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Saudi Arabia Grants Citizenship to a Female Robot, Sophia

The robot, Sophia, took to the stage at a conference in Riyadh this week to express her delight at being given citizenship, which she described as ‘historical.’ Sophia also mocked Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, claiming that her interviewer had been ‘reading too much Elon Musk’, in response …

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Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert

Saudi Arabia’s entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story. The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement on Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of October to raise money for …

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Sudan, Saudi to hold first joint air force drill

Sudan said on Sunday it will begin this week a joint air force drill with Saudi Arabia, the first such manoeuvres since Khartoum allied with Riyadh after breaking ties with Tehran in 2015. The exercises will be held from March 29 until April 12 in Meroe, north of Khartoum, and …

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Saudi Arabia’s Aramco to invest $7B in Malaysia oil refinery

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Monday (Feb 27) that Saudi Arabia’s state oil company will invest US$7 billion into an oil refinery to be set up by Malaysian oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas). PM Najib said the decision was made before noon on Monday after discussions between …

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Egyptian court reaffirms cancellation of govt’s island deal with Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian High Court on Monday confirmed the cancellation of the controversial handing over of two Red Sea islands by the government to Saudi Arabia. The court ruled that the uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir were Egyptian territories, contrary to the assertion of the government when it announced their …

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