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A new report finds the state-owned oil giant has omitted emissions data in disclosures to investors, making its carbon footprint worse than previously thought.

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

The New Arab Staff

UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

US allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have continued to purchase oil derivatives from Iran despite sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

<em>Saudi</em> chemical giant SABIC posts another loss

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi chemical giant SABIC posts another loss

SABIC, one of the world's largest chemical firms, said it made a loss of 950 million riyals ($253 million) in the first quarter of 2020.

Inside how the Russia-<em>Saudi</em> oil price war finally ended

Rauf Mammadov

Inside how the Russia-Saudi oil price war finally ended

The oil price war pushed relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia to breaking point.

Hind Berji

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

The addition of the Chinese language to Saudi curriculums reveals a carefully planned strategic partnership that points beyond linguistic improvement and cross-culturalism.

The New Arab

US security agents helped UAE build 'secret spying unit'

The UAE’s DREAD programme was initially created in 2008 to track terrorist elements and had the blessing of the US, but the unit has since ...

Courtney Freer

How Saudi Aramco is powering the global climate crisis

Comment: Despite its green pledges, Saudi Arabia is extracting more oil than ever before, writes Courtney Freer.

Rauf Mammadov

Putin's Riyadh trip hints next chapter of Russia-Saudi ties

As Putin makes his second visit to Riyadh in 12 years, Saudi-Russia relations remain steady, despite the countries being on different ...

How Khashoggi's death brought China and <em>Saudi</em> Arabia closer

Austin Bodetti

How Khashoggi's death brought China and Saudi Arabia closer

In the eventful year since October 2, 2018, when Khashoggi was killed, China and Saudi Arabia have built an alliance that owes as much ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Khalid al-Jaber

The UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks

Comment: The UAE is seeking dialogue with Iran to better manage the risks of a major conflict erupting in the Arabian Gulf, write Giorgio ...

Qatar, US sign 'billions worth' of business deals

The New Arab

Qatar, US sign 'billions worth' of business deals

Qatar and the United States have signed billions-worth of commercial agreements on Wednesday, despite a land, air and sea blockade of the Gulf ...

Tanker attacks steer the Gulf into murky waters

Ali Bakeer

Tanker attacks steer the Gulf into murky waters

Comment: Allowing partisan convictions to jeopardise our understanding of the facts only risks leading to a dangerous escalation with Iran, ...

<em>Saudi</em> Aramco shifts to new 'crude to chemical' strategy

Stasa Salacanin

Saudi Aramco shifts to new 'crude to chemical' strategy

Saudi energy giant Aramco is undergoing a strategic transformation responding to shifts in the global energy sector.

Energy investment fuels <em>Saudi</em> international relations

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Energy investment fuels Saudi international relations

Analysis: As sanctions bite in Tehran, Iran's biggest customers will be looking towards Riyadh for supplies, writes Omid Shokri Kalehsar

CJ Werleman

MbS' shameful betrayal of China's Uighur Muslims

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's words were a shameless attempt to whitewash China's unacceptable treatment of its Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal

Riyadh's national oil giant Saudi Aramco 'signed an agreement' to form a Saudi-Chinese joint venture, worth more than $10 ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Iran-GCC energy relations in the sanctions era

Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran's energy sector

Analysis: Sanctions against Iran provides the US with a sizeable number of consumers in need of alternative suppliers, perfectly placing it ...

China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

Stasa Salacanin

China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

High tensions and ongoing trade war between US and China has shaken the global economy. The Middle East could become one of the main ...

Courtney Freer

What's behind the stalled Saudi Aramco IPO?

Comment: The IPO would have meant increased international scrutiny, and with other funding sources emerging, Saudi Arabia can afford to ...

<em>Saudi</em> Arabia says it 'remains committed' to Aramco IPO

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia says it 'remains committed' to Aramco IPO

The IPO of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. remains a major plank of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's economic plans for the ...

<em>Saudi</em> Aramco looks to buy stake in <em>petrochemical</em> firm

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Aramco looks to buy stake in petrochemical firm

The state-owned oil giant is looking to boost its petrochemicals portfolio to help attract investors ahead of its much-touted stock market ...

Egypt, Russia sign $7bn deal for Suez industrial zone

The New Arab

Egypt, Russia sign $7bn deal for Suez industrial zone

A new Egypt-Russia deal will see the creation of an 'industrial zone' in the Suez, promising to revive Egypt's struggling economy while granting ...

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