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Hadi: $10B Saudi aid for Yemen rebuild.

Yemen's President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has earmarked $10 billion in aid for the reconstruction of provinces retaken from Houthi rebels.

- The Daily Star - LB

King Salman to embark on 31-day Asian tour.

Saudi monarch to visit five Far East countries before heading to Jordan

- GulfNews - AE

Saudi Arabia Struggles to Become Tourist-Ready.

Saudi Arabia has a lot of societal issues to solve before it can even be on a serious tourism map of the planet. And so far it has come back with lots of big plans, and nothing else. "Saudi Arabia doesn't even issue tourist visas." We rest our case. -Sarah Enelow

- Skift - US

Saudi Aramco Picks Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan For IPO Roles.

Saudi Arabia's oil giant Saudi Aramco has picked JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley to help it in the world's largest initial public offering next year, and is also considering UK's HSBC Holdings Plc among banks with access to Chinese investors, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Unsatisfied With Oil Prices, Iraq Calls For New OPEC Meeting.

Iraq thinks that OPEC should hold a new meeting to discuss the cartel's oil production cuts, given the fact that the current oil prices are still below expected levels, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The price of oil is still below the level that is needed to replenish the budget deficit of Iraq, Kazakh ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Jordan's troubles in its own backyard.

King Abdullah II of Jordan has had every reason to be pleased with himself lately. Following the January inauguration of President Donald Trump, he was the first Arab leader invited to Washington to meet with the new administration. The visit was hailed a success by all involved—not only in terms of U.S.-Jordan relations, ...

- Brookings - US

DEBKA Exclusive: Saudi intel chief visited Ramallah, Jerusalem this week.

February 22, 2017, 6:09 PM The director of Saudi Arabia's intelligence service, Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, visited Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday and Wednesday, DEBKAfile reports exclusively. There was no confirmation by any Palestinian or Israeli source. If the visit indeed took place, the information was leaked in ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Saudi spy chief visits Israel, Ramallah.

February 22, 2017, 6:42 PM The director of Saudi Arabia's General Intellgence, Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan paid surprise visits to Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22. Neither Palestinian nor Israeli officials have confirmed that the visit took place.

- DEBKAFile - IL

Croatian Agency Backs BIRN's Arms Investigation.

Croatia's statistics bureau has confirmed data showing that 2016 was a record year for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, despite claims by a ministry to the contrary.

- Balkan Insight - UK

The real story behind secret Aqaba summit on Mideast peace.

According to reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated a year ago in a secret meeting in Aqaba with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: What it's really like.

I came for a year and now, six years later, I'm leaving. So this morning, as I sit outside our Riyadh villa in the quiet green of the compound, I wonder how best to capture the essence of my life here in just a few words.

- Stuff - NZ

Iran sends team to Saudi Arabia for hajj talks

Iran said Wednesday it has sent a team for talks in Saudi Arabia on the next annual pilgrimage after missing the hajj in 2016 at a time of rising tensions between the two countries

- The Daily Star - LB

Saudi Arabia ready to send ground troops to Syria

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said the kingdom is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight the Daesh group, as US Senator John McCain met with the Saudi King. Adel al-Jubeir told German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Tuesday that Saudi forces could battle Daesh alongside US special forces assisting US-backed ...

- Albawaba - UK

Bahrain passes constitutional amendment to allow the military trial of civilians

Bahraini Council of Representatives approved Tuesday a constitutional amendment to allow military trials of civilians involved in terror incidents or attacks on security or military personnel or facilities. Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

Greek President Meets Saudi FM

Greek President Meets Saudi FM...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Meets U.S. Senator John McCain

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Meets U.S. Senator John McCain...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi King Meets U.S. Senator John McCain

Saudi King Meets U.S. Senator John McCain...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi Arabia: Accusations and invitations

As human rights organizations put Saudi Arabia under pressure once again, DW's Tim Sebastian presses Prince Turki Al-Faisal on Raif Badawi, 'alternative facts' and torture cases. 

