Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus frustrates Saudi women's push for financial independence

2 hours ago   |   Reuters

Some Saudi women were just starting their career in the tourism industry when Saudi Arabia was hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. For them, the downturn is particularly damaging...
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Post-Lockdown Mideast Shows Signs of More Virus Trouble Ahead

4 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia had barely inaugurated a slogan for loosening its coronavirus restrictions - “Return carefully” - when health officials looking at the numbers started to threaten...
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Oil prices rally on hopes that major global producers led by Russia & Saudi Arabia will extend supply cuts

Oil prices rally on hopes that major global producers led by Russia & Saudi Arabia will extend supply cuts

4 hours ago   |   RT

Brent crude broke the $41 per barrel threshold for the first time since early March, while US crude benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up almost two percent on Friday ahead...
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Saudi Arabia reimposes curfew in Jeddah for two weeks -SPA agency

5 hours ago   |   National Post

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has reimposed a curfew in the Red Sea city of Jeddah 3 p.m to 6 a.m for two weeks starting on Saturday due to the spread of the coronavirus, and suspended...
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Understanding the blockade against Qatar

7 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera   |   2 articles

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar three years ago.
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US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

7 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera   |   2 articles

It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by Gulf countries Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, as well as Egypt.
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Analysis: How Saudi Arabia and Iran became rivals

1 day ago   |   Al Jazeera

The Cold War moved to the Middle East, where the front-line states are led not by political stances but religious ones.
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Oil prices slide amid OPEC+ production cuts meeting uncertainty

Oil prices slide amid OPEC+ production cuts meeting uncertainty

1 day ago   |   RT

Major global oil producers could still hold a ministerial video conference this week if Iraq and other non-complying OPEC+ members promise to deepen their production cuts...
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Saudi Arabia Boosts Levies on Imports as Oil Revenue Declines

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is raising a raft of customs fees in another policy revamp that could hurt consumer spending at a time when it's already down.
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US pressing Saudi, UAE to end airspace ban against Qatar: Report

1 day ago   |   Al Jazeera

Report by WSJ says Washington is concerned airspace restrictions often force Qatari planes to fly over Iran, for a fee.
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DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

“The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,'” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted. Read more ...

US economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%

US economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%

The US economy added 2.5 million jobs last month as the nation began its recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the feds said Friday. The nation's unemployment rate dropped to... Read more ...

National updates: Some protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for...

National updates: Some protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

Many demonstrations were more subdued for a second night as marches Thursday turned into memorials for Floyd, who was the focus of a heartfelt tribute Thursday in Minneapolis... Read more ...

Trump said he hopes George Floyd is 'looking down' from heaven and...

Trump said he hopes George Floyd is 'looking down' from heaven and appreciating the US' strong May jobs report: 'It's a great day for him'

Trump touted a strong May jobs report and said he hoped George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in an interaction with police ten days ago, was looking down and appreciating... Read more ...

'Greatest miss in forecasting history': 4 economists and strategists react...

'Greatest miss in forecasting history': 4 economists and strategists react to Friday's surprising May jobs report

The May jobs report released Friday from the Labor Department showed the US economy gained 2.5 million jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 13.3%. It was a major surprise... Read more ...

Video shows Sacramento police officer use neck restraint on 18-year-old...

Video shows Sacramento police officer use neck restraint on 18-year-old after protests

The Sacramento Police Department is now investigating the incident. Read more ...

Oklahoma State gets postseason ban, 3 years of probation, other punishments...

Oklahoma State gets postseason ban, 3 years of probation, other punishments from NCAA

Former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted thousands of dollars in bribes, and now the Cowboys' basketball team is being punished. Read more ...

Gov. Cuomo condemns Buffalo police for shoving 75-year-old protester

Gov. Cuomo condemns Buffalo police for shoving 75-year-old protester

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said Buffalo police shoving a 75-year-old protester, causing him to fall and bash his head, was “fundamentally offensive.” Read more ...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 11 deaths, 387 new positive cases in Iowa

COVID-19 UPDATE: 11 deaths, 387 new positive cases in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports the latest statistics on COVID-19 in real time. Read more ...

Washington DC paints huge 'Black Lives Matter' mural on street leading up to...

Washington DC paints huge 'Black Lives Matter' mural on street leading up to White House

A massive "Black Lives Matter" mural was painted on the street in Washington, DC, on the same road leading up to White House and the church where President Donald Trump posed... Read more ...