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Your App Isn't Helping The People Of Saudi Arabia - Deadspin

On March 15, 2002, 15 Saudi girls burned to death inside their school in Mecca. They were not trapped by fallen debris, or unaccounted for by firefighters. The mutaween, Saudi Arabia's religious police, would not allow the girls to leave their burning ...and more »

Saudi Arabia Plans Payouts to Offset Subsidy Cuts in 2017 - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is weighing plans to raise retail fuel prices again next year and will start a cash-transfer program to compensate all but the wealthiest for cuts in universal subsidies as it pursues an unprecedented plan to overhaul the economy. The ...and more »

Is this the beginning of a revolution by Saudi women? - Al-Monitor

Saudi youths of both sexes are rebelling against their religious, social and political reality in light of contradictions between the religious and political speeches and deeds. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser. Saudi women hold national flags as they walk on ...and more »

Saudi Arabia to raise military spending 6 pct -budget - Reuters

DUBAI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, at war in Yemen and competing for regional influence with arch-rival Iran, projects a 6.7 percent rise in defence spending in 2017 to 191 billion riyals ($50.8 billion), according to official budget figures ...and more »

Cash-transfer program for low-income Saudi citizens - Al-Arabiya

The Kingdom is expected to unveil a budget that will boost spending to support economic growth. (AFP). Saudi Gazette, Riyadh Thursday, 22 December 2016. Text size A A A. The Kingdom plans to start a cash-transfer program to help low- and middle-income ...and more »

Riyadh speeds reforms alongside energy price rises - Financial Times

Saudi Arabia will gradually link domestic energy prices to international benchmarks over the next few years as the kingdom seeks to deepen economic reform and balance its budget by the end of the decade. Speaking at a press conference to announce the ...and more »

Egypt-Gulf relations tested by Saudi visit to Ethiopia dam - Middle East Eye

Egyptian media lashed out at Saudi Arabia over a high-level Saudi delegation visit to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during a short trip to Ethiopia on Friday. Experts said the decision to visit the GERD was an act of revenge against Egypt ...and more »

Saudi Arabia projects huge 2017 deficit - Deutsche Welle

Saudi Arabia has said expenses next year will again exceed revenues by far as the nation tries to lessen its dependence on oil exports. The government said cost-cutting measures would continue unabated. Saudi Arabia oil facility (Reuters/Ali Jarekji ...and more »

Saudi Arabia's national debt has exploded since the oil crash - Business Insider

The kingdom's national debt rose to 316.5 billion riyals in 2016 (about 12.3% of the projected GDP in fixed prices for 2016), up from 142.0 billion in 2015, according the Ministry of Finance's 2017 budget report. Moreover, the national debt has ...and more »

Saudi Arabia to Increase Spending After Budget Deficit Shrinks - Wall Street Journal

Saudi King Salman attends a Gulf Cooperation Council summit on Dec. 7. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. By. Ahmed Al Omran and. Ahmed Al Omran. The Wall Street Journal. BiographyAhmed Al Omran · @ahmed · ahmed.alomran · Google+ · ahmed.alomran ...and more »