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Iran Renews Destructive Cyber Attacks on Saudi Arabia

After a four-year hiatus, Iran recently resumed destructive cyber attacks against Saudi Arabia in what U.S. officials say is part of a long-term...

- Townhall.com - US

Rebel missile kills senior Yemeni general in Red Sea port

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country's military in a major blow to the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition, which heavily supports the government, officials said.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Barbados Gov't eying Kensington Oval

The Barbados Government may soon compulsorily acquire Kensington Oval, known as the Mecca of West Indies cricket. The cash-strapped Freundel Stuart administration is reported to be interested in boosting its revenues through the full use of the Oval as a money-spinning multi-event facility beyond cricket.

- Stabroek News - GY

Rebel missile kills senior Yemeni general in Red Sea port

SANAA, Yemen " A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country's military in a major blow to the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition, which heavily supports the government,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Malaysia's Petronas, Saudi Aramco May Sign New Deal On Refinery Project

Petroliam Nasional Bhd and Saudi Aramco are expected to sign an agreement to collaborate in Malaysia's Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development project.

- Rigzone.com - US

Saudi Aramco selects lead underwriters for $100-billion IPO: report

Oil company said to select JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and HSBC Holdings

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Saudi Arabia Considers Selling Cheap Aramco Shares To Locals

Oil giant Saudi Aramco is reportedly considering offering shares to citizens of Saudi Arabia as it prepares for an initial public offering that could be the biggest the world has ever seen. Quoting sources 'familiar with the matter', Bloomberg reported that Aramco has been talking about how to structure the IPO so that ...

- OilPrice.com - US

A senior Yemeni general has reportedly been killed in a Houthi missile attack

REUTERS/Fawaz SalmanADEN - Yemen's deputy chief of staff was killed on Wednesday when the armed Houthi movement battling government forces fired a ballistic missile at an army camp on the Red Sea coast, according to a military source. The attack killing Major General Ahmed Saif al-Yafei was a blow to Yemeni government ...

- Business Insider - US

India-GCC relations: Delhi's strategic opportunity

Rising Asian powers like India have growing aspirations and interests, including in the Middle East. Specifically, India's ties with the Arab Gulf states, dominated for decades by energy and labor, appear set to expand. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a Link West' policy and paid historic visits to Saudi ...

- Brookings - US

Saudi Aramco taps JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley for IPO, HSBC a contender: source

The U.S. banks have joined boutique investment bank Moelis & Co in being tapped for coveted roles in what is expected to be the world's biggest initial public offering worth some $100 billion. HSBC Holdings Plc has emerged as the leading contender for a role among a list of five banks that could provide a pipeline to ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Use of unmanned craft by Houthi insurgents indicates increased risk to Coalition warships and shipping off Yemen

EVENT The US Navy went public on 19 February with its assessment that the attack on a Saudi frigate, al-Madinah, on 30 January 2017 was carried out by an unmanned remotely controlled craft filled with explosives and not a missile or suicide attack using a small boat, as initially thought.

- Jane’s - US

'Politics of demonization' breeding division and fear: Amnesty

Source: Amnesty International Country: Bangladesh, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran , Myanmar, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Saudi Aramco to select lead underwriters for USD100b IPO

Saudi Aramco to select lead underwriters for USD100b IPO...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi Arabia's tourism sector to grow by USD81b by 2026

Saudi Arabia's tourism sector to grow by USD81b by 2026...

- MENAFN - JO

Saudi Aramco taps JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley for IPO, HSBC a contender: source

- Oil giant Saudi Aramco has asked JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley to assist with its upcoming mammoth IPO and could call on another bank with access to Chinese investors, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

- Reuters - US

Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500

The last visit by a Saudi king to Indonesia was 46 years ago, when King Faisal came.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Suicide Robot Boat Blamed for Attack on Warship

A suicide boat attack that killed two sailors aboard a Saudi warship was apparently carried out by an unmanned, remotely-controlled boat. The U.S. Navy says the incident likely represents the first ever use of a suicide robot boat as a weapon on the high seas. Suicide boat bombings carried out by human crews willing to ...

