Week 34 – News Update from the Kingdom

A drone attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi group on an oilfield in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said. The remote Shaybah field produces around one million barrels per day, just under 10 percent…
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Week 33 – News Update from the Kingdom

A statement released by the Saudi state-owned energy giant Aramco reveals that the first half net income for 2019 had dropped to $46.9 billion, compared to $53.0 billion for the same period last year. The drop in income has been attributed to lower crude oil prices. Saudi Crown Prince MbS continues to insist on a…
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Week 32 – News Update from the Kingdom

Women in Saudi Arabia have now been given the right to travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission. A royal decree issued on Friday through the Kingdom’s official weekly Um al-Qura gazette stated that passports should be given to any citizen that applies for it, and that anyone over the age of 21 does not…
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