Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Reform in Saudi Arabia: the Local climate-Coffee Relationship

If the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s reform agenda is to succeed, this might well depend on protecting its ancient heritage of coffee drinking. But this heritage is under grave threat from the ravages of climate change. Last year, a major study found that as much as 60 percent of wild coffee species are at risk of…

Denmark arrests three users of Iranian opposition group on spy expenses

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said on Monday it had arrested three leading members of an Iranian Arab opposition group on suspicion of spying for Saudi Arabia.The three members of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA) had already been charged by Danish police for supporting an attack in Iran in 2018."It is…

Yemen’s Houthis offer talks for Sudan prisoner swap via Red Cross: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement is ready to hold talks with Sudan over an exchange of prisoners through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), al-Masirah, a television channel run by the Iran-aligned group, said on Thursday.The Sudanese authorities said last month they had 5,000 troops operating in Yemen as part of a…

The FBI is reportedly probing a infamous Israeli adware business that was joined to the Jeff Bezos cellular phone hack

The FBI Israel's NSO Group over the use of its software for hacks of US citizens and companies, according to Reuters.The Israeli spyware company has been linked to several high-profile hacks, most recently to an attack on the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.NSO has also been accused of supplying software used to surveil Jamal…

Saudi Arabia’s prosperity fund bought just about all its Tesla shares just before the carmaker’s latest 112% surge (TSLA)

REUTERS/Steve NesiusSaudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund sold most of its massive Tesla position in the fourth quarter, before the stock surged 112%, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The fund previously held 8.2 million shares — now it's down to 39,151. In 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk named the wealth fund as a source of funding for…

Contemporary Art Exhibition in the Saudi Arabian Desert

The Desert X biennial is back in 2020 with the Desert X AlUla exhibition. It brings together 14 contemporary artists in the Al-‘Ula region located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia and can be discovered until March 7, 2020. Born of a collaboration with the royal commission of Al-‘Ula, it is part of a Saudi…

Yemen war: Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Houthi fighters say they downed the warplane (file picture) A warplane belonging to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has crashed in the northern province of al-Jawf.A coalition spokesman confirmed that a Saudi Tornado fighter jet had "fallen" while carrying out a support mission near Yemeni army units, according to…

Jeff Bezos’ cell phone was hacked just after concept from Saudi crown prince, report suggests – CNET

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.  James Martin/CNET Now playing: Watch this: Was Bezos' phone hacked by Saudi crown prince? 2:57 Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, reportedly was the victim of a phone hack in 2018 after he received a WhatsApp message from the personal account of Saudi…

Koepka will not concur to midround Television interviews

Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana UniversityIn the wake of Graeme McDowell's getting a slow-playing warning last week in Saudi Arabia after consenting to a midround TV interview, Brooks Koepka said "no thanks'' to such requests.Koepka, who finished tied for 17th in…

Advert keeping corporation IPG was among the people employed to promote a controversial tunes competition in Saudi Arabia

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. In December, Saudi Arabia organized MDL Beast, an electronic-music festival featuring celebrity DJs, models, actors, and influencers that was part of an effort to improve the…

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