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Ethiopian born billionaire Al Amoudi to be released from Saudi prison.

Saudi Arabia will soon release Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire arrested in November 2017 during a crackdown on corruption, Ethiopia’s prime minister said. Abiy Ahmed made the remarks late on Saturday after arriving from the Gulf kingdom, where he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a …

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Saudi Arabia declares Ramadan begins today.

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will begin today in Saudi Arabia, the land of the religion’s two holiest sites, authorities said. “The first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan falls on today corresponding to May 17, 2018,” the Royal Court said in a statement published by state news …

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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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