- Discover - US

''U.S. Oil Production To Soar By 3.5 Million Bpd Over The Next Five Years''

Two years ago, when Saudi Arabia launched an unprecedented campaign to crush high-cost oil producers, in the process effectively putting an end to the OPEC cartel , it made a bold bet that U.S. shale producers would be swept under when the price of oil tumbled, leading to a tsunami of bankruptcies, as well as investment and ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Emperor Donald the Weak

Could Donald Trump bring an end to the imperial presidency'? After the past few days, the idea may seem preposterous — or just the wishful thinking of someone who is very worried. But let's play this out. Trump is congenitally imperial. From his penchant for executive decrees to his taste for palm-lined palaces, gilded ...

- GMF - DE

Jordan’s King Abdullah on one-day trip to Cairo

February 21, 2017, 6:21 PM King Abdullah II of Jordan was received by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Cairo International, when he arrived Tuesday afternoon for an official one-day visit. They discussed strengthening cooperation as well as tackling regional issues of common interest, namely the Palestinian-Israeli ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Saudi Aramco selects lead underwriters for $100 billion IPO: WSJ

- Oil company Saudi Aramco has selected JPMorgan Chase & Co , Morgan Stanley , and HSBC Holdings Plc as lead underwriters for its planned initial public share offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

- Reuters - US

Saudi Arabia sees first deflation in over a decade

Consumer price deflation hit Saudi Arabia in January for the first time in over a decade, official data showed Tuesday, but plans for increased state revenues mean prices are unlikely to continue falling for more than a few months.

- The Daily Star - LB

3 banks just landed key roles on what could be the biggest IPO of all time

AP Photo/Jacques Brinon - Oil giant Saudi Aramco has selected JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and HSBC as lead underwriters on the firm's planned initial public share offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Saudi Arabian Oil, known as Saudi Aramco, was not immediately ...

- Business Insider - US

Morocco tops new survey on quality of African urban life

MARRAKESH, Feb 22 — Four Moroccan cities, led by Marrakesh, ranked among the top 10 African cities for quality of life in a new survey published yesterday. Marrakesh, nicknamed the Ochre City for the walls surrounding its old medina district,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Use of unmanned aircraft by Houthi insurgents indicates increased risk to Coalition warships and shipping off Yemen

EVENT The US Navy went public on 19 February with its assessment that the attack on a Saudi frigate, al-Madinah, on 30 January 2017 was carried out by an unmanned remotely controlled craft filled with explosives and not a missile or suicide attack using a small boat, as initially thought.

- Jane’s - US

Remembering Peak Oil: Saudi Arabian Production Was Supposed to Peak in 2006

It didn't.

- Reason.com - US

News24.com | Year of bling for Mahlobo

Saudi Arabia likes State Security Minister David Mahlobo so much they put a ring on it - or him.

- News24.com - ZA

Egypt and Jordan: Don't give up on two-state solution

, The heads of Egypt and Jordan said a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be based on having two states. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan met Tuesday in Cairo. “The two sides discussed future movements to break the gridlock within the Middle East peace process, ...

- JTA - US

Iraqi forces closing in on Mosul airport in anti-Daesh operations

US-backed Iraqi forces reached the vicinity of Mosul airport on Monday after dislodging Daesh hardliners from a nearby hill, the Iraqi military said in a statement. US-backed Iraqi forces fought Daesh militants to clear way to the airport, on the second day of a ground offensive against the extremists remaining in the Daesh ...

- Albawaba - UK

Saudi Arabia sees first deflation in over a decade

Consumer price deflation hit Saudi Arabia in January for the first time in over a decade, official data showed on Tuesday, but plans for increased state revenues mean prices are unlikely to continue falling for more than a few months.

- Times Of India - IN

Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500 -- Indonesian officials

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said.

- GMA News - PH

Saudi Arabian King Salman to visit Indonesia in March with an entourage of 1,500

Thomson ReutersSaudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said. "This is a very historic visit for us," Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung told reporters on Tuesday, adding that ...

- Business Insider - US

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