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  • Hail Season
    Saudi Arabia’s Hail Season launches mountain bike racing

    Hail Season is organizing four days of mountain bike racing on Aja Mountain starting on Wednesday, with the participation of 150 bikers from all over the world, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

  • Iran Cyber
    Explainer: How Iran’s military outsources its cyberwarfare forces

    Iran’s cyberwarfare capability lies primarily within Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the country’s military. However, rather than employing its own cyberforce against foreign targets, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps appears to mainly outsource these cyberattacks.

  • Afghanistan
    The US is bombing in Afghanistan reaches nearly 10-year high

    According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. aircraft dropped 7,423 munitions in 2019 — that’s the highest number of bombs released in nearly a decade. In 2018, U.S. warplanes dropped 7,362 bombs — the second highest total in a year thus far since AFCENT began publishing the number of munitions released in Afghanistan.

  • Arms Producers
    China now 2nd largest arms producer

    In its annual report, SIPRI said it had “identified information from 2015–17 on the value of arms sales by major Chinese arms companies,” and looked at four companies that cover three sectors of conventional arms production: aerospace, electronics and land systems, “for which credible financial information is available.”

  • Iran
    Perspective: Iran’s Leadership Works to Heal Rifts Opened Amid Protests, U.S. Pressure

    The spat between the president and the armed forces, is a “struggle to apportion blame for the tragedy,” said Mr. Harris. While the military says a single officer was at fault, he said, “Rouhani and his bureaucrats want to shift the blame onto the whole military as an institution, to hopefully claw back some political capital from the tragedy.”

  • Mining and Minerals
    A New Year in Saudi Mining

    Saudi Arabia’s mining and metal and mineral processing industry contributes about $17 billion to the kingdom’s gross domestic product per year and employs approximately 250,000 people. Mining activities comprise 15% of the sector’s contribution while the remaining 85% is linked to the value created by the midstream and downstream processes that follow extraction.

  • Jamal Khashoggi
    Saudi FM: The killing of Khashoggi was a terrible crime: Video

    Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud discusses the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with CNN's International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson.

  • Netanyahu
    Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin.

  • Young Footballers
    Saudi school football league kicks off 

    The prince added: “The School League project is the most important for us in the GSA towards building a promising generation capable of creating a better future for our sport. All sports fans, me included, were delighted with what was achieved in the first version of this project.”

  • China Virus
    Saudi Arabia ‘Closely Monitoring’ Virus Impact on Oil Market

    Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, plunged nearly 4% on Monday, dropping below $60 a barrel, as investors fretted about the impact of the outbreak on the Chinese economy. Brent tumbled more than 6% last week — the largest decline in more than a year as fears grew over how the virus may curb demand.