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Saudi Arabia stuck with self-inflicted wounds in battle with Iran.

Policies driven by a narrow-minded focus on Iran have left Saudi Arabia with self-inflicted wounds, but it is not too late for a course correction.

- Al-Monitor - EG

US Air Force says Qatar blockade has 'no impact' on American base.

The United States is flying more missions out of al-Udeid than before the Saudi-led embargo.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal.

Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said Tuesday, redoubling efforts to face Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Daesh .

- The Daily Star - LB

Censorship, social media and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia orders Snapchat to block Al Jazeera in latest move after Riyadh-led bloc imposed blockade on Qatar in June.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The 5 countries where people click most on ISIS propaganda .

The top consumers of Islamic State videos were from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Britain, according to a Policy Exchange study.

- Washington Post - US

Aramco Plans to Buy Non-Saudi Crude in Global Trading Expansion.

Saudi Aramco plans to expand its trading business by buying and selling non-Saudi crude as the world's biggest exporter prepares for what could be a record initial public offering.

- Rigzone.com - US

Qatar's emir renews call for dialogue over Gulf crisis.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar on June 5 The post Qatar's emir renews call for dialogue over Gulf crisis appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

King of Jordan and Austrian President Discuss Strengthening Ties.

His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday met with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in New York and discussed means to enhance cooperation between the two countries as well as regional issues. © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

Coalition accuses Yemen rebels of hindering food imports.

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting on the side of Yemen's government on Tuesday accused Iran-backed rebels of delaying vital food and other imports through a major Red Sea port

- The Daily Star - LB

Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal: state media.

Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Daesh .

- The Daily Star - LB

Saudi Aramco could disclose accounts early 2018 - sources | Reuters.

The post Saudi Aramco could disclose accounts early 2018 - sources | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

There's one big question mark hanging over OPEC heading into 2018

Sergei Karpukhin/ReutersThe Saudi oil minister, Khalid al-Falih, has worked hard over the past year to get the majority of the world's biggest producers to combat a global supply glut by honoring agreed-upon output cuts. Now, some are beginning to wonder what will happen with compliance when al-Falih finishes his one-year ...

- Business Insider - US

Yemen's Reality: Cholera, Starvation and Civil War

Members 17 Oct 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Nawal Al-Maghafi, News Correspondent, BBCFurther speakers to be announced. Chatham House, London Register Register In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies launched an air campaign in support of Yemen's internationally recognised government, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Oil near five-month high as Middle East producers stick to cuts

Saudi crude exports fell to three-year low in July

- The Globe and Mail - CA

UK firms make huge profits on arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Arms sales to Riyadh exceed $8bn, while UK government receives just $40m of corporate tax, War Child report says.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city

City is largely in the hands of the Saudi-backed government but has been a key battlefield in the conflict The post Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Saudi authorities pressure Snapchat to block Al-Jazeera

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered. Al-Jazeera said Snapchat's decision to block its curated Discover Channel is "deplorable", "alarming" and amounts to "censoring ...

- SFGate - US

Tajikistan: Saudis Brag About Pushing Out Iran

Middle Eastern rivalries are being felt as far away as Tajikistan. Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Tajikistan spoke in an interview last week of his satisfaction at successfully pursuing diplomatic overtures that culminated with the expulsion of Iran and its agents from the country.' This is a great victory for the Kingdom of ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Snapchat yanks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

App says it did so at government request        

- USA TODAY - US

Towards Kurdistan Referendum: Harsh Statements from Iran, Iraq, Turkey

Iran has toughened its stance in its latest statements; Saudi Arabia has proposed to be the mediator; Iraqi central government has reiterated its objection to the constitution referendum; Erdoğan has issued a statement saying Iraq cannot be divided'.

- Bianet - TR

Iran Is Smuggling Increasingly Potent Weapons Into Yemen, U.S. Admiral Says

The outgoing top Navy admiral in the Middle East said that Iran is helping worsen the conflict in Yemen by giving rebels more precise missiles to rife deeper into Saudi Arabia.

- New York Times - US

Will Low Oil Prices End Saudi Arabia's Gas Subsidies?

Although Saudi Arabia has managed to narrow its budget deficit, the Kingdom continues to feel the fiscal pressure of low oil prices, and is mulling over the phasing out of gasoline subsidies, and making gas prices level with varying international prices, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing a person familiar with the plan. ...

- OilPrice.com - US

New Saudi Railway Expected To Reduce Dependence On Crude Oil

Saudi Arabia plans to soon issue contract tenders for a 1,000-mile railway between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and to extend links to serve oil giant Aramco, Saudi Railway Company's chief executive Bashar Al Malik told Bloomberg in an interview published on Monday. Saudi Arabia has been planning the 1,000-mile Red ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Kuwait Faces New Oil Leak Near Ras al-Zour

Kuwait's struggle with oil spills continues in September as the state news agency reports the clean-up of another leak off the southern coast on Monday, as the nation tries to juggle its  critical role in the future of natural gas markets as a key negotiator between Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a diplomatic crisis that has ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Snapchat pulls Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

- CNN Top Stories - US

Qatar is unfazed by the Arab blockade

Reuters/Carl Court/PoolQatar’s resilience in the face of months of economic and diplomatic ostracization echoes in the ears of Saudi Arabia — a regional and religious leader running out of options in its quest to keep the states on the Arabian Peninsula within the confines of its geopolitical agenda. Doha ...

