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Saudi News Update: Week 44

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The start of Riyadh Season begun with the ‘Battle of the Baddest’ on the 28th of October in Riyadh. With Tyson Fury taking the victory over Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou. In other news, Saudi Arabia announces new plan for national state-funded health insurance by 2026.

Economy, Budgets and Finance

Arabian Business: Saudi Arabia announces new plan for national state-funded health insurance by 2026. Read here

Arabian Business: Saudi Arabia sees $17.9bn of investment at FII7 in Riyadh. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Riyadh Season kicks off with a bang: Tyson Fury steals the spotlight. Read here

The Messenger Business: Saudi Arabia says it’s serious about international companies moving to regional headquarters in Riyadh. Read here

Government and Royal Family

Saudi Gazette: Deepening relations with brotherly Saudi Arabia on the centennial of the Republic of Türkiye. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia elected as vice president of UNESCO anti-doping convention. Read here

Defence and Security

Reuters:  Saudi defence minister expected to visit White House on Monday, Axios reports. Read here


Arab News: Global Health Exhibition to highlight latest trends, practices in health sector. Read here

Arabian Business: Saudi Arabia’s PIF and Pirelli to build $550m tyre factory in Kingdom. Read here


Arab News: Hira Cultural District wraps up agreements to boost pilgrim experience. Read here

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia makes significant progress cutting emissions in tourism, new report says. Read here

Arabian Business: Saudi Arabia: French tech giant Thales signs $42mn deal to secure AlUla Heritage site. Read here


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