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    Red-Reef U.S. Navy exercise with Saudi Special Forces (12/16/2014)

    The joint US - Saudi exercise was finalized in the presence of Vice Royal Navy Gen. Ibrahim Al-Maglouth and the Assistant of King Abdulaziz Air Base Commander of the eastern sector, Major General Pilot Gen. Mohammed Al-Shahrani, and the commander of the fifth air defense group Maj. Gen. Mohammed Jedaie. From the US side, the Commander for the US Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Carl Mandy and US consul in the eastern region Mike Hankey attended and briefed the audience on the operations.  Arabic »

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    Al-Yaum Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary (12/10/2014)

    Dar Al-Yaum for media celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding in the presence of Prince Saud bin Naif, governor of the EP. The ceremony witnessed significant presence of senior officials, businessmen and dignitaries of the community. The attendees expressed their happiness at this occasion and confirmed the development of the Saudi media landscape at Al-Yaum Newspaper which is an outstanding beacon for distinctive journalist work.  Arabic »

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    Prince Saud Bin Nayef Sponsors the Annual Eastern Chambers Ceremony and Crowned Winners of the Gosaibi Award (12/09/2014)

    The Governor of EP, Prince Saud bin Nayef sponsored the annual reception for Eastern Chambers ceremony in 2014 in the presence of businessmen, government officials, and representatives of private institutions, and a host of economic and social events in the region.  Arabic »

  • US Diplomat Pledges Support to Saudi Gazette (12/4/2014)
    US Diplomat Pledges Support to Saudi Gazette (12/4/2014)

    US diplomat pledges support to Saudi Gazette]US Consul General in Dhahran Mike Hankey called on Saudi Gazette Editor-in-Chief Somayya Jabarti at her hotel in Al-Khobar last week and discussed issues of mutual interest. Hankey was accompanied by his consulate team, which also included the Information and Media Manager and Public Affairs Officer. 

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    Saudi Talent ‘Can Solve World Energy Problems’ (11/25/2014)

    Consul General Mike Hankey said he based his assessment on a recent tour of Saudi universities and schools. “I was very impressed with the students I met,” he said at the recent International Education Week celebrations held here. “From our perspective we see great opportunities because Saudi Arabia is so rich in human capital with tens of millions of people who are highly literate.” He said many Saudis would be able to find jobs in a knowledge economy under development in this country. 

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    US Ambassador: We Do not Compete with Saudi Arabia in Oil (11/23/2014)

    US Ambassador Joseph Westphal ruled out the idea that the US is competing with the Kingdom in crude or shale oil extraction. Westphal said in an interview that despite what is currently seen in the US petroleum boom since shale oil was discovered, the US would not rely on it heavily, because the US is focused on the diverse resources of modern industry, commerce, and other resources.  Arabic »

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    Al-Ahsa Chamber Organizes an Evening of Entrepreneurs and Receives the U.S. Consul General

    The Al-Ahsa Chamber, represented by its young men and women committee, organized "Al-Ahsa pioneers evening" under the title of "How you are now will be what you are tomorrow." The Council met the U.S. Consul General Mike Hankey in Dhahran and his accompanying delegation. They discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Saudi and American traders especially in light of the great opportunities available in Al-Ahsa region, and to activate trade and investment ties and attract investment and U.S. companies to work in Al-Ahsa.  Arabic »

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