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News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41332743
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth. The ministry of communications said access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) would be "widely ...

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on Internet phone calls from Thursday - Times of Oman

News channel or source: http://timesofoman.com/article/117606/World/GCC/Saudi-Arabia-set-to-lift-ban-on-Internet-phone-calls-from-Thursday
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Times of OmanSaudi Arabia set to lift ban on Internet phone calls from ThursdayTimes of OmanThe lifting of the ban could pinch Saudi Arabia's three main telecoms operators - Saudi Telecom Co (STC), Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and Zain Saudi - which earn substantial revenue from international phone and text calls made by the millions of ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Above the oil: Inside a gated US compound in Saudi Arabia

News channel or source: http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/saudi-arabia-american-compound-aramco/index.html
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

(CNN) — Women behind the wheel of a car, residents drinking alcohol and baseball as a regular pastime: It doesn't sound like the Saudi Arabia of the world's imagination. But the Aramco compound -- a gated residential community built close to the world's ...

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps - Khaleej Times

News channel or source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/saudi-to-unblock-internet-calling-apps
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Khaleej TimesSaudi Arabia to unblock internet calling appsKhaleej TimesSaudi Arabia will lift its ban on internet calling applications on Wednesday, authorities said, easing restrictions online as the conservative kingdom faces new criticism over censorship. Voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype will be ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia Pushes OPEC on New Tack to Curb Oil Supplies

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/saudi-arabia-pushes-opec-on-new-tack-to-curb-oil-supplies/ar-AArRde2
Publication date: uesday 12 September 2017

OPEC has cut nearly one million barrels a day of oil output in the past year. But that isn’t how the global crude market sees it. Oil exports from member countries have also declined, but by a significantly smaller margin than production cutbacks.

News Saudi Arabia: UAE celebrates Saudi Arabia's national day with custom emoji and message - The National

News channel or source: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-celebrates-saudi-arabia-s-national-day-with-custom-emoji-and-message-1.630208
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

The NationalUAE celebrates Saudi Arabia's national day with custom emoji and messageThe NationalTo celebrate the anniversary of Saudi Arabia's 87th national day on September 23, the telecommunications provider has rolled out a message reading “UAE KSA Together” that is expected to run until Saturday. Twitter users can also express their ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Censorship, social media and Saudi Arabia

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2017/09/censorship-social-media-saudi-arabia-170919212901082.html
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

Saudi Arabia orders Snapchat to block Al Jazeera in latest move after Riyadh-led bloc imposed blockade on Qatar in June. Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in Middle Eastern countries, especially in Saudi Arabia with more than seven ...

News Saudi Arabia: Trump stopped Saudi Arabia, UAE from invading Qatar, report says - Daily Sabah

News channel or source: https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2017/09/20/trump-stopped-saudi-arabia-uae-from-invading-qatar-report-says
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Daily SabahTrump stopped Saudi Arabia, UAE from invading Qatar, report saysDaily SabahU.S. President Donald Trump prevented Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from invading their Gulf neighbor Qatar, a report said Wednesday. Saudi Arabia and the UAE along with Bahrain and Egypt have since June 5 imposed a boycott on ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia creating $2.7B entertainment investment company

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/saudi-arabia-creating-27b-entertainment-investment-company-49971133
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is creating an entertainment investment company as the deeply conservative kingdom loosens the reins on fun. The kingdom's Public Investment Fund announced Wednesday it will develop the new company with an initial ...

News Saudi Arabia: Proposal to dilute Saudi religious police powers put to Shura - gulfnews.com

News channel or source: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/proposal-to-dilute-saudi-religious-police-powers-put-to-shura-1.2093148
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Proposal to dilute Saudi religious police powers put to Shuragulfnews.comManama: Saudi Arabia's Shura Council will next week debate a proposal to integrate the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. “We successfully convinced the competent side within the Shura ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: 'Saudi Arabia, UAE considered military action against Qatar before Trump warning to back off'

News channel or source: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/saudi-arabia-uae-considered-military-action-against-qatar-before-trump-warning
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates considered military action in the early stages of their ongoing dispute with Qatar before Mr Donald Trump called leaders of both countries and warned them to back off, according to two people ...

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls - BBC News

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41332743
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

BBC NewsSaudi Arabia to lift ban on internet callsBBC NewsSaudi Arabia is lifting a ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth. The ministry of communications said access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) would be "widely ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia wasn’t always this repressive. Now it’s unbearable.

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/09/18/saudi-arabia-wasnt-always-this-repressive-now-its-unbearable/
Publication date: Sunday 17 September 2017

Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi journalist and author. When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I’m from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised?

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Plans $2.7 Billion Entertainment Firm as Kingdom Opens Up - Bloomberg

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-20/saudi-plans-2-7-billion-entertainment-firm-as-kingdom-opens-up
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

BloombergSaudi Plans $2.7 Billion Entertainment Firm as Kingdom Opens UpBloombergThe company will have an initial capitalization of 10 billion riyals ($2.7 billion) and “act as its investment arm in Saudi Arabia's growing entertainment sector,” the Public Investment Fund said in a statement Wednesday. The aim is for the firm to ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Unlike our Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn is taking a stand against Saudi Arabia

News channel or source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/saudi-arabia-yemen-war-crimes-corbyn-boris-johnson-taking-stand-a7955011.html
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

Is Corbyn – not Johnson – not now the one who is really standing up for British values? The right not to be bombed in your bed. The British public are with him on this. A Save The Children/YouGov poll found that 59 per cent of the UK is against ...

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia creating $2.7B entertainment investment company - The San Diego Union-Tribune

News channel or source: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/sns-bc-ml--saudi-entertainment-20170920-story.html
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Saudi Arabia creating $2.7B entertainment investment companyThe San Diego Union-TribuneSaudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is creating an entertainment investment company as the deeply conservative kingdom loosens the reins on fun. The kingdom's Public Investment Fund announced Wednesday it will develop the new company with an ...

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia to Seek Bidders for 1,000-Mile Red Sea-Gulf Railway

News channel or source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/saudi-arabia-to-seek-bidders-for-1-000-mile-red-sea-gulf-railway
Publication date: Sunday 17 September 2017

Land Bridge freight route has been under discussion since 2008 Saudi Arabia plans to seek bidders for the construction of a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) railroad linking the Red Sea with the Persian Gulf as early as the end of this year, signaling the go ...

News Saudi Arabia: MIDEAST MONEY-Abu Dhabi targets IPOs worth $5 bln ahead of Saudi Aramco - Reuters

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/emirates-privatisation/mideast-money-abu-dhabi-targets-ipos-worth-5-bln-ahead-of-saudi-aramco-idUSL4N1M02I8
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

MIDEAST MONEY-Abu Dhabi targets IPOs worth $5 bln ahead of Saudi AramcoReutersLike neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi is restructuring its industrial sector, hoping to lure foreign investors with privatisations after lower energy prices depleted its coffers. This could result in at least five large listings including Abu Dhabi ...and more »

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls

News channel or source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-telecoms-ban/saudi-arabia-set-to-lift-ban-on-internet-calls-idUSKCN1BV128
Publication date: uesday 19 September 2017

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue. All online voice and video call services such as ...

News Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia to launch $2.67bln entertainment company - Zawya

News channel or source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Saudi_Arabia_to_launch_267bln_entertainment_company-ZAWYA20170920082403/
Publication date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

ZawyaSaudi Arabia to launch $2.67bln entertainment companyZawyaSaudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has said it is in the process of setting up a new company that will invest in entertainment projects in the Kingdom. The company, which will have an initial capitalisation of 10 billion Saudi riyals ($2.67 billion ...and more »