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Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

Comment: Saudi Arabia's ability to comply with its own green goals may remain elusive, but its rhetorical commitment to renewable energy is already a step forward, writes Courtney Freer.

Harper's Bazaar and Esquire launch in Saudi Arabia

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Harper's Bazaar and Esquire launch in Saudi Arabia

Luxury fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar and Esquire will launch print editions in Saudi Arabia this month.

Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

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Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

Pompeo, who served as Trump's CIA director and top diplomat, made the comments in a recorded video address to the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement.

Rabbi for GCC Jewish community prays for MbS

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Rabbi for GCC Jewish community prays for MbS

"We are pleased to join our wishes for these prayers, calling for his full health and wellness," the Israel in Arabic account tweeted.

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MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

Souda Development Company will invest $3 billion into a tourism project which includes 2,700 hotel rooms, 1,300 residential units, 30 attractions.

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Amnesty says urgent healthcare needed for Saudi-detained Hamas representative

Mohammed Al-Khudari, Hamas's representative to Saudi Arabia, has lost the ability to move his right hand and was receiving cancer treatment when ...

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Dubai, Riyadh head for corporate showdown

Saudi Arabia and Dubai are competing to attract international businesses and boost national economies.

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Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for Red Sea 'giga-resort'

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Saudi Arabia unveils plans for Red Sea 'giga-resort'

The British architecture company behind the designs has already been criticised for planning an airport in the kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

Saudi king gets coronavirus vaccine jab

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Saudi king gets coronavirus vaccine jab

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was vaccinated against Covid-19.

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

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Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

Yossi Cohen's replacement, identified only as "D", must be approved by a special committee responsible for top civil service appointments, a ...

Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

The official who was due to visit Riyadh is thought to have been Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

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What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi reconciliation succeeds.

Courtney Freer

A Saudi-Israeli rapprochement?

Comment: Courtney Freer appraises the prospects of a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal, or a resolution to the GCC crisis in the last days of the ...

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Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday after his car and bodyguards were targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a major road outside the capital ...

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MbS, Netanyahu meeting 'failed to reach normalisation agreement': report

The Saudi crown prince reportedly pulled back from a normalisation deal.

Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

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Saudi king 'not informed' of secret MbS-Netanyahu meeting

A secret meeting between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was kept hidden from his father, ...

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Riyadh to 'normalise ties' with Israel during Biden term

The kingdom's crown prince reportedly hopes the move will help to mend ties with the US.

Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

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Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

The deployment of the bombers comes after reports that Trump planned strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

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Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some occasions ...

Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

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Israel drops Saudi Arabia from virus quarantine list

Israel's health ministry dismissed any link to Netanyahu's reported visit to the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom.

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