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Northern Saudi mountains estimated to be 37 million years old: Geologists
August 11, 2020

JEDDAH — Geological researchers from College of Marine Sciences at King Abdulaziz University (KAU as well as from the Fossil Department at the Saudi Geological Survey have carried out studies to determine the geological ages of mountain cliffs made of tender limestone in the northern part of the Kingdom, and these studies came to the conclusion that these mountains are estimated to be around 37 million-year-old.

The marine calcareous coccoliths fossils"...

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‘9 Space Trips’ summer program launched in Saudi Arabia
August 11, 2020

RIYADH: The Saudi Education Ministry and the Saudi Space Authority (SSA) have jointly launched the “9 Space Trips” summer program.
The program aims to educate students of all ages and educational levels and create awareness about space science.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Muqbel, undersecretary for public education, stressed the ministry’s keenness, in line with directive of the education minister, to invest in students, by preparing programs and"...

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Saudi Aramco raises domestic fuel prices
August 11, 2020

JEDDAH — Saudi Aramco on Monday announced an increase in fuel prices, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Gasoline 91 will be priced at SR1.43 per liter, up from SR1.29 per litter. Gasoline 95 is now priced at SR1.60 per liter as compared to SR1.44 in the month of July, according to SPA.

From the month of February this year, local fuel prices are being updated on the 10th day of each month, rather than each quarter.

Fuel"...

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Saudi Arabia’s NEOM signs contract with US-based Bechten
August 11, 2020

TABUK: NEOM — the company behind Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion megacity — has signed a contract with US-based Bechtel for executive project management work on the development of the primary, base infrastructure.
NEOM CEO Nadhmi Al-Nasr said: “Built from the ground up as a model of future living, NEOM will be one of the largest, most sophisticated and advanced infrastructure projects ever undertaken globally, and we are delighted to have"...

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Saudi gamers fuming over local PlayStation Store’s performance
August 11, 2020

JEDDAH: Gamers have vented their anger on Twitter about the Saudi PlayStation store and its Plus services in the Kingdom for failing to meet consumers’ needs and not supplying advertised games.

New content is provided to PlayStation Plus subscribers on a monthly basis, allowing users to try new games for free according to their agreement. The annual fee is $49.99 for the Saudi store."...

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Amazon Project Zero Launches in Seven New Countries
August 11, 2020

Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the expansion of Project Zero to seven new countries - Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the UAE - making it available in 17 countries where Amazon has a store. Project Zero combines Amazon’s advanced technology, machine learning, and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property so we can together drive counterfeits to zero.

Launched"...

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86% of podcast listeners in KSA tune in to brand-funded podcasts: Study
August 11, 2020

RIYADH — As podcast listenership continues to climb globally, markettiers MENA has released the full details of its first ever podcast report into the market in Saudi Arabia, which has revealed that 86% of podcast listeners tune in to brand-funded podcasts.

The new statistics reveal the huge potential when it comes to tapping into engaged, targeted audiences, with 29% of podcast listeners saying they ‘always listen’ to brand-funded podcasts"...

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KSA thought leaders and decision makers see positive social impact of COVID-19 through 2025
August 11, 2020

RIYADH — A survey commissioned by Al Aghar Group in partnership with global management consultancy Kearney, reveals that most thought leaders and decision makers in the Kingdom anticipate that COVID-19 will be a positive accelerant of the transformation already under way in the Kingdom. The survey of Saudi Arabia thought leaders and decision makers focused specifically on the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Kingdom through 2025.

Work"...

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TRSDC launches design contest for Red Sea Coastal Village unit
August 11, 2020

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind one of the world’s most sustainable tourism projects, has announced the launch of a competition for Saudi architecture students to design the new community centre for the development’s Coastal Village.

The ‘Ecotecture” Design Competition"...

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Saudi Aramco expects oil demand to recover to 90m bpd by year-end
August 11, 2020

Saudi Aramco is anticipating a pick-up in global demand for crude to 90 million barrels per day by the end of the year, as the company continues to prioritise sales to Asia, where consumption is reviving following the easing of Covid-19-related lockdowns.

The world’s largest exporter of oil places around 70 to 75 per cent of its crude in Asia, where centres such as China and India are"...

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