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Saudi King launches billion dollar beautification programme

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will spearhead a $23 billion scheme to beautify the Saudi Arabian capital, the Saudi Press Agency has announced this week. They added it is intended that the project transform Riyadh into “one of the world’s most liveable cities”. The plans will include the possibility for an additional $15 billion of private sector financing, and the opportunity for the…
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King of Saudi Arabia in Egypt for Official Visit

All eyes in the UK seem to be viewing the EU Arab League summit as an opportunity for the Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May to discuss Brexit with some of her EU partners. However, that is very much a side-show, and on Saturday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt…
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King Salman of Saudi Arabia opens the Haramain Railway

The second largest annual gathering of Moslems is the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. This week, King Salman of Saudi Arabia launched the Haramain High Speed Railway at Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah station. Opening to the public next month, the electric railway will whisk up to 60 million passengers a year with a fleet of thirty-five trains carrying just over four hundred passengers per…
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King Salman present's King's Cup

After an exciting game of football at the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sports City (Al-Jawhara) Stadium on Saturday evening, King Salman, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, crowned Jeddah’s Al-Ittihad as King’s Cup Champion and handed them the King’s Cup after they beat…
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King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets UK Prime Minister Theresa May

During a three-day visit to strengthen UK ties to the Middle East, Prime Minister Theresa May visited the royal palace in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and hold talks on a wide range of subjects. At the top of the agenda was security and business. A spokesperson for Downing Street said that: ‘The Prime Minister and King Salman held talks on a wide range of subjects, including security…
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