AJ Impact

Aramco set to pay up to $450m in fees to IPO advisers

Payment would represent fee of about one percent on amount Aramco is seeking - relatively low compared to other markets.

Aramco set to pay up to $450m in fees to IPO advisers

Pakistan

Will Imran Khan's Saudi-Iran tour ease tension in the region?

Khan's visits to Riyadh, Tehran reinforce Pakistan's neutrality, analysts say, but may not be enough to solve issues.

Will Imran Khan's Saudi-Iran tour ease tension in the region?

Opinion

Saudi Arabia and Iran may finally be ready for rapprochement

To achieve peaceful co-existence, however, both regional powers need to make significant compromises.

Imad K Harb

by Imad K Harb

Imad K Harb

AJ Impact

Powering China: Tough choices for Beijing as oil questions linger

Instability in the Middle East may be forcing China to rethink its energy supply mix.

Powering China: Tough choices for Beijing as oil questions linger

Sport

Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match

Activists decry kingdom's decision to request permits from Israeli government for match against Palestine in al-Ram.

Saudi football team criticised for occupied West Bank match

Saudi Arabia

Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties

Putin signs oil agreements and discusses regional security in his first visit to the kingdom since 2007.

Putin visits Saudi Arabia in sign of growing ties

Imran Khan

Pakistan's Imran Khan in Tehran to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Leaders of Pakistan and Iran hold talks in Tehran as part of initiative by Islamabad to defuse rising Gulf tensions.

Pakistan's Imran Khan in Tehran to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Middle East

Iran decries 'cowardly attack' on oil tanker off Saudi coast

Iran says will respond appropriately after investigation into 'cowardly' attack on its oil tanker in Red Sea.

Iran decries 'cowardly attack' on oil tanker off Saudi coast

Middle East

US to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia

Pentagon says troops and equipment are meant to boost Saudi Arabia's defences after attacks on its oil facilities.

US to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia

AJ IMPACT

Twin blasts hit Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea

Suspected rocket attack damages Iranian vessel causing an oil leak off Saudi Arabia's port city of Jeddah.

AJ Impact

Oil prices jump after Iranian oil tanker explosions

Crude oil prices surged about two percent on concerns over potential disruption to supplies.

Oil prices jump after Iranian oil tanker explosions

Middle East

Iran oil tanker: Explosion on ship near Saudi port city of Jeddah

Iran state oil company tanker explodes, catching fire near Jeddah, in Red Sea, according to Iran state media.

Human Rights

Verdict delayed in trial of Saudi dissident: family

Sentencing for scholar Salman al-Awda, who could face the death penalty, has been postponed until October 30.

Verdict delayed in trial of Saudi dissident: family

AJ Impact

OPEC chief says deeper oil cut an option amid weaker 2020 outlook

The producer group's forecasts pointed to slower global growth and lower demand next year.

OPEC chief says deeper oil cut an option amid weaker 2020 outlook

Middle East

Iran's Zarif: Either all Gulf states safe 'or all deprived of it'

In opinion piece, Iranian foreign minister says countries in the Gulf region must work collectively for lasting peace.

Iran's Zarif: Either all Gulf states safe 'or all deprived of it'