Day: March 2, 2015

Cement Market for Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure and Other Applications (Including Bricks) – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020 (PR Newswire)

March 2, 2015

LONDON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Demand for cement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is primarily driven by growth in construction activities in the region. The cement market in the Kingdom is mainly dominated by the central and western regions. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts the demand for cement […]

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Saudi Blogger Who Insulted Islam Faces Death: Family (Newsweek)

March 2, 2015

Badawi’s family says they have information suggesting a Saudi judge will retry the controversial blogger on charges of apostasy.Edgard Garrido/Reuters Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, may now face the death penalty, his family says. In a statement published on Facebook, Badawi’s family says they’ve “received […]

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Saudi Arabia tries to keep the Islamic State from recruiting its youth (GlobalPost)

March 2, 2015

Editor’s note: This story is the first in a continuing series produced by The GroundTruth Project on government responses to the rise of the Islamic State. It is produced with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A professor at the religiously conservative Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University recently asked a […]

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Jamaatu Salam gives over 15,000 copies of Quran to institutions, others (Daily Observer (Gambia))

March 2, 2015

Jamatu Salam, a charity and nonprofit making organisation based in The Gambia, recently distributed over 15, 000 copies of the Quran to various beneficiaries across the length and breadth of the country. The humanitarian organization, with support from individuals and groups of people based in Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, over the years has been […]

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Attempts to damage Saudi–Egypt ties will fail: Egyptian ambassador (Asharq Al-Awsat)

March 2, 2015

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—”Malicious” attempts aimed at damaging Saudi–Egyptian ties are doomed to fail, Egypt’s ambassador to the Kingdom said, as the leaders of the two Arab states met in Riyadh on Sunday. Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, ambassador Afifi Abdel Wahab said: “Regardless if there were factions maliciously seeking to roil relations between Egypt and Saudi […]

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Sindhi singer Sadiq Faqir (Daily Times (Pakistan))

March 2, 2015

Sir: It is heartbreaking and deeply shocking to write an obituary of warmhearted, doting and devoted friend and . I cannot find words to pay tributes to the distinguished musician, who died succumbing to fatal injuries following a car crash in Saudi Arabia, where he went to perform umrah. He would never die in the […]

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Energy News Roundup: California Drought, Saudi Oil Policy & Wisconsin Renewables Slash (Breaking Energy)

March 2, 2015

Farmers in California are facing another water crisis with the federal government confirming it won’t send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley. “Many farmers had been bracing for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement as California’s drought enters its fourth year. Some farms are exempt from complete cuts under California’s antiquated water […]

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