Saudi Arabia

Saudi king’s son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince

King Salman's decree also means Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, will become deputy prime minister while continuing as defence minister, according to the BBC. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, has been removed from his role as head of domestic security, state media

Qatar flight ban begins as Gulf crisis grows

Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region, according to the BBC. Qatari nationals in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been given two weeks to leave. Qatar denies backing militants and its foreign

Sinkhole opens at Trump’s Florida retreat

The town of Palm Beach, where Mr Trump's retreat is located, tweeted a traffic alert on Monday morning about the 4ft by 4ft (1.2m) road cavity, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. City officials tweeted that the hole had formed "directly

Trump urges Middle East to ‘drive out’ Islamist extremists

Trump, who generated controversy with his push to ban many Muslims from entering the United States, described the fight against terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations, according to Reuters. "America is prepared to stand

Trump launches first foreign tour to Saudi Arabia

With delicate diplomatic meetings facing him, including three summits, Trump faces a challenge of advancing his "America First" agenda without alienating key allies during his first trip abroad, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Reuters. Stepping off Air Force One in sweltering heat

Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of crude oil

Russia pumped 10.49 million barrels a day in December, down 29,000 barrels a day from November, while Saudi Arabia’s output declined to 10.46 million barrels a day from 10.72 million barrels a day in November, according to data published Monday on the

Saudi Arabia cut oil output to lowest in two years, predicts further decline

Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said output had fallen below 10 million barrels per day - more than it had promised as part of a global output cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers, Reuters reports. Such levels were last seen in February

Ukraine will supply first An-132 to Saudi Arabia in early 2017

This aircraft was designed and built with the use of Europe- and U.S.-supplied components, as well as domestic ones, according to Oleksandr Khokhlov, the director of the An-132 program and deputy chief designer at Antonov, UNIAN reports. "Now the aircraft is at

Saudi Arabia plans to end ‘addiction’ to oil

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Riyadh would raise the capital of its public investment fund to 7 trillion riyals ($2 trillion) from 600 billion riyals ($160 billion) and would sell up to five percent of shares in state oil giant

OPEC unlikely to cut output in June

OPEC is very unlikely to cut output at its next meeting in June, even if prices remain extremely low, according to OPEC sources and delegates, as it will be too early to say how fast Iranian output is rising, Reuters reports. The