Marwa Rashad

Saudi Arabia bars foreign travellers from Haj over COVID-19

Jun 12 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the state Saudi Press Agency (SPA)reported on Saturday.

CORRECTION-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 3-Saudi Arabia to widen privatisation scope, finance minister says

May 24 2021

DUBAI/RIYADH, July 22 Saudi Arabia will look to sell assets in sectors not previously considered for privatisation, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday, as the country contends with the economic impact of sustained low oil prices.

Saudi Arabia seeks Greek archaeology expertise for nascent culture sector

May 20 2021

LONDON Saudi Arabia is seeking Greek expertise in archaeological excavation for its nascent cultural sector as it tries to diversify economy beyond oil and enhance quality of life in the Gulf Arab state.

Can Israel blast Gaza and still make friends in the Gulf?

May 17 2021

DUBAI Scenes of devastation in Gaza are likely to make it harder for Israel to win its biggest diplomatic prize: recognition by Saudi Arabia. But so far, the other rich Gulf states that invested in opening ties with Israel last year are showing no public sign of second thoughts.

Saudi releases Bin Laden construction tycoon detained in 2017 corruption sweep

May 13 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has released construction tycoon Bakr Bin Laden after more than three years since he was detained as part of a corruption crackdown in 2017, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia considers barring overseas haj pilgrims for second year, sources say

May 05 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabia is considering barring overseas pilgrims from the annual haj for the second year running as COVID-19 cases rise globally and worries grow about the emergence of new variants, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Turkish exporters re-route goods to dodge unofficial Saudi trade blockade, traders say

Apr 01 2021

DUBAI/ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Some Turkish exporters are re-routing food, clothing and other goods to circumvent a months-long unofficial blockade by Saudi Arabia that has reduced trade between the regional rivals to record lows, according to exporters and traders.

'Black market' emerges to dodge unofficial Turkish-Saudi trade blockade - sources

Apr 01 2021

* Exporters rerouting production to ditch 'Made in Turkey' tags

Predicting growth, Saudi's Ma'aden to boost fertiliser capacity

Mar 02 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden), the Gulf's largest miner, plans to boost the capacity of its major fertiliser project in the north of the country this year as it expects demand to rise, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday.

Analysis: U.S. seeks to put Saudi crown prince in his place - for now

Feb 27 2021

DUBAI Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have been spared direct punishment after a U.S. intelligence report implicated him in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he has not emerged unscathed.

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