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Saudi Arabia’s first female tour guide stood at the forefront of social reforms in the kingdom

Saudi Arabia is on a path of dramatic economic and social reforms. The reforms, launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are aimed at modernizing the kingdom and are welcomed both nationally and internationally. Abir Abusulayman stands at the forefront of social reforms, in particular women’s right to choose. The …

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GCC wary of G7 corporate tax plans

The threat seemed clear. The low-tax countries of the Middle East would have to fall in line with the high tax-and-spend economies of Europe and North America, and impose big tax increases that would threaten their global competitiveness. But although initially hailed as “historic,” when the experts and policymakers got …

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Saudi-American Falcon Claws exercise launched

The Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) launched a joint exercise with their US counterparts in Saudi Arabia’s northwestern region, the ministry of defense said. The “Falcon Claws 4” drill aims to strengthen mutual military relations between the two countries and unify military concepts through joint action between the forces of …

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UK in talks with Saudi over Iran

Britain’s Foreign Minister Dominic Raab met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday and discussed Iran in addition to bilateral ties and climate change, the British foreign office said. Raab’s visit comes as global powers work to revive a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Saudi Arabia had …

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Saudi releases pro-Palestinian documentary

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives has released a movie in solidarity with the conflict in the Palestinian territories. “Palestine… A Candle that wasn’t Extinguished” was aired on all the foundation’s social media platforms this week. The film, in four parts, reflects the importance of the Palestinian …

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Saudi needs $55 billion for privatization plan

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise $55 billion from a privatization plan, the Kingdom’s finance minister said on Thursday.Mohammed Al-Jadaan said the Kingdom had recently announced a privatization plan that includes identifying 160 projects in 16 sectors, including asset sales and public-private partnerships. “Our goal is to secure about $55 …

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Saudi to use UN to combat corruption on global scale

Saudi Arabia is working to launch the “Riyadh Initiative” aimed at establishing a global network of operations to exchange information between anti-corruption agencies. Mazin bin Ibrahim Al-Kahmous, president of the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), will head the Kingdom’s delegation at the session at the UN headquarters in Geneva on …

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Saudis use sharia to fight cyber bullying

Saudis have expressed their disapproval of the practices of some social media influencers who have exploited their accounts to collect more followers and win more advertisements while flouting social ethics and governing regulations. These violations go against the Saudi Anti-Cyber Crime Law and have also gained the attention of the Saudi …

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US Central Command in Saudi visit

Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman has received the commander of US Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, and his accompanying delegation. They discussed the partnership between the Kingdom and the US, specifically in the area of defense. They emphasized the importance of the partnership and its role in …

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Houthis vow wider attacks on enemy states as Saudis thwart exploding boat

The Houthis on Sunday threatened to mount more drone and missile strikes on “unexpected” locations in the Arab coalition countries in response to the latest US sanctions on the militia’s leaders. Mohammed Ali Al-Houthis, the president of the Houthi supreme revolutionary committee, said his movement would escalate attacks on “aggressor …

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Key Houthi officials sanctioned by US

The United States is imposing sanctions on two Houthi military officials leading the Iran-aligned movement’s offensive to seize Yemen’s gas-rich Marib region, US Special Envoy on Yemen said on Thursday. Tim Lenderking, who has been pushing for a ceasefire between the Houthis and the Arab coalition, also told a virtual media …

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Lebanon in trouble with UAE, Saudi, Kuwait, and GCC

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has strongly decried the derogatory and racist statements made by caretaker Lebanese Foreign Minister, Charbel Wehbe, against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) States. The Lebanese ambassador to the UAE was summoned by the MoFAIC and …

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Iran acknowledges secret talks with Saudi

Iran confirmed publicly for the first time on Monday that it is in talks with its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia, saying it would do what it could to resolve issues between them. “De-escalation of tensions between the two Muslim countries in the Persian Gulf region is in the interest …

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Saudi pushes fashion strategy in middle of Ramadan

The Fashion Commission has finalized its strategy to develop the sector, including educational and training programs to prepare graduates for the labor market, providing outlets for the distribution of locally designed products, and building networks between designers and investors. The strategy’s aim is to enhance the national identity of the …

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Iran happy Saudi is finally talking peace

Iran on Thursday welcomed what it called a change of tone from Saudi Arabia and said it hoped they could work together to secure peace, amid moves to ease tensions between the regional rivals. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman made the statement days after Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince …

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Saudi Crown Prince now talks peace with Iran over Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has taken a more conciliatory public stance towards Iran, trying to balance long-held animosity with economic considerations and bridge differences with Washington over how to tackle Tehran’s regional behaviour. Tensions between Riyadh and Tehran have festered over the Yemen war, where an Iran-aligned group has increased …

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