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Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia to sign defence deal Feb 14

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – Bangladesh will sign a defence deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on February 14, aiming to enhance military cooperation between the two countries. Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed made the announcement while visiting the newly-constructed building of Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, said the Bangladesh Embassy in the Saudi capital ... Read More »

Will Saudi Arabia remain unchanged after Khashoggi?

By Askiah Adam While the body of the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post has not been found, the government of Saudi Arabia has admitted that he is dead, killed during an interrogation gone wrong in their Consulate in Istanbul. But the Turkish President Erdogan insisted that it is a pre-meditated murder, which the Saudi Attorney General ... Read More »

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia form coordination council

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have established a coordination council to boost bilateral ties. The announcement comes following reports that the two are preparing to resume oil production at the neutral zone on their respective borders by the end of the year. Production was halted at the Khafji and Wafra fields in October 2014 and May 2015 respectively due to environmental ... Read More »

Saudi forms JV with Spain’s Navantia for five warships

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed a deal with Spanish government shipbuilder Navantia to establish a joint venture for five corvette warships. The agreement formalises discussions that began in April during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Spain. It covers the design and construction of five Avente 2200 vessels in a programme that will start this autumn. Read More »

Riyadh mulls legal action against beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia is planning to take legal action against Qatar-owned beIN Sports for ‘politicising’ the FIFA World Cup, a senior official has said. Turki al-Sheikh, the chairman of the Saudi General Sports Authority, said on Twitter that beIN Sports, had been biased against his country during the kingdom’s match against Russia. Saudi Arabia lost 0-5 to host Russia in the ... Read More »

Oman plans Saudi road link through world’s largest desert

Oman is preparing to open a new road that will cut journey times to Saudi Arabia in half by passing through the world’s largest desert. The implementation support and follow-up unit of government diversification programme Tanfeedh is spearheading the project as part of 16 initiatives in the logistics sector. It will cut the current quickest route between Oman and Saudi ... Read More »

Saudi crown prince to visit US cities March 19

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to travel to the United States for a visit from March 19 to the first week of April, a Saudi official said. A Saudi government source said earlier the prince was expected to visit Washington, New York and Boston, adding that the details of the trip had yet to be finalised. The ... Read More »

US to sell $15b missile defence to Saudi Arabia

The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of its advanced Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) missile defence system. The State Department said the $15bn (£11.5bn) deal furthered US national security and foreign policy interests. It would boost Saudi and Gulf security against Iranian and other regional threats, the state department added. Read More »