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Arab world needs its own ‘Marshall Plan’: World Economic Forum, Davos

Arab world needs its own ‘Marshall Plan’: World Economic Forum, Davos

The political stability of the Arab world needs a long-term plan to increase economic stability and move away from dependence on oil as the major economic driver, while also addressing the region’s dangerously high unemployment, particularly among young people.

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. “His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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