November 19, 2019

Saudi Arabia is admitting general tourists for the first time. Here are 20 things that could get you arrested or fined, like dabbing, carrying a Bible, or wearing shorts

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By Bill Bostosck From Business Insider The country is full of wonder, with five pristine UNESCO heritage sights, Red Sea beach resorts, and futuristic cities like Riyadh. But the kingdom’s laws are complicated, and tourists can easily fall foul of them and receive a hefty fine, or worse. Here’s what to look out for. Visit […]

Saudi Arabia vows to respond to oil attacks with ‘necessary measures’

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From BBC Saudi Arabia says it will respond with “necessary measures” to attacks on two oil facilities as it reiterated the accusation that Iran was behind them. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said the weapons used were Iranian and vowed to release the full findings of the investigation. Iran denies involvement in […]

10 of the most bizarre details people have reported finding in Jeffrey Epstein’s NYC mansion, from a painting of Bill Clinton in a dress to prosthetic breasts mounted on a bathroom wall

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By Libertina Brandt From Business Insider Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on July 6 on suspicion of sex trafficking minors in his Manhattan and Florida homes from 2002 to 2005. On August 10, he was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell in an apparent suicide. An autopsy report showed that he had multiple broken bones in his neck. Epstein reportedly decorated his […]

Energy Systems and meeco complete 4 solar rooftop projects in Saudi Arabia

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sun2roof solar rooftop projects with a total capacity of 146.6 kWp commissioned The Saudi Arabian renewable energy company Energy Systems and The meeco Group partnered in 2018 in order to support the country’s clean energy approach and equip private as well as commercial customers with sustainable energy solutions. Taking into account the excellent preconditions for renewable energy […]

US Army developing net gun to snare drones

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By Jason Deveney From Newmax The Army is working to develop a net gun to catch suspicious drones and bring them to the ground before they can do damage. According to Army Times, the Army received a patent for a net gun that can be fired from a standard 40mm grenade launcher. The weapon would be […]

Texas oil surge threatens OPEC

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The map lays out OPEC’s nightmare in graphic form. An infestation of dots, thousands of them, represent oil wells in the Permian basin of West Texas and a slice of New Mexico. In less than a decade, U.S. companies have drilled 114,000. Many of them would turn a profit even with crude prices as low […]

Khashoggi murder: Crown prince vows to punish ‘culprits’

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From BBC The Saudi crown prince has vowed to punish all the “culprits” responsible for the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Speaking at a business forum in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman said “the crime was painful to all Saudis” but he would never allow any rift with Turkey. The Saudis have previously denied […]

Khashoggi murder planned days ahead, says Turkey’s Erdogan

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From BBC The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party. He said Turkey had strong evidence Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated and “savage” murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. He also called for the suspects […]

US: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference boosting pressure on Saudis

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From Newsmax Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew from an investment conference in Riyadh as the Trump administration shifted course under increasing pressure to hold Saudi Arabia’s leaders accountable for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mnuchin announced his change of plans on Twitter after meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump and Secretary […]

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

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By Gina Heeb From Business Insider There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.   After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.  […]