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State Department Lauds ‘Strong counterterrorism relationship’ between Saudi Arabia and the United States

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The U.S. State Department's recently-released country reports on terrorism praised the U.S.-Saudi "strong counterterrorism relationship."
 

2020 BUDGET

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Jadwa Investment: Saudi Arabia’s 2020 Preliminary Budget Statement

A recent report by Jadwa Investment highlights the recent revisions in fiscal indicators presented by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance during its recent 2020 preliminary budget statement, noting adjustments in budgeted revenue, expenditures and more.

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WWE stages first women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia

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