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Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a favour to Riyadh, explains Courtney Freer

Saudis frustrated at austerity measures refused to let the country's finance minister off the hook during a virtual investor conference.

Saudi Arabia postpones '<em>Davos</em> <em>in</em> <em>desert</em>' until January

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

Initially scheduled for October, the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which seeks to showcase the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment destination, will now take place from January 26-28.

Saudi Aramco listed on Riyadh stock market

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Saudi Aramco listed on Riyadh stock market

Aramco is the world’s most profitable company. It declared a net profit of $111.1 billion in 2018, which is higher than ...

Saudi predicts increased budget deficit amid tumbling oil prices

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Saudi predicts increased budget deficit amid tumbling oil prices

Saudi Arabia has said that its budget deficit will widen next year. This is the seventh year in a row that the ...

The New Arab

Women WWE wrestlers to take part in Saudi bout

Women wrestlers will take part in a controversial event in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

The New Arab & agencies

Aramco IPO will be Saudi crown prince's decision: minister

Saudi Energy Minister and the crown prince's half brother, Prince Adulaziz bin Salman, said Mohammed bin Salman sill dictate ...

Courtney Freer

Davos in the Desert: Business as usual

Comment: Outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's killing has given way to a desire to put profits before politics, writes Courtney Freer.

Sabena Siddiqui

'Multi-billion projects in the pipeline' at Saudi investment forum

Some of the biggest corporate names and top government officials that had boycotted Davos in the ...

Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi '<em>Davos</em> <em>in</em> <em>desert</em>'

The New Arab

Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Some 300 speakers from over 30 countries are attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian military police arrive in northeastern Syria

A historic deal between Ankara and Moscow has reshaped the map of northeastern Turkey, forcing Kurdish forces from the region ...

US officials to attend Saudi's '<em>Davos</em> <em>in</em> <em>the</em> <em>Desert</em>'

The New Arab

US officials to attend Saudi's 'Davos in the Desert'

Dozens of top global officials and business leaders boycotted last year's Future Investment Initiative, a lavish event dubbed 'Davos ...

Saudis 'readying fresh bid' to take over Manchester United

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Saudis 'readying fresh bid' to take over Manchester United

Manchester United is reportedly bracing for a third takeover bid from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to reports.

Saudi media policies tightened even further after Khashoggi's murder

Sabena Siddiqui

Saudi media policies tightened even further after Khashoggi's murder

Saudi Arabia tried to end criticism by killing Khashoggi, but instead ended up spoiling the liberal image they were trying so hard to ...

MbS 'bid' for Manchester United prompts calls for boycott

The New Arab

MbS 'bid' for Manchester United prompts calls for boycott

Mohammed bin Salman reportedly offered to takeover Manchester United but if successful, the Saudi crown prince will harvest controversy ...

The New Arab

Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

Mohammed bin Salman was rumoured to be attempting to buy Manchester United last year but the deal stalled after the crown prince was linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Charles W. Dunne

How the private sector supports Arab authoritarians (II)

Comment: The international private sector has aided authoritarian regimes and dictators for decades, with a combination of arms, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Davos slammed for embracing Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi murder

The World Economic Forum's annual meeting comes a few months after 'one of the most atrocious violations we have ever seen ...

The New Arab & agencies

Scandal-stricken Saudi Arabia make $7 billion bond sale

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday made its first major sale of debts since drawing international outrage over the murder of journalist Jamal ...

David Guetta slammed for 'King Salman remix' <em>in</em> Riyadh

The New Arab

David Guetta slammed for 'King Salman remix' in Riyadh

Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic and Arabic popstar Amr Diab were among the globally recognised artists ...

Clotilde Bigot

Are Saudi-Lebanese relations warming up again?

The appointment of a new ambassador and public jokes around the Saudi kidnapping of Prime Minister Hariri seem to indicate ...

British boxer Amir Khan dons thobe on Saudi visit

The New Arab

British boxer Amir Khan dons thobe on Saudi visit

British boxer of Pakistani origins Amir Khan has donned a traditional Saudi thobe for a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Khashoggi and <em>the</em> Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

Sam Hamad

Khashoggi and the Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

Comment: The ruthless killing of Jamal Khashoggi fits squarely within Mohammed bin Salman's brutal and ongoing counter-revolution, ...

John Cena withdraws from WWE Saudi Arabia show

The New Arab

John Cena withdraws from WWE Saudi Arabia show

WWE star John Cena has pulled out of the Crown Jewel tour amid ongoing pressure on Riyadh over the murder of a journalist.

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