In a bid to attract top talent and spark innovation in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia has announced that it would grant full citizenship to "scientists, intellectuals, and innovators" from key sectors and focuses, according to reports.
Tiger Woods has declined to play in the upcoming Saudi Invitational golf tournament early next year, citing one of the busiest tour schedules for the Master's champ in recent years, and defended the decision by Phil Mickelson and others to play.
Qatar defeated the United Arab Emirates, 4-2, in the quarterfinals of the Gulf Cup being played in Doha, Qatar on Monday. The win advances the host country's team to a semifinal match against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia is making major preparations to host the annual gathering of the leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations next year in Riyadh, the 15th meeting of the group that is set to thrust the city into the global spotlight.