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PM Saad Hariri accompanies Saudi King Salman to Riyadh.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Wednesday accompanied Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud to Riyadh

- The Daily Star - LB

How Besigye beat police cordon to Kayunga.

Police also confiscated tents and other equipment supposed to be used by the activists to launch the My Land, My Life' campaign in the district, many say, is the mecca of land grabbing in the country

- Daily Monitor - UG

Saudi police kill 2 in raid on predominantly Shiite village.

Saudi police say they have killed two people in a shootout in an area heavily populated by minority Shiites that has been a flashpoint of anti-government protests and unrest.

- FOX News - US

Saudi King Salman invites Egypt's Sisi to visit.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to visit his country, a public show of good relations following months of tension between the Arab world's most populous state and its richest

- The Daily Star - LB

Sudan's Bashir arrives in Jordan for Arab summit.

March 28, 2017 - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Tuesday has arrived in Jordan for the annual meeting of the Arab leaders, defying calls by rights groups to arrest the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the International Criminal Court . Upon his arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Al-Bashir ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Ride-hailing firm Careem considers acquisitions and possible IPO.

, Dubai-based ride-hailing company Careem is looking for acquisition opportunities and is considering an initial public offering as a possible option but has no timeframe in mind, its founder and CEO said. Careem, which competes with Uber and operates from Pakistan to Egypt, plans to enter second-tier cities in Saudi ...

- VentureBeat - US

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace.

Jordan's King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal.

- BDNews24 - BD

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image.

Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi Arabia. The kingdom, which bans movie theaters and other entertainment venues, is challenging its ultraconservative image and loosening the reins on fun by opening its doors to live shows, including...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Yemeni rebels attempt apparent ballistic missile saturation attack.

Yemen's rebels fired multiple ballistic missiles on 28 March in an apparent attempt to overwhelm the Patriot battery that defends the neighbouring Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushayt. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that four ballistic missiles were launched towards the cities

- Jane’s - US

Jordan's Abdullah: two-state solution is basis for Mideast peace.

March 29, 2017, 1:58 PM Jordanian King Abdullah said Wednesday morning at the opening session of the 28th summit of Arab leaders that the basis for peace in the Middle East is a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He asserted that peace will not be achieved in the region without the establishment of a ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace.

DEAD SEA, Jordan - Jordan's King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal.

- Reuters - US

Saudi King says Syrian subjected to 'killing' urges U.N. based political deal

AMMAN - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday his country supported a political settlement to the bloody six year conflict in...

- Townhall.com - US

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan's King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal

- The Daily Star - LB

Arab leaders meet to address conflicts and `terror`

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman is among 22 leaders attending the Arab League for the meeting in Sweimeh on the Dead Sea coast from 0900 GMT.  

- Zee News - IN

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan`s King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal.

- Zee News - IN

Pakistan's duplicity angering Iran, Saudi Arabia, say sources

UAE: Pakistan is pursuing a two-faced policy of trying to befriend Iran while simultaneously maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia, according to informed sources and in the process is angering both Iran and Saudi Arabia.As proof of this policy, the Pakistani Government officially announced that former Chief of Army Staff ...

- Sify - IN

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

Washington Mar 27, 2017 China will soon construct the first unmanned aerial vehicle factory in the Middle East following a meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The New Arab reports Saudi Arabia granted the Chinese permission to move forward with the plan when the King Abdulaziz City for Science and ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi Arabia.

- FOX News - US

Aramco president welcomes tax-rate cut

Saudi Aramco Pres. and Chief Executive Officer Amin H. Nasser welcomed a Mar. 27 tax cut that he said would bring his company’s tax burden “in line with international benchmarks.” In a move seen as preparation for an initial public offering of 5% of the company as early as next year, the government lowered ...

