23 Nov 2020
On November 12, 2020, Alena DOUHAN the UN special rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt to drop sanctions against Qatar imposed in 2017. She called for the blockading nations to “immediately withdraw all sanctions/measures ai
12 Nov 2020
On November 12, 2020, Alena DOUHAN the UN special rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt to drop sanctions against Qatar imposed in 2017. She called for the blockading nations to “immediately withdraw all sanctions/measures ai
09 Nov 2020
On November 7, 2020, Turkey's President ERDOGAN fired the central bank governor Murat UYSAL and removed him with Naci AGBAL former finance minister. Naci AGBAL had been financed minister from 2015 until 2018 when he was appointed to head the directorate of presidential strategy and budget. The de
05 Nov 2020
Ethiopia, an upstream Nile Basin country, started building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, raising Egypt’s concerns that it might affect the country’s 55.5-billion-cubic-meter annual share of Nile water. Sudan, Egypt’s fellow downstream country, recently raised similar conc
03 Nov 2020
On November 3, 2020, ARAMCO, the Saudi state's own giant company, posted a 44.6% slump in third-quarter profit, as the coronavirus pandemic influences heavily on the global demand for crude oil. The world’s most valuable listed company posted a net profit of US $11.79 billion compared to $21.3
02 Nov 2020
Under the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the strategic framework developed in 2016, Artificial Intelligence (AI) became a key topic to be developed and integrated in the new mega-city Neom. Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 reform plan is a package of economic and social policies desig
30 Oct 2020
The Middle East is responsible for producing about 27% of world oil production. While state-owned enterprises produce much of the oil, many international oil companies engage in oil production and related activities in the Middle East through joint ventures, production-sharing agreements, and oth