Saudi Arabia

May 14, 2001

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The Saudi Bin Laden Group has won a contract to build a five-star hotel in the Mediterranean port city of Latakia.

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Saudi Arabia, which does not publish unemployment data, could be suffering a jobless rate as high as 20 percent, the head of the kingdom's Human Resources Development Fund said.  "There are no officia

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According to Amal Tijani, a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, the total value of bank savings of Saudi women is estimated to be SR43

May 13, 2001

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Twenty-eight young Saudi men have each received 15 lashes in public for harassing girls in shopping areas and outside schools.

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Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will visit Saudi Arabia late this month.

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Saudi King Fahd received on Saturday a message from Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on bilateral ties.

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A group of Saudi investors are negotiating with 24 international firms to set up a $2 billion industrial city for advanced technology industries.

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Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdelaziz said on Saturday that Iran played an important role in the region and the Muslim World, stressing the kingdo

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The Saudi Telecommunication Company, Etisalat, announced that the number of faulty telephone lines had dropped 47 percent from 48,827 in February to 25,527 in March 2001.

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A recently published survey by the Saudi Arabian chief statistics bureau showed that the kingdom’s population presently stands at 19,895,232.

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Executives of the Korean LG Electronics company reported that they are seeking new investment opportunities in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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The International Petrochemicals Company of Saudi Arabia received a SR 400 million ($157 million) loan from the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, according to <I>Al-Sharq Al-Awsat</I> newspaper.

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Annual mango price wars are expected to begin shortly with the arrival of the summer season, as demand for mangoes in Saudi markets peaks during the hot summer months.

May 12, 2001

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Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi arrived for talks in Saudi Arabia on Saturday amid further signs of improving relations between the Gulf state

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Britain's Prince Charles will open the new London headquarters of the Islamic Cultural Heritage Center next Thursday.