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Saudi Arabia to Inject $3 Billion into Central Bank

Pakistan said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia would deposit $3 billion into its central bank to help boost the underfunded Islamic nation’s foreign exchange reserves. Shaukat Tarin, a top official at Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance, also said on Twitter that Saudi Arabia would also supply Pakistan with $1.2 billion worth of …

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Saudi Arabia Aims for Zero Emissions by 2060

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Saturday that the world’s biggest oil-exporting nation is aiming to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions of greenhouse gases by 2060, 10 years later than the United States. He also said he would double the emission reductions he plans to achieve by 2030. Crown Prince Mohammed bin …

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Saudi Arabia Allows Full Capacity Sports Stadiums

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sports, Saturday (16/10), allowed sports fans to attend matches at full capacity in all stadiums and other sports facilities starting Sunday (17/10). However, the stadium and sports facilities only accept spectators who have received two doses of the kingdom-approved COVID-19 vaccine. On Friday (15/10), the Interior …

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10 Injuries in Nirawak Plane Attack at Saudi King Abdullah Airport

Ten people were injured Friday in an explosive-laden drone strike at King Abdullah airport in the southern Saudi city of Jizan, state news agency said. SPA quoted a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition. The coalition spokesman added that six Saudis, three Bangladeshis and one Sudanese were injured. Several windows of …

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Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah for Indonesian pilgrims

The good news about the resumption of Umrah for Indonesian pilgrims by the Saudi Arabian government was conveyed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi in a virtual press statement from Jakarta, Saturday (9/10). Retno explained that the decision from the Saudi government came after a long discussion at …

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Saudi Arabian Corsorium Officially Acquires Club Newcastle United

Club Newcastle United said the league club had been officially taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium. “Following the completion of the Premier League owners and directors’ tests, the club has been sold to a consortium with immediate effect,” the Premier League said. The consortium includes the Public Investment Fund (Public …

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US condemns Saudi court ruling over government critics on Twitter

A court in Saudi Arabia upheld a 20-year prison sentence handed down on a Saudi aid worker who criticized the government on Twitter. The court’s ruling drew a rare public condemnation of the United States, implying renewed tensions between the Biden administration and the Saudi kingdom. The ruling, which was …

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Iran, Saudi Hold New Round of Talks in Iraq

Two rival nations, Saudi Arabia and Iran, have met again in Iraq, local sources said Wednesday, while talks aimed at easing tensions have continued under Iran’s ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi. Iran and Saudi Arabia, who are at loggerheads in various Middle East conflicts, have been in high-level talks since April …

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