- Business Insider - US

Saudi Arabia mulls phasing out fuel subsidy within months

Saudi Arabia is considering a plan to phase out subsidies for gasoline and jet fuel in November at the latest, as the world's biggest oil exporter pushes a program to curtail spending after a global slump in prices.

- The Daily Star - LB

Snap faces its first censorship challenge, removes Al Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia

Snap's found itself entangled for the first time in a politically-motivated censorship issue, one that legacy social media companies like Facebook have seen before. And it's never ended well, optically, for its competitors. Snap, the tech company behind the popular app, removed news outlet Al Jazeera's curated content ...

- Mashable! - US

Saudi Arabia trains first women air traffic controllers

Saudi Arabia will train women to work as air traffic controllers, state media reported, as the kingdom seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar

A Somali regional state has declared it would side with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute

- News24.com - ZA

Riyadh said to be mulling gasoline price increase

Energy-subsidy reform is a key part of Saudi Arabia's plan to overhaul the economy

- GulfNews - AE

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights campaigners: Amnesty International | Reuters

The post Saudi Arabia arrests two rights campaigners: Amnesty International | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Saudis Said to Mull Phasing Out Gasoline Subsidy by End-November

Saudi Arabia is considering a plan to phase out subsidies for gasoline and jet fuel in November at the latest.

- Rigzone.com - US

Snapchat blocks Al-Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has blocked Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia at the request of Saudi authorities, the image sharing service said Monday, as tensions simmer between the Gulf states.

- The Daily Star - LB

Saudi Shura Council to vote on autonomy of morality police

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, an influential advisory body to the government, will vote on a proposal to merge the religious police into the Islamic Affairs Ministry, local media reported, further curbing the force's authority.

- The Daily Star - LB

Snapchat yanks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

App says it did so at government request         

- USA TODAY - US

Jordan's King Abdullah Meets Representatives of Jewish Organizations in New York

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday met with representatives of American Jewish organisations in New York, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania. During the meeting His Majesty and the representatives outlined efforts to revive the peace process, as well as developments in the region, a Royal Court statement said. © ...

- Albawaba - UK

Jordan's King Rescues 96 Jordanians from Irma-Struck Island

Upon directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, a Jordanian plane, early Monday, headed for Saint Martin Island to airlift 96 Jordanians from the Caribbean island, which was hit by the devastating Irma Hurricane.The Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs said it is in continuous contact with the Jordanian citizens in ...

- Albawaba - UK

Somalia regional state sides with Saudi Arabia over Qatar

A Somali regional state has declared its support for Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar, in a new challenge to Somalia's efforts to stay neutral in the dispute.

- FOX News - US

Trump makes his U.N. debut with a shout out to his 'successful' property 'right across the street'

On Monday, President Trump opened his first-ever remarks as president to the United Nations General Assembly with a shout out to one of his luxury properties. "I actually saw great potential right across the street, to be honest with you, and it was only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out ...

- The Week - US

Al Jazeera attacks Snap for Saudi Arabia 'censorship'

Move sends message that countries can shut down dissent, says media group

- Financial Times - US

No progress on Qatar and Saudi Arabia row

- Brookings - US

Why is Snapchat banning Al-Jazeera in Saudi Arabia?

Snapchat has been at the center of several controversies in Saudi Arabia in the last year, with a man arrested for showing off his cross-dressing habit on the platform, and a woman arrested for wearing a skirt above the knee in one of her posts. But the photo-sharing app has found itself in the midd...

- The Raw Story - US

Snapchat pulls Al Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia

The social media company removed the channel after Saudi Arabia said it was in violation of local laws.

- CNNMoney - US

The Saudi Aramco Float: Political, Financial, and Environmental Implications

Invitation Only Research Event 6 Oct 2017 - 09:00 to 11:15Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable The planned listing of part of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company on one or more international stock exchanges is one of the ...

- Chatham House - UK

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia asks Snap Inc to remove Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in the kingdom citing violation of local law.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Snap blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia to comply with local laws'

Snap has bowed to pressure from the government of Saudi Arabia to censor a news channel operated by the Qatar-based news broadcaster, Al Jazeera, from the Snapchat Discover section of its app.

- TechCrunch - US

Snap removes Al Jazeera's Discover Publisher channel in Saudi Arabia

The conflict is the latest example of a technology company being pinned in the crosshairs of geopolitics

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Snap blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

The company has blocked Al Jazeera’s Snapchat Discover channel under pressure from the government of Saudi Arabia, reports TechCrunch. The Al Jazeera Snap Discover channel was launched in Saudi Arabia in May of this year. The Saudi government has long accused the channel of being a tool for neighboring Qatar to ...

- Fast Company - US

Snapchat Blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia, reported BBC.  Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster's Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws. Qatar is in an ongoing dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt ...

- Novinite - BG

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