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  1. Guidelines issued to crew for Saudi Arabia

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Instructions on how to behave and dress in Saudi Arabia were issued to female cabin crew before Cathay Pacific began Riyadh 'layovers', including the wearing ... be severe. It advises on how to avoid upsetting passengers from Saudi Arabia in the air- such as by touching someone. ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving today. Ever since activist Manal al-Sharif was jailed for nine days last month for posting a video of herself breaking the law by driving her own black ... on the surge in use of social media in Saudi Arabia since the uprisings early this year in Tunisia and Egypt. Latest UN climate talks show little progress The latest round of talks under the UN ...

  3. Oil discovery changes face of the kingdom

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... oil in the Eastern Province in the 1930s changed Saudi Arabia forever, as a population comprising mostly nomadic people, shepherds and farmers stumbled upon wealth and became urbanised. ... social programmes for Saudi Arabia's citizens,' Saddique says. 'New jobless benefits, education and housing subsidies, and also debt write-offs are possible from oil revenues. ...

  4. Relationship strengthens

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Saudi Arabia, the world's major oil exporter and also the largest oil supplier to China, continues to strengthen its ties with Asia through trade, cultural, education and financial relationships. Since the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and China established diplomatic relations in 1990, bilateral links between the countries have grown significantly in tandem with each ...

  5. Expats in HK continue to enjoy the good life

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... thing for Hong Kong, though, was that- in marked contrast to Russia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar- economic opportunity and quality of life were perceived to go hand in hand. While not questioned ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu welcomes Saudi envoy President Hu Jintao met Saudi Arabia's special envoy Prince Bandar yesterday and exchanged views on the Middle East and the Gulf, Xinhua said. Bandar is also national security adviser to King Abdullah. Hu called Saudi Arabia 'a reliable good friend and a sincere partner', Xinhua reported. He said: 'We are willing to make joint efforts ...

  7. CPC signs pact with Saudi on refinery

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... largest oil producer Saudi Aramco. The firms will invest in a proposed oil refining plant in Yanbu, a city on Saudi Arabia's west coast. CPC will hold 37.5 per cent of the Red Sea Refining projecvt company and Saudi Aramco 62.5 per cent. ...

  8. HK underdogs face tough rematch

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to beat them,' said the coach. Fullback Wong Chin-hung was called up yesterday to replace Cheung Kin-fung, who has been sick since his return from the first leg in Saudi Arabia. 'There ... an impact in the first leg. 'He had to do a lot of work in defence, and the ground in Saudi Arabia is very big, making his task very difficult as the lone striker. But he will do a better job ...

  9. Early oil years proved difficult for explorers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nazvi Careem Saudi Arabia has emerged as a behemoth in the global oil and gas industry. Almost 80 years after oil was first sucked from beneath the sweeping desert sands, the country stands proud as the world's largest producer and exporter of oil. It is estimated that Saudi Arabia maintains more than 260 billion barrels, more than any other oil-producing nation ...

  10. HK cautious ahead of difficult Saudis clash

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong would be content with a draw when they travel to Saudi Arabia tomorrow for a 2014 World Cup Asian zone qualifier on Saturday. Both Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia were exempted from round one in the qualifying tournament because of their records in the 2010 qualifiers. But the Saudis, who missed out on a fifth consecutive finals appearance ...




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