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Saudi Arabia has ambitions to be world's fifth most-visited destination

As COVID-19 vaccination programs roll out across the world, tourism-dependent countries are feverishly hoping that visitors will return to their cleaner-than-ever shores from sometime this year, Nikkei Asia reports. One such country is Saudi Arabia, which now has ambitions to be the world's fifth most-visited destination by 2030. It may be hard to imagine this unlikely newcomer to global tourism outdoing a very affable Italy - the current titleholder with 65 million visitors in 2019 - but then stranger things have happened

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Flynas launches regular Riyadh-Baku flights

Saudi Arabia’s second largest national airline, Flynas, launches regular flights from Riyadh to Baku. The direct flights from Riyadh to Baku, which will be operated throughout the year, will begin on October 2, …

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 Riyadh to host G20 Summit in November 2020

Saudi Arabia will host the 15th annual G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 21-22, 2020 in its capital Riyadh, Saudi press agency (SPA) said. "Saudi Arabia is fully committed to the G20’s objectives and to the stability and …

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AZAL launches Riyadh-Baku direct flight

Azerbaijan Airlines, AZAL, has launched a direct flight between Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Baku, abc.az reported. The flight will be carried out by Airbus A320 on Saturdays. …

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 Riyadh to host first Arab Fashion Week - media

Saudi Arabia will host its first ever Arab Fashion Week in late March, the Arab Fashion Council announced. The Dubai based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would be held in Riyadh from March 26 to March …

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Russia Guest of Honor in Riyadh Book Fair next March

Russia will be a guest of honor at the largest book exhibition in Riyadh that will be held in March 2018, Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky said. According to him, an appropriate agreement was reached with the head of the …

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'Daesh supporter' killed in Riyadh after resisting arrest

Police officers in Riyadh have killed a suspected Daesh supporter and arrested his accomplice,. The incident occurred in a furnished apartment building in the Al-Rayyan district after a worker reported that one of the men had declared …

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Syrian opposition forms single delegation for Geneva talks

The High Negotiations Committee (HNC) of the Syrian opposition’s conference in Riyadh announced Sunday that a single delegation was formed to take part in the upcoming reconciliation talks in Geneva, opposition forces said in a joint …

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Yemen's missile strikes Riyadh (VIDEO) - media

Yemen's local media have reported a ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh. The Yemeni army made the announcement of their first ever attack on the city via a statement released by the official state Yemen …

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 Woman without abaya arrested in Saudi Arabia

Saudi police have arrested a young woman who tweeted a picture of herself outdoors without the body-length robes and head scarf that women in the kingdom are required to wear. A woman identified as Malak al-Shehri posted a picture of …

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Has Riyadh funded extremists?

The former US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, said in his book titled 'The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World' that Saudi Arabia has funded …

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Media: Syrian opposition has agreed to a truce

The Syrian opposition, united in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, has expressed its consent to the introduction of the ceasefire between the conflicting parties in Syria, Al Jazeera reports. …

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Gulf states to develop unified concept on Iran

Today, Riyadh will host an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, where the parties will discuss the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which arose after the attacks on the Saudi diplomatic …

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Riyadh forms Islamic alliance to combat terrorism

An Islamic military alliance has been created to fight terrorism. The coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia, includes 34 countries: Jordan, the UAE, Pakistan, Bahrain, Turkey, Tunisia, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait ...

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