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Iran is ready to freeze oil production regime

Iran is ready to freeze oil production regime

Iran has declared its readiness to freeze the oil production. Mohsen Qamsari, the director for international affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said that Iran reached the desirable oil output to proceed with freezing its production, Press TV reports. He told that Iran’s current production of oil stands at around 4.2 million barrels […]

Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia sign cooperation pacts

Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia sign cooperation pacts

King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the leader of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held official talks in Riyadh on May 1. King Salman underlined the importance of bilateral relations and said that two countries are ready to improve relations on trade, investment, energy, agriculture, tourism, combating terrorism and extremism. Saudi Gazette reports that the monarch praised […]

Saudi FM Visited Kazakhstan

Saudi FM Visited Kazakhstan

Adel al-Jubeir, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan on April 27. Al Jubeir met with his counterpart Erlan Idrissov and president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Two sides discussed bilateral relations, economic cooperation, investment and petrochemical development. Erlan Idrissov said, “This is the first official visit of the Foreign Minister […]

The effects of the Red Sea deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

The effects of the Red Sea deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament is expected to review the deal aimed to draw the maritime borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Egypt’s decision to hand over the two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia caused a lot of controversy among Egyptians. The deal left the MPs divided, as some of them agree that the […]

Saudi-Egyptian deal sparks controversy

Saudi-Egyptian deal sparks controversy

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt on a five-day visit, his first to Egypt since ascending to the throne in January 2015. International cooperation minister Sahar Nasr said that Cairo and Riyadh signed final agreements during the king’s visit worth over $24 billion, including $22 billion to finance Cairo’s energy needs […]

Iran to resume hajj discussions with Saudi Arabia

Iran to resume hajj discussions with Saudi Arabia

According to Iran’s Tasnim news agency, Iran plans to send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to discuss new hajj arrangments, in the first official visit by either side after the ties between the two countries were severed in January 2016. The head of Iran’s hajj organisation, Saeed Ohadi, said Saudi authorities had invited Tehran to […]

Russia and China Increase Military Spending

Stockholm International Peace Research Institution (SIPRI) published a report about increased military expenditure in 2015. The world’s total military expenditure was $1.7 trillion in 2015. It increased 1 percent from the previous year. The five biggest spenders are the US, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UK. According to the report, the US remains the […]

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

The third Saudi film festival is set to open Thursday 24th March, featuring 70 productions in competitions, amid hopes the conservative kingdom may finally allow public cinemas. The festival which is sponsored by kingdom’s Society for Culture and Arts is modest compared to other film festivals in the regions as Saudi Arabia bans cinemas and other […]

Saudi artist holds first US solo exhibition at the Smithsonian

Saudi artist holds first US solo exhibition at the Smithsonian

Remounted Saudi artist, Ahmed Mater, will present his first U.S. solo exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. ‘Symbolic Cities’ is being presented in collaboration with Culturunners in partnership with Art Jameel, a Community Jameel initiative, and Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA), and will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur […]

All-female Brunei flight crew lands in Saudi Arabia

All-female Brunei flight crew lands in Saudi Arabia

Three Royal Brunei Airlines pilots have made history by being the company’s first all-female flight crew, making their first journey to Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive. Flight Captain Sharifah Czarena, assisted by Senior First Officers Sariana Nordin and Dk Nadiah Pg Khashiem flew the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Brunei to Jeddah, on […]

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