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Saudi King meets Libyan ex-general

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met on Wednesday the commander of the Eastern Libyan forces Khalifa Haftar, the Saudi foreign ministry said in a tweet. King Salman made assurances during the meeting of the Kingdom’s keenness for the security and stability of Libya, the foreign ministry said. Source: Reuters

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Aramco building international gas business

Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, was building an international gas business and converting more crude oil into chemicals in a bid to lessen its carbon footprint, Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Tuesday. Aramco is building “an energy bridge” between Saudi Arabia and China to meet the Asian …

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Saudi 600MW solar project tendered

Saudi Arabia plans to tender a contract to build a 600 megawatt solar power project in Mecca, the country’s energy ministry said in a tweet on Sunday. The plant is part of a wider plan to build a 2,600 megawatt solar power project in Saudi city, which will be implemented …

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Saudis lambast human rights interference in their country

The head of the state-backed Saudi human rights commission dismissed an international investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as interference on Thursday, and said everyone accused was already facing justice in the kingdom. Bandar bin Mohammed al-Aiban said those on trial for what he described both as an …

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Saudis adament over fixed OPEC policy

Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday it would be too early to change OPEC+ output policy at the group’s meeting in April and that China and the U.S. would lead healthy global demand for oil this year. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies such …

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Saudi courts approve detention of billionaire

A Saudi court has approved an application by detained and indebted billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company, Saad, to have their case resolved through the kingdom’s new bankruptcy law, the company’s financial adviser and two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The ruling in February could provide a resolution …

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Lavrov holds talks with King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Riyadh on Tuesday, footage on the Russian foreign ministry’s official Youtube channel showed. Lavrov is on a tour of the Gulf, also expected to include the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. On Monday Lavrov held talks in Qatar with …

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Kushner on Gulf tour as ‘peace’ envoy

White House adviser Jared Kushner is visiting U.S.-allied Gulf Arab states to seek support for a long-awaited peace proposal for the Middle East that he said would require concessions from both Israelis and Palestinians. Kushner, who is U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is expected to focus on the economic component …

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Saudi crown prince picks new defence official

Saudi Arabia appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s full younger brother as deputy defense minister on Saturday and named a princess as the kingdom’s first woman ambassador to the United States. The appointments, published in state news agency SPA, follow Riyadh’s efforts to overcome a global outcry over last year’s …

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Congress resumes attacks on Saudi Arabia

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers renewed their push on Thursday to penalize Saudi Arabia for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, introducing legislation to bar some arms sales and impose sanctions. The lawmakers, including Democrats Bob Menendez, Jack Reed, Jeanne Shaheen and …

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New office set up by Saudi anti-corruption drive

Saudi Arabia has launched a new office to monitor state spending, saying it would help keep up the fight against corruption after the closing of a 15-month crackdown, state media reported. The financial reporting office would be part of the state’s General Auditing Bureau, which watches out for financial discrepancies, …

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