flotation of the world's largest oil producer. When Dudley was asked whether he believed Saudi Aramco's IPO was on track to take place in the second half of 2018, he replied: "I don't ...


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