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Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Friday, December 15, 2017

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Saudi crown prince bought $450m da Vinci

His initials MBS Date : December 8, 2017 Reporter : ANI/ News24 New York - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450m at auction in November, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The young and dynamic crown prince, known by his initials MBS, used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, Salvator Mundi, the newspaper reported, citing US intelligence and other unnamed sources. The son of Saudi King ...Full Story

POLITICS

Saudis Bristle at German Officials Lebanon Remark

Date : November 19, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Political Crisis CAIRO - Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel about the political crisis in Lebanon. The Saudi foreign ministry said the government also ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam talks up Saudi Arabia as trade partner in ‘Belt and Road’ push

Date : December 6, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ SCMP Trips promoting Hong Kong Fresh from meeting with the king, leader says city’s financial services sector could be of use to Saudi business Hong Kong’s leader said Saudi Arabia could be a valuable export market for the city’s professional ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Binladin Group projects to be reviewed after crane crash

Date : September 18, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Company meets safety standards RIYADH - The Saudi Arabian government will review the Saudi Binladin Group's (SBG) ongoing projects in the wake of last week's Makkah crane disaster to ensure the company meets safety standards, a senior Saudi official said on ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

As holy month of Ramadan ends, Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with prayers for peace

Date : June 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN Eid-al-Fitr, or the festival of breaking the fast RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Muslims around the world marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday and started the festival of Eid-al-Fitr offering prayers for peace. > BNN Eid-al-Fitr, or the festival of breaking the fast ...Full Story

HISTORY

Saudi King Abdullah dead at 90

Date : January 23, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The new king is Crown Prince Salman King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz of Saudi Arabia, known in the kingdom as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has died at an age of 90, state TV said early Friday. Saudi television cut to Koranic verses early on Friday, which often ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Saudi Arabia swaps prisoners with Houthis amid lull in fighting

Date : March 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Exchanged prisoners with its Houthi opponents RIYADH Saudi Arabia has handed over seven Houthi prisoners in exchange for a captured officer - as part of measures aimed at ending Yemen's year-long war.> Big News Network Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Saudi Arabia joins UN in evacuating civilians and diplomats from Yemen

Date : March 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The Houthi rebels are backed by Iran RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has sent its navy to Yemen to evacuate dozens of its own and foreign diplomats from Yemen's southern city of Aden. The evacuation comes after a third night of airstrikes by a Saudi-led ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to mull Syrian crisis

Date : February 26, 2015 Reporter : Trend Saudi Arabia visit of Turkish President February.26, By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: Regional issues will be discussed during the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Saudi Arabia, Anadolu agency reported on Feb.26. Turkish president will pay a visit to ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Middle East tensions to support oil prices in near term

Date : April 3, 2015 Reporter : Trend Recent developments in the Middle East region April 2 By Aygun Badalova - Trend: Recent developments in the Middle East region are likely to support global oil prices in the near term, analysts from the US JP Morgan bank believe. “Since the Iraqi crisis in 1H2014, ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Two Saudi women drivers to be tried in terrorism court

Date : December 26, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The women were brought to the court not for breaking the ban DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In a surprisingly shocking move, Saudi authorities have sent two women, who were earlier detained for nearly a month after defying a ban on female drivers, to a counterterrorism court. Loujain ...Full Story

SPORTS

Saudi women's Olympic judo bout over in 82 seconds

Date : August 9, 2012 Reporter : Angola Press On the mat, the Saudi looked tentative and cautious on her feet     LONDON — It was over in little more than a minute, but it will go down as one of the most memorable moments of the London Games. A young Saudi judo fighter's decisive defeat on the mat Friday is being ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Saudi crown prince bought $450m da Vinci

Date : December 8, 2017 Reporter : ANI/ News24 His initials MBS New York - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450m at auction in November, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. ...Full Story

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