75% of Riyadh Metro Project Work Completed, Riyadh Emir Says

The Riyadh metro under construction in 2017.
Saudi Arabia's ambitious and sprawling Riyadh metro project is 75% completed, Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar said after chairing the Arriyadh Development Authority meeting on Monday.

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Oil Prices

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Riyadh Metro

75% of Riyadh metro project work completed

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Real Estate

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Maan Al-Sanea

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World Boxing Super Series

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U.S. Iran Policy

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