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Saudi Arabia is booming with visitors and this time it isn’t only about oil

While Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman has centralized power and increased political repression since being elevated by his father, King Salman, in 2015, he’s also ended or relaxed restrictions on entertainment and how men and women can mix and is trying to curb a reliance on oil.

Saudi Arabia is booming with visitors and this time it isn’t only about oil ( Anthony Beck)
Updated on Aug 22, 2022 01:00 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Saudi king admitted to hospital for medical tests

The report in the official Saudi Press Agency did not provide further details about King Salman's condition or the nature of the medical examinations. It said that the king, 86, was admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Saudi port city of Jiddah.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz during his annual speech at the Shura Council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh.(AFP)
Published on May 08, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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Saudi King Salman sacks hajj and umrah minister in royal decrees

"Mohammed Saleh ben Taher Benten, Minister of Haj and Umrah shall be relieved form his position," state news agency said in a tweet

King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in the sector to mitigate Covid-related financial and economic effects. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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