Saudi Arabia Targets Net Zero Emission By 2060: Crown Prince

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia aims to reach zero – net emission by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Head of the Higher Committee for the Saudi Green Initiative (SGI), pledged at an environment conference in the Kingdom on Saturday. The Crown Prince, in recorded remarks, announced plans to cut carbon emission by … More Saudi Arabia Targets Net Zero Emission By 2060: Crown Prince

Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

DOHA – Qatar’s emir named two women among his new appointment to the Gulf state’s advisory Shura Council on Thursday, after partial elections held for the first time earlier this month saw not one of the more than 20 women candidates a seat. In what was Qatar’s first legislative election, candidates competed for 30 of … More Qatar Emir Appoints Two Women To Advisory Council After Men Sweep Polls

Saudi Arabia To Ask Foreign Energy Companies To Up Domestic Input To 70% – Sources

LONDON – Saudi Arabia will require foreign firms working in the energy sector, including petrochemicals and water desalination, to boost local input to at least 70% in order to secure government contracts, three sources familiar with the matter said. Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman discussed the plan to increase domestic input with local and … More Saudi Arabia To Ask Foreign Energy Companies To Up Domestic Input To 70% – Sources

Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

RIYAHD/Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Interior Minister reiterated on Friday that full vaccination against COVID-19 is necessary to enter public and private institution, attend school and public transportation. Quoting an official source at the Ministry, it said the decision is based on what health authorities have submitted about what has proven by the competent national … More Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

Top White House Aide Discussed Oil Prices With Saudi Arabia

Washington – A senior aide to President Joe Biden raised the issue of oil prices in conversations this week with the leadership of top crude producer Saudi Arabia, according to the White House. Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, met in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday to discuss the … More Top White House Aide Discussed Oil Prices With Saudi Arabia

France To Reduce Visas For North Africans In Migration

Paris / France – France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far – right politicians on centrist President Emmanuel Macron to implement tougher immigration rules and creates new tensions … More France To Reduce Visas For North Africans In Migration

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Discusses Yemen War With U.S. National Security Advisor

Milan / Italy – – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman affirmed the Kingdom’s initiative to end Yemen’s conflict in talks with U.S. National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. The Crown Prince stressed the Saudi stance on the importance of ranching a comprehensive ceasefire under UN supervision, allowing … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Discusses Yemen War With U.S. National Security Advisor

Iran Must Return To Nuclear Talks To Avoid Escalation, French Official Says

Paris/France – Iran must return to talks with world powers over its 2015 nuclear deal to avoid a diplomatic escalation that could jeopardize the negotiations, a French presidency official said on Tuesday. The official also said Iran could not set new conditions before returning to the talks in Vienna as the terms on the table … More Iran Must Return To Nuclear Talks To Avoid Escalation, French Official Says

Saudi Launches $13 Bln Plan To Turn Costal Region Into Tourism Hub

Milan / Italy – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched a 50 billion riyal ($13 billion) strategy on Tuesday to develop the Aseer region on the Red Sea coast into a tourism hub that would attract 10 million visitors by 2030. The aim is to develop tourist attractions in the mountains area and … More Saudi Launches $13 Bln Plan To Turn Costal Region Into Tourism Hub