Saudi Arabia best shortlisted for MEED Projects Awards – Saudi Gazette

Saudi Arabia best shortlisted for MEED Projects AwardsSaudi GazetteRIYADH – MEED has announced this year's finalists of the only recognition scheme honoring completed projects in the Gulf region. A total of 94 projects from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are competing for honors in 16 … Read more...

Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia can never be a democracy ‘on MBS watch’ – Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comKhashoggi: Saudi Arabia can never be a democracy 'on MBS watch'Aljazeera.com"Neom project. This futuristic city [in Tabuk] that [bin Salman] is planning to invest half a trillion dollars in it. What if it goes wrong? It could bankrupt the country. But no one [is] allowed to write an objective piece in any newspaper [about it …Prince Salman's move towards moderationThe...

Smart services deal signed for $1.5bn Jeddah Tower project – ArabianBusiness.com

ArabianBusiness.comSmart services deal signed for $1.5bn Jeddah Tower projectArabianBusiness.comAlmaiman said: “We are confident that upon completion, Jeddah Tower will become one of the world's great tourist attractions as well as one of the most attractive places to live and work in the region, but most important this project will create … Read more...

Even architecture will feel the impact of Vision 2030 – gulfnews.com

Even architecture will feel the impact of Vision 2030gulfnews.comIconic projects like these draw in tourism, and we only have to look at the Burj Al Arab to see how it has and continues to be a pull. People want to visit the city just to see this icon. Saudi Arabia is very much aware of this. With the country having … Read more...

In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel – The Business Times

The Business TimesIn world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to IsraelThe Business TimesMr Trump's first presidential foreign trip took in Riyadh and Israel, while his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly formed a bond with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Prince Mohammed, the kingdom's de facto political leader, is …and more » Read more...

Turkey’s nuclear power plant project gets second chance – Al-Monitor

Al-MonitorTurkey's nuclear power plant project gets second chanceAl-MonitorAs such, Rosatom today is the leading global contractor in nuclear power station construction.” The breadth of state-owned Rosatom's involvement gives Russia access to countries it couldn't reach through oil and natural gas pipelines. Examples include …and more » Read more...

Saudi Arabia’s Neom megacity: desert destination or futuristic flop? – The New Arab

The New ArabSaudi Arabia's Neom megacity: desert destination or futuristic flop?The New ArabEgypt already signed a treaty to give the Saudis two islands essential for linking the project to the Sinai. But what is the rationale behind building a three-state city, given the political instability in the region and tensions between the … Read more...

Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden approaches banks to refinance subsidiary loan – sources – Reuters

Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden approaches banks to refinance subsidiary loan – sourcesReutersThe original cost of the MBAC project was around 13 billion riyals ($3.5 billion), with debt financing, agreed in 2011, of more than 8 billion riyals. Funding came through project financing facilities provided by commercial banks, Saudi Arabia's Public …and more » Read more...

Saudi Moderation: How Far will Crown Prince Mohammed Go? – International Policy Digest

International Policy DigestSaudi Moderation: How Far will Crown Prince Mohammed Go?International Policy DigestIn his effort to improve Saudi Arabia's badly tarnished image and project the kingdom as embracing an unidentified form of moderate Islam, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has hinted that he envisions a conservative rather than an ultra … Read more...

The relationship between money, oil and weapons – Arab News

Arab NewsThe relationship between money, oil and weaponsArab NewsWhat distinguishes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the US is that he represents a new Saudi project — or, perhaps more accurately, a new Saudi Arabia; a country that is heading toward change, and government and community development. His …and more » Read more...