Business

Brand Saudi Arabia: NEXT Power Brands Festival

A variety of Saudi corporations convened at the NEXT Power Brands Festival in the King Abdullah Economic City to discuss ways to effectively brand Saudi Arabia’s...

Saudi Mobile Market is Driving Change Across the Kingdom

In 2016, the Saudi telecommunications and IT market—the largest in the Middle East—grew by 8 percent to reach $35 billion. In 2015, the Ministry...

Saudi Real Estate Market is on the Up and Up

The world’s largest real estate investment and advisory firm revealed that the real estate market in Saudi Arabia is in for a historic year...

Counterterrorism

Op-ed: Saudis Know That U.S. Power Can Bring Lasting Peace

From the crisis in Syria to the violence in Yemen, the Middle East today finds itself caught in a siege of deep political, economic and social...

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif: Security Crucial to Ensuring Stability

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia recently affirmed his country’s support for global security and unity against shared threats. Speaking at the 34th session...

White House, Congress Praise Saudi Counterterrorism Intelligence Sharing

A recent oped on Fox News Channel by Saudi Major General Ahmed Hassan Mohammad Asseri is winning praise in both Congress and the White House. The...

Culture

Al Comedy Club in Jeddah Seeking Status as Regional Entertainment Hub

Now that Saudi Arabia officially has a Ministry of Entertainment, there’s no shortage of talent embracing the various opportunities which lie ahead in this...

Japanese Symphony Opens its First Concert in Riyadh

The first Japanese full orchestra concert opened in Saudi Arabia on April 13, marking the Kingdom’s expansion of entertainment opportunities under the national Saudi Vision...

Kingdom Announces Plan for Major Entertainment City

Saudi Arabia has announced a plan to build an entertainment city south of Riyadh, featuring sports, cultural and recreational facilities. The city will also...

Energy

Solarenergie

Moody’s: Saudi Renewable Energy Sector Poised for Growth

According to Moody's Investors Service, Saudi Arabia possesses all the favorable conditions for growth in its renewable energy sector. Among those favorable conditions are abundant solar...

For Saudi Arabia, Fiscal Reform will Deliver a Balanced Economy

Famed for its opulence and oil revenue, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to a future beyond oil in its plans to boost...

Private Investors Fueling Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Drive

Saudi Arabia has released new details on its renewable energy campaign, signaling the Kingdom’s increased drive to pursue green energy under the Vision 2030 plan. Previously,...

Government

Vision 2030 Praised in Washington Post Column

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius recently praised the reforms of Vision 2030 that are underway in Saudi Arabia in a recent column entitled "A...

Prince Khalid bin Salman Named New Saudi Ambassador to United States

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been appointed as the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United...

Saudi Arabia and Iraq Chart Closer Ties

Recent high-level meetings between Saudi and Iraqi officials signal a renewal ties between the neighboring countries. Ahmad Jamal, the spokesman for the Iraqi foreign ministry,...

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