Stephen Kalin Reporter
  • Riyadh
  • The Wall Street Journal

Stephen Kalin is a Middle East correspondent covering Saudi Arabia and the Gulf from Riyadh and Dubai. He has lived in the region since 2009 and previously reported from Iraq, Egypt, and Lebanon.

Focus Areas

  • Middle East

68 Articles
about 8 hours ago
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China’s Xi Jinping to Meet Arab Leaders in Milestone for Middle East Ties

Chinese leader Xi Jinping will attend a summit of Arab leaders billed as a milestone for relations with the Middle Ea...

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1 day ago
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High Oil Prices Lift Saudi Arabia, Bolster Prince’s Economic Plans

A bonanza of extra revenue shows how high oil prices are benefiting the Persian Gulf’s resource-rich economies.

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2 days ago
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China’s Xi Jinping Visits Saudi Arabia Amid Strained U.S. Ties

The visit could deepen the relationship between the world’s top oil importer and top oil exporter amid strained U.S.-...

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9 days ago
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American Arrested in Dubai at Risk of Deportation to Egypt

Sherif Osman, a native of Egypt, criticized the Egyptian ruling elite from his home in the U.S. and called for protes...

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14 days ago
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Flooding in Saudi Arabia Kills Two, Stirs Rare Public Anger

Municipal workers in Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city rushed to pump water and clear damage after flooding from tor...

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18 days ago
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Iran Soccer Players Remain Silent During Their National Anthem at World Cup

The team’s act appeared to be a show of solidarity with protesters at home after they received criticism from their f...

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21 days ago
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Biden Administration Says Saudi Crown Prince Has Immunity in Khashoggi Trial

The Biden administration told a U.S. court that the Saudi Arabian crown prince’s status as a sitting head of governme...

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about 1 month ago
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What Saudi Arabia’s Biggest Bank Wants With Credit Suisse

Saudi National Bank intends to bring the Swiss lender deeper into the kingdom’s financial markets after cinching a de...

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about 1 month ago
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Israeli Business in Saudi Arabia Emerges From Shadows at Investment Conference

Activity at the Riyadh investment event signaled the emergence of commercial ties and Israel’s growing acceptance in ...

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about 2 months ago
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U.S.-Saudi Relations Buckle, Driven by Animosity Between Biden and Mohammed bin Salman

Lack of personal trust between president and crown prince accelerates a yearslong split driven by geopolitical and ec...

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about 2 months ago
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Russia’s Iranian Drones Pose Growing Threat to Ukraine

Tehran’s military backing highlights ties with Moscow and puts pressure on Iran’s Middle East rivals to share what th...

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about 2 months ago
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Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Allegations of Siding With Russia in Ukraine War

The kingdom pushed back after the Biden administration threatened to retaliate for last week’s major oil-production c...

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