Saudi Arabia announced Friday that it would begin issuing visas for international visitors, a major step in opening up the Middle East's largest sovereign state to tourism. Who will go? The oil-rich kingdom has a poor human rights record. Nearly a year ago, dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi government custody, and the kingdom continues to imprison other journalists. The country severely restricts freedom of speech and expression, women's rights, LGBTQ rights and religious freedom for non-Muslims. Since 2015, the Saudis have waged war on a group of rebels in nearby Yemen. The conflict there has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians. Still, those who study international tourism and hospitality say that a combination of geography, history and culture could make the kingdom an attractive tourist destination. "We often visit places where we don’t agree with the politics," said Jonathon Day, an associate professor at … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia: As kingdom opens up to tourists, will people visit?
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Saudi Arabia's crown prince warned in an interview aired on Sunday that a military confrontation with Iran would collapse the global economy, adding that he would prefer a political and peaceful solution to a military one. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US-based CBS programme "60 Minutes" that crude prices could spike to "unimaginably high numbers" in case of an armed conflict. "The region represents about 30 percent of the world's energy supplies, about 20 percent of global trade passages, about four percent of the world GDP," the crown prince, also known as MBS, said. Rouhani says show 'evidence' Iran attacked Saudi oil facility "Imagine all of these three things stop. This means a total collapse of the global economy, and not just Saudi Arabia or the Middle East countries." He urged the world to take "strong and firm action to deter Iran" and prevent the situation from further escalation. MBS also said that he agrees with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia’s MBS: War with Iran would collapse global economy
Saudi Arabia carries out rare crucifixion for murder, theft published: 08 Aug 2018 views: 1858 Saudi Arabia carries out rare crucifixion for murder, theft Saudi Arabia executed and crucified a Myanmar man in the holy city of Makkah on Wednesday in a rare form of punishment reserved for the most egregious crimes. Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen was accused of breaking into the home of a woman from Myanmar, firing a weapon in it then repeatedly stabbing her, which led to her death, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an Interior Ministry statement.... BREAKING NEWS TODAY, Trump-America Military Totally Prepared Against JAPAN, USA TODAY Please Subscribe us and get the latest JAPAN News Alert daily.. About US : WE are sharing News with we always respect the source should each video, written source of it. There is no copyright infringement intended for the video and/or material used in this video. If you have an issue with posting this, please contact us and we can sort it out. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia beheads & crucifies convicted criminal in Mecca
Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in CPEC published: 21 Sep 2018 views: 208 Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in CPEC Saudi Arabia will be the third “strategic partner” of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a senior Pakistani Minister announced on Thursday, soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan returned from his first foreign trip to the cash-rich kingdom. The CPEC is the flagship project of the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping, aimed at enhancing Beijing’s influence around the world through China-funded infrastructure projects. Addressing a press conference here on Mr. Khan’s two-day visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE, Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan’s main interest lies in cooperation with Saudi Arabia on matters of trade and security. Source : … [Read more...] about Pakistan Says Saudi Arabia Set to Become Third CPEC Partner_ China on Board
Saudi Arabia Facility Management Market by Service (Property [HVAC Maintenance, Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance], Cleaning, Security, Catering, Support, Environmental Management), by End User (Commercial, Industrial, Residential), by Mode (In-House, Outsourced [Integrated, Bundled, Single]), by Type (Hard, Soft) — Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2014–2024 /EIN News/ -- NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the market research report published by P&S Intelligence, Saudi Arabian facility management market is expected to witness a CAGR of 9.7% during 2019–2024. The growth of the facility management market is mainly driven by the increasing construction activities in the country. Facility management refers to professional services covering multiple disciplines, in a bid to ensure functionality of the built structures through the integration of people, place, process, and technology. In brief, these are support … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia Facility Management Market to Reach $51,616.2 Million by 2024: P&S Intelligence