Articles tagged with: Saudi Arabia

Thomas W. Lippman
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Entering the Private Sector, But Where?

The most intriguing news stories to come out of Saudi Arabia in the past few weeks had nothing to do with oil or with any of the conflicts in the countries surrounding the Kingdom. They concerned two little-noticed developments that showed how far Saudi Arabia has come in its efforts to build an industrialized, private-sector economy outside the oil industry, and how far it still has to go to achieve that goal. First came an announcement from the US Department of Commerce that it would impose...

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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 16 Jul, 2014

Fighting the Fires of Extremism

Some British media reports recently asserted that Saudi Arabia was funding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has declared a caliphate in the territory it holds and is seeking the demise of the House of Saud. The claim has been repeated so often that the Saudi embassy in London responded by issuing a statement denying that Riyadh supports ISIS. According to Mohamed Elsanousi, the director of external relations at the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, widesp...

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Thomas W. Lippman
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on : Wednesday, 25 Jun, 2014

Driving Development

It was easy to be skeptical when Saudi Arabia’s economic planners decided nearly a decade ago to promote the development of a domestic automobile and truck manufacturing indu...

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Thomas W. Lippman
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on : Wednesday, 18 Jun, 2014

The Water’s Edge

In Saudi Arabia, the “desert kingdom,” Prince Mohammed Al-Faisal was a pioneer in the quest for new sources of water. The prince, a son of King Faisal, was a founder of the cou...

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James Spencer
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on : Wednesday, 18 Jun, 2014

Infected by Panic

Amid growing fears of the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV), it was announced last week that the Saudi authorities had reassessed the number...

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Afshin Molavi
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on : Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014

Modi’s Moment

In the shadow of Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers, creaking, colorful wooden dhows line the historic Creek waterway, groaning with Korean television sets, Indian basmati rice, ...

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Thomas W. Lippman
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

Time to Catch the Train

One evening a few years ago, four of my Saudi friends, sitting in a garden in Riyadh, were musing about the future of their country—not about diversification of the econo...

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David Patrikarakos
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

A Fateful Triangle

“You must understand,” an Iranian friend said to me several years ago in Tehran, “the relationship that really matters in the Middle East is between Iran and Saudi ArabiaR...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

WHO to meet with Saudi over MERS

Jeddah and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears surrounding the MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia are on the rise following the announcement earlier this week that the death toll has ...

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Ibrahim Gharayaba
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on : Monday, 31 Mar, 2014

Keeping a Low Profile

Caution has been the preeminent feature of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood’s response to Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it had classified the organization a terrorist group....

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