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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 921

Saudi Arabia

Gulf countries for peaceful solution

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday supported the efforts of Turkey and Brazil to find a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.

Iraq’s three major oilfields to produce 2.1 million bpd by the end of 2010

Iraq expects crude output from its southern oilfields, Rumaila, Majnoon and West Qurna Phase one, to reach about 2.1 million barrels per day by the end of this year, the head of South Oil Co (SOC) said on Friday.

Public trials for Jeddah accused

As the Control and Investigation Board (CIB) begins Saturday its investigations into the case files of over 70 persons facing charges related to the Jeddah flood disaster of November 2009, sources told Okaz that the accused would be put on trial publicly.

American Idol finale

Season 9 finale of the hugely popular American idol is scheduled for this week. The program watched by millions in the US on Tuesdays and the elimination on Wednesdays is equally popular in the other parts of the world, including the kingdom.

Saudi King to pay for students studying overseas at their own cost

About 5,000 students who are currently paying from their own pocket to study overseas will now have their costs covered by King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

Saudi forces free German girls from Yemeni kidnappers

Saudi Arabia’s security forces freed two young German girls held hostage for nearly a year in Yemen, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Tuesday, but the fate of their doctor parents, an infant brother and a British national was unknown.

Makkah roads, train projects in progress

A number of road and rail projects are under way in Makkah and will likely to be completed soon, according to Mayor Osama Bin Fadhl Al-Bar.

Saudia resumes flights to Europe, America

Saudi Arabian Airlines flights to Europe and America were back to normal on Tuesday, according to an airline spokesman and travel agents.

Saudi King orders trials in Jeddah flood disaster

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has ordered the prosecution of all persons accused of involvement in last year’s Jeddah flood disaster that killed at least 123 people and damaged 10,785 buildings.

Vehicles to have GPS tracking soon

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to launch a GPS-based tracking system in vehicles as a theft deterrent. The program would target commercial vehicles, like trucks, but would also be available as a service for non-commercial vehicles.

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