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RAYAN FADUL

Rayan, please tell us something about your academic and career background? Yes, of course. I graduated with a degree in finance from Bentley University at Waltham, Massachusetts, which is nine miles west of Boston in the United States. The degree included credits in marketing and entrepreneurship. After graduating I went…

MOHAMED IQBAL LATONA

MOHAMED IQBAL LATONA is the first ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius to Saudi Arabia. Alexander Woodman sat down with Ambassador Latona to discuss the development of bilateral relations between the two countries. Until a year ago Mauritius did not have an embassy in Saudi Arabia. As your country’s first…

COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Historically, Saudi Arabia has been targeted by “jihadist” terrorist organizations more than most other countries. Official estimates say that between 1979 and 2017 there were more than 840 terrorist attacks targeting the kingdom. As a result, the country has accumulated a certain degree of know-how in how to combat violent…

K.S.A. ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT

The August 2018 chart book by Jadwa Investments provides useful insights into Saudi Arabia’s economy. Real economy Data for June showed mixed economic activity. While PoS transactions were up 6.8 percent year-on-year, ATM transactions were down 4.4 percent, reflecting slower activity during the eid al-fitr holidays. Cement sales continued to drop, with a…

PEAK PERFORMANCE

SERENE FETEIH is a certified life and leadership coach based in Jeddah. Mona Alhariri met up with Serene to learn more. Please tell us something about your academic and career background? I graduated from King Abdulaziz university in Jeddah with a degree in English literature. In fact, it wasn’t my…

SAUDI ARAMCO IPO FORMALLY PUT ON HOLD

An August 22 report by Bloomberg said Saudi Aramco has formally put an initial public offering on hold while the company focuses on buying a strategic stake in Saudi petrochemical group, Sabic, for as much as $70 billion. However, while the Sabic deal will delay the IPO, it doesn’t mean…

“THERE IS NOTHING TO MEDIATE”

A diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada was ignited last month by a tweet from Canada’s foreign ministry. Posted on August 3, the tweet said: “Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities…

SAUDIS CELEBRATE

Saudi Arabia’s National Day is celebrated each year on 23 September to commemorate the official establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932. Abdulaziz ibn Abdulrahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud (1875- 1953), often simply referred to as Ibn Saud, was…

HOW AI CAN DRIVE Economic DIVERSIFICATION

In a 2016 interview with al-Arabiya television, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman did not mince words when he said: “We have developed a case of oil addiction.” This is the central economic dilemma facing Saudi Arabia and the other oil-producing countries of the Middle East – their dependence…

HADEEL ALABASSI

How did the idea for “ICTA” come about? It came about from a need. I was meeting a lot of foreigners in Saudi Arabia who wanted to be able to speak Arabic. I love the Arabic language and so I thought about opening a language school that would not only…