Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia

The long-term cost of Saudi succession ‘shake-up’

King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's decision to remove Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and promote his favorite son, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, has been long...

Saudi just gave govt workers a very long vacation (23 days!)

Saudis woke up to two surprises on Wednesday: A new crown prince and a very long vacation.Royal decrees announced a leadership shuffle that included...

Saudi’s next king is a young, ambitious risk taker

He is known as MBS and his rise through Saudi Arabia’s corridors of power has been shockingly swift.At age 31, Mohammed bin Salman already...

Rise of Mohammed bin Salman will have far-reaching consequences

As the new heir apparent to the throne of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman will play an even more influential role in world oil...

Saudi extends Eid holiday by 1 week

Saudi Arabia has extended this year’s Islamic Eid Al-Fitr holiday by one week, Saudi Press Agency announced on Wednesday.The announcement came as part of...

4 ways Mohammed bin Salman’s rise will change Saudi Arabia

King Salman finally promoted his young son Mohammed to crown prince after sacking Mohammed bin Nayef who, according to official sources, asked to be...

So who is Mohamed bin Salman, Saudi’s new heir to the...

Mohamed bin Salman, left, with his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef who he has replaced, rightThe king of Saudi Arabia has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman...

Saudi Arabia to tax Expats from next month

The basic problem with taxation is that you do indeed have to gouge the revenue out of the population somehow but then said population...

With 3 more days to go for Ramadan, Umrah prices soar

During the penultimate week of Ramadan, Umrah travel operators in the capital have increased their Umrah package from SR250 ($66.67) to SR300 from its...

Saudi Arabia Deports Qatari Camels

After Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, Riyadh made clear it wanted nothing to do with its tiny Arab neighbor. Trade is...
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