Saudi Arabia has already started implementing an agreement with SoftBank Group's Vision Fund to provide 200 gigawatts of solar power in the kingdom, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said at a post-budget event.
Four blasts were heard in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on late on Tuesday on the first day of ceasefire agreed between the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government at U.N.-led peace talks last week, residents said.
Saudi finance minister Mohammed
al-Jadaan said on Tuesday the policy of the country's sovereign
fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), is based on medium to
long-term investments, and it did not contribute revenues to
2018 and 2019 budgets.
Saudi Arabian government collected more than 50 billion riyal ($13.33 billion) so far this year from settlements reached with detainees in a crackdown on corruption launched at the end of last year, said Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan on Tuesday.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday it would investigate Qatar's allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia, despite the kingdom's objection that the WTO had no standing to hear the case.
The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday.
On Monday, Shannon Bream takes the seat for Bret as Saudi Arabia rebukes the Senate for linking their Crown Prince to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with the President chiming into the discussion surrounding former Major Matt Golsteyn and his murder case, and s look at cybersecurity.
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