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  1. Natural attractions are sure winner with tourists

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Stock

    ... Peter Stock Saudi Arabia is the newly discovered gem of Gulf tourism. The Kingdom has been practically off limits for many years, but is gradually easing visa restrictions and welcoming organised tours in ever increasing numbers. It is the natural attractions that exercise the greatest lure. While desert covers large swathes of Saudi Arabia, many parts are verdant. Near Al-Baha, ...

  2. A rising China

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hu Jintao has just completed his first visit to the United States as president and trips to Saudi Arabia and Africa. Is China's rising power a good thing for the world or a cause for worry? Tell us your views. Write to us. ...

  3. Quest for new technologies

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis While Saudi Arabia holds the world's largest oil reserves, the kingdom is also taking active steps in the development of new technologies for exploiting and utilising ... Today, Saudi Arabia produces 18 per cent of the world's desalinated water. By building desalination plants that run on solar energy, the kingdom can reduce operational costs and, in turn, ...

  4. Rare idmi gazelles released into wild

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seventeen captive-bred idmi mountain gazelles have been successfully released into the wild in Saudi Arabia, according to the Zoological Society of London. They were released in two groups, with each group consisting of adult and young males and mixed-age females. They were all radio-collared before being released, which will allow scientists to track them in their new home. ...

  5. Delta plants far from supplies

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to come on line by 2008. Saudi Arabia intends to add one million more tonnes of capacity next year, and is in talks with foreign firms on proposed plants that could produce a further four million ...

  6. the five Ws

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... the international community reacted? At least US$140 million worth of international emergency aid has been pledged. Among the major donors is Saudi Arabia, which has pledged US$100 million, Britain, sending ...

  7. No guarantee of survival

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... in Saudi Arabia. The golden lion tamarin, native to Brazil, was reintroduced to the wild in 1971 when there were less than 200 of the species remaining. Thirty years on, there are more than 1,000 ...

  8. Australia offers to buy back sheep stranded at sea

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... agreed to pay $4.5 million (HK$23 million) to purchase the Australian sheep back from their original Saudi buyer. The government will now seek a new buyer. If one is not found, the sheep will be returned to Australia and slaughtered. The sheep, which left Fremantle in Western Australia in early August bound for Saudi Arabia, were rejected by Saudi authorities on health grounds on August ...

  9. China not to blame for rising oil price, says Xi

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... summit failed to arrest a global increase in crude prices. In midday trade in New York, oil futures were up US$2.46 at US$137.82 a barrel, as a decision at the summit by Saudi Arabia ... at the summit in Saudi Arabia between the key oil using and producing countries, Mr Xi said the mainland supplied more than 90 per cent of its own energy needs and consumption levels were below ...

  10. Sinopec faces setback

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Petrochemical has oil and gas assets or projects include Russia, Algeria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Canada. ...




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