Saudi Arabia hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief
The virtual talks, hosted by current G20 president Saudi Arabia, come a day after the International Monetary Fund warned that global GDP would contract 4.4 percent in 2020 and the damage inflicted by the pandemic would be felt for years.
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Saudi Arabia signs MoUs with IBM, Alibaba and Huawei on AI
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China announces new rules for Muslims visiting Saudi Arabia for Haj
China since last year faced severe international criticism, including from the UN and western countries, over allegations that it is holding over a million people, mostly ethnic Uyghurs, in internment camps in Muslim-majority Xinjiang province in a bid to wean them away from religious extremism.
COVID-19: Saudi Arabia suspends travel to three countries including India
According to the country's Civil Aviation Authority, people with travel history to any of the mentioned countries 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom, have also been barred.
Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi Arabia eases coronavirus restrictions
The kingdom had taken the rare step of suspending the smaller "umrah" pilgrimage that draws millions year-round from across the world in early March as the coronavirus morphed into a global pandemic and prompted countries to impose lockdowns and curfews to slow down transmission.
Saudi Arabia fails in bid to join United Nations Human Rights council
Saudi Arabia was the only country up for election that failed to be elected, mustering only 90 votes. Human rights groups hailed the snub to Riyadh, which deals a blow to the kingdom's attempts to improve its image in the international community.
Honeymoon over? Saudi Arabia-U.S. ties face reset with Biden win
Riyadh's human rights record, with the brutal 2018 murder of Washington Post Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and detention of women activists, will be a prime point of friction with a Joe Biden administration, as will the Yemen war.
Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 5.97 million bpd in August: JODI
Monthly export figures are provided by Riyadh and other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), which publishes them on its website.
Saudi Arabia allows citizens, residents to perform prayers in Al-Haram Mosque: Report
Earlier this month Saudi Arabia allowed citizens and residents to perform the Umrah pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, after a seven-month pause due to coronavirus concerns.
Saudi Arabia has permitted outbound passenger flights to India: AI Express
In a circular issued on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said it was "suspending travel to and from the following countries: (India, Brazil and Argentina) including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries above in the last 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom".
China and Russia win seats on UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia loses
Except for the Asia-Pacific contest, the election of 15 members to the 47-member Human Rights Council was all but decided in advance because all the other regional groups had uncontested slates.
Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank buys Samba Financial Group in $14.8 bn deal
The bank will control some USD 223 billion in assets and a market capitalisation of USD 46 billion after the merger wins regulatory approvals and is completed, National Commercial Bank said in a filing on Riyadh's Tadawul stock market announcing the deal. The new bank will control a quarter of all banking in the kingdom, it said.
Oil heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia look ready for a showdown
The biggest headwind to oil demand comes from reduced trade, weakened economies and the knock-on effects of business closings and job losses.
Saudi Arabia imposes new tax on property deals, exempts them from VAT
The kingdom's finance minister said on Twitter that the order, which was carried on state media, aimed to help spur economic growth and provide support for Saudi citizens.