Jackie Northam

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Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The government has ambitious plans to diversify the oil kingdom — and that means revamping the world's biggest petroleum producer.

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What's Next For Mohammed Bin Salman

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Allowing women to drive was the emblem of a new Saudi Arabia and its young crown prince. But the arrest of pro-driving activists has generated second thoughts about the country's purported reforms.

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Hooking Up Gets Easier To Do In Saudi Arabia

Monday, June 04, 2018

These days, some young people in the conservative kingdom also use Tinder to find a match.

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Saudi Arabian Businesses Struggle With Rule To Replace Foreign Workers With Locals

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Saudi kingdom says it is trying to wean the economy off an oil and foreign worker dependency. Employers say it has not been easy.

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Step Aboard A Passenger Train In Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NPR boards a passenger train that crosses the vast, harsh Saudi Arabian desert, from the capital Riyadh to the eastern oil city of Dammam.

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Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Aircraft giant Boeing looked at deals worth billions of dollars with Iran. Now the Trump administration is preventing them as it pulls out of the nuclear agreement. But the company wasn't counting on the deals anyway.

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'Culture Shock Within Their Own Country': Saudis Come To Grips With Swift Changes

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Activities once forbidden — cinema, music, women driving — are now OK. It makes some Saudis nervous. "I talk to younger people, they are happy with it," says a Saudi woman. "But older people are not."

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Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia's Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The influential Saudi CEO discusses what she's done to get more women working.

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Businesswoman Lubna Olayan On How She Shattered The Stereotype Of Saudi Women

Monday, April 30, 2018

One of the most influential business women in the world is from what might seem like an unlikely place — Saudi Arabia. She sat down for a rare interview to discuss what she's done to get more Saudi women into the work force.

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Saudis Excited And Nervous About Societal Changes

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The dramatic social changes being ordered from the top-down in Saudi Arabia — like allowing music in public or letting women drive — have some Saudis excited but others nervous and confused.

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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.

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Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.

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Saudi Arabia's First Arab Fashion Week Kicks Off, Beyond Fashionably Late

Friday, April 13, 2018

The fashion show, which only women are invited to view, is the newest entertainment opportunity to emerge in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia Holds First Official Fashion Show With Some Runway Restrictions

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Saudi Arabia holds its first official fashion show this week showcasing fashions from around the Arab world. But there are some restrictions on fashion designs shown — no cleavage, nothing outrageously transparent or above the knee.

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Saudi Arabia To Start Offering Tourist Visas, Opening Up Traditionally Restrictive Country

Monday, April 02, 2018

Saudi Arabia has allowed millions of Muslims to visit on religious pilgrimages but now it plans to open its doors to others by starting to offer tourist visas.

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Are Tariffs The Best Way To Force China To Change Its Ways?

Monday, March 26, 2018

President Trump says the U.S. will levy $60 billion worth of trade tariffs against China. The move is seen as way to curb China's predatory trade practices, but it also risks a trade war.

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Trump Paid Royal Visit From Saudi Crown Prince

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

President Trump greeted the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and praised their growing friendship and increasing arms deals.

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Saudi Prince May Have Trouble Finding U.S. Investors After Anti-Corruption Campaign

Friday, March 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince begins a tour of the U.S. next week to try and drum up foreign investment. That may be a hard sell after 200 princes and wealthy businessmen were detained at a luxury hotel in Riyadh for three months as part of the prince's anti-corruption campaign.

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TPP Goes Forward Without The U.S.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will be ratified today by 11 countries. The U.S. was instrumental in organizing the pact, but President Trump pulled out soon after taking office.

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U.S. Allies Could Be Affected By Trump Administration's Proposed Tariffs

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Trump administration's threat to impose stringent tariffs on steel from China could also seriously affect imports from close U.S. allies such as Canada.

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