- OGJ - US

'Dreamer' threatened with deportation in Seattle is ordered released by immigration judge

Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, thought to be the first Dreamer' swept up in the Trump administration crackdown on immigration violators, was ordered released by a federal judge Tuesday after spending six weeks in detention. Today the judge affirmed that Daniel does not pose any risk to public safety,'...

- Los Angeles Times - US

​Forbes: Atlanta No. 3 U.S. city poised to become tech mecca

Atlanta could soon become one of the world's most elite tech cities. According to a new report from Forbes, Atlanta is the No. 3 American city poised to become one of tomorrow's tech meccas. Craving relocation to the East Coast? Opportunities for Atlanta-based tech jobs, including software developer, software programmer, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Iran steps up support for Shiite ally in Yemen proxy war

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen's rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say. Iran's enemy Saudi Arabia is leading a Sunni Arab coalition fighting the Houthis ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Saudi court sentences twin brothers for terror group support

Egyptian siblings to spend 10 and four years in jail followed by deportation

- GulfNews - AE

Saudi Arabia Participates in Paris International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia Participates in Paris International Book Fair...

- MENAFN - JO

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi Arabia.The kingdom, which bans movie theaters and other entertainment venues, is challenging...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi...

- Townhall.com - US

Washington State Judge Approves Release of Jailed Mexican Man

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled Tuesday. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 24, told ...

- Voice of America - US

Rystad Energy: Saudi Tax Cut Raises Aramco Value By $1 Trillion

Until yesterday, analysts were largely estimating the value of Saudi Aramco well below the Saudi claim that it is worth $2 trillion, but the Kingdom's recent tax rate cut is making the oil giant more attractive to investors, and raises the valuation of its upstream portfolio by around $1 trillion, Rystad Energy said ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Saudi Aramco IPO Under Pressure, As 9/11 Lawsuits And Oil Prices Hit

Saudi Aramco's IPO future looks a bit more bleak than was expected. U.S. lawsuits by American insurance companies and the continuing threat of low oil prices are pushing Saudi Arabia into a corner. On 23rd of March, a long list of U.S. based insurance companies, including Safeco, Wausau and many Lloyd's syndicates, have ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Saudi Arabia Will Not Break The OPEC Deal

The OPEC deal is turning out to be a failure, but has it led the Saudi's to abandon the deal? Have they cheated on their numbers? These were the questions that arose on March 14, when reports came in that Saudi Arabia had increased production by 263,000 barrels per day in February over January. The OPEC "Monthly Oil Market ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Arab leaders meet to address conflicts and `terror`

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman is among 22 leaders attending the Arab League for the meeting in Sweimeh on the Dead Sea coast from 0900 GMT.  

- Zee News - IN

Pakistan hunting with the fox and running with the hare

, Mar. 29 : Pakistan is pursuing a two faced policy of trying to befriend Iran and at the same time maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia, according to informed sources and in the process is angering both Iran and Saudi Arabia.As proof of the two faced policy, the Pakistani Government officially announced that former ...

- Sify - IN

The Latest: Jailed Mexican man testified at bond hearing

SEATTLE " The Latest on a judge agreeing to release Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Mexican immigrant who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Saudi Arabia to set up $3B joint fund for Jordan

Saudi Arabia is to set up a $3 billion joint investment fund for Jordan, among 15 cooperation agreements signed by King Salman during a visit to Amman, state media said Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemen rebel missiles

Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels Tuesday, an Arab coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through a rebel-held Red Sea port.

- The Daily Star - LB

AQAP activity in northeast Yemen indicates increased terrorism and cargo risks on Saudi side of border

EVENT Suspected Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants based in Yemen on 24 March 2017 raided a Yemeni Border Guard position in the al-Akhashim district, approximately 90 km north east of al-Wadiah border crossing, according to local media. The motivation for the raid appears to have

- Jane’s - US

Saudi Arabia's Tax Cuts Boost Aramco Value By $1 Trillion

Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says slashing the tax rate for the petroleum industry from 85 to 50% brings the company in line with international benchmarks.

