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Obama veto ‘saved’ historic Saudi-US ties

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International affairs expert George Alem said the veto US President Barack Obama used against JASTA will prevent families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center from prosecuting the Kingdom and has preserved the historical relations between the two powers in the Arab and western worlds. He said the decision […]

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Key Saudi event at UN set to showcase Riyadh’s importance

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A unique four-day event will showcase the Saudi capital as a global, multicultural and international hub for business as well as a heritage center situated at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa. Called “A Day in Riyadh” and organized by Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), the event begins at the UN headquarters in New York […]

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Dubai’s office high-rises are within reach

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Seems like a good time for corporate tenants to rent — or renew their leases — in Dubai’s skyscrapers. With rents unchanged on prime floors during the six months to the second quarter of 2016, Dubai’s office high-rises slipped to the 20th spot in the global rankings of cities with the costliest rentals, according to […]

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World Bank’s IFC invests $1.8 billion in Turkey

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has said it had a fourth consecutive record year in Turkey, investing $1.8 billion to support sustainable energy and infrastructure development, improve municipal services, promote local capital markets and help Turkish companies increase competitiveness and impact, in a written statement on Sept. 26. During the fiscal year […]

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8,000 tourist guides are needed in KSA by 2030

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Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, inaugurates the National Festival organized by the Saudi Aviation Club, on Friday as part of the National Day celebrations in Jeddah. (SPA) JEDDAH: A member of the Saudi Society for Tourist Guides (SSTG), Ahmed Al-Jaid, has estimated the number of tourist […]

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Taiwan: Exotic experience

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MOHAMED EL HEBEISHY: Whenever we say China, we think of mainland China, or rather the People’s Republic of China as it is officially known. But have we ever thought that there could be another China? Join Mohamed El Hebeishy as he travels outside the box to the Republic of China … or rather Taiwan. It […]

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Airlines to post record $40bn profit in 2016

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Global airlines are expected to post record profits of almost $40 billion this year, the head of industry body IATA said, but he warned the sector faced threats from terrorism, a sharp rise in oil prices and protectionism. Alexandre de Juniac, who took t he reins at the International Air Transport Association on September 1, […]

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ECONOMY Boeing still studying larger 737 Max 10 to enter service after 2019

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Boeing is still studying whether to build a larger version of its best-selling 737 aircraft to counter runaway sales by rival Airbus of a large version of its competing plane, a senior executive said. The company has not made a decision yet to build the larger jet, dubbed the 737 MAX 10, said Michael Teal, […]

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Oxford is ranked world’s top university

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The University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world and feeder for the British elite, has topped a global education ranking for the first time, but its vice-chancellor warned that Brexit could damage its long-term prospects. Oxford knocked the leader for the last five years, California Institute of Technology, into second place in […]

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Van Cleef & Arpels unveils hard stones & diamond collection

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INSPIRED by its rich heritage, Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled its brand-new jewelry collection in the Saudi market at Centeria Mall in Riyadh. The new Perlée Collection embodies new creations that reassert its rounded aesthetic. It includes Three Between the Finger Rings that give pride of place to hard stones, while a diamond set pendant […]

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Gunman kills Jordanian writer charged over anti-Islam cartoon

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A gunman shot dead Jordanian Christian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday as he was about to go to court to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature that was seen as insulting God and Islam. Nahed Hattar, a prominent activist who was a supporter of Syrian President […]

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World Bank arm for poorest enters capital markets

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The arm of the World Bank serving the poorest countries has received its first-ever public credit ratings, allowing it to borrow on international capital markets, the global lender announced Thursday. The International Development Association, which offers grants and concessional loans to the world’s 77 poorest countries, received the top triple-A rating with a stable outlook […]

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2017 Muslim Women Summit to be held in Istanbul

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Istanbul will host the 2017 Muslim Women Summit, the president of the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) revealed Saturday while attending this year’s gathering in Kuala Lumpur. Süleyman Şensoy told Anadolu Agency that a declaration on the 2017 summit and the organization’s secretariat moving to Istanbul would be made later during the “Muslim […]

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Bangkok outranks London as the world’s number one travel destination

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The growth in the number of visitors remained strong in Bangkok despite various negative developments, whereas Istanbul fell by three ranks compared to last year amid a string of terrorist attacks and a failed coup Bangkok is the world’s top destination city by international overnight visitor arrivals, according to an annual ranking released Thursday. The […]

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Riyadh turns green

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The capital city has turned green with national flags and banners on lampposts and main roads greeting people on the occasion of National Day while many people are seen wearing the national colors to mark the founding of the modern Kingdom 86 years ago by the legendary King Abdul Aziz. Riyadh Municipality has set up […]

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$1.3 million worth solar yacht built in Antalya handed to Australian owner

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A $1.3 million worth of luxury yacht built in southern Antalya province, which can solely operate on solar power, was handed over to its Australian owner on Wednesday. The yacht named “Solarwave 62″ was built in Antalya Free Zone (ASBAŞ), Turkey’s leading site for luxury yacht and mega yacht construction. The upper surface of the […]

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Saudi Arabia to play key role in global theme park industry

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Saudi Arabia will play a pivotal role in the global theme park and amusement industry, according to Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, chairman of International Expo Consults (IEC), the organizers of the DEAL 2017 show. Highly innovative and creative theme park concepts in Saudi Arabia will be one of the key factors that will attract and drive […]

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Abraaj may buy Middlesex University’s Dubai campus Private universities in Dubai

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Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Abraaj Group is in discussions to acquire Middlesex University’s overseas campus in Dubai, in a deal that could be worth around $55 million to $70 million, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. In June, Abraaj was chosen by shareholders of the university campus, which is owned by individual […]

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Archaeologists dig Afghanistan, map its cultural heritage

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For archaeologists Afghanistan, rich in ancient treasures and once a key stop on the legendary silk road, is an “open-air museum”, albeit one ravaged by war and plagued by looters. After 30 years of conflicts, Afghanistan’s cultural heritage is in dire straits, but one group of archaeologists is trying to put the country’s historical sites […]

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Dutch say EU’s biggest field is running out of gas

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The Groningen natural gas field, the largest in the European Union, is running out of reserves, with an estimated 17 years left before stocks will be depleted, The Netherlands announced on Sept. 16. “Dutch natural gas is nearly finished,” said Peter Hein van Mulligen, chief economist at the country’s Central Statistics Bureau (CBS). “Since natural […]

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