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SRO adopts measures to enhance railroad safety
December 11, 2017

The Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) has adopted several measures to enhance railroad safety and minimize human errors leading to accidents, which it said are at times unavoidable.

In its latest performance report, the organization said it was paying greater attention to safety issues and was making progress on several fronts, according to Al-Hayat newspaper.

The report said the SRO developed plans and strategies to ensure environmental"...

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Moscow Fit to Mediate in Tehran-Riyadh Tensions
December 9, 2017

R ussia is well-positioned to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh, which have been locked in a bitter feud over the past few years, a lawmaker said.

“Russia has the capacity to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia,” Shahrouz Barzegar also said in a Wednesday interview with ICANA.

Salman bin Abdulaziz,"...

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Lord mayor sees Saudi Vision 2030 as opportunity for post-Brexit UK
December 9, 2017

The UK is looking to strengthen economic ties with the Gulf during a visit by Charles Bowman, the new lord mayor of the City of London, to Saudi Arabia and the UAE next week.

Speaking to journalists on Friday ahead of the visit between Dec. 10 and 13, Bowman outlined objectives to advance UK city partnerships in line with recent developments in the region.

His program, which includes stops in Riyadh, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will include"...

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Held in Abu Dhabi during 11-13 December Under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan With the participation of a global elite; the 4th Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies to discuss Global Peace and the Fear of Islam
December 9, 2017

HE Dr. Mohammad Matar Al Kaabi, Secretary General of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments announced that the Forum shall promote a modern Islamic vision of global peace, and highlight Islamic contributions to Global peace.

The announcement was made during a"...

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Amnesty International Norway: Attention all radio stations
December 7, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Statement from Amnesty International Norway:

'This is an urgent message from Amnesty International. We are asking radio stations all over the world to broadcast a one minute distress signal from El Salvador that needs the world´s immediate attention before Friday, December 8th.

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia sign 18 energy memorandums in Basra
December 6, 2017

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have signed 18 memorandums of understanding in the energy field during the kingdom’s participation in an energy exhibition in Iraq.

The signing of the 18 memorandums of understanding came after Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh inaugurated the seventh edition of the Basra oil and gas exhibition, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

It"...

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West Africa force said to secure Saudi Arabia backing
December 6, 2017

A West African force that’s being created to fight a surge in jihadist attacks is getting ready to be deployed after France persuaded Saudi Arabia to help fund the operation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide $100 million to the force known as G5 Sahel following a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the country in early November,"...

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Saudi Arabia, US Sign Clean Energy Deal
December 6, 2017

Khalid Al Falih, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources and the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for cooperation in clean energy.

The deal aims to enhance the relations between the two countries in the energy fields, including cooperation opportunities in the area of carbon management"...

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UAE, Saudi Arabia forge economic, military alliance
December 6, 2017

UAE and Saudi Arabia have launched an economic and military partnership in a move that will bring the Gulf’s largest economies closer together on a wide range of areas including defence, political institutions and the economy.

The announcement came hours before the GCC was to hold its first summit since Riyadh and Abu Dhabi imposed a regional embargo on neighbouring Qatar, over its support for extremist organisations and its ties with Iran, thus"...

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Islamic conference of health ministers kicks off in Saudi Arabia
December 6, 2017

Under the theme “Health in all policies,” the sixth session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers of the Member States (ICHM) was launched on Dec. 5.
The OIC assistant secretary-general for science and technology, Ambassador Mohammad Naim Khan, highlighted the major achievements made since the fifth ICHM in Turkey. He said health is one of the key areas of OIC activities.
The OIC’s Strategic Health Plan of Action (SHPA) established"...

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