- Rigzone.com - US

No Plan B for Saudi Energy Policy

Saudi Arabia is betting that oil markets will rebalance themselves at higher prices, and it has no economic backup plan if prices remain low. | عربي

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Saudi Arabia needs its big oil IPO to go well

Saudi Arabia is giving its national oil company Aramco enormous tax relief ahead of an IPO that the kingdom badly needs to be a success.

- CNNMoney - US

Palestinian Foreign Minister says Arab plan for peace remains the same

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says there is no plan to modify a 2002 Arab initiative aimed at achieving peace with Israel. The Saudi-proposed initiative offers Israel full diplomatic recognition from the Arab states in return for an Israeli withdrawal from Arab land occupied in 1967 and the establishment of a ...

- Albawaba - UK

Saudi Air Defense Forces intercept four ballistic missiles launched by Houthi militias toward the Kingdom

Saudi Air Defense Forces intercept four ballistic missiles launched by Houthi militias toward the Kingdom...

- MENAFN - JO

Former Pakistan Army Chief Set to Take Command of 'Muslim NATO'

Pakistan’s former army chief, Raheel Sharif, is set to become the first commander of a new Saudi-led counterterrorism coalition of mostly Sunni Islamic states, a move frustrating neighboring Shi'ite Iran in addition to prevailing domestic opposition and criticism. Sharif is likely to travel to Saudi Arabia as early as ...

- Voice of America - US

What Food Startups Need To Succeed In The Foodie Mecca Of Brooklyn

Seek Chocolate Chili More than thirty years ago, when a few friends and I decided to create a mobile concession stand that served a limited barbeque menu, we had no idea where this journey would take us. All we had was a 55-gallon drum cut in half which we used to cook.

- Forbes.com - US

Aramco tax cut lifts company's value by $1 trillion, analyst estimates

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's decision to cut tax paid by national oil giant Saudi Aramco has increased its value by $1 trillion, an analyst estimated on Tuesday ahead of Aramco's initial public offer of shares, expected to be the world's largest.

- Reuters - US

Aramco tax cut lifts company's value by $1 trillion, analyst estimates

Saudi Arabia's decision to cut tax paid by national oil giant Saudi Aramco has increased its value by $1 trillion, an analyst estimated on Tuesday ahead of Aramco's initial public offer of shares, expected to be the world's largest. The government said on Monday it was cutting the tax rate for Aramco to 50 percent from ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Citi applies for capital markets licence in Saudi Arabia, sources say

DUBAI, March 28 — Citigroup has formally applied for a licence to conduct capital markets business in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the matter said, in a move to return to the country after an absence of nearly 13 years. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Amazon buys Mideast's Souq.com after $800M counteroffer

A joint statement described the purchase as expanding Amazon's influence into the Mideast as the chairman of the state-supported firm Emaar prepares to launch his own retail website in a country known more for its luxury malls than online shopping. In November, Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar reportedly met Amazon CEO Jeff ...

- SFGate - US

The US considers ramping up military intervention in Yemen war

March 28, 2017, 12:08 PM The Pentagon is said to be considering escalating its direct intervention in support of the Saudi campaign in the Yemen war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Up until now, the US has used drones and commandos to fight Al Qaeda in Yemen as well as providing aerial refueling of the Saudi warplanes ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Comment: why US allies Israel, Saudi Arabia are cosying up to China

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were both in Beijing last week. The fact they did not meet there is not evidence of China’s lack of influence in the Middle East. Even if they were simultaneously in Washington, they would still ignore each other. It is much too early for ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Saudi Arabia sweetens huge Aramco IPO with tax cut

The Saudi Arabia government aims to sell up to 5 percent of Aramco, listing the shares in Riyadh and at least one foreign exchange, to raise cash for investment in new industries, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy beyond oil exports in an era of cheap crude.

- Times Of India - IN

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