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Saudi News Update: Week 45

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Saudi Arabia are now set to host the football World Cup in 2034 as they remain the sole bidder. In other news the Saudi non-oil business activity records the fastest quarterly growth of 3.6% in Q3.

Economy, Budgets and Finance

Arab News: Game on! Saudi Arabia set to host football World Cup in 2034. Read here

The National: Saudi non-oil business activity grows at fastest pace in four months on new orders. Read here

Asharq Al-Awsat: Austrian Ambassador: We Aim to Deepen Economic, Investment Cooperation with Saudi Arabia. Read here

Government and Royal Family

Arab News: Saudi Hajj minister concludes visit to Bahrain. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia is one of 28 countries to sign Bletchley Declaration to ensure safe use of AI. Read here

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia eyes stake in $30 billion Indian cricket league IPL: Report. Read here

Defence and Security

Al Jazeera: Sudan warring sides resume peace talks in Saudi Arabia. Read here

Tactical Report: Saudi Prince Khaled and Austin (US Secretary of Defence) discuss defence pact. Read here

Commercial Riyadh asks Islamabad to approach China’s Sinopec for $10bn green refinery project. Read here

Arab News: Regional start-up investments flourishing thanks to Saudi VCs. Read here


Saudi Gazette: Riyadh Boulevard World reopens with 40% expansion: A global extravaganza of culture and entertainment. Read here

Arab News: Jeddah teacher invents Arabic tablet for visually impaired students. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Saudi Arabia affirms commitment to AI for humanity. Read here


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