AJ Impact

Aramco IPO expected to lean on Saudi investors and China

Despite government entreaties, international fund managers are not showing much interest in oil giant's market debut.

Aramco IPO expected to lean on Saudi investors and China

Women's Rights

Bangladeshi women recount stories of abuse in Saudi Arabia

Female workers returning from Saudi Arabia say they suffered backbreaking working hours and sexual abuse.

Bangladeshi women recount stories of abuse in Saudi Arabia

AJ Impact

Japan oil refiner: Country's firms will likely spurn Aramco IPO

Head of Japan's largest oil refiner raises doubts over Saudi Aramco's openness ahead of mammoth share sale.

Japan oil refiner: Country's firms will likely spurn Aramco IPO

AJ IMPACT

Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying: US

Two Saudi citizens, one American, accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts.

Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying: US

AJ Impact

Aramco IPO: China considers up to $10bn stake in Saudi oil firm

Chinese oil firm Sinopec, sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp and Silk Road Fund reportedly in talks for stake.

Aramco IPO: China considers up to $10bn stake in Saudi oil firm

AJ Impact

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia's Petronas

The offer comes as Petronas nears the start of operations at a $27bn refinery built jointly with Aramco in Malaysia.

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia's Petronas

AJ Impact

Aramco: Domestic IPO next month, but overseas listing much later

Around two percent of the company to debut on Saudi stock market in December, with final pricing due in several weeks.

Aramco: Domestic IPO next month, but overseas listing much later

Yemen

Peace deal announced between Yemeni government, separatists

Saudi crown prince describes agreement as a crucial step towards a political solution to end Yemen's bloody war.

Peace deal announced between Yemeni government, separatists

Qatar

Emir says Qatar has overcome obstacles of Gulf blockade

Sheikh Tamim lays out economic achievements, says Doha ready to resolve disputes based on principle of mutual respect.

Emir says Qatar has overcome obstacles of Gulf blockade

Inside Story

Saudi Arabia: Will Aramco's IPO succeed?

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has finally been given the green light to go public with shares.

Middle East

Saudi reforms 'accompanied by arrests, torture, murder'

Rights group says Mohammed bin Salman's modernisation drive is a smokescreen for ongoing detention of dissidents.

Saudi reforms accompanied by arrests, torture, murder, says HRW

AJ Impact

Saudi Aramco may be worth far less than government hopes: Banks

Banks involved in IPO are reportedly valuing Saudi oil giant at around $1.5 trillion, far below crown prince's estimate.

Saudi Aramco may be worth far less than government hopes: Banks

AJ Impact

Ready, get set - Saudi Arabia approves Aramco IPO

Confirmation of IPO comes seven weeks after crippling attacks on Aramco facilities.

AJ IMPACT

Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company

Seen as Saudi Arabia's business crown jewel, Aramco employs 76,000 people worldwide and pumps 10 percent of world's oil.

Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company

Migrants

'Sexual assaults': Bangladesh seeks worker's return from Saudi

In a Facebook video, migrant worker Sumi Akter alleged 'merciless sexual assaults' by her Saudi employers.

'Sexual assaults': Bangladesh seeks worker's return from Saudi