Monday, August 19, 2019

People & Culture

Latest updates on people and culture, implementation of law and order in middle-east along with the list of new entertainments in and around GCC.

In Saudi Arabia, an Arrest in a Billion-Dollar Bank Bust

The arrest of dozens of allegedly corrupt Saudi princes and businessmen was perhaps foreshadowed by a raid on the palace of the billionaire Maan...

Abu Dhabi: 5 pieces of art you should see at the...

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - As the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors to the public on Saturday, here are five pieces...

Qatar Airways CEO calls on Trump to do ‘even more’ on...

The CEO of Qatar Airways has called on President Donald Trump to do more to end an economic blockade of his country. Qatar is locked...

Saudi Arabia Gave Richard Branson $1 Billion to Go to Space

Last week, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that it would invest $1 billion in Richard Branson’s space companies, including Virgin Galactic. Earlier this year,...

Coke Made Its Own Bubbly Ad About Saudi Arabia Lifting Its...

It took a few weeks, but Coca-Cola has rolled out an upbeat commercial in Saudi Arabia, celebrating King Salman’s decree back in September that...

How Saudi elite became five-star prisoners at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton

At 11pm on Saturday, guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh got a rude awakening. Businesspeople and consultants who were staying in one of...

Saudi Corruption Purge Snares $33 Billion of Personal Net Worth

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Saudi billionaire and founder of Kingdom Holding Co. Photographer: Mohammad Obaidi/BloombergCrown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s crackdown on some of Saudi...

NEOM: Saudi’s city of the future

In October, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) unveiled Riyadh’s plans for NEOM, a futuristic desert city that he hailed as a...

Donald Trump wants Saudi Aramco listed in the New York Stock...

President Donald Trump told reporters on Sunday as Air Force One flew to Japan that he wants Saudi Arabia “to strongly consider the New York stock...

Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia

The so-called corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia over the weekend may be the beginning of a bigger power struggle by the heir apparent to...
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