Saudi Gazette | Fatima Muhammad | 7.21.14
Away from the daily news bites, analyses and debates from known Saudi writers and media personalities about the current round of violence on Gaza, the Saudi youth have taken advantage of Twitter to either connect directly with people living in ... Continue Reading
Gaza who still have access to Internet, or use this social media to awaken the world’s conscience.
Sanctions have nearly halved Iran's petroleum export revenue in the past two years, OPEC data showed Friday, as the impact of international restrictions on its oil deepens.
Iran has been locked in talks with six world powers to reach a final ... Continue Reading
understanding over its controversial nuclear program. But despite the signature of an interim deal in November, the two sides have failed to make significant headway, leaving Iran's economy...
While nearly 80% of the population work for the government, many of the country’s younger generation are opting for a more entrepreneurial path, becoming part of a growing number of technology incubators.
Arab News | Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr. | 7.21.14
The term “underground economy” refers to illegal activities that generate income not accounted for in a country's gross domestic product (GDP), said Saad Al-Buainian, an expert quoted recently in a Middle East publication.
Bloomberg | Deema Almashabi | 7.21.14
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah appointed Abdulaziz al-Furaih as deputy governor of the kingdom’s Central bank, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a royal decree.
Al-Furaih’s appointment comes at a time while he serves as Deputy CEO ... Continue Reading
in Riyad Bank (RIBL) and a member of the board of directors at Saudi Electricity Co.
The Kingdom’s stable macroeconomic backdrop and the move toward streamlining regulations continue to be widely and positively recognized by renowned institutions, the National Commercial Bank said in its latest “Saudi Economic Review”.
A test to measure vocational aptitude conducted by the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education (NCAHE) has revealed that 27 percent of Saudis interviewed, or 6,436 individuals, prefer jobs in education, media and entertainment.
Afghan election officials on Thursday began a nationwide recount of ballots casts in last month’s disputed presidential runoff vote, just hours after Taliban insurgents staged a predawn attack on Kabul International Airport.
The raid by four ... Continue Reading
gunmen, one of the most brazen militant assaults in recent months, underscored Afghanistan’s mounting political and security woes as foreign troops prepare to withdraw by the end of the year.
BBC News | Michael Stephens & Sofia Barbarani | 7.18.14
While international attention has been fixated on the disintegration of Iraq and the expansion of the so-called caliphate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Sunni insurgents have moved their offensive back into Syria with a newly acquired haul of ... Continue Reading
US-made weapons and cash.
Reuters | Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan | 7.18.14
Israel stepped up its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and declared it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.
Israeli gunboats lit ... Continue Reading
up the sky with their fire before dawn while helicopters fired into the coastal enclave. Hamas fired mortar rounds at the invading troops and rockets across the border at the southern Israeli towns of Ashdod and Ashkelon.
Al Monitor | Daoud Kuttab | 7.18.14
While the public has been largely unified in expressing solidarity with the Palestinians, the positions of governments have varied based on their stance toward the Muslim Brotherhood. Nowhere was this discrepancy reflected more clearly than in ... Continue Reading
Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where a number of prominent politicians and pundits have made negative remarks about Hamas and its actions. Some of the region’s major countries, such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, have been relatively silent on the situation in Gaza, aside from their humanitarian organizations providing medical and other support to Gazans.
But last year Shell drilled a dry well in the field's Block D, trumpeted by Qatar as the area's most promising exploration acreage. That has discouraged Shell from even attempting to drill the second well, the people said. "Shell made it ... Continue Reading
clear that the second well is not going to be commercially viable and they want to get out of the acreage by next year if not earlier," a Qatari official familiar with the matter said.
The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has been formed by the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), in consultation with the kingdom’s justice, commerce and industry ministries and in coordination with the governor of the Saudi Arabian General ... Continue Reading
The process of hydraulic fracturing has a long history dating back to the 1940s, and by itself wasn’t revolutionary or responsible for the shale oil boom. The truly revolutionary oil extraction technology that led to America’s shale revolution ... Continue Reading
was horizontal drilling in combination with hydraulic fracturing.
“The record refining volume shows that Saudi Arabia is fulfilling its plans to become a major downstream player,” said Julian Lee, a Bloomberg oil strategist in London who writes for First Word and whose observations are his own. The nation’s ... Continue Reading
400,000 barrels a day Jubail refinery is running at about 80 percent of capacity and a new Yanbu plant of the same size should start operations before the end of the year, he said.
Ford Motor Company announced an aggressive product acceleration in its newest business unit, Middle East & Africa, leveraging the company’s One Ford global portfolio and targeting opportunities for growth in small, mid-size and large vehicle ... Continue Reading
The National | Mitya Underwood | 7.17.14
The joyriding scene has as much to do with the urban landscape of the city as it has to the disenfranchisement of the young, he argues. The two, in fact, are inextricably linked. Before the 1960s the city had grown organically, he writes, with ... Continue Reading
more and more outer layers being added to a central core, marked by the Musmak Fort, the grand market and the grand mosque. But in the 1970s and ’80s whole neighbourhoods were emptied out, forcing their former inhabitants to move north and east of the old city.
The Real Estate Development Fund has completed procedures to write off the debt amounting to SR243 million owed to it by some 1,158 deceased citizens.
This was in line with the order issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, ... Continue Reading
the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Slate | William Saletan | 7.18.14
There are lots of things we can debate about the crisis in Gaza. You can argue that Israel has committed war crimes, that a culture of violence has corrupted Palestinian society, or that a ground invasion is a terrible idea. But one thing should ... Continue Reading
be clear to everyone: Hamas is insane. It’s destroying Gaza.
he Ministry of Labor has called for public input on its expanded employment program for women at shops catering to women and families.
Members of the public can provide their views on the ministry's Maan website set up specifically to get a ... Continue Reading
broad range of opinion on its new labor laws.
Emerging Saudi healthcare sector will register “significant growth” driven by a rapidly increasing population of approximately 3 percent annually and with beds capacity of only 21 beds per 10,000 population, Jadwa Investment, a leading Saudi ... Continue Reading
private equity firm and investment bank with headquarters in Riyadh, forecast Wednesday.
Sheikh Rafik Mohammed, chairman of the Gammon Group, urged investors to seize the opportunity to grab government incentives by making investments in the Kingdom, which, he said, is the best place in the world for investors. In an interview with ... Continue Reading
Saudi Gazette, he said that the government of Saudi Arabia will pay the investors 75 percent of their project cost in soft loans for 20 years, and the amount of loan reaches up to SR1.2 billion.