The Trump administration is reportedly preparing a big arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was notably excluded from Trump’s controversial immigration ban.
The White House has been tightlipped about the alleged arms deal, but unnamed government officials involved directly in the reported deal told the Washington Times Tuesday that a major sale was imminent.
Saudi Arabia is reportedly set to buy a $300 million precision-guided missile technology package from the United States — a deal confirmed by anonymous Congressional sources. Read more (2/10/17 2:53 PM)
SAUDI ARABIA. Dhahran. February 26, 1991. Three British soldiers in full combat and gas gear wait for the all-clear signal in a hotel lobby during a Scud attack. The three wait under the portraits of past and present Saudi monarchs.
The Saudi Arabian government has announced that $2.2 billion in funding has been secured for the construction of Jeddah City, which will include the Jeddah Tower, set to becomes the world’s tallest building upon its completion
A new report from the Guardian — part of an ongoing series about air pollution —uses
pollution numbers from the World Health Organization from May 2016 to
identify at least 15 cities around the world that have pollution levels
so high that biking outdoors becomes dangerous after just an hour or
less of exposure.
Cyclists hit the tipping point into danger after an hour outside in these cities:
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
In these cities, the risks of exercise outweigh the benefits after just 45 minutes:
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
And in these cities, pollution levels are so high that just 30 minutes of outdoor cycling is more harmful than it is beneficial: