Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia

Qatari royal close to SA says his assets have been frozen

A member of Qatar's royal family said on Saturday that Qatari authorities have frozen his bank accounts over his role in Doha's crisis with...

Saudi Arabia’s great makeover can’t afford to fail

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, has emerged as the unrivaled leader of the kingdom, now better placed to steer it through a transition...

Blackstone to seek $10bn for Saudi-backed fund

Blackstone Group, the private equity giant with ambitions for the largest-ever infrastructure fund, is seeking as much as $10 billion to supplement a $20...

111-year-old Saudi shares secrets, memories

“I eat dates and drink camel milk,” 111-year-old Khunaifar Al Dhiyabi, a Saudi national, said when asked about the secret of his long life. Al...

Saudi: 213% increase in smokers wanting to quit

Sharifa Al-Zahrani, the head of the ministry’s smoking cessation clinics, said that taxes are the most effective way to help people, especially the youth,...

Saudi first: Princess to head sports federation

Saudi Arabia does not allow women to practise sports in the public sphere and even the introduction of private sports centres for women has...

IMF: UAE-Saudi on the right path of reforms

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are moving in the right direction with regards to economic reforms, but Oman and Bahrain may need to speed...

Saudi weighs slower subsidy to aid economy

Saudi Arabia may cut energy subsidies more gradually and take longer to balance its budget, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said, as the kingdom seeks to soften...

Saudi bans ‘nightwear’ in sport stadiums

Saudi Arabia's sports authority has banned anyone "inappropriately dressed" from entering stadiums or facilities. A statement issued by the General Sports Authority said Turki al...

Saudi Aramco to shelve international IPO?

Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international listing in favour of a private share sale to the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds...
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