New Saudi Space Agency takes on more staff Free
Former astronaut Sultan bin Salman will make his first trip to Moscow as head of the new Saudi Space Agency [...]
The deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia is the youngest defence minister in the world in a country where old age is the norm at the top. Surrounded by a younger guard, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has launched a number of reforms since his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz came to power, articulated around the Vision 2030 programme. His influence on the regime’s apparatus is growing, which has caused a certain amount of jealousy on the part of his rivals, most notably the crown prince and interior minister Mohammed Bin Nayef.
The billions of dollars being injected into the vast Al-Ula archaeological tourist project is the stuff of dreams for France's industrial players and ministry of foreign affairs, which have been pulling out all the stops in Riyadh. [...]