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Sylvia Westall

Inside the UAE's lobbying efforts to lift European weapons-export bans

12 Dec 2019

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year, according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions.

Saudi Aramco order book reaches 73 billion riyals so far - Samba

22 Nov 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has attracted approximately 73 billion riyals (15.1 billion pounds) in institutional and retail orders so far, Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group said on Thursday.

Saudi Aramco IPO's institutional tranche oversubscribed - source

21 Nov 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI The institutional tranche of Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has been oversubscribed while the retail portion has received a little more than 10 billion riyals (£2 billion) in orders so far, a banking source told Reuters.

Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles - Iranian media reports

11 Oct 2019

DUBAI An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May.

Saudi Arabia seeks action against Iran after oil attack, allies wary

22 Sep 2019

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter arch-foe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdom's vulnerability to attack.

Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

REFILE--Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

* Saudi defence systems mostly designed for high altitude strikes

Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

(This September 17 story fixes spelling of missile in paragraph 26)

Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

Saudi Aramco pursues IPO with local listing plan as lines up banks: sources

09 Sep 2019

By Hadeel Al Sayegh, Davide Barbuscia, Marwa Rashad and Clara Denina

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