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Saudi Arabia Granted 664 Patents in 2017; Double of All Arab Countries Combined RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -Monday, April 16th 2018 [ar] [fr]  

Saudi Arabia has ranked 23rd among 92 countries in terms of patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2017. The vast majority of these patented inventions are scientific. According to StatNano, which publishes at the beginning of each year a report on the...

Business Registration in One Day as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Launches 12 Regulatory Reforms Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -Monday, April 9th 2018 [fr]

As part of the government’s objective in making Saudi Arabia a more business-friendly country, a new initiative has been launched to make it possible for businesses to be registered within a day. The 12 reform initiatives are aimed at modernizing the process of the Kingdom’s administrative...

Saudi Arabia Approves First Law For Cinema RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -Thursday, March 1st 2018 [fr]  

The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information announced on Thursday that it had finalised the terms of licensing to restore cinema in Saudi Arabia. The move, part of the Vision 2030 initiative, opens up a domestic market of over 32 million people. It is anticipated that by 2030 the Kingdom...

Saudi Water Desalination Capacity Sets Global Record at 5 Million Cubic Meters a Day RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -Thursday, January 25th 2018 [fr]  

Saudi Arabia plans to build 9 water desalination plants on the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah, at a total cost of more than SAR 2 billion, said Abdulrahman Alfadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture. The minister tweeted that the project to build the plants was ordered by King...

Saudi Crown Prince Says Kingdom Ready To Back Extension Of Oil Output Cut Agreement Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -Saturday, October 28th 2017  

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday reiterated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ready to support the extension of an oil production cut agreement led by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in order to balance global crude oil supply and demand. “The Kingdom...

Saudi Arabia First Country to Grant A Robot Citizenship Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -Thursday, October 26th 2017 [fr]  

Meet Sophia: a smart and outspoken … robot. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday made the advanced lifelike humanoid robot a citizen, the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The announcement was made at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) summit in Riyadh, a major investment conference...

King Salman appoints commissions to develop Al-Ola and Diriyah Gate into major tourist attractions JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, -Tuesday, July 25th 2017 [ar] [fr]  

King Salman bin Abdulaziz has decreed the establishment of renovation commissions tasked with the development of two of the most important archaeological and historic sites in the Kingdom, Al-Ola and Diriyah Gate. These two areas’ historic, cultural and architectural significance are expected...

Major Terrorist Plot Foiled in Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Interior Announces Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -Friday, July 21st 2017 [fr]  

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that a major terrorist attack was prevented by security services in the city of Saihat in the Qatif governorate. On the evening of Friday, July 14th, security services intercepted a stolen Toyota Corolla vehicle in a busy, built-up district of the...

Saudi Arabia Denies Report That It is Linked to UK Extremists and Demands Evidence of the Allegations Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [fr]  

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia denied allegations circulated in a report carried by the British media this week that it is linked to UK terrorism and demanded that the think tank produce the evidence behind the allegations. Following the publication of the Henry Jackson Society report which...