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King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

  • The world’s most powerful person is… not Obama? Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' ranking of the world's most powerful people.

  • Domestic Demand to Corner Saudi Oil Exports: Experts Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 3:24 AM ET

    As Saudi Arabia continues to grow rapidly, the dilemma of sufficiently meeting domestic and international crude oil demand becomes one that would lend credence to believers in higher prices down the line, experts and analysts told CNBC. 

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • After the Arab Spring, a Summer of Potential Friday, 20 May 2011 | 5:08 AM ET

    It’s going to be a sizzling summer for the Middle East. You stand a lot to gain, or say a lot less to lose, if you’ve done the prep work.

  • GCC Expansion Could Create "Monarch's Club" Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:04 AM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    The discussions surrounding a possible expansion of the Gulf Cooperation Council come at a strikingly turbulent time for the Arab World, and raise profound questions about unity in the region.