New post-Umrah tourist visas to be issued this quarter – Arab News

Arab NewsNew post-Umrah tourist visas to be issued this quarterArab NewsAsked when these tourism visas would be issued, Al-Omari answered: “Prince Sultan bin Salman, the chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) said that the start of tourism visa issuance will be announced during the first … Read more...

Oman signs $210m Saudi financing for key industrial project – Saudi Gazette

Saudi GazetteOman signs $210m Saudi financing for key industrial projectSaudi GazetteThe Saudi Fund for Development will support work at Duqm, where Oman is building an industrial zone. DUBAI — Oman's government has signed to obtain 81 million Omani rials ($210 million) of financing from Saudi Arabia for one of its key industrial …Oman to receive USD210mln of Saudi financing for top projectMENAFN.COMall...

Exxon-SABIC petrochemical project moving forward with $530M in school district tax breaks – Chron.com

Chron.comExxon-SABIC petrochemical project moving forward with $530M in school district tax breaksChron.comAs Exxon Mobil and Saudi Arabia's chemical arm conduct site preparation work on a $10 billion petrochemical complex near Corpus Christi, the project is set to receive more than $530 million in tax breaks from the local school district over 15 years …and more » Read more...

Covert wars: Iran and Saudi Arabia revisit their strategies – HuffPost

HuffPostCovert wars: Iran and Saudi Arabia revisit their strategiesHuffPost… Times entitled 'What makes Iran stronger than Saudi Arabia?', sociologist and journalist Mohammad Mazhari argued that “the Saudi regime has no comprehension that money cannot replace ideological values.” By contrast, Mr. Mazhari wrote, “there are …Not a Saudi 'Arab spring': Mohammad Bin...

Is Pakistan Failing? – Project Syndicate

Is Pakistan Failing?Project SyndicateBut Joschka Fischer argues that what's new is Saudi Arabia cannot ignore the Muslim consensus, with the Israel-Palestine dispute taking a back seat to both countries' confrontation with Iran. Nonetheless, Javier Solana believes that Saudi Arabia cannot …and more » Read more...

Saudi Arabia shortlists Acwa and Marubeni over record-breaker Masdar for 300MW solar – PV-Tech

PV-TechSaudi Arabia shortlists Acwa and Marubeni over record-breaker Masdar for 300MW solarPV-TechUPDATED: Saudi Arabia's Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has shortlisted local firm Acwa Power and a consoritum led by Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation to develop 300MW of solar PV in Sakaka, Al Jouf. Last October, REPDO's …ACWA Power, Marubeni-led group shortlisted...

Saudi Arabia requires premarital genetic screening. How is it working out? – Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic Literacy ProjectSaudi Arabia requires premarital genetic screening. How is it working out?Genetic Literacy ProjectSaudi Arabia made premarital screening and genetic risk assessment mandatory over a decade ago, hoping that if a couple found out they were at high risk of passing on a hereditary disease to their offspring, they would reevaluate their match. Thousands … Read more...

Saudi Arabia’s VAT to make haj, umrah more costly – The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-ReviewSaudi Arabia's VAT to make haj, umrah more costlyThe Spokesman-ReviewSaudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have introduced the VAT to buoy state revenue amid lower oil prices. It is a first for the Gulf states, which have long prided themselves for tax-free living that attracted many foreign workers. The 5 percent …and more » Read more...

$500B Smart City Under Construction Could Change The Course Of Human History – Bisnow

Bisnow$500B Smart City Under Construction Could Change The Course Of Human HistoryBisnowLate last year Saudi Arabia announced it would build a new smart city in the northwest corner of the country. Called Neom and costing $500B, the project is wildly ambitious and, based on some of the claims the Saudi government has made for it, it could … Read more...

Suncor Energy (SU) Increases Stake in Fort Hills Project – Nasdaq

NasdaqSuncor Energy (SU) Increases Stake in Fort Hills ProjectNasdaqThe company has gained new oil sands properties to supplement its existing operations in northern Alberta, making it the dominant producer in the region where reserves are second only to Saudi Arabia. Suncor's business can be divided into three main …and more » Read more...