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Norway opposition demands answers over Saudi Arabia women's commission vote

Norway’s opposition parties have asked in parliament that the government confirm whether it voted for Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in a UN women’s rights commission.

Both the Liberal (Venstre) and Christian Democrat parties have asked foreign minister Børge Brende to confirm whether Norway voted for the Gulf kingdom,"...

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Saudi Arabia's ambitious vision for jobs and solar power
April 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia is aiming to create 7,000 new jobs through its solar-power programme as part of plans to move its economy away from a dependence on crude. The kingdom's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources is looking for backers to build solar and wind plants to produce around 3.45 gigawatts of power by 2020, Turki al-Shehri, the head of the country's renewable energy development office told Bloomberg. 'We want to create value,' Shehri said at Tuesday's Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York. 'We don't just want to bring in companies that open up manufacturing facilities at a very high premium, which the consumer will end up paying. We want to ensure that whatever they......

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Saudi Arabia says restoration of public sector perks is good for the economy
April 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s decision to reverse allowance cut is likely to boost overall consumption in the economy, as higher disposable income will benefit core consumption sectors i.e. retail and food sectors, a report said.

Notably these were the sectors which saw the steepest fall post announcement of allowance cut in September 2016,"...

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Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan have strong relations
April 27, 2017

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a letter to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishing the bilateral diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan.

In his letter, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stressed the high level of strong Saudi Arabia-Turkmenistan"...

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Saudi Arabia Rejects Women’s Sports, Because Saudi Arabia
April 27, 2017

The Saudi Arabian advisory Shura Council rejected a measure that would have founded sports education colleges for women in the kingdom, a blow to the advancement of equal opportunity in a country where girls are already denied physical education programs in state-run schools because female exercise is seen by some ultraconservative clerics as “immodest.”"...

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Saudi Arabia's ambitious vision for jobs and solar power
April 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia is aiming to create 7,000 new jobs through its solar-power programme as part of plans to move its economy away from a dependence on crude. The kingdom's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources is looking for backers to build solar and wind plants to produce around 3.45 gigawatts of power by 2020, Turki al-Shehri, the head of the country's renewable energy development office told Bloomberg. 'We want to create value,' Shehri said at Tuesday's Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York. 'We don't just want to bring in companies that open up manufacturing facilities at a very high premium, which the consumer will end up paying. We want to ensure that whatever they......

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Saudi Arabia says restoration of public sector perks is good for the economy
April 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s decision to reverse allowance cut is likely to boost overall consumption in the economy, as higher disposable income will benefit core consumption sectors i.e. retail and food sectors, a report said.

Notably these were the sectors which saw the steepest fall post announcement of allowance cut in September 2016,"...

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