MENASource Aug 23, 2021
COVID-19 lockdown highlights policies to reduce pollution in Saudi Arabia
By Faisal Algosair and Abdulmohsen Almuhaisen
In March 2020, the Saudi government instituted a national lockdown for three months to prevent the proliferation of the coronavirus. These extraordinary circumstances provide the perfect experiment for policymakers and researchers to investigate whether daily human activities significantly affect pollution levels in an oil-exporting country like Saudi Arabia.
MENASource Aug 13, 2021
It’s been one year since the Abraham Accords. Gulf-Israel ties are still far from normal.
By Jonathan H. Ferziger
One year after former President Donald Trump coaxed the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations, ties between the two countries and other signatories to the Abraham Accords have a distance to go before they can be considered an enduring success.
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