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    Saudi Aramco cuts domestic gasoline prices for fourth quarter

    Saudi Aramco announced reduced domestic gasoline prices starting from October 20, 2019, the Saudi Press Agency (APA) reported. The news prices will be as follows: Gasoline 91: 1.50 riyals per liter, and Gasoline 95: 2.05 riyals per liter during the current quarter October- December 2019. The prices of the previous quarter during the months of July - September 2019 were: Gasoline 91: 1.53 riyals per liter, and Gasoline 95: 2.18 riyals per liter. According to Saudi Aramco, this is in accordance with the governance procedures of pricing adjustment of approved energy and water products, noting that the domestic prices of gasoline are subject to change due to changes in export prices from the Kingdom

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    Saudi Arabia successfully evacuates its citizens from Lebanon

    Saudi Arabia's embassy in Beirut evacuates its citizens from Lebanon, following a night of protests that turned violent across different regions of the Mediterranean nation. The embassy in Beirut began operations on Friday to evacuate its citizens due to the disturbances in Lebanon, according to a communique. The embassy asked its citizens to quickly communicate with it for preparations to leave Lebanon. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs also warned citizens against traveling to Lebanon and called on those in Lebanon to exercise the utmost caution.

  • CNN

    Woman who stood on ship's railing for selfie barred for life from cruise line

    The unnamed woman was spotted by a fellow passenger, Peter Blosic, who alerted the crew. "While on my balcony, I saw the woman climb on her railing. It happened so quickly. Not knowing what her intentions were, I alerted the crew. If I said nothing, and she was going to jump, that would be horrible," he told CNN. Blosic later posted a picture of the woman wearing a blue bathing suit with hands over her head on social media. The ship's crew later tracked down the woman and removed her when the ship docked in Falmouth, Jamaica, Blosic said. A Royal Caribbean spokesperson confirmed the incident, telling CNN in a statement: "Earlier this week on the Allure of the Seas a guest was observed recklessly

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    Iraqi govt. source challenges IRGC's story of arrest of Iranian dissident

    An Iraqi government source has challenged the story of the arrest of an Iranian opposition journalist put forward by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Ruhollah Zam, who Iran's IRGC claimed to have captured in a “complex operation,” was in fact arrested by Iraqi intelligence services in Baghdad and handed over to Iran, according to an Iraqi government source cited by media reports.

  • CNN

    Is this how we'll live on Mars?

    What would a home on Mars look like? What sort of clothes would we wear on the Red Planet? And how would we grow our food? The answers to some of these questions are beautifully imagined in a new exhibition, "Moving to Mars," at London's Design Museum. The race is on for a successful manned mission to Mars, with NASA leading a pack of public and private institutions competing to be the first to land, including Elon Musk's Space X, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Boeing, and the China National Space Administration. NASA plans to launch a manned mission in the 2030s, a timeframe shared by other private groups, although this goal might be more aspirational than realistic. Many technologies required don't

  • Arabian Business

    Full speed ahead with Virgin Hyperloop One

    Imagine this: you buy a coffee and a ticket to Abu Dhabi at a station in Dubai. After taking your seat, you set off, coasting through a sealed tube, undisturbed by noise, turbulence or traffic. You won't even spill your coffee. Long before it gets cold, you pull into a station in Abu Dhabi. Total travel time: 12 minutes. Less than an hour later, some of your fellow passengers will pull into another station in Riyadh, just shy of 900km away. This futuristic mode of transport is called the hyperloop, a concept first discussed by billionaire businessman Elon Musk in 2012. Put simply, the hyperloop is a system in which 'pods' carrying goods or people will be moved at over 1,120kph (700mph) in depressurised

  • Al Jazeera

    'Free to kill': Duterte tells newly appointed police chief

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a controversial senior police commander, who was previously involved in high-profile drug operations that left two town mayors dead, to "start killing" in his newly assigned jurisdiction in the central island of Negros. In a speech to business leaders in Manila on Thursday night, Duterte said Lt Col Jovie Espenido should carry out the government's so-called "war on drugs" in the city of Bacolod, a Spanish-era city with a population of more than 560,000. "Bacolod is badly hit [by drugs] now. Despite warnings that he could be prosecuted for his public pronouncements about killing drug suspects and for the deadly war on drugs, Duterte has repeatedly taunted the international community and human rights groups.