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UNESCO allows 19 new additions to World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has recognized 19 sites to be added into the World Heritage List.  The new additions have brought the grand total of World Heritage Sites to 981 in 160 nations. Of those, 759 sites are cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties. The new additions are: Natural sites: Xinjiang Tianshan (China) Mount Etna ..

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Saudi Arabia switches weekend to Friday-Saturday

As per a royal decree, Saudi Arabia will switch its weekend to Friday-Saturday to better serve its economy and “international commitments”. This move will make Saudi Arabia the last of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)– which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates – to abandon the Thursday-Friday weekend to be closer to the world’s Saturday-Sunday weekend. Saudi ..

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Qatar ruler transfers power to son

Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruler of Qatar has transferred the reign of the nation to the 33-year-old crown prince Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani putting a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation’s vast energy wealth and its rising political influence. The new ruler is likely begin the process of putting together a ..

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Qatar possess highest density of millionaires

As per the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) 13th annual global wealth management report, Qatar has the highest density of millionaires in the world, with 14.3% of the oil-rich Gulf nation’s population holding private wealth of at least $1 million. As per the report:  143 out of every 1,000 households in Qatar possess private wealth of at least USD 1 ..

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India aims to double LNG supply from Qatar

India intends to double its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports from Qatar to 15 million tonnes a year. India, the world’s 8th largest importer of LNG, annually buy 7.5 million tonnes from Qatar under a long-term deal. In addition, India has asked Qatar to meet "to supply instant requirement" of 3 million tonnes of LNG, ..

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